With their recent third studio album release of Everything Is My Family, London-based Crystal Fighters have announced a U.S. tour, kicking off March 25. The and includes stops in top cities like New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, DC, and numerous others. Everything Is My Family has received positive accolades from such prominent publications like NPR and Noisey.
To give fans a taste of what to look forward to, the group has shared the official music video for their single, "Lay Low," directed by Wayne McCauslin. About the single and video, the band stated:
"Lay Low was inspired by the passing of our brother and drummer, Andrea Marongiu, and the main singalong came from an impromptu backstage chant, at one of our final shows together. Andrea brought Crystal Fighters alive when he joined the family with his phenomenally skillful drumming, and immeasurably lifted the spirit of the band, and whoever crossed his path, as one of the kindest and most charismatic gentlemen out there.
This song is about looking after your friends and family; it's about taking the time to try and leave a positive impact on earth everyday, as if it's your last. It's about remembering to hug and high five your friends every time you see them, and to take the time to appreciate every moment we are given here on this beautiful planet. With this song we pay homage to the miracle of the known, the mystery of the unknown, and our limited time within it.”
The group hails from the U.K., and their shows are festive, eclectic and in the vein of The Flaming Lips when it comes to theatrics. They released their debut album in the U.K. in 2010, and the U.S. in 2012. They also use a variety of instruments, and dances of traditional Basque folk. They've performed several festivals, UK tours, and US tours, and they're momentum for music continues to expand and grow.
Crystal Fighters is an international band that pushes boundaries musically, yet keep their authentic music traditions. They are comprised of singer Sebastian 'Bast' Pringle, guitar and txalaparta player Graham Dickinson, and multi-instrumentalist, Gilbert Vierich. The band has received well over 350 million streams to date with their music.
Crystal Fights Tour Dates
March 27 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
March 29 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
March 30 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory OC
March 31 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey (Click here for tickets)
April 2 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
April 3 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
April 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
April 6 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 7 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (Click here for tickets)