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Soundgarden To Get Intimate With Fans Before Lollapalooza

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 28, 2010 5:20PM

Photo from Soundgarden's website by Don VanCleave
While we were big Soundgarden fans back in the day, they were also one of the Seattle bands we felt far overstayed their welcome. We know lots of folks went gaga over their last two studio albums but we lost interest in them after Badmotorfinger. Yeah, it's totally a matter of personal taste, but we admit that they were the one reunion we were not excited to see grace a Lollapalooza headline slot. Nothing against the boys personally -- we once won a dance off with Kim Thayil so he's O.K. in our book, and while Chris Cornell's post-Soundgarden career has been largely laughable he's still got that voice -- but the idea of getting this particular band together didn't seem to be driven by a mission from God.

Well, now we hear they'll be playing at The Vic on August 5 in an official Lollapalooza pre-show, and while that doesn't change pur views on them playing Lollapalooza it does pique our interest. Even back in the day we never had a chance to see them in a space as small as The Vic so we'd be interested to see if a smaller room and a closer proximity to the fans might yank forth a more inspired performance from the band than an appearance on a huge outdoor stage. We suspect it should.

If you want to go the only way to get tickets is by winning a chance to purchase them via a random drawing. Register here and make sure you check off the box that says "Include me in the August 5th Vic Theater Chicago drawing." Tickets will only be sold in pairs and are non-transferable. Oh, and the show is 18+. If you want in, hurry, since winners will be notified on Friday morning.

UPDATE: According to a post in the Soundgarden forum, tickets will be $100 a pair.