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September 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Chris Cornell makes rare appearance with Tom Morello at ’15 Now’ benefit show

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Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is throwing his support to the national “15 Now” campaign for a $15 minimum wage.

 

Cornell joins his former Audioslave collaborator Tom Morello (also of Rage Against the Machine) in a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E. Cornell will perform Audioslave songs with Morello, as well as material of his own.

 

It’s a chance to see Cornell and Morello up close in an intimate club rather than an arena.

 

Also appearing is Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, a champion of the $15 minimum wage, which the Seattle City Council unanimously approved in June, providing the city’s lowest-paid workers a path over the next few years to realize the nation’s highest hourly wage.

 

The organization was launched last winter by Sawant and Socialist Alternative to push for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

 

The 15 Now movement has now gone national, with a goal of attaining $15-an-hour minimum wage in all 50 of the United States.

 

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and VIP tickets are $75. All ages are welcome.

 

Soundgarden was on tour last summer, performing recently with Nine Inch Nails at White River Amphitheatre. The tour got a boost from the re-release of “Superunknown,” Soundgarden’s most successful album and a leading record of the grunge era. Soundgarden also performed with Pharrell Williams at the Seattle Seahawks season opener Sept. 4 outside CenturyLink Field.

 

Read more about 15Now.org at the official website here.

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