The Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
9:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
$27.50 – $69.50 Buy
American rock icon Chris Cornell will be performing at The Mahaffey on Friday, December 6th!
American rock icon Chris Cornell, singer and songwriter for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, will perform an intimate show, the “Songbook” tour at The Mahaffey Theater. The show will highlight acoustic arrangements of songs written throughout his illustrious career.
For the first time, fans will listen in on acoustic treatments of songs from Soundgarden's 2012’s critically-acclaimed album King Animal, the group's first new studio album in more than 16 years, and welcome opening act Sri Lankan-American folk-rock artist Bhi Bhiman.
Chris Cornell, an innovator who resists all genre labels, is considered the chief architect of the '90s grunge movement. He has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. Ranked as “one of the best voices in music history,” Cornell has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy® award-winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist. He has produced three solo studio albums: Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007) and Scream (2009).
Ranked No. 4 on the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader, Cornell became the first, and to date, only American male artist to be commissioned to write, record and perform a movie theme song for the James Bond franchise ("You Know My Name" for Casino Royale).
Bhi Bhiman, a first-generation Sri Lankan-American folk-rock recording artist, has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Bhiman began exploring music and songwriting while attending University of California Santa Cruz, formed the band Hippie Grenade in 2002 and went solo in 2008. His debut self-titled album, released in 2012, earned rave reviews from The New York Times, The Washington Post and rock critic Robert Christgau of NPR’s All Things Considered.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8th at noon.