Grimes Biography & News
Grimes Rhymes... With Success
The world is enamored with Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes. Maybe it's the colored hair, the youthful exuberance, or the tour rider that indicates she wants to hang out with cute animals backstage…but the 25-year-old Canadian is winning hearts worldwide.
Paste Magazine said it best when it described Grimes as a "Chameleon," citing her propensity to change her hair color and style from pink bangs or thick braids to a Sailor Moon outfit. And that's not the only thing she knows how to change up. The Vancouver-born artist has been hailed by critics for the wide array of influences that seep into her music, including industrial, electronic, pop, hip-hop, R&B and more.
In 2010, Grimes released her debut album, "Geidi Primes" followed nine months later by "Halfaxa." But she used the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr to announce a label switch, posting a picture where she used her hands to form the Roc Nation sign. The jump to the mainstream label at the end of 2013 served notice she was ready to open new doors for her music, and fans are eagerly anticipating the follow to hear latest album, 2012's "Visions."
Grimes was awarded the Webby Award for Artist of the Year in 2013, and also captured a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. She's known by fans for her frequent use of social media, was on Pitchfork's list of Top 40 artists, and is known for going out to buy fellow musicians' records at an actual physical location. These things, and more, are what fans love about her. Keep an eye on Grimes to see what's ahead in 2014.
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Grimes to Tour Australia Later This Year
Canadian musician Grimes (or as her mother lovingly named her, Claire Boucher) has announced a small Australian tour, which will feature four shows that run from December 6 to December 10. The first will be in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel, followed by a performance at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria. Also appearing at…Read more
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date city state venue 08/31/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/30/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/30/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 08/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 07/19/2014 Toronto ON Historic Fort York 07/18/2014 Chicago IL Union Park 06/06/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/04/2014 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 01/24/2014 West Hollywood CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
Grimes Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/11/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/04/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 08/06/2013 Oslo 03 Middelalderparken 06/27/2013 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 06/01/2013 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/27/2013 Tokyo 13 Club Quattro 03/26/2013 Nagoya 23 Club Quattro - Nagoya 03/25/2013 Osaka ?? Club Quattro 03/23/2013 Seoul Korea Rolling Hall 03/22/2013 Taipei 03 Wall Live House 03/21/2013 Beijing 11 Mao Livehouse 03/20/2013 Shanghai 31 Club MAO 03/18/2013 Hong Kong Music Zone KITEC 03/16/2013 Jakarta Gandaria City Mall 03/14/2013 Manila F2 Hard Rock Cafe 03/12/2013 Kuala Lumpur 16 The Bee @ Publika
Grimes Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/19/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Celebrity Silhouette 12/16/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Celebrity Silhouette 12/16/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Celebrity Silhouette 12/11/2012 Sydney Nsw Oxford Art Factory 12/10/2012 Sydney Nsw Oxford Art Factory 12/06/2012 Melbourne Vic The Corner Hotel 12/05/2012 Richmond Corner Hotel 11/16/2012 Paris La Gaite Lyrique 10/28/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/27/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 10/26/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 10/25/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/23/2012 Chicago IL Metro 10/22/2012 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 10/21/2012 Winnipeg MB Pyramid Cabaret 10/20/2012 Saskatoon SK Louis' Pub 10/19/2012 Calgary AB The Gateway 10/17/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 10/16/2012 Seattle WA Neumos 10/15/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 10/13/2012 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/13/2012 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/11/2012 La Jolla CA Porter's Pub 10/10/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 10/09/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 10/08/2012 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 10/06/2012 Austin TX Emo's Austin 10/05/2012 Dallas TX Trees 10/03/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 10/02/2012 Birmingham AL The Bottletree Cafe 10/01/2012 Atlanta GA The Basement 09/29/2012 Washington DC U Street Music Hall 09/28/2012 Baltimore MD Coward Shoe Building 09/27/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 09/26/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 09/25/2012 Hudson NY Basilica Hudson 09/22/2012 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 09/21/2012 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 09/20/2012 Montreal QC Club Soda 09/06/2012 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 09/06/2012 London London Heaven 09/05/2012 London London Heaven 08/31/2012 Stradbally Laoighis Stradbally Hall 08/29/2012 Glasgow Glg The Arches 08/28/2012 Edinburgh Edinburgh The Liquid Room 08/24/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Logan Square Auditorium 07/29/2012 Brooklyn NY 285 Kent 07/22/2012 Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum 07/20/2012 St. Albert AB Kinsmen Fair Grounds 07/20/2012 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 07/20/2012 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 07/15/2012 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/14/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 07/11/2012 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 06/28/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 06/28/2012 Baton Rouge LA Varsity Theatre 04/18/2012 Berkeley CA Bezerkeley Live 03/31/2012 Montreal QC Cabaret Du Mile-End 03/26/2012 Allston MA Great Scott 03/24/2012 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 03/23/2012 New York NY Mercury Lounge 03/23/2012 New York NY Mercury Lounge 03/22/2012 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie 03/20/2012 Pittsburgh PA Brillobox 03/19/2012 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern 03/14/2012 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 03/13/2012 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry 03/06/2012 Tampa FL The Orpheum 02/29/2012 Austin TX Lamberts 02/25/2012 San Diego CA Soda Bar 02/24/2012 Los Angeles CA Echo
Grimes Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/17/2011 Vancouver BC Electric Owl 11/11/2011 Los Angeles CA Echo 11/09/2011 Costa Mesa CA Detroit Bar