Crystal Castles 2012 Fall Tour Dates, LP ‘III’ Out 11/5

On Thursday night in Charlotte, NC, Crystal Castles will set out on a North American Tour in support of their forthcoming album III (DIGITAL: NOV 5 / PHYSICAL: NOV 6). Continue below to check out the fall dates, read about the new record and listen to and download the new tune “Plague”.

Additionally, the band has provided some more new info about the record:

“Oppression is a theme, in general… A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it’s profoundly influenced my writing as I’ve realized there will never be justice for them,” Alice Glass said in a statement. “I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don’t get justice and corruption prevails. I’m one step away from being a vigilante to protect people and bring justice to the people I love. I’ve thought about it.”

“We wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience,” said Ethan Kath in a statement. “Any keyboards and pedals used on I or II were traded for different keyboards and pedals so that there would be a new palette of sounds to work with. We wouldn’t allow any computers near the studio, everything had to be recorded to tape. We’d limit ourselves to one take because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea.”

Listen to and share ‘Wrath of God’ from the forthcoming Crystal Castles album III:

PLAGUE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

CRYSTAL CASTLES 2012 TOUR DATES

09/27 – Fillmore Charlotte – CHARLOTTE, NC*
09/28 – Counterpoint Music Festival – ATLANTA, GA*
09/29 – 9:30 – WASHINGTON, DC*
09/30 – 9:30 – WASHINGTON, DC* – NEW DATE
10/02 – Electric Factory – PHILADELPHIA, PA*
10/03 – Roseland – NEW YORK, NY*
10/06 – House of Blues – BOSTON, MA*
10/07 – Metropolis – MONTREAL, PQ**
10/09 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – ROYAL OAK, MI**
10/10 – Newport Music Hall – COLUMBUS, OH**
10/11 – Marathon Art Works – NASHVILLE, TN**
10/13 – Emo’s East – AUSTIN, TX** – NEW DATE
10/14 – Austin City Limits – AUSTIN, TX
10/16 – Uptown Theater – KANSAS CITY, MO**
10/17 – Ogden – DENVER, CO**
10/18 – In The Venue – SALT LAKE CITY, UT**
10/20 – Palladium – LOS ANGELES, CA**
10/21 – Soma – SAN DIEGO, CA**
10/22 – Fox Theater – SAN FRANCISCO, CA**
10/24 – Roseland – PORTLAND, OR**
10/25 – Showbox Sodo – SEATTLE, WA**
10/26 – Commodore – VANCOUVER, BC**
10/28 – Mac Ewan Hall – CALGARY, AB**
10/29 – Edmonton Events Centre – EDMONTON, AB**
10/31 – GarrickTheater – WINNIPEG, MB** – VENUE CHANGE
11/01 – First Ave – MINNEAPOLIS, MN**
11/02 – Congress Theater – CHICAGO, IL**
11/03 – Kool Haus – TORONTO, ON** – DATE CHANGE

* w/ HEALTH ** w/ HEALTH & Kontravoid (Pretty Pretty Records)

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