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Crystal Castles: Sydney Headline and Playground Weekender Festival

Written by Toby Smith on December 11, 2008

Toronto duo Crystal Castles are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show next February, in addition to their appearance at the Playground Weekender Festival.

Crystal Castles will headline the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Monday 9 February, in addition to shows at Billboard in Melbourne on Wednesday 4 February, The Met in Brisbane on Friday 6 February, and The Capitol in Perth on Wednesday 11 February.

Pre-sale tickets for the Sydney show will go on-sale at 9am on Wednesday 17 December, and then on-sale to the general public at 9am on Friday 19 December.

Following their debut  Australian tour in 2007, including sold out shows across the country and a stellar performance at the Meredith Music Festival, Crystal Castles are excited to return to Australian shores again next February.

Since forming in 2004, the Toronto-based duo of Ethan Fawn and Alice Glass has amassed a cult following with their uncompromising and intense delivery, a slew of limited edition singles, and electrifying live performances. Over this time the band has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America, shared bills with the Klaxons and Metric, and also remixed tracks for the likes of Bloc Party and the Klaxons, amongst others.

Following the release of several 7″ singles and their self-titled debut album in early 2008, front woman Alice Glass recently topped the NME ‘Cool List’ of 2008, trumping Jay Z, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, M.I.A. and Ladyhawke.

Crystal Castles unique take on bleep-pop and electro glitch has seen them categorised as leaders of the 8-bit and nu-rave subgenres, however the band’s nihilist aesthetic and a diverse body of work suggests their sound is beyond classification.

Don’t miss Crystal Castles tearing up the stage at a venue near you next February!

CRYSTAL CASTLES Australian Tour 2009

Melbourne

Wednesday 4 February
Billboard, Melbourne
With special guests to be announced

Tickets on sale NOW, from http://www.moshtix.com.au or http://www.billboardthevenue.com.au
Presented by Select Music, triple j, MySpace and Inpress

Brisbane

Friday 6 February
The Met, Fortitude Valley
With special guests to be announced

Tickets on sale NOW, from http://shop.themet.com.au, shop.inthemix.com.au or http://www.oztix.com.au
Presented by Select Music, triple j, MySpace and Rave Magazine

Playground Weekender

Wisemans Ferry
Saturday 7 February
With Primal Scream, The Streets, Cold War Kids and more.

http://www.playgroundweekender.com.au
Tickets on sale NOW

Sydney

Monday 9 February
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ALL AGES
With special guests to be announced

Pre-sale tickets on sale from 9am, Wed 17 December. General tickets on sale from 9am, Fri 19 December From http://www.metrotheatre.com.au or 02 9550 3666 Presented by Select Music, triple j, MySpace and Brag

Perth

Wednesday 11 February
The Capitol, Perth
With special guests to be announced

Tickets on sale NOW, from http://www.moshtix.com.au or http://www.amplifiercapitol.com.au
Presented by Select Music, triple j, MySpace and Drum Media Perth

Crystal Castles is out now on Last Gang / Shock Records.

Visit Crystal Castles online http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles

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