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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will play an acoustic benefit concert on Monday night (November 12th) at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale Friday (November 9th) at 3:00 p.m. ET. Soundgarden arrives in New York next week for promotional events related to the release of King Animal, the band's new studio album which arrives on Tuesday (November 13th).


  • The band will also perform a concert for the Live On Letterman webcast Monday night, as well as a song for that evening's edition of Late Show With David Letterman on CBS.
  • King Animal, Soundgarden's sixth studio album and first since 1996, is currently streaming in its entirety on iTunes.
  • A sneak peek at the video for the album's first single, "Been Away Too Long," became available online Thursday (November 8th), with the full clip scheduled to arrive on Friday.
  • Soundgarden will play three "intimate" North American shows to celebrate the release of King Animal, at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 13th, the Phoenix in Toronto on November 16th and the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on November 27th.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the "sneak peek" at the video for "Been Away Too Long":

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?

laynestillrocks wrote: "I know it's only 45 seconds but it rocks! I'm psyched. It definitely sounds better than 'live to rise'. This is how to come back!"

quigonkick wrote: "Glad it's not another animated dated-before-it-gets-released heap of crap like 'Black Rain'."

RedZombie wrote: "I'm sure the full video will be awesome. Excited to buy the new album when it's out."

Read more at Blabbermouth and Loudwire

Read more about the video at Blabbermouth and Loudwire

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