Soundgarden bringing King Animal tour to Orpheum Theatre on February 2
Music fans who have never tired of the gloomy sonic sludge of the grunge era and still fly their flannel with pride, listen up. Seattle stalwarts Soundgarden have just announced a 2013 winter North American tour in support of their brand new record (and first album of original material in 16 years), King Animal, which includes a stop at the Orpheum Theatre on February 2. It will be the band's first stop in the Twin Cities in 18 years, since a show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in 1994.
In addition to the Minneapolis date, Soundgarden will also play two-night stands in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as their hometown of Seattle. The grunge veterans are also playing the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee on February 1, for those area fans who don't want to hear "Jesus Christ Pose" in a posh theatre setting and don't mind the five-hour drive.
Tickets for the Orpheum Theatre show go on-sale to the public at noon on Friday, November 17, and cost $59.50. There is also a special fan-club pre-sale that begins on Monday, November 12.
In addition to the tour announcement, Soundgarden have also just released a video for their new single, "Been Away Too Long," which is directed by the bands' longtime art director Josh Graham.
Soundgarden have also announced details behind a commemorative poster art design contest, where they are asking fans to take their album title and create a striking image that perfectly encapsulates the feeling and ferocity of King Animal, as well as the band's aggressive sound. The deadline for submissions is December 21, and more information can be found at www.creativeallies.com.
Here are the full tour dates for Soundgarden's King Animal 2013 North American winter tour:
Jan 18 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Jan 19 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
Jan 20 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Jan 22 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan 23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan 25 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Jan 26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Jan 27 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Jan 29 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Jan 30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Feb 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Feb 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Feb 8 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Feb 10 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Feb 12 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Feb 13 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Feb 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
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