Chris Cornell tribute concert to feature Metallica, Foo Fighters, members of Soundgarden and Audioslave
'I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell' is set to go down on January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel
In January 2019, members of late Chris Cornell’s former bands will come together to play a massive star-studded tribute show to the legendary singer.
'I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell' is set to go down on January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles and will feature members of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, who will perform some of the timeless music that cemented Cornell's place in rock history. The tribute gig will also feature special performances from Foo Fights, Metallica, Ryan Adams, and more, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host for the event.
As Spin notes, the event is organized by Cornell’s family and friends with stars such as Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson among the names on the concert’s hosting committee.
“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world," said Cornell’s wife, Vicky, in a statement. "We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans.”
'I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell' will take place on January 16, 2019 at @theforum in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am pt at https://t.co/9QQnFZIlSk. Proceeds will benefit EBMRF. #IAmTheHighway pic.twitter.com/dI6fw5Wnoq— Soundgarden (@soundgarden) November 13, 2018
Tickets, which go on sale Friday, November 16 via Ticketmaster, will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF), a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder.
Chris Cornell passed tragically in May 2017 at the age of 52. He was found unresponsive with a band around his neck inside his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit, with the state’s coroner ruling the death as a suicide.
In related news, November 16 also marks the release of a new career-spanning retrospective of Cornell’s music. The expansive four-disc box set contains 11 previously unreleased tracks as well, one of which is 'When Bad Does Good', which was released in September upon the box set’s announcement. A 15-second preview clip of the music video has been unveiled, and it stars the legendary Soundgarden frontman’s son, Chris Cornell Jr. Watch the teaser below: