Soundgarden’s Money Earned At Chris Cornell’s Final Detroit Show Revealed


The money gross for Soundgarden’s final show with Chris Cornell on May 17, 2017 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit with The Pretty Reckless opening have been released by Billboard. The concert ended just an hour before Cornell died by suicide in his hotel room. The show grossed $342,062 and sold 4,618 of 4,758 tickets.

Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron shared an alternate final Soundgarden show setlist with KEXP in honor of Chris Cornell on his birthday in July.

Cameron said, “I wanted to share the last set list I wrote for Soundgarden on that fateful night in Detroit, May 17, 2017. Chris and I were trading off writing sets for our last tour. Back in the day, Chris wrote all sets, but since 2010, I was writing more than I ever had and enjoying it tremendously.

Whenever I completed a set, I sent it to Chris first for approval. For the Detroit show, Chris decided to write the set and that’s what we ended up playing that night. To commemorate his birthday, I was hoping KEXP could play my setlist. Thank you for years of support. I share this with you, our favorite hometown station.”

Matt Cameron’s Setlist:
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
By Crooked Steps
Non-State Actor
My Wave
Been Away Too Long
The Day I Tried To Live
Black Hole Sun
Zero Chance
Fell On Black Days
All Your Lies
Hunted Down
Drawing Flies
Beyond the Wheel
Rusty Cage
Slaves & Bulldozers
I Can’t Give You Anything
Nothing Compares 2 U

  • Tyrone Blackman

    Pretty good take for a few hours work

  • azur Rienne

    So $85k apiece.. just enough for his wife to buy a purse. No wonder he was work ing himself to exhaustion

    • Stone Gossardish

      Not after you figure out what else came out of that 342. Expenses, Agents, Accoutants, Taxes, etc. Probably a good chunk of that was cut out before anything was going to be direct deposited into anyone’s account.

      • Kay B

        Exactly maybe more like 85$ a piece.

    • Olga Stewart

      How many purses does one woman need anyway?

      I just have my wallet (which I carry around in a crocheted bag).

      So obviously I just don’t get the appeal of a woman having so many purses.

  • Ahhh yeahhhh

    Not even a sellout, smh