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Grimes says she wants to do a hologram tour, and Twitter is not feeling it

'Eyes rolling into OBLIVION.'


Eilish O'Sullivan


Published Apr 27, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 1:50 pm CDT

Musician (and girlfriend of Elon MuskGrimes no longer wants to make albums or perform live–she instead wants to do a hologram tour. And Twitter is less than thrilled about the prospect.

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“I wanna retire from touring. I wanna do a hologram tour,” Grimes recently told Flaunt.

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Hologram tours are usually reserved for artists who no longer can perform live–often because they are dead. Notably, a hologram of Tupac Shakur performed at Coachella, alongside real-life Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, in 2012. A hologram of Michael Jackson also performed at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

So this is understandably confusing, as Grimes is very much alive.

“She not dead yet tho?” one Twitter user questioned.

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Others just found the idea ridiculous.

Of course, Twitter had plenty of jokes about the whole thing.

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Grimes alluded to stage fright as the reason for wanting to do a hologram tour.

“Why do we keep doing them for dead artists instead of living ones who have stage fright?” she asked.

Grimes then opened up about her stage fright, and what it feels like.

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“It’s nightmarish. Apocalyptic. Terrifying, horrible. I can’t hear clapping or cheers–I just hear an echo chamber of death. I black out,” Grimes said. “I’m not a good performer,” she said. “I’m a director who accidentally fell into this position, and now it’s too late to change.”

Some Twitter users were surprisingly interested in the idea; some identified with her stage fright, too.

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Grimes’ desire to do a hologram tour should come as no surprise—she’s previously discussed her interest in science and technology. After all, her and Elon Musk’s relationship infamously began after a joke about artificial intelligence.

H/T Flaunt 


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*First Published: Apr 27, 2019, 11:25 am CDT