Crystal Castles Australian tour in doubtUPDATE: According to the band's Australian publicist the Australian tour is ON. An announcement regarding the particulars will be coming shortly.
Hot off the heels of the Black Keys Australian tour cancellation comes dramatic news of another Big Day Out artist in doubt.
Last night, TheVine connected with Ethan Kath of the Canadian electronic act Crystal Castles, who are set to appear on the Big Day Out tour, beginning tomorrow (Friday) in Auckland. From a hospital in Tokyo, where the band played the night before, Kath revealed some information which may yet put their Australian shows in jeopardy: singer Alice Glass appears to have a broken ankle, cause unspecified.
The Vine: How was your day in Tokyo?
Ethan: A little bit stressful.
Because Alice is injured.
We’re at the hospital, having x-rays taken. It appears that she has a broken ankle.
Oh shit. What will that mean for the Australian tour?
I don’t know. Maybe she’ll be doing it in a wheelchair. I’m not sure.
So this happened at last night’s show?
No, it happened earlier.
So to clarify, this is not going to affect your Australian tour?
I don’t know. This is sort of a bad time to ask right now.
It’s difficult to imagine Glass performing in a wheelchair:
Crystal Castles - Yes/No' live at Glastonbury 2008
Comment is being sought from Crystal Castles management and Big Day Out promoters. More soon.
Big Day Out tour dates:
Fri Jan 21: Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium
Sun Jan 23: Gold Coast - Parklands
Wed Jan 26: Sydney - Showground
Sun Jan 30: Melbourne - Flemington Racecourse
Fri Feb 4: Adelaide - Showground
Sun Feb 6: Perth - Claremont Showground
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