Seattle supergroup Temple Of The Dog – featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden – will reunite this fall to tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990.
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both bands) will play five cities in November in support of the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple Of The Dog’s first and only album.
“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 says of the 2016 tour.
On September 30, the group will release a special "Temple Of The Dog" 25th anniversary reissue collection of the project, newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien.
The collection will be available in several packages, including a 4-disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe, and a single CD set.
Temple Of The Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time. Their 2016 shows will mark the first time the band has ever toured, although Cornell joined Pearl Jam in 2014 at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, WI, and the lineup played “Reach Down” and “Call Me A Dog” at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall in January 2015.
A special ticket pre-sale for fans signed up to the Pearl Jam Ten Club (must be a member as of July 19th to be eligible for the Ten Club pre-sale), Soundgarden, and Chris Cornell email lists begins immediately and runs through July 27.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 29 at 10:00 AM PST.
$1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and an additional $1.50 will benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
Pearl Jam will resume their 2016 tour next month with pairs of shows at Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
Soundgarden are currently writing new material for the follow-up to 2012’s “King Animal” while Cornell continues to tour in support of his latest solo effort, “Higher Truth.”
Temple Of The Dog
Nov 04 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
Nov 07 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Nov 11 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Nov 20 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
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