Crystal Castles Announce World Tour, Share “Concrete” Video


The best things come in pairs, and Crystal Castles appear to recognize this. Earlier in the year the duo announced that they would make a comeback with Edith Frances replacing Alice Glass as vocalist, and now they’ve revealed the music video for the first single from their upcoming album alongside the dates of a three-month world tour.

The official music video for “Concrete” pairs the song’s primal vocals and foreboding synth melodies with subversive images of Frances mouthing the words while stumbling backwards through a crowded venue. The sound is not a significant departure from what Crystal Castles has put out in recent years, but it’s certainly different from the blog house tracks that put them on the map in the late aughts.

The last tour dates announced by the duo will wrap up with a performance at Reading & Leeds Festival in England on August 27th, and their world tour picks up right where they left off with a gig at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. They previously expected to release their first album with Frances in the Spring, but still have yet to share a title, release date or any other information with their fans.

After watching the official music video for Crystal Castles‘ “Concrete” in the YouTube player above, look through the tour dates below to find out if they’re coming to your city:

Remaining dates of Crystal Castles’ current tour:

07-22 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
08-05 Castellon, Spain – Arenal Sound Festival
08-26 Reading, England – Reading & Leeds Festival
08-27 Leeds, England – Reading & Leeds Festival

Dates of Crystal Castles’ fall world tour:

09-06   Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09-08   Atlanta, GA – The Loft, US
09-09   New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks,
09-10   Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
09-13   Dallas, TX – Trees
09-14   Austin, TX – Empire Garage
09-16   Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
09-17   San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
09-21   San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09-22   Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09-23   Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
09-23-25 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
09-27   Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09-28   Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-30   Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10-01  Chicago, IL – Metro
10-02  Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
10-06  Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10-07  Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10-08  Washington DC – Black Cat
10-09  Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
10-11 Montreal, Quebec – Theatre Fairmount
10-12 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton
10-20 Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
10-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
10-24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
10-25 Malmo, Sweden – Kulturbolaget
10-26 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
10-28 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaserstrand
10-29 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
10-31 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theatre
11-01 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefaehrlich
11-02 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
11-05 Dublin, Ireland – Metropolis Festival
11-26 Singapore – Neon Lights Festival
11-27 Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival
12-02 Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre
12-03 Bordeaux, France – Krakatoa
12-05 Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antrokia
12-07 Oporto, Portugal – Hard Club
12-08 Lisbon, Portugal – Paradise Garage
12-09 Madrid, Spain – Teatro Barcelo
12-10 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
12-12 Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
12-13 Milan, Italy – Fabrirque
12-14 Zurich, Switzerland – X-tra Limmithaus
12-15 Luxembourg – Den Atelier