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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 Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) – are touring for the first time ever since forming in 1990. The band will play five cities, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, this month, having kicked things off in Philadelphia (Upper Darby)on November 4th at Tower Theater. Video from the show is available below.

The setlist on the night was as follows:

“Say Hello 2 Heaven”
“Wooden Jesus”
“Call Me A Dog”
“Your Savior”
“Stardog Champion” (Mother Love Bone)
“Stargazer” (Mother Love Bone)
“Seasons” (Chris Cornell solo song)
“Jump Into the Fire” (Harry Nilsson)
“Four Walled World”
“I’m A Mover” (Free)
“Pushin’ Forward Back”
“Hunger Strike”
“Quicksand” (David Bowie)
“Heartshine / Holy Roller” (Mother Love Bone)
“Reach Down”

Encore:
“Man Of Golden Words” (Mother Love Bone)
“Comfortably Numb” (Pink Floyd)
“Times Of Trouble”
“Achilles Last Stand” (Led Zeppelin)
“Baby Lemonade” (Syd Barrett)
“Fascination Street” (The Cure)
“War Pigs” (Black Sabbath)
“All Night Thing”

Remaining tour dates are as follows:

November
7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

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 April 16th, 1991. “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,” Cornell says of the 2016 tour.

Temple Of The Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle, in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time. Their 2016 shows mark the first time the band has ever toured. (Cornell joined Pearl Jam in 2014 at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, WI, and the Temple line-up played “Reach Down” and “Call Me A Dog” at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall in January 2015.)

“This is something no one has ever seen,” Cornell says of the official reunion. “We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”

Source: BraveWords – News