Crime & The City Solution Get Ready To Kick Off Tour

posted October 17, 2012

Crime & The City Solution Get Ready To Kick Off Tour

Crime & the City Solution are offering a free track, ‘I Have The Gun’, to download, taken from An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987-1991 – out September 24, 2012. The band recently announced details of their first tour in over 20 years, including a show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26 October 2012, and have just announced support in London will be from Savages.

The tour follows the release of An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991.

An Introduction To… is a new series of compilations on Mute, with the tracklisting chosen by the artist. For A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991 the band have selected tracks from the three Berlin era albums: Shine (1988), The Bride Ship (1989) and Paradise Discotheque (1990). The album also features the band’s swansong, ‘The Adversary’, from the film Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders, 1991).

An Introduction To… will be followed by a new album, American Twilight. Recorded in Detroit, this will be Crime & the City Solution’s first studio album since 1990’s Paradise Discotheque, and is set for release in early 2013.

For this latest incarnation of Crime & The City Solution, the line up will feature Berlin era members Simon Bonney (vocals), Bronwyn Adams (violin) and Alexander Hacke (guitar), and will be joined by renowned visual artist Danielle de Picciotto, Jim White (drums, The Dirty Three), David Eugene Edwards (guitar, 16 Horsepower / Wovenhand), Troy Gregory (bass, The Dirtbombs / Swans / Spiritualised) and Matthew Smith (keyboards).

The live show will feature new music from American Twilight as well as reinterpretations of songs from the Berlin and London periods. It will also feature, for the first time, a powerful visual component designed by new member Danielle de Picciotto. Using back projection on large screens, the imagery will accompany the live performance as a cinematic embodiment of the Crime musicscape, and will perfectly complement the grand narratives and dynamism that are the hallmark of Crime’s music and live shows.


  • 18 Oct – Denver – The Oriental (US)
  • 19 Oct – Detroit – Majestic Theater (US)
  • 21 Oct – Chicago – Lincoln Hall (US)
  • 22 Oct – Brooklyn – Music Hall of Williamsburg (US)
  • 23 Oct – Los Angeles – The Fonda (US)
  • 24 Oct – San Francisco – Slim’s (US)
  • 26 Oct – London – Queen Elizabeth Hall w/ support from Savages
  • 28 Oct – Lausanne, Les Docks (Switzerland)
  • 29 Oct – Gent, Concertzaal Vooruit (Belgium)
  • 30 Oct – Haarlem, Patronat (Holland)
  • 31 Oct – Berlin, C-Club (Germany)