Back together, back on tour, and a new single out in a month.
Soundgarden's lyricism always set them slightly apart from the slew of 90s grunge-rock bands. More by accident than design, the band was lumped in with the lifestyle/music/knitwear explosion that was Seattle in the Nirvana-era. Somewhat unfortunately, as the band was never just a lightweight shorts-and-cardigans caprice riding the swell of excitement and publicity that typified the grunge explosion. They just happened to be there at the time.
A European tour, some twenty years after 'Black Hole Sun' will prove it.
Soundgarden will headline 2012 Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London on July 13, 2012. with special guests Iggy & The Stooges and Cold Chisel. More acts will be add to the bill in the coming weeks. Get tickets starting Wednesday at 9 am local time before they are available to the general public.
Also catch Soundgarden throughout Europe this spring/summer:
5/25 – Madrid, Spain – Sonisphere Festival
5/27 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop Festival
5/28 – Werchter, Belgium – Werchter Boutique
5/29 – Paris, France – Le Zenith de Paris
5/31 – Berlin, Germany – Zittadelle
06/01 – Nürburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring
06/03 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
06/04 – Milan, Italy – Arena Concerti Fiera Milano
06/07 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
06/10 – Donington Park, England, UK – Download Festival
07/13 – London, England, UK – Hyde Park- Hard Rock Calling 2012