LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A memorial tribute concert for the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will take place at The Forum Los Angeles early next year.
“I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” will feature performances from Cornell’s former bands, including Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, as well as performances from the Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, and Metallica.
The concert will be hosted by late night television veteran Jimmy Kimmel and organizers promise other “surprise guests.”
Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, Nov. 16th, with a portion of the proceeds from the show going to benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.
“In May ’17 we lost one of the most unique, distinctive & game-changing voices with the passing of Chris Cornell. Join us on January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles as we get in on the celebration & pay tribute to a true one-of-a-kind talent,” a spokesperson for Metallica said in a tweet on Tuesday.
In addition to the tribute concert, Cornell was also honored with the unveiling of a statue in his hometown of Seattle. The lifesized bronze was created by artist Nick Marra, is currently on display at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.
At the dedication ceremony, Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky said: “This statue is a commemoration, a focal point to keep Chris’s memory alive. In us, in Seattle, and in the world.”
Cornell took his own life in May 2017 after he relapsed into drug use following a year of sobriety, according to his wife.