May 14, 2017
Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Gates Time: 6:30 p.m.
Support: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Grammy® Award-winning rock band Soundgarden brings their North American headline tour to Starlight Theatre on Sunday, May 14. Special guest The Dillinger Escape Plan joins the tour.
Soundgarden and record label Sub Pop on March 10 will release a remixed and expanded version of the band’s full-length debut album, Ultramega OK. The band is also working on a new album.
Last November, multi-platinum-selling Soundgarden marked the 25th anniversary of Badmotorfinger by releasing four special editions of their 1991 album. And last summer, the band re-released a standard single LP vinyl of their second full-length studio album, 1989’s Louder Than Love, and a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of their seminal 1996 album, Down on the Upside.
Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden in the 1980s and ‘90s were known for their punk ethos, metal soundscape and Chris Cornell’s ravenous roar. Early indie releases, including seminal EP Screaming Life and Grammy®-nominated album Ultramega OK, quickly collected a dedicated following as the band toured on both sides of the Atlantic. 1991’s platinum album Badmotorfinger attracted critical applause worldwide, and mainstream success came with the 1994 release of Superunknown. An immediate No. 1 album in the United States, it netted Soundgarden two Grammy Awards, sold millions and introduced the band to a mass TV audience with the video for “Black Hole Sun.”
Two years later, Down on the Upside continued the band’s musical development away from alt-metal into hard-edged experimentation. At the dawn of 2010, Soundgarden announced a new beginning, and their first 21st century show in front of hometown fans and Seattle greats sold out in minutes. 2010’s Telephantasm was a career-spanning retrospective that, along with the rediscovered ‘90s live set Live on I5, introduced Soundgarden’s work to a new generation.
2012’s King Animal continued Soundgarden’s musical exploration with its character rooted deeply in the wild landscape of the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, Soundgarden visited Australia and New Zealand and released Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, a triple album of B-sides and rarities.