Temple of the Dog kicked off their first ever tour last night in Philadelphia. As Chris Cornell explained previously, Temple of the Dog reunited to do the one thing they never got to do -- "play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago." Fans enjoyed the ultimate musical gift last night as Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron triumphantly ripped through a 23 song set filled with their classic songs, plus covers from Mother Love Bone, the Cure, David Bowie, and more. Watch the magic unfold below courtesy of Jim Powers:
Watch additional video from last night's show here.
Temple of the Dog play the second of two shows in Philadelphia tonight on their sold out tour. At this point there are no plans for more dates beyond November, though Mike McCready recently told Rolling Stone that "if things go well, there will be more in the future."
Temple of the Dog tour
Nov 05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Nov 07 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov 11 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Nov 20 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Nov 21 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
A 25th anniversary edition of Temple of the Dog was released in September. More info on that is posted here.
Published November 5th, 2016