Watch the video for “Shreds” here!
In support of his upcoming new album, titled “Winter & The Wolves,” out March 25th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Seattle emcee GRIEVES is announcing the first leg of his upcoming world tour, taking the young artist throughout Europe (where he returns following previous successful dates supporting Brother Ali), and back to the States for a run that will keep him on the road throughout the Spring and well into the Summer months.
In addition, GRIEVES and Rhymesayers have premiered the new video for “Winter & The Wolves” album single “Shreds,” available to view by clicking the link above.
Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.
A reflection on growth and maturity, Winter & The Wolves is about the instinctual fight for survival. It’s about suddenly finding that you’re all alone, facing countless hindrances to your livelihood, and having the courage to overcome them all. Tackling difficult obstacles like addiction and heartbreak, Grieves wrestles with the realization that life doesn’t get any easier as you get older. His signature combination of humor and gloom culminate to depict the struggle of a man’s inner turmoil between abandoning the dreams of his youth, and carving out a new path for himself in this world.
Grieves emerged in 2007 with his independently released album, Irreversible, which served as a platform for several years of touring with some of indie-rap’s finest; Atmosphere, Macklemore, P.O.S, Brother Ali, Cunninlynguists and more. He didn’t achieve national acclaim until his debut on Rhymesayers in 2011, with the album Together/Apart, which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, and #106 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart. Since then, he’s been touring non-stop, headlining multiple national tours with sold-out rooms across the country.
Winter & the Wolves will be supported by full North American and European tours, with a re-developed live show including expanded band and light performances. Grieves is preparing to turn up the heat in 2014, beginning with appearances at this year’s SXSW marathon in Austin. Don’t find yourself left out in the cold!
European Tour Dates
4/9/2014 London, UK @ Oslo
4/10/2014 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds 2
4/11/2014 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
4/12/2014 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
4/14/2014 Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
4/15/2014 Munich, DE @ Muffatcafé
4/16/2014 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
4/17/2014 Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Café
4/18/2014 Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
4/19/2014 Aarhus, DK @ Atlas
4/20/2014 Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
4/22/2014 Oslo, NO @ Sawol
4/23/2014 Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
North American Tour Dates
4/4/2014 Mesa, AZ @ CycloMesa
4/29/2014 Portland, OR @ Branx
5/1/2014 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
5/2/2014 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
5/3/2014 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
5/4/2014 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
5/5/2014 Tucson, AZ @ Congress
5/6/2014 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
5/7/2014 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
5/9/2014 Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
5/10/2014 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/13/2014 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
5/14/2014 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room (HOB)
5/15/2014 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
5/16/2014 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
5/17/2014 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
5/19/2014 Columbia, MO @ Mojos
5/21/2014 Cincinatti, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
5/22/2014 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
5/23/2014 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/27/2014 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
5/28/2014 Rapid City, SD @ Sports Rock
5/29/2014 Billings, MT @ The Carlin
5/30/2014 Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
5/31/2014 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/1/2014 Boise, ID @ The Reef
6/2/2014 Spokane, WA @The Bartlett
6/7/2014 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
+ Additional Dates Coming Soon!
“Winter & The Wolves” Track List:
1. Rain Damage
2. Whoa Is Me
3. Over You ft. B. Lewis
5. Breath of Air
6. Astronauts ft. Slug
8. How’s it Gonna Go ft. B. Lewis
10. Like Child
11. Long One
12. Kidding Me
14. Smoke in the Night