Soundgarden returning this Summer?

According to a report by Triple M’s music reporter Nui Te Koha the reunited Soundgarden will be doing shows in the country in 2011.

The report revealed that Australian promoters were at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago “trying to lock down dates” and although nothing has been confirmed Triple M assured fans that the tour “will happen early this year”. However when pressed for dates the radio station could only offer the vague answer of “January, February, March next year”.

The timeframe suggests that Soundgarden could tour as part of the line up for Big Day Out or be announced as the third headliner for Soundwave.

After taking a “little break” that lasted for 13 years, Soundgarden’s return has received glowing reviews, with Rolling Stone describing the band’s recent set at Lollapalooza – the band’s third gig since the reunion as “epic”.

The band will release a hits collection called Telephantasm in September, including the unreleased track Black Rain, taken from the Badmotorfinger sessions.