For the first time ever, famed rock frontman Chris Cornell is going solo and acoustic. The setlist for Cornell’s aptly named Songbook Tour will...

For the first time ever, famed rock frontman Chris Cornell is going solo and acoustic. The setlist for Cornell’s aptly named Songbook Tour will span his career — from his most recent solo efforts to his previous work with Soundgarden and Audioslave — as well as a selection of covers.

The 25-city venture officially launches April 1 at Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Concerts are booked across the United States and Canada through a May 6 set at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, CA.

“Songbook” stands are set for April 12-13 at Town Hall in New York, NY, and May 4-5 at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Among the five planned Canadian concerts are an April 20 show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Yoronto, ON, and an April 29 gig at Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC.

Tickets for the tour have been going fast, according to Cornell’s official Web site, which lists 17 of the planned 28 shows as “sold out” through primary market channels. The demand for tickets has led to the late addition of concert dates — and new markets — to Cornell’s original routing.

In the last days of January, Cornell unveiled the second nights for New York City and Los Angeles, citing “overwhelming demand.” And just today, February 1, the iconic rock musician revealed details of an intimate-sized Aspen gig on March 25, which he notes is “not necessarily part of the Songbook Tour.”

Public onsales are still coming up in several markets, with a handful of sales opening over the course of February 4 and 5. Ticket price depends largely on the city, based on Ticketmaster.com’s listings. Some events offer just one or two ticket prices, marked within the $30 range, for the entire house. Other events, like Cornell’s pair of Town Hall performances, offer a variety of seating choices and price points up to $64.

Most recently, Cornell was reunited with Soundgarden, playing scattered dates with the reformed outfit throughout 2010. But the musician has also completed fall 2008 and spring 2009 tour legs to promote his solo album “Scream,” produced by Timbaland.

Chris Cornell – Songbook Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 25 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
April 1 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
April 2 Houston, TX House of Blues
April 3 Dallas, TX House of Blues
April 5 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
April 6 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
April 8 Bridgeport, CT The Klein
April 9 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
April 10 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
April 12 – 13 New York, NY Town Hall
April 15 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Music Box
April 16 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
April 17 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
April 19 Poughkeepsie, NY Bardavon 1869 Opera House
April 20 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 22 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
April 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
April 24 Saint Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater
April 26 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
April 27 Medicine Hat, AB The Esplanade
April 29 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
April 30 Coquitlam, BC Boulevard Casino
May 1 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
May 3 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 4 – 5 Los Angeles, CA John Anson Ford Theater
May 6 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay