As the year and half mark of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's death gets closer, a tribute concert for the late singer is officially in the works and will go down at the Forum in LA next year on Jan. 16.
Cornell's family announced Tuesday the tribute concert, which is being called "I Am The Highway," will feature members from a slew of bands that are considered rock royalty. Members from Cornell's own bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog will play the special concert, as well as Metallica, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams and many more yet-to-be-announced acts. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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'I Am The Highway': A Tribute to Chris Cornell’ will take place on January 16 at @theforum in Los Angeles. The event will feature performances from the members of @soundgarden, @templeofthedog and Audioslave, plus @foofighters, @metallica, Ryan Adams and many more. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10am pt and proceeds will benefit EBMRF. #IAmTheHighway
“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world,” Chris’ wife, Vicky Cornell, wrote in a statement. “We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans.”
Proceeds from the once-in-a-lifetime concert will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for the painful genetic disorder which Cornell supported.
In addition to the show honoring Cornell, a career-spanning box set that features Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of Dog and Cornell's solo work will be released Sunday. The box set also features 11 unreleased songs by Cornell.
Tickets to "I Am The Highway" go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. PT.