When Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood died of an overdose in 1990, some of his Seattle friends–plus some kid from San Diego who had just moved up the coast to be in this band called Mookie Blaylock–got together to make a tribute album. This ad-hoc group, Chris Cornell (Wood’s old roommate), Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron and Eddie Vedder. Went on to do big things as members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and in the case of Matt Cameron, both.
TotD never toured because it was supposed to be a one-time, one-shot thing before everyone went back to their prospective projects. But twenty-five years on from the release of that one album in 1991, there’s been a change of heart. Temple of the Dog has announced a reunion and a tour.
Stone, Jeff, Mike, Matt and Chris–What? No Eddie?–are going to play a series of shows later this year, starting in Philadelphia. The tour dates are listed below. More information can be found at the official TotD website and here.
11/04 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower Theater
11/07 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
11/11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
11/20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theater