Earlier this week it was reported that Soundgarden would play two shows in Seattle next year but at the time the dates and locations of the shows were unknown. Today Soundgarden revealed its 2013 winter tour and on that tour they will play the Paramount Theatre Feb. 7 and 8. Tickets for both shows go on sale to Soundgarden fanclub members Nov. 12. The public on-sale date for the Seattle show is Nov. 17.
The Paramount is an interesting choice for a venue. The band will undoubtedly sound great at the theater but it is a rather small place, in terms of capacity, for the band to play a hometown show. There’s going to be a big demand to see Soundgarden since the last time the band played Seattle proper it was at the much more intimate Showbox at the Market and it was nearly impossible to get tickets. I suppose that’s why they’re playing two shows at the Paramount, in order to meet demand, but don’t be surprised if a lot of fans are left without tickets since the shows will likely sell out in minutes.
Along with announcing a tour the band also revealed the video for “Been Away Too Long,” which is the first single off King Animal. Watch the video below.