Metallica, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams to lead Chris Cornell tribute concert

The Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams are just some of the acts that will take the stage at the beginning of the year to honor Chris Cornell’s legacy. On Tuesday (Nov. 13), it was announced that a massive tribute event will be held in mid-January to honor Cornell almost two years after his untimely death. Titled “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” the concert will take place on Jan. 16, 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles.

In addition to the previously announced acts, Cornell’s bands —Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog— were confirmed as special guest performers for the evening.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the event and special guests are expected to attend.

“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world.  We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans,” Cornell’s widow Vicky said in a press statement about the gathering.

Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. PST. Each ticket purchased for the tribute show will include a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the painful and debilitating genetic disorder.

The official poster for the upcoming event can be seen below.

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