Chris Cornell to Perform Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert in New York City
Hurricane Sandy has taken monstrous toll on those affected by the massive storm. Much of the U.S. East Coast was hit by Sandy, with perhaps New York and New Jersey gaining the most media attention following the storm’s destruction. An inspirational amount of charity work has been done to help those in need, with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell being the latest to step up and help. The singer-guitarist has announced plans to play a benefit concert on Monday, Nov. 12, in New York City to raise money for the victims of the disastrous hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes, left families without power for well over a week, flooded subway tunnels, completely halted the delivery of gasoline, but most importantly, left dozens of people dead.
Chris Cornell will be in New York City with Soundgarden on Nov. 12 to perform on the ‘Live on Letterman‘ concert webcast series, but to make the very most out of his visit, Cornell will venture from the ‘Letterman’ stage straight to Bowery Ballroom for the benefit show.
All the proceeds from Chris Cornell’s solo benefit will be put towards The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which directly helps those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
Soundgarden will also be performing the next night (Nov. 13) at Irving Plaza in New York City to celebrate that day’s release of ‘King Animal.’ The album is Soundgarden’s first full-length studio disc since the 1996 release ‘Down on the Upside.’