Published On January 30, 2013 | By Mike Mazzarone | Featured, Grunge Report, Soundgarden

1. Been Away Too Long
2. My Wave
3. Worse Dreams
4. Room a Thousand Years Wide
5. Jesus Christ Pose
6. Rhinosaur
7. Non-State Actor
8. Drawing Flies
9. Hunted Down
10. Loud Love
11. Big Dumb Sex
12. Blow Up the Outside World
13. Fell on Black Days
14. Tighter & Tighter
15. Burden in My Hand
16. A Thousand Days Before
17. Superunknown
18. Fresh Tendrils
19. Nothing to Say
20. Spoonman
21. Black Hole Sun
22. 4th of July

23. Outshined
24. Rusty Cage
25. By Crooked Steps
26. Incessant Mace

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Bio: Mike Mazarone graduated from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 2011 with a degree in communications, basically relegating him to better then you status (Except for boss Brett Buchanan). Before joining the AlternativeNation staff he was a contributor and producer to Brett Buchanan’s pro wrestling/MMA/comedy radio show – Barbaric Wrestling Radio, from 2006 to 2009. Mazzarone’s job there was to be a contributor and book interviews. After the show ended Buchanan hired Mazzarone right away to be AlternativeNation's head reporter. Contact: MJMazarrone (at) or; mike (at)


  1. Spoonman says:

    if they would only drop black hole sun

  2. Nxg says:

    Tighter and Tighter!!

  3. Brett Buchanan says:


  4. Spoonman says:


  5. Superunknown says:

    That is a hell of a set-list. That might be one of the best set-list yet.

  6. Cobainsweater says:

    They’ll never drop BHS. They’d never hear the end of it if they did.

    Would love to see them break out Circle of Power, FOPP or Flower one of these nights.

  7. BillyL says:

    Check out the Toronto setlist. They dropped BHS and played Flower.

  8. Cobainsweater says:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about.

  9. j says:

    Big dumb sex!? Is this the first time they played it in 15 yrs?

  10. Dragus says:

    no, they played it at the nudedragons show in 2010 and a few times in 2011 if I recall correctly, though not frequently

  11. Jason says:

    It was a killer show…now I wish I got tix for tonight. Oh we’ll, going to Milwaukee on Friday.

  12. Rob Pollard says:

    While I really enjoyed the Detroit show — this is a better set list. Not so much in terms of songs played, though that’s a bit better too, but in terms of pacing and order of songs – this one does a great job of mixing old & new, deep cuts and hits. I’m sure the crowd was energized throughout.

    Good for them for shaking it up night to night.

  13. Pete says:

    Ending with Incessant Mace, crazy! I bet you most of the BHS crowd had no idea what song Soundgarden ended with.

  14. qerty says:

    Another great setlist 2 in a row, Soundgarden is on a roll. Wait, did I really just type that?

  15. JBR says:

    Was the poster cool?
    What did it look like?

  16. tycobb667 says:

    Big Dumb Sex was played quite often throughout their 2010 and 2011 shows…The new additions so far this round have been – Rhinosaur, Tighter & Tighter, Fresh Tendrils, Dusty, Incessant Mace, Zero Chance, and of course all the KA Songs…

    It’s great to see them giving Down on The Upside more love so far for this tour…Hopefully they’ll continue to mix it up and incorporate other gems such as Never The Machine Forever, Overfloater, Limo Wreck, and I Awake…

  17. John says:

    Tighter & Tighter!!!!! Awesome! Hope we get recordings of this one soon!

  18. drew says:

    looks cool but personally thought toronto looked stronger ad more my flavor-

    bds and bhs are some of my least liked songs; i’d trade them both for blind dogs ANYTIME!

  19. Q says:

    show was sick!! only other song i would’ve liked to hear was ‘pretty noose’ but im kinda glad they didn’t play it cause it wouldn’t have fit with the rest of that awesome set

  20. Gyven2fly says:

    The show was sick. Ton of energy in the crowd and the band really fed off it. Chris was jumping around and at one point he held his guitar out and had an audience member strum the strings. Ben was joking around and holding rock fingers behind Kim’s head.

    Looked like a true 90s show. Mosh pit, lots of crowd surfing. Big highlights were Drawing Flies…Chris was really having fun during that one. Crowd was really into Big Dumb Sex. Nothing to Say was heaviest performance ever and the mosh pit was crazy during Outshined and Rusty Cage. I’m hoping night 2 is just as good as night 1!

  21. Leo says:

    I’d love some Switch Opens.

  22. SuperSG says:


  23. Inmytree says:

    Switch Opens is deadly. Listening to a live version from Belgium ’96 as I type this.

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