Temples Explores A Utopian Island With ‘Exotico’ And Heads Into A US Tour

British Psychedelic band Temples will mark the arrival of their new album Exotico, produced by Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT,) with a North American headline tour.

The tour is getting underway June 6th, 2023 at Washington DC’s The Black Cat and then traveling through the end of the month. Highlights include such venues as Brooklyn, NY’s Elsewhere, San Francisco, CA’s Great American Music Hall, and Los Angeles, CA’s Teragram Ballroom. Support for the tour will be provided by Chicago psych-rockers Post Animal.

Exotico is a 16-track “panoramic musical travelogue” set on “an impossibly utopic island” where every song serves as a different stop, from beaches to forests. Recorded in studios in London, Brighton, and Worcestershire, the album has additional multi-instrumental and vocal accompaniment from Sean Lennon as well as extra vocals from Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger).



6 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

7 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

9 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere

10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

12 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

13 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

15 – Detroit, MI – El Club

16 – Chicago, IL – Metro

17 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird

20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

24 – Los Angeles, LA – Teragram Ballroom


31 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw


2 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

3 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival