Temple of the Dog to reunite and tour for 25th anniversary
Temple of the Dog’s self-titled 1991 debut is turning 25 years old, so the band — fronted by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, and featuring Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Mike McCready, as well as drummer Matt Cameron (who is currently a member of Pearl Jam and was played with Soundgarden previously) — is celebrating by reuniting and going on tour, something they never did the first time around.
The tour — Temple of the Dog’s first — will feature five stops in November: Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and, of course, the band members’ home city Seattle. Pre-sale tickets are currently available, and tickets will open to the general public at 12 p.m. local time on July 29. Portions of the ticket sales will go to both the Chris and Vicky Foundation and Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
“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.
The album itself is getting a shiny reissue as well, available in four editions: a four-disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two-CD Deluxe, and a single CD. Those are out Sept. 30, but can be preordered now.