live music: SOUNDGARDEN x HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM x 1.23.13

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC. – A few days back…the mighty Soundgarden roared into NYC to do a 2 night run at the Hammerstein Ballroom in support of their new album entitled “King Animal”. Here’s my photo review from night 2.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Soundgarden has always been a favorite band of mine since they emerged into the Grunge scene in the early 90’s with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice In Chains. I had to think back to when I first saw them play…1992 at Lollapalooza. Wow…20 years ago.

The lighting at this show was for the most part really good and consistent. It was an absolute joy to shoot this show. I caught myself getting wrapped up in the show a few times during the first 3 songs. The whole band has an infectious energy about them that fills the room from floor to ceiling. Good to see them still rockin as hard as ever.

Setlist:
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Spoonman
Gun
Rhinosaur
Flower
Loud Love
Drawing Flies
Hunted Down
Live to Rise
Non-State Actor
My Wave
Been Away Too Long
Worse Dreams
Blow Up the Outside World
Zero Chance
Eyelid’s Mouth
Like Suicide
By Crooked Steps
Outshined
Blood on the Valley Floor
Fresh Tendrils
Mailman
Black Hole Sun
Rowing

Encore:
Head Down
Rusty Cage
The Day I Tried to Live
4th of July

Soundgarden performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

You can see the rest of this evening’s Soundgarden photos here.

Additionally, here is a set I shot of Chris Cornell acoustic back in November 2011.

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