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Crystal Fighters Shine on North America; "Star of Love" Available Everywhere on April 24th!
April 12 2012

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS SHINE ON NORTH AMERICA;

BRITISH/BASQUE BAND ANNOUNCE ARRIVAL

OF ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM, âSTAR OF LOVEâ;

TOUR BRINGS BAND TO CANADA FOR 3 DATES IN MAY;

âSTAR OF LOVEâ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON APRIL 24TH




Atlantic recording group Crystal Fighters has announced the North American release of their acclaimed debut album âSTAR OF LOVE.â In addition to the dazzling single, âPlage,â the release includes two new songs: the unique âEarth Island,â and a cover of cult-Spanish band Golpes Bajosâ âFiesta.â Listen to âEarth Islandâ here: http://soundcloud.com/crystalfighters/earth-island. âSTAR OF LOVEâ will be available in North America on April 24th.

Crystal Fighters will celebrate the release of âSTAR OF LOVEâ with a full scale North American tour. The 3-week trek gets underway May 21st at Philadelphiaâs Union Transfer and continues through early June, including performances at Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City and Echoplex in Los Angeles (see attached itinerary). The group will visit Canada for three dates: May 25 at Il Motore in Montreal, May 26 at Wrongbar in Toronto and May 31 at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver.

Crystal Fighters draw worldwide applause for the breakneck energy and captivating beauty of their dramatic live performances, with Mixmag declaring them to be âthe single most exciting live show in dance music.â The band recently performed at this yearâs SXSW not to mention selling out venues from Miami to New York City, San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Crystal Fighters have spent much of the past two years on the road, with countless headline shows from Europe to Australia, Russia to Japan and beyond. The summer of 2011 saw the band perform at over 40 festivals, from late night raves at Bestival (UK) and Benicassim (Spain) to bewitching crowds at Montreux Jazz (Switzerland) and Moseley Folk Festival (UK). Last fall, having previously supported Foals, the band sold out their Shepherdâs Bush Empire headline show in London.

Since coming together in 2007, Crystal Fighters have earned ecstatic acclaim for their unprecedented fusion of experimental electronica, punk rock beats and the organic folk instruments of the Basque region of Spain. The bandâs name âCrystal Fightersâ came from an opera composed by enigmatic Basque singer Laure Stockleyâs grandfather in the latter years of insanity, which Sebastian, Graham & Gilbert, the core of the band, describe as a âbizarre poetical opera about Basque music, Basque mythology and his experiences in the Basque country when he was growing up and the world around him.â

Profoundly inspired by the opera and the dark, melodic sounds of traditional Spanish folk music, the group soon began melding unique Basque instruments like txalaparta, danbolin, and txistu with booming basslines and euphoric electronic funk â Crystal Fighters were born.

Crystal Fighters recently made their US debut with the âPLAGEâ EP, highlighted by the glorious title track, a techno-infused ukulele pop symphony hailed by NME as âan irresistible whirlwind of soundâ¦infectiously, chaotically, totally brilliant.â

For more information, please see www.crystalfighters.com.

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS
North American Tour 2012




MAY

21 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

22 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel

23 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

25 Montreal, QC Il Motore

26 Toronto, ON Wrongbar


27 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

31 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club



JUNE

2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

4 San Francisco, CA The Independent

5 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
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