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Crystal Castles / HEALTH at Hollywood Paladium, 10/21/2012
...it was not until the lights dimmed and the first thrum of new single "Plague" began to hum out of the stage speakers that the crowd came alive with an energy that would not dim until the house lights came up again at the end of the night.Crystal Castles, who hit Roseland a few weeks back, played Hollywood Paladium on Sunday (10/21) on their current tour with HEALTH and are currently making their way up the West Coast, hitting Portland, OR tonight (10/24). Check out pics from both bands below (we missed openers Kontravoid), along with a list of remaining tour dates.
Ethan Kath and Alice Glass took the stage mechanically, and Kath settled behind the stage setup that would remain his post for much of the show.
Glass, the dark-eyed, bright-haired singer whose mysterious appearance, demeanor, and back story has inspired a cultish following, clutched the mic stand and crouched on the stage as if in a trance, until she hoisted herself up and began singing the opening lines of the song.
And from there, the energy level of the show skyrocketed. During songs, Glass would cross over the barrier between the photo pit and the audience and crowd surf, as the band's tour manager and venue staff frantically tried to keep up with her. - [Neon Tommy]
Crystal Castles - 2012 Tour Dates
Wed 10/24/12 Roseland Theater Portland OR Kontravoid
Thu 10/25/12 Showbox Sodo Seattle WA Kontravoid, DJ Fucking In The Streets
Fri 10/26/12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC Health, Kontravoid
Sun 10/28/12 Mac Ewan Ballroom Calgary AB Health, Kontravoid
Mon 10/29/12 Edmonton Event Centre Edmonton AB Health, Kontravoid
Wed 10/31/12 Garrick Center Winnipeg MN Health, Kontravoid
Thu 11/01/12 First Avenue Minneapolis MN Health, Kontravoid
Fri 11/02/12 Congress Theater Chicago IL Health, Kontravoid
Sat 11/03/12 Kool Haus Toronto ON Health, Kontravoid, Tarantula X