Posted in music | pictures on November 13, 2012

photos by PSquared Photography

Chris Cornell at Bowery Ballroom - 11/12/12
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With the pics we just posted of Pearl Jam side project RNDM, and all of the Soundgarden stuff going on in NYC this week, it's starting to feel a lot like early '90s Seattle around here. Soundgarden began their unofficial NYC week with a Live on Letterman concert at the Ed Sullivan Theater, which was webcasted live and can be watched in full below. Most of their 10-song set came from their new album, King Animal, which is out today (11/13) and can be listened to on Spotify, but they also included earlier cuts, "Beyond the Wheel," "Incessant Mace," and "Fell on Black Days." The band also performed King Animal single, "Been Away Too Long," on the Late Show with David Letterman. You can watch the video of that below too.

After the Letterman stuff went down, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell made his way over to Bowery Ballroom for a solo show, which doubled as a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit. It was an acoustic show, but the members of Soundgarden eventually showed up to join Chris for a full band set of Soundgarden songs. They played "Fell On Black Days," "Black Saturday," "Blow Up the Outside World," "Halfway There," "Black Hole Sun," and "Outshined." Pictures from the show are in this post, and a video from Chris' solo set is below.

It all continues tonight (11/13), when Soundgarden play their first of three intimate North American shows at NYC's Irving Plaza. That show is long sold out, but you can also catch the band when their 2013 tour brings them to Hammerstein Ballroom on January 22 and 23. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx/King Animal presale Wednesday (11/14) at 10 AM with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/16) at noon. Fan Club presale began on Monday (11/12).

UPDATE: This also just arrived in the inbox:

Converse announces a limited edition, exclusive collaboration with legendary alternative band Soundgarden in celebration of the band's highly anticipated new album "King Animal" releasing on November 13, 2012. The limited edition Soundgarden Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker will be available exclusively at Converse's Santa Monica store at Third Street Promenade and at Converse.com and will coincide with the band's first release in over 15 years.

Soundgarden Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Converse's limited edition Soundgarden Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker features album artwork from "King Animal" on a monochromatic black sneaker. The new Sound Garden logo is also highlighted in white on the heel. The Soundgarden Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is limited to only 60 pairs and will be available in unisex whole
sizes 6-13.

Suggested Retail Price: $65
More pics, video, and the setlist from Bowery Ballroom, and the setlist and video from Letterman are below.

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Soundgarden - "Been Away Too Long" on 'Letterman' (via The Audio Perv)

Soundgarden - 'Live on Letterman'

Soundgarden - 'Live on Letterman' Setlist:
Worse Dreams
By Crooked Steps
Incessant Mace
Beyond The Wheel
Taree
A Thousand Days Before
Eyelid's Mouth
Non-State Actor
Fell On Black Days
Rowing

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Chris Cornell - "Atlantic City" at Bowery Ballroom - 11/12/12

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Comments (15)

If you wear the kind of hat Thayil is wearing, it means you're a deep, smart dude.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 10:07 AM

Bear Sheppard

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 10:08 AM

Great show.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/chriscornell/bowery/1.jpg

Does it look like the guy grinning in this picture just ripped a terrible fart and is giggling about it or is that just me?

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 10:12 AM

Sounded great on letterman.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 10:18 AM

Crowd at Bowery had a very big % of serious douchebags!
Or as my date said: ”so this is how Generation X ended up, ah?”
And during Atlantic City is became very clear where the douches in the crowd came from. Or as i said ”now we really know that all bridges & tunnels to Doucheland are reopened”.

Posted by ME | November 13, 2012 10:20 AM

Bear Shepparded

Posted by frequency | November 13, 2012 10:21 AM

No SPOONMAN? How could they leave out the awesome lyrical powerhouse that is SPOONMAN?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 10:48 AM

no Sunshower :(

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 11:06 AM

he did play Sunshower and that setlist is not exactly right, particularly the end.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 11:35 AM

BURDEN IN MY HAND where you at

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 11:59 AM

really, who is that long haired grunger. i thought CC was the smooth criminal that shot out that bond track a few years back.

http://www.morethings.com/pictures/music/chirs-cornell-160.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 12:04 PM

I like Pretty Noose

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 1:40 PM

Great show. Despite the 8000 shoutouts for Billy Jean, it was not played.

Also, what did that chick yell towards the end of a song late in the show that prompted CC to scream mid-song "SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FAT COW"? Whatever it was clearly struck a nerve...

Posted by Funderburgh | November 13, 2012 2:18 PM

Kim fucking Thayil!

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 3:01 PM

I love pearl jam.

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