NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Citi® today announced an exclusive Soundgarden concert available only to Citi cardmembers on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City. The show will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the band's award-winning album Superunknown and marks the second time in their career the band has performed the album from beginning to end. The reissue package will be available June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME and is available for pre-order now.
Tickets to this Soundgarden performance will cost $19.94 and be available for purchase only with a Citi credit or debit card beginning Wednesday, May 21 at 10:00 am EDT. More information on how to purchase tickets can be found at www.citiprivatepass.com.
"Superunknown marked an important era in music, and we are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary with Soundgarden," said Jennifer Breithhaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. "Our cardmembers will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see the band performing such a massive album in such a small space."
Citi offers Citi credit and debit cardmembers access to over 10,000 events annually through Citi Private Pass, the bank's entertainment access program. In 2013, Citi offered cardmembers more than 5,000 music events, ranging from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours to curated special events with Grammy® award-winners and VIP experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A. Last year, Citi sponsored the Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting Tour mobile app. In addition, Citi presented "Katy Perry's: We Can Survive" benefit concert and exclusive cardmember pre-show experience at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Other experiences have featured artists such as Lady Gaga, Band of Horses, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, and more.
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Soundgarden are internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and GRAMMY®-winning catalog, the Seattle band started a transformation in rock music that inspired a generation. A gargantuan #1 hit upon its release on March 8, 1994, the album earned the band two GRAMMY® awards for singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman." Rolling Stone's David Fricke expounds: "The best albums define their time, then transcend it. Superunknown is an honest monument to its era and birthplace. Superunknown is also a heavy masterpiece of vision and backbone, a classic of American, progressive hard rock made by a band that, from the start, always aimed higher and farther than its scene, peers and competition." Selling over 9 million copies worldwide, the album was certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, making it the band's most commercially successful album- undeniably helping to redefine alternative and hard rock, leaving an indelible mark on the course of music history. Soundgarden recently headlined the first-ever US iTunes festival at SXSW and performed at an exclusive taping of Guitar Center Sessions presented by DIRECTV.