SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell was joined on stage by his 11-year-old daughter Toni last night (Monday, October 19) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for an acoustic performance of the Bob Marley track “Redemption Song”. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.
Prior to the “Redemption Song” duet, Cornell told the crowd that he’d recently performed with Toni at an assembly at her school, and it made him more nervous than opening for METALLICA in front of 40,000 people.
Cornell kicked off the “Higher Truth” tour on September 18 in San Diego, California at the Balboa Theatre. The trek will wind down on November 4 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Orpheum Theatre.
Cornell’s fourth solo studio set, “Higher Truth”, was released on September 18. His first album on his own since 2009’s controversial “Scream” is in the singer-songwriter vein and very different from his work with SOUNDGARDEN. Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that that was the point of doing it. “Writing an album like ‘Higher Truth’, the same as it was writing any of my solo records, there’s always this effort to try to make it different than the band that I’m known for,” he said. “Mainly just ‘cause I’ve never — as a music fan — never really liked when those two lines get kind of smeared.”