Published May 05, 2011A couple of weeks back, grunge gods Soundgarden announced a measly total of four summer tour dates, including a stop at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on July 2. Considering the sunny season is prime time for gigging, it would seem a shame for the reunited rockers to skimp out on a fuller schedule. Clearly, the band agree; they have just announced a pile of added shows.
The trip still kicks off in Toronto, but the band will hang out in Canada for at least a couple more days throughout the month, with appearances in London, Ottawa and Vancouver spicing up their schedule. Also, there are several more U.S. stops.
As if catching Chris Cornell and co. wailing on "Jesus Christ Pose" and "Black Hole Sun" wasn't enough, the group will be bringing some top-notch opners on the road with them as well. Depending on which city you're in, you can catch opening sets from either Coheed and Cambria, the Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, country-grunge icons the Meat Puppets or prog-metal outfit Mastodon. You can check out the details below.
Thanks to 107.7 The End for the tip.
UPDATE: Soundgarden have added another Canadian date in Calgary on July 27 with the Meat Puppets to open.
7/2 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #
7/3 London, ON - John Labatt Centre #
7/5 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
7/6 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena #
7/8 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center #
7/9 Wantagh, NY -Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #
7/10 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center For The Performing Arts #
7/12 Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center at George Mason University *
7/13 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing *
7/14 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center *
7/16 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion *
7/18 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
7/21 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Center *
7/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum *
7/23 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
7/27 Calgary, AB - Saddledome
7/29 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena ^
7/30 George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre ^^
# with Coheed and Cambria
* with The Mars Volta
^ with Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets
^^ with Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets