This press release from iMusic, dated June 14, was sent out to announce Soundgarden's concert at the Showbox:

June 14, 1996

Win Round-Trip PlaneFare, Lodging, and Tickets to Special Seattle Show

Soundgarden announced today that they will be giving a special performance at the historic Showbox Theater in Seattle this Thursday, June 20th, 1996, before leaving on tour with Lollapalooza. In appreciation to their loyal, hometown fans, Soundgarden has chosen a smaller venue for this show to provide a close performance experience for the audience. Opening the show will be Loosegroove recording artists, Devilhead. All profits from the show will be donated to local causes including JAMPAC/WMIC, AIDS Research and Care Fund for Pediatric AIDS, and Share Wheel.

In conjunction with this event, A&M is sponsoring an on-line contest, exclusively on iMusic, offering Soundgarden fans a chance to win round-trip plane fare from anywhere in the continental U.S., lodging, and tickets for the June 20th show in Seattle. Contestants will vote to determine the listeners' choice of the best song from the new Soundgarden release, Down On The Upside. Results of this voting will be posted on the Soundgarden Website on iMusic. The contest winner will be chosen based on a random drawing, and is open to those over age 21. The deadline for entering the contest is midnight on Tuesday, June 18th. The winner will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, June 19th and will fly out to Seattle the next day.

To enter the contest and vote for the best song on the album, on-line adventurers can tune in to:

Anyone who would like to link their site to the Soundgarden contest may do so. Graphics can be pulled from the Soundgarden Website on iMusic for this purpose. iMusic will be happy to provide assistance with making these links. Please inform iMusic of any such links by e-mailing to