Album tours and band reunions continue to be all the rage this year, as the Soundgarden-Pearl Jam supergroup Temple of the Dog has announced that they'll hit the road for the first time ever to pay tribute to their lone, self-titled 1991 LP Temple of the Dog.
The tour will launch in November and will feature the quintet comprised of singer Chris Cornell, guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Matt Cameron. The band will make stops in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Tickets for the tour went on sale today, and have already begun to rise on the secondary market, with tickets averaging an impressive $361. The band's Nov. 7 stop at Madison Square Garden is already averaging $352, with the cheapest ticket going for $52, and right behind that date is the band's Nov. 14 stop at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where tickets are averaging $349 with the cheapest ticket priced at $276, according to TiqIQ.
The two priciest stops are by far the band's last two performances at the Forum in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 and the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Nov. 20. For those stops, tickets on the resale market are averaging $482 and $1,058, with the cheapest tickets going for $276 and $595, respectively.
On Sept. 30, UMe will release a 25th anniversary reissue of the band's self-titled LP, which has been newly mixed by Pearl Jam/Soundgarden collaborator Brendan O'Brien, according to a report by Rolling Stone. The set will be available in four versions: a four-CD Super Deluxe package, a double-LP, a two-CD edition and a single CD.
On their own, Pearl Jam will play four massive stadium shows on Aug. 5, 7, 20, and 22. The first two shows will be held at Fenway Park in Boston, and the last two will be held at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Those Pearl Jam tickets are averaging $367 on the secondary market, with the most expensive of the shows slated to be the band's Aug. 20 stop in Chicago. Tickets for that night are averaging $494, with the cheapest ticket going for $234.