Soundgarden to headline festival in Australia/NZ

Seattle legends Soundgarden have been confirmed as a headline act for the popular Antipodean festival Big Day Out in 2012.

The band first appeared at the festival in 1994 and made a second appearance three years later.

The big day out dates are as follows:
Jan. 20 – Auckland, NZ
Jan. 22 – Gold Coast, AUS
Jan. 26 – Sydney, AUS
Jan. 29 – Melbourne, AUS
Feb. 03 – Adelaide, AUS
Feb. 05 – Perth, AUS

The reformed band have toured the US, but still haven’t announced whether they plan to visit the UK or mainland Europe.
A new album is in the works, but as yet, very few details are known.

Frontman Chris Cornell is also about to embark on an acoustic tour of the US (details here).