Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Timbaland to go on 8 city tour with Chris Cornell

Verizon Wireless will be sponsoring an upcoming 8 city tour for Chris Cornell and special guest Timbaland. The short West Coast tour will not include any of Cornell's past music rather it will only be material from his new Timbo assisted album Scream. "I wanted to get out and do some special shows for fans, where it's just the new record and introducing that live, which isn't really the first time I've done that," Cornell said. "With Euphoria Morning, I played pretty much nothing but my first album for the first tour, and with the first Audioslave record, we toured for a year and did nothing but that record. This is also a very special record."

Cornell plans on playing the entire album from start to finish for each of the 8 gigs. "This album, I think, needs to be performed from beginning to end, because on the record, once the music starts, it never stops," he explained. "So it's literally a situation where you start playing the record from the first song, and it's just an hour's worth of music that keeps going until it's done, and it's something that's difficult to present in this day and age. Everything is sound bites and one song at a time, and people sort of downloading one song at a time, and more than any album I've ever made, this is an album that's really designed to be listened to from beginning to end, in one sitting.

"I think the smartest thing for me to do is go out and perform it that way, so people get it, because people haven't really understood that yet," Cornell continued. "I've been talking about it in interviews, and people need to understand that it's a different thing. Musically, definitely, it's a departure, not only for me but maybe for anybody. People are asking me what kind of music it is, and there's no real answer for that."

Here are the dates and cities of the tour:

10/17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
10/19 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10/26 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/2 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (I'll be there!!!)

Tim and Chris will be doing a meet and greet with their fans at the following Verizon stores:

Date Store locations City
Oct. 17 2073 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222
Oct. 18 987 W. 500 N Bldg A American Fork, UT 84003
Oct. 19 2040 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Tempe, AZ 85281
Oct. 24 7300 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89113
Oct. 25 13455 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Oct. 26 3505 Sports Arena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110
Oct. 31 150 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA 94080
Nov. 2 960 Park Ave. North Renton, WA 98057

Cornell said about Scream The initial conception and perception of this record was mixing two worlds — rock and hip-hop, or beat-based music with fuzzy guitars, but it really isn't just that at all. It's a mixture of a lot of different influences."

Look out for the post 9/11 inspired music video for his track "Ground Zero" coming soon!

"To me, it's sort of about the lingering aspect of 9/11 that is used to kind of create support for things that haven't been very good for our country or the citizens of our country," said Cornell, who now resides in Paris. "I've felt like, with the Bush administration, whenever they're in crisis, they'll suddenly pull out a terror alert — a code-orange scenario, which I run into constantly, because I'm in airports so often. They don't ever have to say why, just that it's a matter of national security. And with the conservative right, part of the platform right now in the election is 'Be afraid of terror, be afraid of terrorists. Look at 9/11 — we need an administration and a president who knows how to go out, kick ass, take names and keep us safe.' That's what got us into Iraq in the first place. [That tactic] certainly helped, and I think [9/11 was] a key factor in Bush winning a second term. To me, the song is about how awful 9/11 was, but stresses that we've got to let go of that to move on peacefully."

Another Timbo tour!!


  1. now more than ever do i feel blessed to be from the west... and according to ticketmaster there is going to be a show on the 28th of october in anaheim... ill be at that one and the one in vegas...

  2. OMG what a blessed year I've had with meeting and seeing the goat's of my life..... This year I met Usher, LL cool J, and was lucky enough to be in LA for the Heart of the City Tour, plus I was lucky enough to also get a scholarship from the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.... But nothing and I mean nothing will mean so much to me as the meet and greet with Timmy!!! He's been on my list since 95. I've been blessed to see Timmy in concert twice one with Lili (96)and one with JT (07) OMG Ive loved them for sooo long and am truly honored that GOD has blessed us with such a wonderful producer. I respect the shit out of this man for his beats alone and him and missy, lili (rip), magoo, the whole basement have taught me to stay true to my dreams and never appologise for being an outcast. I am sooo happy he is coming to Denver, I can't wait. OMG Im sooo happy I can meet my all time respected g.o.a.t. producer this is such a dream... I can't afford the $200 tickets but I will be at the meet and greet.... WOW. Thanks Timmy!!!!


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