“I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” is set for Jan. 16, 2019, at the Forum in Los Angeles. Members of Cornell’s band Soundgarden will be joined by Metallica, Foo Fighters and as well as other musicians for a special tribute to their late former frontman Chris Cornell.
Ryan Adams and Cornell’s bandmates from Seattle legends Temple of the Dog and Audioslave will also make an appearance. Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell said in a statement via Ultimate Classic Rock,
“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. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans.”
Cornell sadly passed away in May 2017 from suicide. The Museum of Pop Culture in Cornell’s hometown of Seattle unveiled a life-sized bronze statue, and Cornell’s estate announced a new self-titled posthumous career retrospective album Chris Cornell is set to drop on Friday.
The concert will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel which is “presented by Cornell’s family and closest friends.” Each ticket purchased online for “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” will also include a copy of Chris Cornell. Proceeds from the benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.
— ChrisCornell Tribute (@ChrisCornell___) June 22, 2017
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