The Crystal Method Announce North American Tour And New Album

(PR) As The Crystal Method return from SXSW where they DJ'd various events promoting their fourth studio album Divided By Night, set for release May 12 on their own Tiny e Records distributed by INgrooves/Fontana, the duo have announced they will set off on their first official tour as a live act in five years. The live show will be unveiled at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 17.

The Crystal Method will embark on a 30-plus date tour of North America. It kicks off at the House of Blues in Boston, followed by stops at clubs and theatres including Metropolis in Montreal, Guvernment in Toronto, Webster Hall in New York City, House of Blues in Orlando, Dallas and Las Vegas, Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, WaMu Theatre in Seattle, Commodore in Vancouver and Belly Up in Aspen, CO. The tour will wrap in Salt Lake City in mid-June and will include supporting acts Danger and LA Riots on certain dates.

After traveling the world for years performing inside their own custom-made dome awash in a true rock n' roll light show, The Crystal Method have decided to go back to the drawing board and create a brand new visual experience for their fans.

In other news, the pair unveiled the artwork for the DIVIDED BY NIGHT cover which was created by two-time Grammy Award-winner Neal Ashby of Ashby Design, whose clients include Warner Bros. Records, Virgin Entertainment Group, Capitol Records, ESL Records, EMI Music Group and National Geographic. The instantly iconic image he created depicts a giant globe made up of audio speaker heads hovering in mid-air, somewhere 'divided by night.'

States KEN about the album title and the genesis of the artwork which represents the album title, "On a recent plane trip to a DJ gig, we caught an amazing sight. The sun was setting in the west. There were spectacular rich colors on the horizon, but on the ground below, it was night. We both were moved by this incredible contrast." Adds SCOTT, '"Divided By Night' immediately popped into my head, not so much as an album title but as a metaphor for our lives. As I enjoyed this beautiful view from my cramped seat, I thought of my family in California and reflected on just how different these two worlds are." "We lead pretty normal lives outside of our nights as The Crystal Method and that sunset scene and the concept of leading what sometimes seems like two separate lives just seemed to fit. Neal did an amazing job capturing that feeling with his artwork," finishes KEN.

THE CRYSTAL METHOD's Divided By Night Tour dates are as follows:


Fri 4/17 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Wed 5/6 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu 5/7 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Fri 5/8 Toronto, ON Guvernment
Sat 5/9 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sun 5/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Mon 5/11 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Tue 5/12 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head
Thu 5/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri 5/15 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Sat 5/16 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Sun 5/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mon 5/18 Houston, TX House of Blues
Tue 5/19 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Wed 5/20 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fri 5/22 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sat 5/23 Tempe, AZ Marquee
Sun 5/24 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Tue 5/26 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Fri 5/29 Portland, OR Roseland
Sat 5/30 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
Mon 6/1 Vancouver, BC Commodore
Wed 6/3 Calgary, AB The Whiskey Nightclub
Sat 6/6 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
Sun 6/7 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mon 6/8 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Tue 6/9 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Wed 6/10 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Fri 6/12 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Sat 6/13 Denver, CO TBA
Sun 6/14 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
Tue 6/16 Sacramento, CA Empire Events Center
Wed 6/17 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom

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