Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den will be shown exclusively at IMAX theaters around the world at a special one-night only event on July 1st. The concert film was taped on February 17th, 2013, at a now-legendary, 29-song show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. It has since become the all-time most requested Soundgarden live show for an official release.
The show concluded a sold-out U.S. winter tour in support of the 2012 album King Animal and mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time. The film features 21 songs never before captured in a Soundgarden concert film, including 17 making their first appearance on a live album.
The Artists Den will also present immersive events in New York on June 17th and Los Angeles on June 18th, along with a screening in Seattle on June 23rd. The stops in New York and Los Angeles will each showcase 12 HD camera angles customized for an immersive multi-screen viewing experience, along with a 48-channel remixed soundtrack and special light show.
Singer Chris Cornell died in 2017, effectively ending Soundgarden's career. Guitarist Kim Thayil told us he can't imagine a scenario where the band carried on without its frontman: “It's not likely that we could do, ever, Soundgarden with a missing piece, you know. I would like to do something with Ben (Shepherd, bassist) in the future and it's likely that Matt (Cameron, drums), Ben and I will do something in the future. It just probably won't be Soundgarden. I don't see any dignity in pursuing that course.”
Live From The Artists Den will be issued on July 26th in a limited edition Super Deluxe box set as well as standard Blu-ray, CD and digital formats.