‘Soundgarden: Live From the Artists Den’ Immersive Experience to Premiere Next MonthVariety — Variety Staff
Soundgarden,Â along withÂ The Chris Cornell Estate, UMeÂ andÂ Artists Den, announced today a series of immersive events and a set of products titledÂ âSoundgarden: Live from the Artists Den.” According to the announcement, the events will feature a âreimagined experienceâ of the Artists Denâs previous 2013 concert taping of the legendary Seattle band Soundgarden and its late frontman Chris Cornell, with stops in Los Angeles and New York, as well as a special screening in Seattle. Watch the trailer below.
On February 17, 2013, Soundgarden concluded a sold-out U.S. Winter tour in support ofÂ âKing Animal,â their first studio album in over 16 years, with a specialÂ âLive from the Artists DenâÂ taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The group mixed new songs with favorites and rarities performed live for the first time in front of a sold-out crowd. With 29 songs spanning nearly two-and-a-half hours, the concert has become the all-time most requested Soundgarden live show for an official release.
Six years following the original taping, Artists Den in partnership with UMe, will release a selection of products forÂ âSoundgarden:Â Live from the Artists DenâÂ on July 26. The limited-edition Super Deluxe box will feature the complete 29-song concert film in 5.1 surround sound and stereo on Blu-ray, and more than 30 minutes of bonus interviews with the band, in addition to fourÂ blackÂ 180-gram audiophile LPs, 2CDs, a 40-page photo book, four band memberÂ lithos, and replica artist all-access pass and ticket stub from the original show. Additional products scheduled for release include: 4LP 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, limited edition 4LP color vinyl (each disc will feature a unique combination of splattered colors), Blu-rayÂ and2CD.Â Digital live album and digital live videoÂ will be availableÂ for preorderÂ on May 31.
Speaking aboutÂ Live from the Artists Den,Â SoundgardenÂ guitarist Kim Thayil said,Â âWe were very proud and excited to document the performance of our new material from King Animal, and to celebrate with each other and our fans.â
On behalf of the Estate, Vicky Cornell said: âThis live show was really special, and I know how much fun Chris had that night. The idea of giving fans the opportunity to experience it in its entirety is something Iâm proud to share with them.â
In advance of the album release, Artists Den will presentÂ Soundgarden: Live from the Artists DenÂ immersive events of the full 29-song show in New York and Los Angeles, as well as an additional screening in Seattle. The stops in New York and Los Angeles will each showcase 12 HD camera angles customized for an immersive multi-screen viewing experience. A live remix of the original multitrack 48-channel audio in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, an ultra-high resolution audio technologyÂ from L-Acoustics fidelity. The 360ËÂ real-time mix will be synced to on-screen footage and further complemented by a light show. The Seattle screening will be located at TheÂ Showbox, the same site the band reunited for the first time in 2010 under the anagram âNudedragons.â
Tickets for theÂ Soundgarden:Â Live from the Artists DenÂ immersive eventsÂ will go on saleÂ later today, May 16thÂ at 5PM EDT/2PM PDT atÂ http://artistsden.com/soundgardenÂ as a bundle which includes the 2-CD.
TheÂ Soundgarden:Â Live from the Artists DenÂ immersive eventsÂ and screening are being held at the following venues. For additional information, visitÂ ArtistsDen.com.
Soundgarden: Live from the Artists DenÂ Event Dates
June 17Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Los Angeles, CAÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ WilternÂ (Immersive Event)
June 18Â Â Â Â Â Â Â New York, NYÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Brooklyn SteelÂ (Immersive Event)
June 23Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Seattle, WAÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ ShowboxÂ (Screening Only)