Multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell has revealed the official music video for his song “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”, the debut single from his forthcoming solo album Higher Truth.
The video envisioned by Cornell and directed by Jessie Hill features a cameo by acclaimed Hollywood actors Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Heroes, The Expendables), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), as well as Chris Cornell making his acting debut. It tells a love story in a quintessential Wild West setting with an unexpected ending. The video demonstrates Cornell’s instinctive ability to incorporate fascinating stories into his music. “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” is quickly climbing the Active Rock, Mainstream Rock, and Triple A charts. It was the most added song for two consecutive weeks at Triple A and Mainstream Rock and the most added at Active Rock for four weeks in a row – well on its way to entering the Top 10 at all three formats.
Higher Truth will be released on Friday, September 18th via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), and fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the album, which contains four bonus tracks. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman – telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.
In celebration of the album’s release, on Thursday September 17th Cornell will perform “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. To watch the performance, tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35 c (check local listings).
Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September 18th in San Diego, CA at the Balboa Theatre, stopping at famed North American venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more before winding down on November 4th in Phoenix, AZ at the Orpheum Theatre. A full list of dates can be found below.
Chris Cornell 2015 Solo-Acoustic Tour Dates:
9/18/15 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
9/20/15 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
9/21/15 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre
9/23/15 Santa Barbara, CA Granada Theatre
9/24/15 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26/15 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
9/27/15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29/15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
9/30/15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
10/2/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/3/15 Salina, KS Stifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/6/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/8/15 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/11/15 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Ctr for the Arts
10/12/15 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
10/14/15 N. Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15/15 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
10/17/15 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/19/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/21/15 Boston, MA Shubert Theater
10/23/15 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
10/24/15 York, PA Strand Capitol Perf. Arts Ctr
10/26/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/29/15 Miami, FL The Knight Concert Hall
10/30/15 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
11/1/15 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
11/2/15 Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
11/4/15 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
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