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.