Chris Cornell Soars in New York City With Sold Out Shows
Chris Cornell made his way to New York City’s Beacon Theatre during his acoustic tour in support of his latest unplugged release Higher Truth. Both nights were filled with Soundgarden and Audioslave tunes as well as solo stuff and many other surprise cover songs.
On night one, Cornell performed a variety of tracks from Soundgarden classics “Fell On Black Days,” “Rusty Cage,” “Blow Up the Outside World” and “Black Hole Sun.” Audioslave fans had something to cheer about as the melodies of “I Am the Highway” and “Doesn’t Remind Me” filled the Beacon Theatre. Cornell’s voice is a distinctive one and his music spans decades. The singer did justice to classics like Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
On night two, the crowd got to hear more acoustic Soundgarden tracks, much of the same from night one along with “The Day I Tried to Live” and “Like Suicide.” Audioslave fans were delighted once again as stellar acoustic versions of “Like a Stone” and “Wide Awake.” Cornell’s choice of cover songs were completely different on the second night as he performed Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” with a very special guest, his 11-year-old daughter Toni. Cornell also did a a witty version of U2’s “One” with Metallica’s “One” lyrics as well as “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles.
In between sets Cornell shared personal stories about his family, the music business and so much more. Aside from being personable, funny and communicative with the audience, the singer is undeniably talented. Cornell could sing Webster’s Dictionary and he’d still sell out night after night because he’s just that damn good.
On both days Cornell belted out older solo material “Can’t Change Me” and newer tunes “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” “Worried Moon” and “Before We Disappear.” Both sold out nights also included the Temple of the Dog favorite “Hunger Strike” and ended with the title track of his new album Higher Truth.
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