Grimes announces October US live dates and promises new music will be released before tour

Musician will embark on Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour in October

Grimes has announced a series of US live dates and promised fans that she will release new music before the gigs.

A follow up to 2012’s ‘Visions’ is due for release later this year but, as yet, fans are yet to hear any new music from Grimes.

However, that should change in the next month with the musician stating today (September 14) that she will “drop some trax” before the first night of her Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour, which begins in California on October 24. Full dates for the tour can be seen here.

Posting about the tour on Instagram, Grimes confirmed that she will be playing new music on the headline tour and that she will be supported by Nicole Dollanganger; the first signing to her Eerie Organization record label.

Alongside a picture in which she compared her look to “Mr Burns in the woods”, Grimes added: “It’s kinda my fault for wanting to make sure the album was done before booking these shows so some aren’t all ages due to venue unavailability. Doing all ages shows in the spring in bigger venues. Still mixing and working on vids cuz I’d like it all to be perfect 4 yall.”

In a recent interview Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, spoke about her new album and said: “It’s the first record that I’ve made that I can listen to with other people around and not cringe and feel horrified. I think that’s a good sign.”

Of what to expect from the LP, which she previously claimed will feature a lot of diss tracks, Boucher said it includes “lots of violins” as well as her “vampire mobster” alter ego.

Boucher added: “There are a bunch [of songs] from the perspective of a vampire mobster character, which I’m now concerned about because I’m realising if people think the words are from my perspective, they might think I’m insane. It’s about crime and stuff. There’s a lot more stuff like that because I feel more adventurous if I feel like I can – I don’t know if abdicate is the right word – but if I don’t have to take the blame because it’s not me.”