Exactly 18 years since they became the first band ever to play at London’s O2 Shepherd"s Bush Empire, Soundgarden are to return to the historic venue for an intimate live show on November 9th.
In a once in a lifetime chance to see the iconic rock titans perform in a venue of this size, their set will also include the first ever UK performances of songs from their highly anticipated new album.
On November 12th Soundgarden are set to release ‘King Animal’, their first studio album in over 15 years.
Produced with longtime Soundgarden friend and producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle, ‘King Animal’ follows the musical evolution of one of the world’s most groundbreaking bands and is among the most eagerly awaited records of 2012.
As one of the forefathers of the legendary Seattle alternative rock scene in the 90s, Soundgarden, along with their contemporaries, pioneered a new musical movement which became a global phenomenon, undoubtably leaving a lasting impact on wider popular culture.
Following two GRAMMY ® award wins, seven overall nominations and over 21 million records sold worldwide, in 2010 the band announced a new beginning. They released their first retrospective album, ‘Telephantasm’, followed by their first live album, ‘Live on I-5’ before penning the end title song, ‘Live to Rise’, for the feature film The Avengers. This summer they returned to UK soil to headline Hard Rock Calling and perform at Download Festival.
Track listing for King Animal:
01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones of Birds
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid’s Mouth