On November 15, reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN spoke to Bookie at the 102.1 The Edge studios at Sugar Beach in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.
“King Animal”, the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, is likely to sell between 70,000 and 75,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on November 13 via Tom Whalley‘s new record label, a partnership between his Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records.
SOUNDGARDEN blasted through 23 songs in front of 1,000 people at New York City’s Irving Plaza nightclub on Tuesday night (November 13), in the first of three such shows to celebrate the arrival of the band’s first album in 16 years, “King Animal”.
The band’s next two “intimate shows” will take place on Friday (November 16) in Toronto and November 27 in Los Angeles, with the group launching a full North American trek in January.
SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell was joined by the other three members of the band for a surprise six-song set during Cornell‘s solo show on Monday night (November 12) at Bowery Ballroom in New York City. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the full band played six songs: “Fell On Black Days”, “Blow Up The Outside World”, “Black Hole Sun”, “Outshined” and new tunes “Halfway There” and “Black Saturday”.
Earlier in the evening, the band played a 10-song set for the “Live On Letterman” webcast, while also taping an appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” which aired that night.
SOUNDGARDEN reunited in 2010 after a 13-year break, releasing a retrospective collection called “Telephantasm” and a concert album titled “Live On I-5”.
“Been Away Too Long” video: