Apple today announced that it has added Soundgarden to the concert lineup for its new iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month [iTunes Store]. Soundgarden will headline the March 13 concert, with supporting acts yet to be announced.

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As noted by The Loop, Soundgarden will play its landmark Superunknown album in its entirety, celebrating 20 years since the album's release.

An expansion of the long-running iTunes Festival held in the UK each year, the SXSW concert series was announced by Apple last week, but at the time performers were announced for three only of the five dates. Other performers announced so far include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, London Grammar, Pitbull, ZEDD, G.R.L, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and Mickey Guyton.

Tickets to the shows are available to SXSW attendees free of charge on a lottery basis, and live and on-demand streams of the shows will be available through the iTunes Store on iOS devices and computers, the iTunes Festival app on iOS devices, and Apple TV.

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Nunyabinez Avatar
103 months ago
Who?

Yeah, they don't play Soundgarden on the same channels that carry Miley Cyrus.
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melendezest Avatar
103 months ago
Awesome band. Their King Animal album, while not as amazing as Badmotorfinger or Superunknown, still kicks major ass.

Out of the Seattle bands, they were my favorite.

At least someone at Apple still has taste.
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captain cadet Avatar
103 months ago
Who?
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herocero Avatar
103 months ago
Badmotorfinger also would have been accepted. Great band. Last year QOTSA was the rock stream to watch, now Soundgarden. Well done Apple. Glad rock n roll is still kicking.
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T.Doyobi Avatar
103 months ago
Been into Soundgarden since Superunknown as a teenager, one of my favourite bands back in the day. Along with Nirvana and Alice in Chains etc. Latterly got Badmotorfinger and loved that too. But just recently I got King Animal and its still really good, sounds like proper old skool Soundgarden and I think it's a pretty awesome album. I can't remember what the guitarist is called I think it's something like Kim Thiall or something but that guy was an inspiration to me as a teen learning to play guitar. It's been a while and I didn't bother to look it up. Very interesting style. Anyway I'll definitely be interested to hear this.

Peace Out.
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rhett7660 Avatar
103 months ago
This x 1000. There's a lot of great music nowadays but good lord is there a lot of garbage. It was a pretty amazing time in the '90s when bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden were topping the charts.

That was an outstanding time! Not to mention lollapalooza was going on.... and pretty much all the above were playing!!!
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