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Grimes announces Meredithsideshows

Update – 23 August:
To cope with the demand for tickets extra shows have been added in Sydney and Melbourne

Canadian visionary Grimes will make her debut Australian visit to play at Meredith’s Supernatural Amphitheatre in December, and now she has now added a quick run of East Coast gigs to her tour itinerary.

The Montreal-based artist will headline Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, Brisbane’s Zoo and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in support of her 2012 record Visions, which FL has acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year.

As FL’s review of the album noted, “Grimes is too good to be true: she’s the hottest young auteur from the hottest scene in North America, and with the release of her first full-length release (well, the first that was actually recorded and released with the world outside of Montreal in mind) Visions, success appears to be a foregone conclusion. 23 year-old Claire Boucher, the auteur in question, offers a surface-level novelty that disguises the fundamental orthodoxy of her music, a hooky, ear-candy-ish mix of beats, synths and right-up-there, sing-song vocals.”

“Not that there’s anything wrong with orthodoxy, mind. It’s just that taking the most palatable aesthetic elements of Montreal’s DIY scene and tying it in a ribbon is opportunistic at best, and fraudulent at worst. Yes, she dabbles in a host of genres (including ‘witch house’ and k-pop), but it’s all basically pop. Yes, she’s schooled in gender theory and her look is a bit left of centre, but she’s still unproblematically feminine. Yes, she’s read the modernist poetry of Anna Akhmatova, but her lyrics aren’t too hard to follow.”

Grimes tour:
Wednesday 5 December – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday 6 December – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 8 December – The Zoo, Brisbane
Monday 10 December – OAF, Sydney Sold Out
Tuesday 11 December – OAF, Sydney

Tickets are $51.00 and on sale now

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Oflick

Oflick said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Tickets on sale now? Fucking hell, I can't afford them yet.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



Ugh, thisssss. I've already bought Gary Clark Jr. tickets and have to buy a Hot Snakes ticket, too.
Next payday, I think.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Same problem here, but apparently her Corner show is already listed as selling fast. Hanging out for a second show earlier in that week

Quicky

Quicky said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Would consider going to this actually.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Brisbane!
Ticket purchased.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



Which hippy is this referring to?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Quicky, with his long locks and free spirit.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Sold out already... hopefully a second show is added on the 11th

Oflick

Oflick said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



How dare other people want to see the things I want to see!

Yeah, hopefully a second show will be announced. One that doesn't go on sale right away!

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



And miss the final Alexisonfire show?

I cast thee out!

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

As long as it's not when I'm at Subsonic... not a fan of Alexisonfire anyway

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Fair enough. Would have liked to have gone but didn't know tickets went on sale straight away. Might be able to get a ticket closer to the date if people can't go.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



There's plenty of attractive males in Alexisonfire, though?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



I hate you.....legit

Edit: wait wait wait do you mean alexis or grimes...

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Alexis. It's part of of my handsome man criteria.

I have no cash for Grimes sadly :(

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

I no longer hate you

Lets hug it out bitch

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

I'm gonna try for eBay or Gumtree closer to the date. I'm sure a couple of people will still have tickets to fend off.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

which city sold out, Sydney?
wow, that was quick.
bring on more Meredith sideshows, Primal Scream next plz.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Man, Grimes really fucked with us all with this shows. And not in the good way.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

2nd OAF show GO GO GO!

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

2nd show is out, got tickets.

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

I'm just gonna wait for the 3rd show. Psych, I'm already going to the 1st show, when she's still fresh from performing at 3 day festival in regional Victoria.

Don't read this post. I don't know.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Is it really so inconvenient for them to announce the shows before putting tickets on sale?

thereisnokevin

thereisnokevin said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

i was so excited for tickets i didn't realise the 2nd show clashes with alexis >.< . anyone want to swap monday for tuesdayyyy?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

wrong night


gheeeeeeeeey

jana80

jana80 said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Ticket purchased for Bris :)

radiocide

radiocide said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

In this instance, I don't think a small show would necessarily be better.
She'll kill it in the amphitheatre.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

And sold out too... Damn it... that's what I get for doing uni assignments instead of surfing FL all day :(

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Got a ticket to the second show. And I agree with radiocide, her Meredith set is going to be the tits.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Fuck me getting paid tomorrow instead of today FUCK THIS FOREVER.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

http://alltheragefaces.com/img/faces/large/sad-i-know-that-feel-clean-l.png

Lucan

Lucan said on the 27th Aug, 2012

Slim chances of a 3rd Melbourne show? Damn my indecisive tendencies!!