Fiona Apple, Chris Stapleton, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus, Miguel and Brandi Carlile have been added as performers to the already impressive line-up for the benefit concert ‘I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell’ taking place tomorrow, 16 January.
Announced back in November, the concert will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles. These artists join the previously announced line-up which includes Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams, and members of Cornell’s bands Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog.
To perform the Audioslave tribute for Cornell, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will be on hand to perform alongside guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.
Just last week, Faith No More’s Mike Patton also announced he would be taking part in what is sure to be a historic evening.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be serving as emcee for the evening, along with a number of Cornell’s family and friends including Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, among others.
“We are honoured to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris,” Vicky Cornell shared in a previous statement.
“His music and the mark he’s left on the world. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans.”
Proceeds from the benefit show will go towards the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.
Each ticket also comes with a copy of Cornell’s self-titled, posthumous retrospective album, a 17-track collection that contains a pair of unreleased recordings: a cover of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ that was cut live at Sirius XM, and ‘When Bad Does Good’.
‘When Bad Does Good’ was recently nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance.
A deluxe version of the album was also released this past November packaged as a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set of which 11 of the tracks are previously unreleased. Visit the official site for ticket details.
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