The original unveiling of Chris Cornell’s statue was scheduled for August 29, but has since been pushed back.
According to Billboard, the date has now been moved to October 7 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture to accommodate the crowds expected to be present for the unveiling.
Billboard quotes Vicky Cornell saying the following:
“As an artist, my husband was not only one of the greatest voices in rock history but also one of the greatest and most prolific poets of his time- his contribution to music birthed a movement that would leave an indelible mark on popular music forever. It only makes sense that I donate this statue to MoPop with their dedication to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” Vicky said in a statement. “Like my husband and his music, MoPop reaches multigenerational audiences, and this is the perfect place where people near and far can come together to not only support the museum and its programs, but also celebrate the legacy that my husband left behind, not only in Seattle but around the world.”
The viewing is still free to the public, and will also will screen footage of Soundgarden’s performance at The Wiltern.
Hopefully, fans will not have made concrete travel plans to visit the statue, or else it looks like they will have to extend their stay.