On the heels of their commercially successful sophomore effort, Out Of Exile, Audioslave have announced plans for a full-scale North American tour that will start in late September and run well into November. The tour - the band's first time ever headlining arenas -- will also feature a seven-date run across Canada, though venues for the tentative schedule have yet to be announced.
Released in May, the band's second album has sold mighty well among heavy rock dudes and faintly rebellious teens alike, moving approximately 700,000 copies to date, debuting in the US album charts at No. 1 and spawning two Top 10 US singles.
It's been a good year all round for Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim C and Brad Wilk. In May, the group became the first American band ever to play in Cuba, performing in front of 60,000 Havana rock fans. And, for their appearance on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, the boys shut down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles and performed for a 10,000-strong throng.
Fans will be no doubt be pleased to hear that on this tour Audioslave plan to sprinkle their headlining set with songs from their previous bands. That means you can expect to hear golden oldies from Soundgarden, Rage Against The Machine and, yes, even Temple of the Dog amidst your favourite 'Slave rockers.
Opening the tour will be beefy rock guys Seether and buzzed-out UK stoner boys Kasabian.
Here are the confirmed Canadian dates for the tour, with venues still to be confirmed (though they shouldn't be too hard to guess - you can make a game of it while you wait!).
September 29, Vancouver, BC
October 1, Edmonton, AB
October 2, Calgary, AB
October 5, Winnipeg, MB
October 8, Toronto, ON
October 9, London, ON
October 10, Montreal, QC
Writer: Neil McDonald