Temple of the Dog to Reunite for First-Ever Tour

2016-07-20

Story by Charles Ken

Chris Cornell-fronted band will tour this fall

Grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog is reuniting for their first-ever tour. The Seattle-area band – which consists of Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron – are back together and will hit the road this fall. The band formed in 1990 but never did a full-fledged tour together.

Temple of the Dog will perform in five cities in November: Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and, of course, Seattle. Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public at noon local time on Friday, July 29. Of each ticket sold, $1.50 will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and $1.50 will benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.

This tour will commemorate the 25th anniversary Temple of the Dog’s only album, a self-titled release, which arrived on A&M Records on April 16, 1991.

“We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do … play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago,” Cornell said in a statement.

UMe will release a Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary reissue collection Sept. 30, with new mixing from Brendan O’Brien. For information on the collection, which will be available in four packages, visit the band’s store page.

For more on the band, head to Temple of the Dog’s website.

Temple of the Dog 2016 Tour Dates:

11/04 — Philadelphia, PA — Tower Theater
11/07 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
11/11 — San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 — Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
11/20 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theater

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Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock News

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