MAD SEASON CONCERT FEATURES TEMPLE OF THE DOG REUNION
The two surviving members of Mad Season, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, performed for the first time in nearly 20 years at Benayora Hall in Seattle on Friday night (January 30th). The “Sonic Evolution” concert featured the Seattle Symphony plus guests such asSoundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
In addition to Mad Season songs and new compositions by guitarist Mike McCready, the show also featured a two-song reunion of Temple Of The Dog that brought Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard out to perform with McCready, Cornell and Cameron. The evening closed with Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinneyjoining the ensemble for “All Alone,” which featured a recording of the late Layne Staley’s voice.
The evening kicked off with three new compositions by McCready, performed by the Seattle Symphony, titled “Ashes,” “Beyond Much Difference” and “Walking The Horizon.”
The other Mad Season songs performed were “Long Gone Day,” “River Of Deceit,” “I Don’t Know Anything,” “Wake Up” and “Lifeless Dead.”
The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Mad Season’s sole album, Above.
In addition to McCready on guitar and Martin on drums, Mad Season featured Staley on vocals and John Baker Saunders on bass.