After massive amounts of touring around their self-titled debut, electronic cult icons Crystal Castles are back on the road again, supporting the new release of their sophomore record, Crystal Castles II. The band is currently on a tour of the U.K. and Europe, which includes everything from the staple music festivals, such as Glastonbury in Scotland (June 27), to the more exotic festivals, such as Exit in Serbia (see the summer music travel guide).
But if catching a plane overseas to see Crystal Castles doesn’t top your list, rest assured knowing that you have an option to watch them perform a little closer to home. They will be heading back to the States for a special two-week run of dates. While they don’t hit Vegas, you can see them in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 6 or in Denver on Aug. 9 (for more dates, visit crystalcastles.com).
Supporting Crystal Castles are three very talented up-and-coming DJ/producers who are sure to get the kids feeling hot ’n’ ready to dance. Sinden, the UK-based DJ and producer will be bringing down the house with his rather extensive catalog of electro-house remixes and originals. The human bass tornado Rusko will be slowing it down and thickening it up with a more dubstep-oriented set, and the Los Angeles-based DJ and the disco-house producer Destructo will be showcasing his notable remix work and impeccable DJ skills. Bystanders beware, the sounds from the underground will be shaking things up and the kids will be losing their minds.