Temple of the Dog — the Seattle supergroup featuring Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and drummer Matt Cameron — has officially reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. The band will play five cities, Philadelphia (November 4-5), New York (November 7), San Francisco (November 11-12), Los Angeles (November 14), and Seattle (November 20-21). Though Eddie Vedder is not listed among the members taking part in the tour, surprise guest appearances cannot be ruled out.
The tour marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple of the Dog’s first and only album, that will be reissued on September 30 in 4 different editions:
- 1 CD · Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien with expanded artwork
- 2 CD [Deluxe Edition] · CD 1: · Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien · Plus 3 Alternate Mixes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper · CD 2: · 7 demos – 5 unreleased including 2 songs that didn’t make final album sessions: “Angel of Fire” and “Black Cat” · 5 Studio Outtakes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper
- 2 LP · Original album only – newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien – expanded to 2 LPs for premium audio fidelity · Side D: features an etched image (no audio) · Gatefold jacket with 12-inch removable 3D lenticular cover
- Super Deluxe Edition · Same material included in the 2 CD Deluxe Edition, plus 1 DVD with nearly all of the band’s live performances from 1990 to 2015 (including most of the two sets that the band played at PJ20 in 2011 and the set from Mad Season’s 2015 Benaroya Hall concert, in addition to previously unseen footage from 1990/1992), 1 Blu-ray Audio featuring the album & HD versions of the bonus videos. Magnetic flip top box package includes booklet with liner notes by David Fricke, a lenticular sticker and a poster · PLUS exclusive 12”x12” litho with each Super Deluxe order.
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Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power