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Angel Electric: Grimes allegedly electrocuted on stage in Dublin last night

 

Electronic pop singer/producer Grimes is currently on tour in Europe, and last night her stage show got a bit shocking — literally. Reports state the Art Angels performer was electrocuted multiple times during her set at Olympia Theatre. The cause was malfunctioning audio equipment, though details are still relatively unknown.

After the show, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, posted the following tweet, which was quickly deleted: “Dublin! 1 mil apologies that my pedal failed and I was electrocuted, but there r tears in my eyes that y’all were so so wonderful”.

Grimes does not appear to have been injured or harmed by the incidents.

 

This morning, she followed up with a message on Instagram, clearing the venue of any wrong-doing. It reads:

“Hey! just wanna apologize to the Olympia theatre that I originally thought they were responsible for the electrical issues at last nights show. We’ve triple checked everything and haven’t yet discovered what the issue was. The Irish promoters were nothing but lovely and I don’t want them to take the blame for something that was most likely on our end. I also want to reiterate that everyone on my team and especially my audio guys did everything they could without stopping the show, but it was some kind of an issue w the vocal channel so even whilst bypassing the pedal I was getting gunshots through the vocal channel into my monitors. Perhaps an angry ghost.

Anyway this probably doesn’t make any sense to non-musicians, but w regards to the inside baseball I just wanted to say something so no one loses their job or gets in trouble for an issue that, as far as I can tell, was outside of everyone’s control. Anyhow haha, apologies for the long and insane post, about to get on a 12 hour flight so hopefully this won’t cause further press drama. 🙂 and thanks again to the Irish fans!!!! I cannot reiterate how grateful I am to y’all for letting us trouble shoot between songs and for singing me happy bday and being all around jovial. Xxxxx”

 
 

Watch a clip from last night’s show, which appears to have captured one of the electric shock incidents, below. Featured photo above from Grimes’ November show at the Paradise in Boston, by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.

 
 

appreciating every1 who tweeted this at me today haha. Thank u thank u Dublin for being sweet and kind.

A photo posted by Grimezsz (@actuallygrimes) on