Music History

Sounding Off for Soundgarden—the Vigil Outside Bomb Factory

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Hannah Ridings
Cornell killed himself last week in a Detroit hotel room, according to the local medical examiner's office, after performing a show at the Fox Theatre. The rest of Soundgarden's tour has been canceled. Ticket holders were offered refunds, but the Bomb Factory doesn't plan to host a memorial in lieu of the concert.

Undaunted, fans rallied to hold a vigil in Deep Ellum on Friday, May 26, 2017. Close to a hundred fans gathered to meet at 8 p.m. near the Bomb Factory for a candlelight vigil. The mourners then reconvened at Wit’s End, where they played Soundgarden on the jukebox to toast Cornell. Photos by Hannah Ridings