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DEC. 6: Chris Cornell, Unplugged at Mahaffey


Rock icon Chris Cornell, singer and songwriter for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, will perform an intimate show at The Mahaffey Theater on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. 

The “Songbook” tour is a series of intimate shows highlighting songs that Chris has written throughout his illustrious career, including a few surprise covers. This will also be the first time U.S. fans will hear a handful of acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012’s critically-acclaimed King Animal, Soundgarden’s first new studio album in more than 16 years. Sri Lankan-American folk artist Bhi Bhiman has joined Cornell on the tour as the opener.

The concert is a presentation of The Bill Edwards Foundation of the Arts. Tickets start at $27.50 and will go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at noon.

Chris Cornell has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. An innovator who resists genre labels, he was nonetheless the chief architect of the ‘90s grunge movement. Ranked as “one of the best voices in music history,” he has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy® award-winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist.

This year also marks the launch of The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar of every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven’s Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion. Visit for more information about ChildHaven and the program.

Tickets for Chris Cornell: Unplugged and Up Close are $27.50, $35.50, $45.50 and $69.50 and may be purchased online at, charge by phone at727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office.  The Box Office is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.

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