Christmas must have come early as Crystal Castles have spilt the name of the new record along with album art, tour dates and another track!
The record will be titled 'III' and comprise of the already leaked/played tracks "Plague", "Never Been Touched", "Sad Eyes", "Child, I Will Hurt You" and "Wrath of God", the later of which has been given away as a free download.
"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," explains Alice "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.”
A huge North American tour was also announced with a whopping 25 dates where they will be supported by experimental indie band HEALTH.
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 - Liberty Theater - KANSAS CITY, MO** 10/17 - Ogden - DENVER, CO** 10/18 - In The Venue - SALT LAKE CITY, UT** 10/20 - Hollywood 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 - Garrick Center - 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) Crystal Castles will be playing early next year at Big Day Out 2013 and a few intimate sideshows.