Soundgarden Add Reunion Show

Soundgarden has announced an additional Chicago show, marking the band’s first official gig in more than 13 years. 

Three days before headlining Lollapalooza 2010, Soundgarden will play the Vic Theatre in Chicago Thursday, Aug. 5.

Fans will have the chance to buy tickets through a drawing being held on the band’s website.

After logging in or signing up for Soundgarden’s official fan club, fans simply have to check the box to be included in the ticket drawing. Drawing registration will end Thursday, July 29 at midnight CDT.

Winners will then be randomly selected and emailed a unique ticket code the morning of Friday, July 30. Tickets will be available for purchase that day at 2 p.m. CDT.

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Riviera Theater, Chicago, Il. asks that fans only enter the drawing if they can realistically attend the show.

“For example, if you live in Slovenia and really, really, really want to go, but there’s no frickin’ way you’re flying all the way to Chicago for the show, don’t make it harder for someone who can attend by putting in a request.”

Once you figure out whether or not you can make it to the Vic Theatre Aug. 5, here are a few rules you should be aware of:

The show is an 18 and over gig so make sure and bring along your ID. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges, refunds or transfer of names for tickets will be offered. Tickets will only be sold in pairs. All tickets are paperless and will be available to pick up at will call the day of the show with your government issued photo identification.

Soundgarden formed in Seattle in 1984 with a lineup featuring Chris Cornell as lead singer and drummer, Kim Thayil on lead guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Two years later Matt Cameron joined the band as the group’s permanent drummer. Ben Shepherd then replaced Yahamoto in 1990.

The grunge rock band released its debut album, Ultramega OK, in 1988 followed by four more releases. After releasing 1996’s Down on the Upside and kicking off one last world tour, Soundgarden announced it was breaking up in April 1997. The band’s hits include the Grammy-award winning songs “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.”

On New Year’s Eve 2009 Cornell announced through his Twitter page that Soundgarden was reuniting.

In April Soundgarden played the Showbox At The Market in Seattle under the pseudonym Nudedragons.

Click here for Soundgarden’s official website.

The band requests that all ticket related questions be directed to [email protected].