Audioslave Locks Down Debut North American Tour
Modern rock quartet Audioslave has announced its first North American headlining tour, a 20-date trek slated to launch Feb. 21 in Denver. The jaunt, which sees the band playing mostly large-sized clubModern rock quartet Audioslave has announced its first North American headlining tour, a 20-date trek slated to launch Feb. 21 in Denver. The jaunt, which sees the band playing mostly large-sized clubs, will hit 17 cities through the end of March.
Audioslave -- the supergroup combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- is currently overseas for a brief international tour. The band played a handful of concerts in the U.S. last winter, including an outdoor performance in New York and a surprise gig in Los Angeles, as well as a number of dates on radio-sponsored festival bills.
The band's "Like a Stone," the second single from the group's Epic/Interscope debut, was recently sent to radio, and a video directed by Meiert Avis (U2, Bruce Springsteen) is due to be finished shortly. First single "Cochise" peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally in late December.
Audioslave's debut entered The Billboard 200 at No. 7 last November and has sold 551,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is currently at No. 36 on the chart.
Here are Audioslave's North American tour dates:
Feb. 21: Denver (Fillmore)
Feb. 23: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Feb. 24: St. Louis (Pageant)
Feb. 26-27: Chicago (Riviera)
Feb. 28: Detroit (State Theater)
March 1: Toronto (Koolhaus)
March: 3-4: Boston (Avalon Ballroom)
March 6: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
March 7: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
March 9: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
March 11: Austin, Texas (Music Hall)
March 12: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
March 14: Phoenix (Mesa Amphitheater)
March 15: Las Vegas (the Joint)
March 17: Los Angeles (Palladium)
March 19-20: San Francisco (Warfield Theater)
March 22: Seattle (Paramount Theater)