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Soundgarden Announce 12 More Summer Dates, Including Chicago

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 6, 2011 8:40PM

Photo from Soundgarden's website by Ryan VanCleave
Soundgarden once sung about looking California and feeling Minnesota, but now the reunited Seattle foursome needs to think about many more states in the union for their summer tour.

According to the grunge band’s newsletter, sent out yesterday, 12 dates have been added, including a July 16 stop at the UIC Pavillion, to the previously announced jaunt. Openers like Coheed and Cambria and The Mars Volta will compete with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell for wail-iest long-haired banshee wail. Then other supporters like Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets will serve as connective glue between grunge’s past and hard-rock’s future. (A Soundgarden/Mastodon show will be lousy with alternate time signatures. And riffs. Oh lordy, the riffs).

Tickets for the July 16 Chicago show go on sale next Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. Those of you who don't want to risk putting money in Rahm Emanuel's coiffers (it's kind of a long story) might want to sign up for the Soundgarden fan club, where you'll get access to pre-sale tickets. Either way, 1994 is roaring back with a vengeance, ya’ll.