When Temple of the Dog reunited for a brief tour last year to honor their 25th anniversary they knew they had to end the tour in Seattle.
The city gave birth to the grunge supergroup in 1990 after Mother Love Bone frontman Andy Wood died of a heroin overdose and his former roommate Chris Cornell teamed up with his surviving bandmates to record an album in his honor, right around the time they met a new singer named Eddie Vedder.
Temple of the Dog never got a chance to tour in support of their lone album since Soundgarden and Pearl Jam became two of the biggest bands shortly after it came out, but last year they decided it was finally time to take the music on the road in support of a deluxe edition of the album.
With just 10 songs on the album they were forced to fill up the setlist with covers like David Bowie’s “Quicksand,” The Cure’s “Fascination Street” and Led Zeppelin’s “Achilles Last Stand.” A mere eight shows were booked, kicking off November 4th in Philadelphia and wrapping up on November 21st at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.
Sadly, Cornell’s tragic death makes any future Temple of the Dog activity impossible, making this stellar performance of “All Night Thing” their final act.
The songs on that album were written as a tribute to Andy Wood, but from now on they’ll double as a tribute to the incredible voice and spirit of Chris Cornell.