Crystal Castles to mark UK return at two NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas

Band will mark their return with a pair of London gigs in February

Crystal Castles have been added to the list of acts playing NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The band will play their first UK live dates since Alice Glass left next month (February) with a pair of dates in Electrowerkz announced today. They will be joined by guests for gigs on February 23 and 24. Tickets for both dates are available now..

The line-up of gigs, which also includes headline dates from Suede, Swim Deep and Mystery Jets, Boots and Blossoms, will take place at various venues around London in February.


US singer-songwriter Alex G will play at The Lexington on February 1 with Stevie Parker to support on the night. Later in the month The Magic Gang, who have supported Swim Deep and Wolf Alice on tour, will headline 100 Club. That gig takes place on February 15.

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As previously announced, Suede will headline the O2 Forum (February 12). NME’s current Godlike Genius recipients will play a special gig as part of the showcase, with their critically-acclaimed ‘Night Thoughts’ live set with the band performing the full album behind a projection of the accompanying feature film. They will follow this with a storming second set of classics, fan favourites and rarities.

Meanwhile Mystery Jets make their live return in Brixton with a gig at the Electric venue on February 16 where they will perform material from new album ‘Curve Of The Earth’.

Swim Deep play an intimate gig at Tuffnel Park Dome on February 24 while King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard hit Electric Ballroom on February 18.

Elsewhere, Boots will headline XOYO (February 4) while Spring King play live at 100 Club on February 16.

Meanwhile, new bands such as Kid Wave, Crows, Pretty Vicious, Declan McKenna and Public Access TV all headline shows in the run. Support acts across the gigs include Claudia Kane, Amazons, OtherKin, Yonaka, Mozes and the First Born, Nico Yaryan, Shame, Baby Strange, Fronteers, Clean Cut Kid, FEWS, Beach Baby, Ekkah, Catholic Action, Misty Miller, Strange Bones, In Heaven and The Vryll Society.


Tickets are available now.

The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas are as follows:

The Strypes, The Garage (February 1)
Alex G, The Lexington (February 1)
VANT, The Lexington (February 2)
Boots, XOYO (February 4)
Together Pangea, Moth Club (February 5)
Kid Wave, Oslo (February 7)
Crows, The Black Heart (February 10)
Pretty Vicious, Dingwalls (February 11)
Suede, The Forum (February 12)
The Magic Gang, 100 Club (February 15)
Declan McKenna, Barfly (February 15)
Spring King, 100 Club (February 16)
Mystery Jets, Brixton Electric (February 16)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Electric Ballroom (February 18)
Crystal Castles (February 23 and 24)
Swim Deep, Tuffnel Park Dome (February 24)
Public Access TV, Birthdays (February 25)
Blossoms, Scala (February 25)

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