If you're heading out to see Crystal Castles at First Avenue on November 1st, I can tell you that one of the opening bands is called Kontravoid.
This is a recent project from Cam Findlay, who was previously in a synth-pop band called Parallels. What's actually sad is that Parallels was basically created by Findlay, as a sort of solo project, but when he teamed up with Holly Dodson (daughter of Rich Dodson, guitarist and composer from The Stampeders), it became a full band.
Findlay left Parallels last year to create Kontravoid, probably to devote more time and control to his dark synth music (and not to mention creepy with the mask).
Kontravoid was Crystal Castles' live drummer in 2008, which I am assuming with this current tour that he will once again take up the drummer mantle.
He is currently on tour in support of his self-titled debut LP. The regular release and a deluxe set, which includes a live collection, are available now via Pretty Pretty Records.
His North American dates:
10/26/12 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/28/12 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Centre
10/29/12 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Centre
10/31/12 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
11/01/12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/02/12 Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
2014: Morrissey is riding high on his Autobiography book and has announced a new U.S. tour with songwriter/keyboardist Kristeen Young, and Tom Jones to join Moz in Los Angeles and Sir Cliff Richard in New York. Full tour listing here.