Soundgarden Performing 'Superunknown' in Full at This Year's iTunes Festival

Event set to take place from March 11 to 15 in Austin, Texas.

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Grunge veterans Soundgarden have officially announced the first ever full performance of their classic 1994 album "Superunknown."

As the band's Facebook post reads, the show will take place as a part of this year's iTunes festival, scheduled to take place from March 11 to 15 in Austin, Texas. Drummer Matt Cameron will also take part in the performance, despite taking 2014 off from Soundgarden to focus on touring with Pearl Jam.

As for the record, "Superunknown" saw its release on March 8, 1994, becoming the band's most successful release to date. It peaked on No. 1 at the Billboard 200 chart and has ultimately sold over five million copies in the US. Some of the album's hits include such titles as "My Wave," "Spoonman" and staple grunge tune "Black Hole Sun."

Marking the record's 20th anniversary, Soundgarden will release the album's special two-disc deluxe edition on June 3. Apart from the original remastered record, the package will include b-sides, demos, rehearsal footage and more.

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    One of those albums that has no bad songs.
    Agreed. BMF is my personal favorite of theirs, but Superunknown is without a doubt their masterwork and one of the greatest hard rock albums ever recorded.
    I may get some hate, but imo they have improved and matured with every album they have released. I wish I could see them play Superunknown in full. Even the title track is a masterpiece
    Fuckyeah!!! cant wait to hear Limo Wreck, 4th Of July or Half! is there btw any news on who will replace Matt for the rest of this tour?
    "Superunknown" was one of the best albums of the 90's. I remember getting it the day it came out and being blown away... Great musicianship, great songs and it was darker and heavier than most mainstream music but was still extremely successful. "Ultramega OK", "Louder Than Love" and "Badmotorfinger" were great albums but this was Soundgarden at their creative and commercial peak.
    Wow, that would be awesome to experience. Wish I could attend that.....
    Wow, wish I could be there. There's some great songs on there that they've maybe performed like once since 1994, such as Half and Fresh Tendrils.
    their best and most versatile album by far. 'head down' and 'half' are amazing and trippy ben shepherd creations. he really added a lot to the band. 'fell on black days' also has that eastern feel to it in the guitar interlude. Superunknown is a great track to crank while driving fast in a car. And my favorite track of the album has to be 'Like Suicide'. The buildup near the end is so powerful. The combination of Chris's wailing right as Kim Thayil's guitar solo kicks in me goosebumps every time. It is an incredible experience to listen to that song through headphones while walking through downtown Chicago in the pouring rain. I was at Soundgarden's 2010 lollapalooza performance it was quite an epic return. I'm only 22 and I never thought I'd get to see them live. Grateful.
    Ghost xx92
    Wish I could go to this. A Superunkown/Batmotorfinger tour would be exactly what I ****ing want.
    I hope they broadcast it. everyone in the world should be able to see this performance
    This is fantastic news, I hope this means a UK show as well, I would kill to see Superunknown being played in it's entirety live.
    When they played 4th of July here in DC last time I saw them I almost lost my mind... I didn't really think they'd play that one live. I can't imagine the whole album - it's really the kind of thing that should be heard like this all together.
    Playing it on its full and a 5 disc reissue? what a great compensation for a bad year (for me).