Flashback: Chris Cornell Captivates Beacon Crowd on this day in 2015

On October 18 and 19, 2015, Chris Cornell played two sold out acoustic shows at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. The shows were in support of what was to become his last solo album, Higher Truth. Playing for over two hours, the set incorporated songs by Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.

There were also some songs from his solo career as well as some covers including Mad Season “River of Deceit” and U2’s “One” The biggest highlight of the night was when Chris brought out a very special guest, his eleven year old daughter Toni, for a cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers “Redemption Song.”

During the show Chris noted “I think this is my new favorite place to perform.” He sounded absolutely amazing as his voice resonated throughout the 2,900 seat theatre. It was a very intimate show interlaced with insightful anecdotes about his life and career.

Unfortunately, Chris Cornell struggled with depression most of his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room on May 18, 2017. Within an hour of completing a performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, Soundgarden lead vocalist Chris Cornell was found unresponsive in his room at the MGM Grand Hotel after a concerned call to a friend from his wife, Vicky. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Setlist: Misery Chain, Before We Disappear, Can’t Change Me, Cleaning My Gun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, Fell On Black Days, Redemption Song, Say Hello To Heaven, River of Deceit, Wide Awake, Doesn’t Remind Me, Sweet Euphoria, Blow Up The Outside World, Let Your Eyes Wonder, One, Seasons, The Day I Tried To Live, When I’m Down, Worried Moon, Rusty Cage, Black Hole Sun, Like A Stone, Hunger Strike, A Day In The Life

Encore: Like Suicide, Higher Truth

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