If you were hoping to nab last-minute Temple of the Dog tickets for next month’s show — you’re going to have to pay for them, really pay for them.
There are two shows slated for Seattle on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 for the legendary Seattle band. Temple of the Dog tickets went on sale in July for $94 — not including fees.
But if you want tickets now, you’ll have to pay at least $418 (as of this posting). Secondary sales websites are listing Temple of the Dog tickets for hundreds of dollars. SeatGeek has them starting at $529, going up to $2,318 for more optimal seating. VividSeats has them for $418, going up to $2,250. Stubhub has tickets starting at $457 — and the most expensive ticket is $10,000.
The band recorded one self-titled album that received critics’ praise, but it never toured — until now. Perhaps that is why many are so eager to attend the show. There were originally only five shows planned — now there are eight after some cities doubled up on the concerts. Seattle is one such city. Starting Nov. 4, Temple of the Dog will play Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and then Seattle.
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And the hometown show for the Seattle band is running far more expensive than the any of the other shows. Tickets for the show in Philadelphia are now starting at $250 on StubHub. It’s $79 for Madison Square Garden in New York. And $89 for the San Francisco show on VividSeats. There are even Temple of the Dog tickets going for $25 on SeatGeek for the Los Angeles show at The Forum.
In case you missed out on your Seattle music history: Temple of the Dog formed amid a cluster of musicians who would go on to create Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. It also started 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 started 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.”