Los Angeles-based electronic/dance duo the Crystal Method will release its third album, “Legion of Boom,” Jan. 13 via V2 Records. Later this month, the band embarks on a six-show DJ tour to debut some of the album’s material.
“Legion of Boom” will feature collaborations with former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, former Roots beat-boxer Rahzel, Bell Rays singer Lisa Kekaula and San Francisco-based poet Hanifah. Former Kyuss frontman John Garcia also lends his vocals to first single “Born Too Slow.”
The band will kick off its mini-tour Oct. 25 at New York’s Centro Fly. Five more engagements are scheduled in Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; Boynton Beach, Fla.; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C.
“Legion of Boom” is the follow-up to 2001’s “Tweekend” (Outpost/Geffen/Interscope), which debuted at No. 32 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart. That album has sold 284,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group’s mix-CD compilation, “Community Service” (3AM/Ultra), debuted at No. 160 on The Billboard 200 in August 2002.
Here are the Crystal Method’s tour dates:
Oct. 25: New York (Centro Fly)
Oct. 31: Atlanta (Eleven 50)
Nov. 1: Tampa, Fla. (WSUN 97X Radio Show @ Binoy Park, 5:30 p.m.)
Nov. 1: Boynton Beach, Fla. (Ovation, 11:30 p.m.)
Nov. 2: Austin, Texas (KROX Radio Show)
Nov. 7: Washington, D.C. (Buzz @ Nation)