GRiZ Announces Sophomore Album Release “Rebel Era” + 30 Date North American Tour This Fall

By on August 18, 2013



Effortlessly incorporating his instrumental zeal for the live saxophone over funky rhythms and jazzy melodic beats, Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) prepares to release his sophomore album, Rebel Era and a national headlining tour this fall at a mere 23 years old. 


How did this watershed moment in GRiZ’s career come about, you might ask? Although GRiZ cites his remix of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” as his big break, it wasn’t until his first album, Mad Liberation was unleashed as a free download on September 14, 2012 that his career truly skyrocketed. After DJ’ing parties in a small college town (with his own music, no less), the artist’s life drastically changed in less than a year’s time. Soon the young and passionate musician was receiving massive support from Pretty Lights, opening up for Bassnectar on his fall tour, and playing alongside Big Gigantic on their Uprising Tour.


A native of Detroit, GRiZ was honored to play his hometown’s renowned festival, Movement Detroit during both 2012 and 2013. Soon thereafter festival gigs became a regular weekly occurrence, landing GRiZ spots at some of the world’s most legendary venues and events, including Coachella, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Lightning in a Bottle, Governor’s Ball, Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Parties, Summer Set and the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater.

On his forthcoming album, Rebel Era – the first single, “Gettin’ Live” (LISTEN HERE) hit over 400,000 plays on SoundCloud alone. In anticipation of the album’s September release date, GRiZ plans to top off the year’s events with a fall bus tour, appropriately dubbed “Rebel Era.” As his first national headlining tour, GRiZ will bring his own production and stage design. The Rebel Era Tour kicks off the first weekend of October and is set hit over 32 cities nationwide during the span of two months. Alongside GRiZ, the tour will feature support from artists such as Pegboard Nerds, Two Fresh, SuperVision, The Floozies and Anvil Smith.


Throughout August, GRiZ continues his first Canadian tour “Unbanned From Canada” as well as headlining alongside Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Morgan Page, Project 46, TJR and more at “The Gathering,” an official Warm-Up Party for TomorrowWorld on September 26. In addition to these massive appearances, GRiZ will also be headlining a Halloween show with Gramatik for the biggest GrizMatik show to date featuring support from turntablist, A-Trak. 


In most cases it would be accurate that we “watch out for this artist,” but there is really no need to do so when an artist as talented as GRiZ is consistently all over the map, as will be the case for many years to come.

“GRiZ took the stage and worked what seemed like the entire population of the Pretty Lights set from the night before into an insatiable frenzy.”

  – LessThan3 


“The next big name in electronic music.”

 – The North Coast Journal 


“Best of the night…the performance could have been two hours longer and people would have stayed to dance to GRiZ’s alluring beats.”

  – Paste Magazine (On his performance at Lollapalooza)



Aug 15  | HiFi Club – Calgary, AB, Canada

Aug 16  | The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB, Canada

Aug 31  | Mad Decent Block Party – Dallas, TX

Aug 23  | Kaleidoscope Music Festival – Eugene, OR

Aug 30  | Antone’s – Austin, TX

Aug 31  | Mad Decent Block Party – Dallas, TX

Sept 06 | The Jupiter – Tuscaloosa, AL

Sept 07 | Rhythm & Blues – Chattanooga, TN

Sept 13 | Dancefestopia Music Festival – Kansas City, MO

Sept 14 | The Werk Out Music Festival – Thornville, OH

Sept 26 | The Gathering – Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia




Oct 10 | House of Blues – San Diego, CA

Oct 11 | Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Oct 13 | The Independent – San Francisco, CA

Oct 15 | Senator Theatre – Chico, CA

Oct 16 | Tahoe Biltmore – Crystal Bay, NV

Oct 17 | Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA

Oct 18 | Showbox @ the Market – Seattle, WA

Oct 19 | Branx – Portland, OR

Oct 21 | Stage 112 – Missoula, MT

Oct 23 | Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN

Oct 24 | Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI

Oct 27 | Canopy Club – Urbana, IL

Oct 31 | 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO

Nov 07 | Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

Nov 08 | Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Nov 09 | Pearl Street – Northampton, MA

Nov 10 | Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

Nov 12 | Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY

Nov 14 | Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

Nov 15 | Terminal 5 – New York, NY

Nov 16 | 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

Nov 17 | The National – Richmond, VA

Nov 19 | Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

Nov 20 | Legends Club – ASU – Boone, NC

Nov 21 | Ziggy’s By the Sea – Wilmington, NC

Nov 22 | Music Farm – Charleston, SC

Nov 26 | Zydeco – Birmingham, AL

Nov 27 | Newby’s – Memphis, TN

Nov 28 | The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

Nov 29 | Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY

Nov 30 | 2720 Cherokee – St. Louis, MO







Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.