Temple of the Dog discuss possible new album, more tour dates

templeofthedog190s rock supergroup Temple of the Dog is slated for a reunion tour late this year, but if things turn out to be a success, there could be more from the band in the future.

The tour currently has eight dates scheduled. In an interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Mike McCready said more dates could be added depending on how the first eight go.

“I hope if these go well, there will be more [shows] in the future,” says McCready. “That’s kind of why we didn’t want to do an extensive tour. We just wanted to feel out the landscape. I hope we can go to Europe. It depends on how much fun we have with it, and how much people get out of it.”

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Whether or not the band records more material isn’t as certain. Frontman Chris Cornell weighed in on the possibility.

“We’d have to feel really great about the songs,” Cornell said. “It’s a scary thing. I don’t want to say they’d have to live up to the [first] album, but I wouldn’t want it to take away from it either. It was the same issue with reforming Soundgarden. I’m super excited about writing new songs as long as we don’t detract from what came before, and ultimately we did that. I think the same thing would apply to Temple.”

Cornell and McCready also shot down the possibility of Soundgarden or Pearl Jam being played at the live shows and had no answer as to whether or not Eddie Vedder could be joining in. Click here for the full interview. Tour dates are below:

11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
11/07 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
11/21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater

(h/t Consequence of Sound)

Photo credit: Promotional shot of Temple of the Dog. Source: www.reachdown.com/images.shtml via Wikimedia Commons

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