On February 17, 2013, revered Seattle grunge/alternative band Soundgarden capped off its tour in support of the album King Animal at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the concert was filmed as part of the Live from the Artists Den series.
To commemorate the landmark performance and pay tribute to late Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, a live album/film/live experience are all in the works, with a release date of July 26. There will also be special, immersive live experience planned for the film, screening in Los Angeles (at the Wiltern), New York City and Seattle.
Via the press release;
The concert has become the all-time most requested Soundgarden live show for an official release. The 29 song, nearly two-and-a-half-hour show, encompasses the band’s rich musical legacy, spanning their early years with “Hunted Down,” through their monumental albums Badmotorfinger and Superunknown respectively with “Outshined” and “Black Hole Sun,” and to their final record, with nearly every song from King Animal including “By Crooked Steps” and “Been Away Too Long.” Live From The Artists Den features 21 songs never before released on a Soundgarden concert film, including 17 making their first appearance on a live album, and highlighted by “Blind Dogs,” which the band performed on stage for the first time ever at the Wiltern show.
Pictured above is the Super Deluxe Edition. Its contents, per the news release:
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 four black 180-gram audiophile LPs, 2CDs, a 40-page photo book, four band member lithos, and replica artist all-access pass and ticket stub from the original show.
Here’s the set list from that show and on the 2-CD edition:
Been Away Too Long
Jesus Christ Pose
By Crooked Steps
Bones Of Birds
Blow Up The Outside World
Fell On Black Days
Burden In My Hand
A Thousand Days Before
Blood On The Valley Floor
4th Of July
Black Hole Sun
Slaves & Bulldozers
As for the special immersive screening experiences:
In advance of the album release, Artists Den will present Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den 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, a groundbreaking ultra-high resolution audio technology from L-Acoustics, offers fans the thrill of connecting with the band’s repertoire in vivid fidelity. The 360˚ real time mix synced to on-screen footage and further complemented by a stunning light show promises to immerse the audience in a truly unique experience, for one night only in each city. The Seattle screening will be located at The Showbox, the same site the band reunited for the first time in 2010 under the anagram “Nudedragons.”
Tickets for the Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den immersive events will go on sale later today, May 16th at 5PM EDT/2PM PDT at http://artistsden.com/soundgarden as an exclusive bundle which includes the 2-CD.
The Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den immersive events and screening are being held at the following venues. For additional information, visit ArtistsDen.com.
Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den Event Dates
June 17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (Immersive Event)
June 18 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel (Immersive Event)
June 23 Seattle, WA The Showbox (Screening Only)