THE CRYSTAL METHOD Announce New Tour Dates w/ 2017 Future Method “Busy Child” Remix

Known for enigmatic and enthralling live shows, THE CRYSTAL METHOD have cooked up a distinct DJ set for the jaunt supporting TOOL underway now. Scott Kirkland offers an unparalleled and immersive interpretation of TCM’s celebrated catalog-spanning “Trip Like I Do, “Name of the Game” and many more-in real-time.   Today (June 23), NEST HQ shares the “Busy Child” Future Method Remix Kirkland produced with Future Funk Squad collaborator Glenn Nichols and is now playing on these shows.  Note THE CRYSTAL METHOD headlining shows have been added in NYC, Seattle, Portland and San Diego.

Check out the “Busy Child” Future Method Remix now:



“It’s all happening,” says Scott Kirkland. “I’ve been working in the studio with my mate, the very talented Glen Nichols  We’ve cooked up a set filled with classics from Vegas, Tweekend , Legion of Boom and so much more including at least two new tunes,” says Kirkland “I’m rolling out v1 of my new rig which I have yet to nameon the Tool shows. Fitted with Roland synths, FX & drums, two custom Nexus Bass Odyssey 2000’s, MacBookPro, UAD Apollo 16, EMU Vintage Keys, Line 6 Pod Rack, a selection of signature Moog Moogerfoogers and anchored on two 28″ kick drums… This is not your average DJ setup. Stay tuned for updates/posts with more details and pictures.”

Prior to the dates with TOOL launching, AXS visited Kirkland in his LA studio.  Check out their video here:

Grammy Award®-nominated, platinum-certified electronic dance music innovator THE CRYSTAL METHOD (Scott Kirkland) is touring now with TOOL as special guest on a two-week North American summer tour. Performing select headline shows in between the arena and amphitheater dates and beyond, shows in NYC, Seattle, Portland and San Diego have been announced  This marks THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s first tour in over two years. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

After attending THE CRYSTAL METHOD‘s first show with TOOL in Calgary, Lisa Wilton of the Calgary Herald (6/13/17) commented in her review,Scott Kirkland, a.k.a. The Crystal Method, warmed up the crowd with a 40-minute set of galvanic EDM. One of the leading lights of the ’90s Big Beat scene, which also included such acts as Fat Boy Slim, The Chemical Brother and The Prodigy, The Crystal Method stood out by making accessible dance music that was more experimental than their contemporaries.  It was Kirkland’s first date on this portion of the Tool tour and he was in high spirits, thanking the audience after almost every song….On the surface, TCM and Tool don’t have much in common, but both acts challenge the listener. If you like Tool’s style of hard rock, you should be able to appreciate The Crystal Method’s approach to dance music.”

In other news, Kirkland recently contributed to the score for the upcoming NETFLIX documentary Hired Gun-premiering this summer. Following this summer run, THE CRYSTAL METHOD will commence recording a new album, the follow-up to 2014’s self-titled The Crystal Method.

Stay tuned for more.



6/23    Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+

6/24    San Bernardino, CA  – Glen Helen Amphitheater+

7/1      Seattle, WA – Foundation Nightclub*

7/7      New York, NY – Output*

7/28    Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall*

7/29    Portland, OR –  45 East*

8/5      San Diego, CA – The Music Box*

9/22    Toronto, CANADA – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/23    Ardmore, PA –  Ardmore Music Hall*
+ indicates dates with TOOL, * indicates TCM headlining shows

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