Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Metallica, More to Perform at Chris Cornell Tribute Concert
The concert will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles in JanuaryPhoto by Kevin Winter/ Getty Music News Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell’s legacy will be honored with a special tribute concert at The Forum in Los Angeles this January, a little less than two years after his tragic passing. “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, according to a post on the late Soundgarden singer’s social media pages.
‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell’ will take place on January 16, 2019 at @theforum in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am pt at https://t.co/y7RSPG28Sl. Proceeds will benefit EBMRF. #IAmTheHighwaypic.twitter.com/vTpulFz3kP
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) November 13, 2018
The concert, which is “presented by Cornell’s family and closest friends,” according to the announcement, will feature performances from Cornell’s various bands over the years, including Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave, plus special performances from Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams and more. Jimmy Kimmel will host the event.
Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, a foundation started to “support the causes Chris loved most: helping vulnerable children,” according to their website. “The foundation supports organizations that provide shelter and resources for homeless, abused and at risk youth, children living in refugee camps and victims of human trafficking.” Proceeds will also go to benefit The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a cause Cornell cared deeply about throughout his career.
Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 16, with each ticket coming with a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album. Tickets can be found here.