The passing of Chris Cornell in 2017 ripped a hole in the music community. The rock vocalist known for his unique, powerful singing style and work with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and as an accomplished solo act, was an industry veteran beloved by many.
On January 16, some of his friends, colleagues and peers will gather at the Forum in Los Angeles for a big tribute concert titled I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell, it was revealed by Variety on Tuesday. Members of Cornell’s bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave will take part, and there are ‘special performances’ planned by Foo Fighters Ryan Adams, Metallica and more.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the night’s events.
'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. #IAmTheHighway pic.twitter.com/vTpulFz3kP
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) November 13, 2018
“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. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans,” said Vicky Cornell.
More details, via Variety:
The host committee includes Vicky Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Cameron, Brad Pitt, Josh and Kathryn Brolin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Courteney Cox, Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, John Carter Cash, Linda Ramone, Andrea & Paul Joseph, Cynthia Pett, Peter Berg, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Marc Gurvitz & Julianne Phillips, Ron Laffitte, Michael Rapino, Brent Smith and Lisa Engel, Michele Bernstein, Patrick Whitesell, Scott Sartiano, Michael Cooper, Nicholas Karayiannis, Eric Esrailian, and Paul and Renee Haas.
Tickets for the special concert will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, Nov. 16 and each purchase will include a copy of the new self-titled retrospective album celebrating Cornell’s entire catalog of music — that compilation is also slated for wide release on Nov. 16 as well.