PORTLAND, Ore. – If you were alive in the early 90’s it’s likely that you heard the hit song “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog on Portland radio stations and it’s still played today on some alternative music stations worldwide because Temple of the Dog was a massive supergroup during the early days of alternative music. It’s members consisted of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Mike McCready and of course Matt Cameron.
25 year Anniversary
After 25 years all members of Temple of the Dog went on to have huge music careers including Vedder, McCready, Gossard and Jeff Ament who went on to success with Pearl Jam while Cornell and Cameron went on to have massive success with Soundgarden.
There’s no denying that each member of the band has nothing left to prove in the music world but there was always the nagging question of what the band could have been since they only released just one album before going their separate ways.
Thankfully that question will finally be answered soon when they will reform and perform their songs live for the first time in 25 years.
Temple Of The Dog 5 City Tour
Starting this November, Temple of the Dog will be taking their music on the road for the first time in honor of the 25 anniversary of their album and if tickets haven’t sold out yet you will have the opportunity to see them perform live on their 5 city tour which will have stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia.
To get tickets for a Temple of the Dog show you need to sign up for the Soundgarden or Pearl Jam’s Ten Club email lists because you can get your tickets early on Wednesday, July 27th while tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 29th.
Why Tour Now?
Besides being one of the best super groups ever they never had the opportunity to hit the road and expose fans to their music live. Thankfully they are going to do a tour now and each member is still at the top of their game musically, especially Chris Cornell, who reformed Soundgarden and he still continues to create beautiful music on his solo albums as well.
Seeing them live will no doubt be a dream come true for the die-hard music fan, especially grunge music fans from the early 1990’s, and once they finish their five-city tour lets’ hope that the group will want to record new songs together, especially since Cornell has gone on record to say that the bands album was the only “stress free” album they ever made in their careers and the members of the band obviously enjoy making music together.