Soundgarden Will Return to the UK thisSeptember -
Soundgarden will be returning to the UK thisSeptember for a string of dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Dublinand London.
The Seattle veterans returned to action last year with therelease of new album King Animal which has received mixed reactionsfrom critics and fans alike, albeit mostly positive.
However, bassist Ben Shepherd has statedhe had no doubt they'd be able to deliver the goods once again,despite having split in 1997.
He tells the St Louis Post-Dispatch:
"Even when we were in the room together meeting about havingmeetings, it was already back to the same chemistry. There were noworries about us taking the next step and being able to write newsongs."
Of the album he says:
"We wanted it to sound like us. The only pressure we put onourselves was that we make a record that's on par with our oldstuff. I had the utmost faith in the others that we would bring itall the way. There was no way we were going to put out a crappyrecord that no one cared about."
Soundgarden UK and Ireland tour:
Sep 13: Manchester O2 Apollo
Sep 14: Birmingham Academy
Sep 16: Dublin O2
Sep 18: London O2 Academy Brixton