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by Chris Atticus l Monday, November 12, 2012

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SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, UNVEIL ‘BEEN AWAY TOO LONG’ VIDEO

Thursday (Nov. 8, 2012), Loudwire delivered an exclusive sneak peek at the new video from Soundgarden for their single ‘Been Away Too Long,’ and today the full video has made its formal premiere (watch above).

While the lyrics for ‘Been Away Too Long’ sing out a sentiment that calls to mind Soundgarden’s extended absence, the video travels down a different path. It kicks off with a woman shedding a strait jacket and walking through an abandoned old building. As the building seems to come to life around her the video culminates when she meets the piercing glares of two german shepherds who have her in their sights. Check it out above in its entirety to see what happens next and draw your own conclusions.

In addition to the new video, the band is building up the excitement for the release of their new disc ‘King Animal’ on Nov. 13 by announcing a 2013 North American tour. The 20-show run kicks off in late January in Washington, D.C., and takes the band across the U.S. and into Canada before wrapping up on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, Calif., for two shows at The Wiltern. View all the dates below to find out when Soundgarden will be rockin’ out at a venue near you.

Soundgarden 2013 Tour Dates:

1/18 Washington, D.C. – DAR Constitution Hall
1/19 Upper Darby, Pa.- Tower Theatre
1/20 Boston, Mass. – Orpheum Theatre
1/22 New York, N.Y. – Hammerstein Ballroom
1/23 New York, N.Y. – Hammerstein Ballroom
1/25 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
1/26 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
1/27 Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore
1/29 Chicago, Ill. – Riviera Theater
1/30 Chicago, Ill. – Riviera Theater
2/1 Milwaukee, Wis. – Eagles Ballroom
2/2 Minneapolis, Minn. – Orpheum Theatre
2/6 Portland, Ore. – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
2/7 Seattle, Wash. – Paramount Theater
2/8 Seattle, Wash. – Paramount Theater
2/10 Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/12 Oakland, Calif.  - Fox Theatre
2/13 Oakland, Calif.  - Fox Theatre
2/15 Los Angeles, Calif.  - The Wiltern
2/16 Los Angeles, Calif. – The Wiltern


 


 

KORN WELCOME BACK GUITARIST BRIAN ‘HEAD’ WELCH FOR TWO 2013 SHOWS

Nu-metal pioneers Korn have announced that they’ll be playing two shows with former guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, who will be performing his first full sets with the band since 2004.

German rock festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park will both see Head back in Korn during its 2013 dates. The 2013 festivals will both be held on June 7 – 9 and will feature headline acts such as Stone Sour, Bad Religion, Five Finger Death PunchBullet for My Valentine + more. The Rock am Ring festival will be held at the Nurburgring racetrack in the west of Germany, while Rock im Park is around the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg in the south of Germany.

Korn announced that they will be playing “two special Korn shows featuring special guest and original member Brian ‘Head’ Welch performing full concerts with the group for the first time since 2004.” Welch is currently fronting a new project called Love and Death. Listen to their song ‘The Abandoning’ here.

Welch recently joined the Korn onstage for the first time since his departure to play ‘Blind‘ with Korn at the 2012 Carolina Rebellion festival. Soon after, Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer told The Pulse of Radio that he would be open to Welch one day rejoining the band. “It’s just something that has to be super well-planned and it has to come naturally,” says Munky. “And our experience with him on Saturday has all started from a positive place, and it wasn’t forced and it was just natural. So I think if everything optimistically runs like that, that’s all I can hope for. I’m really happy just to reconnect with my old friend.”

Check out the websites for the upcoming Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals.