2012 saw the release of Crystal Castles' third full-length album, aptly titled (III) out on Casablanca/Republic/Fiction Records. Having received glowing appraise across the board from the media, (III) debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, with its best sales week upon release. The album also topped numerous 'Best Of' and 'End of Year' lists, with Pitchfork praising the bands "meditations on the exploitation of women and children and religious oppression" concluding with "(III), they've crafted an album of haunted protest music." The release also became the NME readers #1 most voted Best Album of 2012, as well as Hype Machines #1 most talked about album online, Worldwide for 2012.
On February 18, the band will be releasing their second single 'Sad Eyes' to be accompanied with their first official video directed and edited by long-term Friends Rob Hawkins and Marc Pannozzo (Crime Wave).
Since the bands previous major U.S tour last fall -- where they sold out venues from NYC's Roseland Ballroom to LA's Hollywood Palladium -- Ethan Kath and Alice Glass have continued to tour the globe, riding on the success of their previous releases, headlining festivals and selling out venues worldwide. In April, they will be making a welcomed return to U.S soil kicking off in the South East, winding West then finishing up on the East coast in Boston.
(III) is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and in all good record stores across the U.S.?
CRYSTAL CASTLES SPRING 2013 TOUR DATES
03/15 - Ultra Music Festival - Miami, FL
03/25 - Ultra Music Festival - Miami, FL
04/11 - Jardin El Fresno - Puebla
04/12 - Pepsi Center - Mexico City
04/13 - Carpa Agora - Guadalajara
04/17 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
04/19 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
04/20 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
04/21 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX
04/22 - House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
04/24 - Marquee Theater - Phoenix, AZ
04/25 - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
04/26 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
04/27 - Fox Theater - San Francisco, CA
04/29 - Roseland Ballroom - Portland, OR
04/30 - Moore Theater - Seattle, WA
05/02 - Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
05/03 - Liberty Hall -Lawrence, KS
05/05 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
05/06 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
05/07 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
05/09 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
05/10 - NorVa - Norfolk, VA
05/11 - Ram's Head - Baltimore, MD
05/13 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA