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Continuing an already crazy year for Grimes, on the eve of her next European tour she is premiering the incredible new video for 'Genesis'.

Releasing the album Visions earlier this year (4AD/Arbutus), to near universal praise, Grimes has barely stopped since; she's graced numerous magazine covers, made her first live TV performances in both the UK and the US, played shows across three continents (including a train tour of Canada with Diplo and Skrillex) and has just been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Prize in her native Canada.

Teasing her fans with a trailer for the video earlier in the week, the full version is now online. Set in the Californian desert, it's a futurist tour-de-force, directy inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's painting, The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, while making nods towards the trash-can glamour of Jean Paul Gaultier and the post-everything surrealism of Jamie Hewlett's Tank Girl.

Having just played in Japan last weekend, her next trip to Europe this month will focus mainly on the UK with an appearance in the Dance Tent at Reading and Leeds confirmed this weekend and two long sold out shows at London's Heaven among the shows scheduled. It all kicks off tomorrow at Space in Ibiza where she's performing at Richie Hawtin's Enter. After the European tour, she's back to North America for a comprehensive tour with a lot of shows already sold out before return to Europe to play at In:Motion in Bristol before heading off for a run of dates all around the mainland. She caps the year off with her first shows in Australia and then plays Coachella's inaugural cruise which sets sail for the Bahamas and Jamaica in the middle of December. All dates are below.

23rd - Richie Hawtin presents Enter @ Space, Ibiza, Spain
24th - Rock En Seine Festival, Paris, France
25th - Reading Festival, UK
26th - Leeds Festival, UK
28th - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
29th - The Arches, Glasgow, UK
30th - Ritz, Manchester, UK
1st - Electric Picnic, Dublin, Eire
5th - Heaven, London, UK
6th - Heaven, London, UK
7th - Berlin Festival, Germany
9th - Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK

20th - Pop Montreal @ Club Soda, Montreal, Canada
21st - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada
22nd - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada
25th - Basilica Hudson, Hudson, US
26th - Paradise, Boston, US
27th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, US
28th - The Coward Shoe, Baltimore, US
29th - U Street Music Hall, Washington, US

1st - The Basement (Atlanta), Atlanta, US
2nd - Bottletree, Birmingham, US
3rd - Mercy Lounge, Nashville, US
6th - Emo's East, Austin, US
8th - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, US
9th - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, US
10th - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, US
11th - Porters Pub, San Diego, US
13th - Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco, US
15th - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, US
16th - Neumos, Seattle, US
17th - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
19th - Saits The Gateway, Calgary, Canada
20th - Louis Pub, Saskatoon, Canada
21st - Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, US
22nd - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, US
23rd - Metro (Chicago), Chicago, US
25th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, US
26th - Bowery Ballroom, New York, US
27th - Bowery Ballroom, New York, US
28th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, US

13th - Motion, Bristol, UK
15th - Stereolux Club, Nantes, France
17th - La Vapeur, Dijon, France
18th - Abart, Zürich, Switzerland
20th - Kong, Munich, Germany
21st - Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
22nd - 1500m2, Warsaw, Poland
23rd - Paladium, Riga, Latvia
24th - Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
26th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
28th - Orangerie (Botanique), Brussels, Belgium
29th - Gebäude 9, Köln, Germany
30th - Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany

1st - Ekko Le Guess Who Festival, Urecht, Netherlands
7th - Meredith Festival, Victoria, Australia
6th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
8th – The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
10th – OAF, Sydney, Australia
16th - Coachella Cruise to the Bahamas
19th - Coachella Cruise to Jamaica

Published on 23 August 2012 by Wayne Feltham

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