SOUNDGARDEN/ex-AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell will perform as a special guest with THE AVETT BROTHERS on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, September 30. Tune in to NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.
Cornell will tour again in the fall, playing a series of intimate "Songbook" shows highlighting songs from throughout his career.
This is the first time North American fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's critically acclaimed "King Animal", SOUNDGARDEN's first new studio album in over 16 years. American/Sri Lankan folk artist Bhi Bhiman will open for Chris.
For a complete list of tour dates, visit ChrisCornell.com.
This year also marks the launch of The Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar of every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven's Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion.
Although Cornell has been touring and recording with SOUNDGARDEN for the first time in 15 years, he continues to work as a solo artist as well. He told Spin.com how it's different from playing with a band. "An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified," Cornell explained. "I'm very nervous about it, but I love the intimacy. Once you sit in front of people and start playing songs, it's all on you. No matter what happens, it's entirely your responsibility the entire time. I like that intensity."
Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that he sees working with SOUNDGARDEN again as having a positive influence on his solo career. "One thing about a solo artist is you can just be in a room way too long with yourself and your own thoughts and your own songs, and it feels really good to be working with Ben (Shepherd, bassist) and Matt (Cameron, drummer) and Kim (Thayil, guitarist) again, and it's actually a really nice reprieve also from just being alone, doing what I do," he said. "It's helping with the balance, I think, too."
Cornell has issued three solo albums. The last one, 2009's "Scream", was trashed by critics and fans for abandoning Cornell's rock roots for an urban pop sound.