Though they released an album 25 years ago, ‘90s supergroup Temple of the Dog never did a proper tour.
2016 will be the Year of the Dog, then.
The group, comprised of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Jeff McCready of Pearl Jam, and Matt Cameron of both bands, will perform five shows in November, with their final performance in the place where it all began: Seattle. Of course, unlike the handful of shows the band played in the ‘90s, these performances will be held in venues much, much bigger than a dive bar.
“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 in a press release. “This is something no one has ever seen.”
UMe will also reissue the band’s self-titled album on Sept. 30. You can preorder that record right here.
Cornell conceived the idea of Temple of the Dog as a tribute to his late friend and former Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood. Gossard and Ament were former members of Mother Love Bone, as well.
“Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it,” said Cornell. “We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale July 29. Find the dates and tour trailer below.
Temple of the Doug Tour Dates
4 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower Theater
7- New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bill Graham Civic Center
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theater