We got a Chris Cornell solo show in 2011, but Pittsburgh's been waiting a long time to get in on this Soundgarden reunion action.
The Seattle grunge legends, who reunited in 2010, make a long-awaited return here for an outdoor show at Stage AE on May 12. Soundgarden is touring on “King Animal,” its first album in 15 years. The band hasn't played Pittsburgh since that wild Lollapalooza '92. Tickets go on sale March 1 and are $49.50 advance; $52 day of show.
• The National, which formed in Cincinnati and broke out of Brooklyn in 2001 with a haunting, melancholy indie-rock sound, plays an indoor show on June 11, a month after releasing a new album. Also on the bill are Dirty Projectors. Tickets are on sale March 1: $29.50 advance; day of show.
• Steel Panther, a satirical metal band from LA, plays Stage AE indoors on April 25. Tickets are on sale March 2: $20 advance; $25 day of show.
Go to www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 800-745-3000.
Correction: Steel Panther was not nominated for a Comedy Album Grammy in 2010.