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Chris Cornell Tours This Summer

Carry On Touring

 Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is marking the release of his first solo work since 1999's Euphoria Morning with a tour of North America and several European festival appearances.

The tour kicks off June 8 at the KJEE Seaside Beach Ball in Ventura Park, Calif., before heading to Europe to play a handful of festivals, including the Graspop Rock Festival in Belgium (June 22), the Rockwave Festival in Greece (June 29) and Quartfestivalen in Norway (July 2).

Cornell To Play Live Earth Germany

Cornell will also join the hundreds of acts around the globe taking part in the Live Earth global warming awareness concerts on July 7, making an appearance during the Hamburg, Germany, portion of the event.

US Tour Dates

The U.S. portion of the tour gets rolling in earnest July 20 at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre and will make stops in 18 cities around the U.S. and Canada, including Salt Lake City (July 13), Minneapolis (July 16), Chicago (July 18), Toronto (July 20), Detroit (July 22), Boston (July 24), New York City (July 31-August 1) and Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 5).

Tickets for several North American shows are available through Ticketmaster.

Cornell's new solo album, Carry On, hit the streets June 5. The disc was recorded with producer Steve Lillywhite and features 12 tracks written by Cornell, as well as "You Know My Name," the theme song from the latest James Bond flick "Casino Royale," and a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."