Crystal Castles Announce First Tour Dates Since Alice Glass’ Departure
Ethan Kath will perform his first shows with mysterious new singer Edith (her last name hasn’t been revealed) later this month in South Africa. First, they’ll play SoundsWild in Johannesburg on Nov. 27 followed by an appearance at Synergy Live in Cape Town on Nov. 28. They’re also scheduled to play next year’s SXSW in Austin, which runs from March 15-20.
Glass parted ways with Kath in October of 2014 to pursue a solo career. This spring, the ex-bandmates had a public falling out after Kath claimed Glass played little to no role in the Canadian electro-pop outfit’s biggest songs.
“I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors,” Kath said in April. “I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs.”
Though he later retracted his statement, Glass shot back on Twitter. “For the record, I wrote almost all of the lyrics in my former band and the vast majority of the vocal melodies,” she wrote. “Manipulative statements about my contributions to the band only reinforce the decision I made to move on to other things.”
Crystal Castles have shared two new tracks since Glass’ departure, “Decide” and “Frail,” both of which can be heard below: