Temple of the Dog Perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden [Photos]
Temple of the Dog played a sold-out show at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Nov. 7), performing all 10 songs off their lone album, 1991's self-titled effort, and mixing in a number of memorable covers into the set.
Temple of the Dog never had the chance to properly tour back in the early '90s as both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam achieved mass success during that time. Twenty-five years after the release of their self-titled disc, Chris Cornell, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron are celebrating the album, which recently had a special deluxe release.
The band kicked things off with one of their most popular songs, "Say Hello 2 Heaven." During the show, Cornell paid tribute to late Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, whose death inspired the formation of Temple of the Dog. In fact, the band performed a number of Mother Love Bone songs throughout the night.
The set also featured impassioned covers of Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire," David Bowie's "Quicksand" and Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," among others. The highlight of the night came mid-set, when Temple of the Dog performed their signature song "Hunger Strike." While there was hope that Eddie Vedder might show up to the gig, that never ended up happening, but the fans chipped in and sang Eddie's verses at the top of their lungs (watch below).
Temple of the Dog's tour continues tonight (Nov. 11) in San Francisco and runs through a Nov. 21 show in the band's hometown of Seattle. See the remaining dates here, and check out our photos from the Madison Square Garden show in the gallery above.
Watch Temple of the Dog Perform "Hunger Strike" at Madison Square Garden
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