It’s been 25 years since Seattle’s Temple of the Dog released their one and only album. Now, they’re finally ready to go out on tour.
The group comprised of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam members will be playing in just five cities later this year — including a performance in Seattle on November 20 at the Paramount Theater.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29. They will cost $94.25, not including fees. A portion of the ticket sales — $1.50 from each ticket sold — will be donated to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
The band’s self-titled album is also slated to be re-released.
Temple of the Dog was a creative force that stood at the nexus of Seattle music history. It was formed in the wake of Andrew Wood’s death — a prominent singer in many bands throughout the ’80s. Those bands created a foundation for what would become the Seattle sound, paving the way for the likes of Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and many more.
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was good friends with Woods and created Temple of the Dog in 1990 as a tribute to the late singer. He had help from his own band mates and remnants of Wood’s band Mother Love Bone — Stone Gossard and Jeff Amment who would go on to discover Eddie Vedder and form Pearl Jam. Vedder even contributed vocals to one of Temple of the Dog’s more well-known songs, “Hunger Strike.”
The band recorded one self-titled album that received critics’ praise, but it never toured — until now.