Crystal Castles are an electronic band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band was formed by the duo partnership of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass in 2004. The sound of Crystal Castles has been compared to Soft Cell, The Cure, Kraftwerk and MGMT. However, the sound of Crystal Castles takes on a more Lo-Fi and Experimental brand of Electronic and Pop music.
Between 2006 and 2007 the band had released a flux of limited edition vinyl extended players as well as singles. The production of their records is known for its markedly Lo-Fi and melancholic timbre. Their debut eponymous release came out in 2008.
4 singles from that first album were released to critical acclaim. Those singles were "Crimewave", "Air War", "Courtship Dating" and "Vanished". In fact, the album landed at the number 39 spot for NME's Top 100 Albums of The Decade list.
In 2010, Crystal Castles released their follow up sophomore album called II. The album was a landmark recording for Crystal Castles. It was the first album of their to chart on the US Billboard Music Chart. In addition, the group released their 3rd full-length album offering in 2012 called III.
In support of this album release, 3 singles were issued. Those singles were "Plague", "Wrath of God" and "Affection". The band continues to write original music and tour the world extensively. Crystal Castles are also slated to perform at many live music festivals around the world in 2013.
Crystal Castles tour dates 2017 New Zealand
Crystal Castles does not currently have any concerts scheduled in New Zealand in 2017. The last time Crystal Castles played a show in New Zealand was 2013, in Auckland. Overall, Crystal Castles have played a total of one gig in the country. If you’re ready for a road trip, Crystal Castles, currently has 35 gigs booked in cities like Barcelona (Spain), Isle (France), Milano (Italy), Cambridge (United States), Köln (Germany), Toronto (Canada).
Other Crystal Castles concerts
|May 28, 2017||The Enmore Theatre||Sydney, AU|
|May 30, 2017||The Tivoli Brisbane||Fortitude Valley, AU|
|Jun 01, 2017||Forum Melbourne||Melbourne, AU|
|Jun 02, 2017||Metropolis Fremantle||Fremantle, AU|
|Jun 07, 2017||The Norva||Norfolk, US|
|Jun 08, 2017||El Plaza Condesa||Mexico City, MX|
|Jun 16, 2017||Royal Festival Hall||London, GB|
|Jun 24, 2017||Shoreline Amphitheatre||Mountain View, US|
|Jun 25, 2017||Shoreline Amphitheatre||Mountain View, US|
|Aug 02, 2017||Grant Park||Chicago, US|
|Aug 03, 2017||Grant Park||Chicago, US|
|Aug 06, 2017||Grant Park||Chicago, US|
Past Crystal Castles gigs
|Apr 19, 2017||Fremont Theater||San Luis Obispo|
|Apr 12, 2017||Glass House||Pomona|
|Apr 11, 2017||The Catalyst||Santa Cruz|
|Dec 17, 2016||Ancienne Belgique||Bruxelles|
|Dec 13, 2016||Fabrique||Milano|
|Dec 12, 2016||Zona Roveri||Bologna|
|Dec 10, 2016||Apolo||Barcelona|
|Dec 09, 2016||Teatro Barceló||Madrid|
|Dec 05, 2016||Kafe Antzokia||Bilbao|
|Dec 03, 2016||LE KRAKATOA||Isle|
|Dec 02, 2016||L'Elysee Montmartre||Paris|
|Nov 17, 2016||Brighton Concorde 2||Brighton|
|Nov 15, 2016||Electric Ballroom||London|
|Nov 13, 2016||Exeter Lemon Grove||Exeter|
|Nov 12, 2016||The Marble Factory||Bristol|
Latest Crystal Castles news
Crystal Castles latest news, rumors and lineup confirmations.
Aug 02, 2013
Lollapalooza 2013 Starts Today, Broadcasting on YouTube All Weekend Long! Full Schedule Below.
Chicago's Lollapalooza 2013 is finally here and starts up this afternoon (August 2nd). The action lasts all weekend at Grant Park, until The Cure, Phoenix, and Knife Party play the final sets of the weekend on Sunday night (August 4th). The good news for those of you not going is that man...
Oct 10, 2012
Crystal Castles Announce Tracklist for Upcoming Album. On Tour.
Crystal Castles are known for their experimental electronic sound and for their wild live gigs, which fans around the U.S. and Canada can catch throughout the months of October and Novemenber as they tour with Health and Kontravoid.Ethan Kath and Alice Glass have two studio albums un...
Oct 03, 2012
Crystal Castles' 2012/2013 World Tour Coming to a Town Near You.
The Crystal Castles duo are notorious for their experimental electronic sound as for their wild live shows. Producer Ethan Kath met Alice Glass when she was 15 and was immediately impressed by her raw talent. After releasing a few tracks of her in soundcheck under the Crystal Castles title...
Aug 27, 2012
ACL After Parties and Late Night Shows
Each October, Austin City Limits brings the best artists from all genres of music (ranging from country, blues, folk, indie, pop, straight-up rock and all electronic styles) to perform before thousands of people in intimate settings throughout downtown Austin. This year’s headliners and ...