The Crookes have announced they will be returning to the U.S. in October, their third visit in 2014, in continued support of their new album Soapbox released in April on Modern Outsider. The tour will kick off October 3 in Las Vegas, before taking part in this year's TBD Festival in SacramentoOctober 5, and wraps at the CMJ Music Marathon on October 21. The BBC's Steve Lamacq called The Crookes, "one of the most hardworking and prolific bands of the underground," and they are well living up to that reputation.
Following a trip to the SXSW Music Conference and Los Angeles in March and a month-long UK & Europe tour in the spring, The Crookes crossed the U.S. in July, performing live on KEXP via New York City and on KUTX in Austin, before closing the tour with packed & sweaty, sold-out performance at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, where they will return onOctober 9 for Popscene.
Soapbox is the sophomore North American release, third overall, for The Crookes. Recorded in a church in the northern Italian alps, the remote isolation brought together this band of outsiders even closer, as they laid out their plan of attack. "The most obvious theme that runs through the entire album is the idea of 'The Outsider'," frets guitarist and lyricist Daniel. "As a band that seems to suit us... never invited inside, but never wanting to be. I can empathize more with the madman standing on his soapbox, slowly gaining an audience by speaking with passion and honesty."
10/03 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
10/05 - Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
10/07 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
10/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)
10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
10/12 - San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
10/14 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Electric Ballroom
10/17 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/18 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
10/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (CMJ Music Marathon)