Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was forced to cancel his solo acoustic concerts in Miami, Florida on Thursday (December 5th) and St. Petersburg, Florida on Friday (December 6th) after a shoulder injury he sustained last week got worse. Cornell scrapped a show in Delaware on November 27th after injuring himself, but returned to the tour in Atlanta on Tuesday (December 3rd). However, the injury worsened and on Wednesday (December 4th) doctors advised complete rest for the singer.
- There is no word on how exactly Cornell sustained his injury.
- The Florida shows were the last on the current “Songbook” tour, which highlights tunes from throughout Cornell’s career with Soundgarden, Audioslave and as a solo artist.
- Cornell told us a while back how he first came up with the idea of doing acoustic gigs:
- “It came from all the way back as far as Soundgarden with a song called ‘Mind Riot,’ where I would just start to do it alone. And what I noticed was dynamically it was really great in the middle of a set to give the audience a break from just the sonic pounding. And in Audioslave I started having kind of like a four, five song interlude where I would just play acoustic guitar and sing. It was just so intimidating, but there was something about that, I guess, that I liked.”
- Cornell is not scheduled to perform live again until next spring, when he and Soundgarden will head to South America to appear on several Lollapalooza festival dates.