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Soundgarden Announce LP Reissues
Laurie Tuffrey , April 24th, 2012 08:26

Four studio LPs and live album re-released in vinyl boxset ahead of tour

Listen up fans of music from the rainy American North West - to coincide with Soundgarden's upcoming European tour, the band are reissuing their seminal albums and a live LP in a vinyl box set. Soundgarden - Classic Album Selection will contain Louder Than Love (1989), Badmotorfinger (1991), Superunknown (1994) and Down on the Upside (1996) plus Live on I-5, an album of recordings from their 1996 West Coast tour released last year. All of them will be on mini-LPs with gatefold sleeves featuring new artwork by their long-time collaborator Josh Graham - have a gander above.

The band have been in the studio producing some new material, too. They’ve recorded a track for the new Avengers Assemble movie, 'Live to Rise', which appears on the film's soundtrack, released yesterday. There's also an album - as yet unnamed - in the works, which is set for a release in autumn.

Before then, there’s the European tour, which culminates in their mega-gig at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London. Here are the dates:

25th - Madrid, Spain, Sonisphere Festival
27th - Heerlen, The Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival
28th - Werchter, Belgium, Werchter Boutique Festival
29th - Paris, France, Le Zenith de Paris
31st - Berlin, Germany, Zitadelle

1st - Nürburg, Germany, Rock Am Ring
3rd - Nuremberg, Germany, Rock Im Park
4th - Milan, Italy, Arena Concerti Fiera Milano
7th - Sölvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival
10th - Donington, Download Festival

13th - London, Hard Rock Calling

For more information, head over to their site. The vinyl box set gets a release on 21st May - in the meantime, have a listen to Superunknown’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ below.