Temple Of The Dog reunites for 25th anniversary

Temple Of The Dog ‘Black Cat’
Temple Of The Dog 'Black Cat'

Temple Of The Dog: the band’s first and only album was originally released 25 years ago

The supergroup, featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, announces US tour and special reissue edition of 1991 debut album

Temple of the Dog — the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both bands) — has reunited and will tour for the first time since forming in 1990. The group will play five US cities in November this year: Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

The tour marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple Of The Dog’s first and only album, a self-titled set that was released by A&M Records on 16 April 1991. On 30 September, Universal Music will release a special anniversary reissue collection of the album, newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien.

“This is something no one has ever seen…We wanted to stop and recognise that we did this and pay homage,” says Cornell. “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.”

The collection will be available in four configurations, including a four disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe and a single CD. Pre-order of the digital version is now live, along with a rare demo, Black Cat (listen below), which is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the album on iTunes.

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