Grimes Doesn’t Want Venue Workers Fired After Her Onstage Electrocutions In DublinStefan Hoederath/Getty Images Music News Grimes
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In actual Irish news, Grimes suffered through a frightening performance earlier this week in Dublin that featured faulty equipment and the Canadian singer getting electrocuted a number of times by her earpiece. She’s assured everyone that she’s fine, and after investigating the issue, wanted to make sure that no one at the Olympia Theatre loses their job over an incident that was determined not to be the venue’s fault. Here’s her full statement, made on Instagram:
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 it was 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.
Certainly a classy move by Grimes, especially given how uncomfortable the incident looks to have been, as evidenced by this fan video.
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