Grimes apologises after disastrous Coachella set that left her screaming in frustration

Grimes apologized to Coachella festival-goers after her set was plagued by “major technical difficulties.”

The 36-year-old screamed in frustration on Saturday (April 13) as her songs played at double speed.

“All my songs are double tempo and I can’t do the math,” she explained on stage. “They’re borderline unmixable, so the rest of my set won’t be mixes but it will still be fun.”

On Twitter/X on Sunday, Grimes explained that she usually handles “all aspects” of her shows herself, but decided to outsource things like “rekordbox bpms” and tracklist organization.

“I had a bad feeling beforehand about not having gone through everything myself in the CDJs and even if I had reported it, I did not insist,” she wrote.

She said one lesson learned was to “pretend everything is fine and engage with the crowd rather than spending an entire show hunched over the desk trying to fix software when you’re supposed to be entertaining.”

“I will personally organize all the files next week. I will not let something like this happen again,” she promised.

“I’ve spent months on this show, making music and visuals, and it’s true that I’m not in the best mood.

“But yeah, next week will be flawless, everything will be in my hands,” she added of her upcoming show during Coachella’s second weekend.

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Grimes performs on the Sahara Stage at the 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Getty Images for Coachella)

On social networks, critics were quick to brandish the Canadian musician’s show “the worst performance in Coachella history”.

Last month, the artist went “Instagram official” with her new boyfriend.

Although she didn’t tag her partner in the photos, it appears she was posing with EDM artist Anyma, which fans called out in the comments.

Grimes was previously in a relationship with billionaire Elon Musk. They first met in 2018 after he messaged her on social media. In September 2021, Musk revealed to Page six that he and Grimes had “half split” due to conflicting schedules and locations.

Two months later, the couple welcomed a daughter, Exa – nicknamed Y – via surrogate. With Exa, the former couple has a three-year-old son, X AE A-XII, nicknamed X. The tech giant also secretly welcomed a third child with Grimes, named Techno Mechanicus, on September 9, 2023.

The former couple has since filed child custody lawsuits over the three children.

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News Source : www.independent.co.uk


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