Grandson Kicking Tour Off 9/10 at First Avenue


One of the hottest names in the music world right now- Grandson- will be taking over First Avenue on Tuesday, September 10th to kick off his ‘The End of the Beginning’ Tour.

Grandson is a 23-year-old alternative artist hailing from Canada. Born in the small town of Englewood, New Jersey, he relocated to the cultural melting pot of Toronto at a young age, and grew up surrounded by music ranging from jazz to rock & roll to rap, dancehall and R&B. At 17, he moved to Montreal to attend university, and began working in nightclubs cleaning tables and DJing. He started writing music at this time, incorporating the unique blend of sounds he grew up surrounded by. He started experimenting with music production and rapping in 2013, dropped out of school and headed to Los Angeles to pursue music full time.

Adopting the “grandson” moniker while living in LA, he dove deeply into rock influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, while keeping an ear on the rap/R&B music emerging out of Toronto and alternative acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. He found a small community of musicians to work and perform with in LA and eventually formed his band. Reminiscent of early punk and grunge music, grandson’s live set attempts to create a frantic, mosh pit-inducing cathartic release of energy for fans.

Searching for his voice and for meaning in today’s divisive, chaotic world, grandson’s songwriting confronts the most pressing issues of his generation, such as financial inequality, governmental and environmental accountability and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration, while simultaneously touching on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up through your twenties. When asked about today’s music scene, he says “I genuinely believe the world needs honest rock and roll, now more than ever.”

Tickets are still available HERE!
Tour Dates:
Sept. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 
Sept. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club 
Sept. 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall 
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Sept. 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Sept. 18 – New York, NY – Webster Hall 
Sept. 19 – Boston, MA – Royale
Sept. 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 
Sept. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 
Sept. 24 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom 
Sept. 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground 
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept. 28 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Beach Concert Hall 
Sept. 29 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 2 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 3 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall 
Oct. 5 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 12 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox 
Oct. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman