Chris Cornell Reveals Release Date, Tour Details For New Solo Album 'Higher Truth'

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Chris Cornell performs during the 28th annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Oct. 26, 2014 in Mountain View, California. 

Following up a year filled with Soundgarden nostalgia, Chris Cornell is focusing on his solo side again. Today (June 2), the singer-songwriter announced his new solo album, Higher Truth, will drop Sept. 18, followed by an extensive round of North American tour dates.

So far, details on the album are scarce. We do know it will be produced by Brendan O'Brien, who gained notoriety back in 1994 by mixing Soundgarden's Superunknown, and has since produced mega acts like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. The label Higher Truth will come out on has not been disclosed.

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Beginning Sept. 20, Cornell will embark on a North American acoustic tour, playing "songs spanning his entire career," according to his website. 

In the meantime, Soundgarden is scheduled to play Ontario's Big Music Fest on July 11th. 

Cornell's last solo album was 2009's Scream. Soundgarden released its comeback LP King Animal in 2012, and last year released a 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Superunknown.

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Here are Cornell's upcoming solo dates. One dollar from every ticket sale will go towards the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which "helps to protect the most vulnerable children facing problems such as homelessness, poverty, abuse or neglect."

Sept. 20: Los Angeles, CA (Walt Disney Concert Hall)
Sept. 21: San Pedro, CA (Warner Grand Theatre) 
Sept. 23: Santa Barbara, CA (Granada Theatre) 
Sept. 24: Santa Rosa, CA (Wells Fargo Center for the Arts) 
Sept. 26: Oakland, CA (Paramount Theater)
Sept. 27: Modesto, CA (Gallo Center for the Arts) 
Sept. 29: Seattle, WA (Benaroya Hall)
Sept. 30: Vancouver, British Columbia (Orpheum Theatre) 
Oct. 2: Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 3: Salina, KS (Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts) 
Oct. 5: Minneapolis, MN (State Theatre) 
Oct. 6: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre) 
Oct. 8: Lakewood, OH (Lakewood Civic Auditorium) 
Oct. 9: Toronto, Ontario (Massey Hall)
Oct. 11: Buffalo, NY (University at Buffalo - Center for the Arts) 
Oct. 12: New Brunswick, NJ (State Theatre)
Oct. 14: N. Bethesda, MD (Strathmore Music Theatre)
Oct. 15: Philadelphia, PA (Merriam Theater) 
Oct. 17: Wilkes Barre, PA (Kirby Center for the Performing Arts) 
Oct. 18: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
Oct. 21: Boston, MA (Shubert Theater) 
Oct. 23: Wilmington, DE (Grand Opera House) 
Oct. 24: York, PA (Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center) 
Oct. 26: Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Symphony Hall) 
Oct. 27: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Oct. 29: Miami, FL (The Knight Concert Hall)
Oct. 30: Saint Petersburg, FL (Mahaffey Theater)
Nov. 1: Dallas, TX (The Majestic Theatre)
Nov. 2: Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater)


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