Canadian producer, musician and songwriter Grimes will be embarking on her 2016 European Tour in March next year. Dubbed the Ac!d Reign tour, Grimes will be kicking off the journey in Berlin before making her way to Paris and then the UK.
The UK leg of the tour will be visiting Leeds, London, Manchester and Glasgow amongst a number of other cities, however on the 11th of March the light will be on Birmingham for Grimes performance at The Institute.
Grimes is known all over the world for her experimental music that blends electronic beats with synthesisers reminiscent of 1980’d disco. Throughout her 3 studio albums her unique voice has been incorporated more and more, resulting in her more recent work leaving instrumentalism behind and evolving into all singing all dancing synth pop with an edgy twist. Grime's third album release Visions brought to light her potential to create dark and intense synth based beats intertwined with hypnotic vocals which were never more evident on single releases such as Oblivion and Genesis. Grimes has established herself as one of the most unique electronic acts to date thanks to her ablity to produce pop based records that would would also keep the dance floor moving on rotation in clubs. With an impressive live show featuring an abundance if synths to rival the likes of Kraftwerk, catching Grimes' live performance is one that is sure to stick out in the memory.
Having been nominated for more and more awards every year since her debut album Geidi Primes was released, not to mention the win of Electronic Album Of The Year at the Canadian Juno Awards in 2013, it seems Grimes is moving toward to becoming one of the tomorrow’s musical stars.
The Ac!d Reign tour comes after the release of Grimes’ 4th studio album, which has been announced for a ‘surprise release’ that is estimated to be sometime in October. The Birmingham Institute is one of the most iconic live music venues in the city having had the likes of Pink Floyd, The Arctic Monkeys and The Human League, therefore being the obvious choice to host today’s most creative musical minds.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Grimes