Temples Make Plans for ‘Mesmerise Live’ EP Ahead of North American Tour
U.K. psychedelic prog-rockers Temples have already had quite the busy year. Just a few months after releasing their debut LP, ‘Sun Structures,’ the quartet announced details for a remixed and reimagined album called ‘Sun Restructured.’ Now, just a couple of weeks before they kick off their North American tour, Temples have unveiled plans for their next effort: a four-track EP entitled ‘Mesmerise Live.’
Temples’ North American tour begins Sept. 19 in Vancouver; the day before the gig, Fat Possum Records will release the new EP that highlights the progression of the band since the release of ‘Sun Structures.' Taking fans directly to the place where the magic is made, all of the tracks are recorded live in-studio -- and there will be accompanying videos for each song.
Giving fans an idea of what to expect from 'Mesmerise Live,' Temples have shared the companion high-definition footage for ‘Mesmerise’ -- an epic nine-minute rendition of the original four-minute tune. Watch it below:
The tracklist for 'Mesmirise Live' will include 'Mesmirise,' 'Ankh,' 'Move With the Season' and 'Sun Structures.'
In addition to the new EP (and the remix album), the band's 'Sun Structures' will also be re-released on Sept. 30 in support of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Temples are one of 10 bands to reissue their albums on pink vinyl, and for every record shipped, one dollar will go to Gilda's Club NYC -- a non-profit created in the memory of original Saturday Night Live cast member, Gilda Radner, who passed away from ovarian cancer in '89. Get details on the pink album here.
Temples' fall tour itinerary is below and you can get ticket information at their official website here.
Temples North American 2014 Fall Tour
Sept. 19: Vancouver, B.C. -- Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 20: Seattle, Wash. -- Neptune Theatre
Sept. 21: Portland, Oreg. -- Hawthorne Theater
Sept. 23: Santa Cruz, Calif. -- The Catalyst Atrium
Sept. 24: San Francisco, Calif. -- The Fillmore
Sept. 25: Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Fonda Theatre
Sept. 26: Pomona, Calif. -- The Glasshouse
Sept. 27: Solana Beach, Calif. -- Belly Up Tavern
Sept. 29: Phoenix, Ariz. -- Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 1: Boulder, Colo. -- Fox Theatre
Oct. 3: Austin, Texas -- Austin City Limits
Oct. 10: Austin, Texas -- Austin City Limits
Oct. 12: Mexico City -- Corona Capitol Music Festival
Oct. 14: Kansas City, Mo. -- The Riot Room
Oct. 15: St. Louis, Mo. -- Old Rock House
Oct. 17: Louisville, Kent. -- Headliner's Music Hall
Oct. 18: Columbus, Ohio -- Newport Music Hall
Oct. 20: Cleveland, Ohio -- Grog Shop
Oct. 24: Boston, Mass. -- Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 25: Philadelphia, Penn. -- Union Transfer
Oct. 27: New York, N.Y. -- Irving Plaza
Oct. 28: Washington, D.C. -- 9:30 Club
Oct. 29: Carrboro, N.C. -- Cat's Cradle
Oct. 30: Atlanta, Ga. -- Terminal West
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