Soundgarden will perform at iTunes Festival SXSW in Austin, Apple confirms

Earlier in the month, Apple said it will be bringing the iTunes Festival to the United States, marking the show’s first appearance on U.S. soil as iTunes Festival used to be a UK-only affair. But as Apple’s influence grows and its brand gets more powerful, the company reckoned the time has come to bring iTunes Festival to the United States.

In addition to the previously announced acts, Apple on Wednesday added Soundgarden, the popular Seattle, Washington rock band, to its star-ladden list of performers. Soundgarden performing at the show will also mark the 20th anniversary of one of the band’s best albums, Superunknown ($9.99 in the iTunes Store)…

As noted by The Loop, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd will be on stage performing the entire Superunknown album at iTunes Festival to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary, including such singles as “Let Me Down,” “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”.

The show is scheduled to run March 11-15, 2014 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Some of the confirmed acts include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban and ZEDD, among others. All five nights of the show will be available as a free live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC devices, Apple said.

High-definition streaming will be available via the iTunes Festival app on iOS devices and the Apple TV set-top box. The iTunes Festival in London drew over 400 artists who have performed in front of more than 430,000 fans and “tens of millions more online”.