Steve Grimmett‘s GRIM REAPER is currently on tour in Greece, a country in a deep financial crisis. A YouTube video (see below) from a small pub gig in Swindon, U.K. has suddenly gone viral in Greece (at nearly 200,000 views in three days and still climbing) due to what many say is an uncanny resemblance between Steve Grimmett and Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos.
The remaining dates of GRIM REAPER‘s Greece/Cyprus tour are:
Nov. 14 – Seven Sins (ex Sin City) – Athens, Greece
Nov. 16 – Rock City – Limassol, Cyprus
A new GRIM REAPER live CD is in the final mixing stages and a U.S. tour is currently being scheduled for March/April 2012 with the help of Artists Worldwide. The trek, which will tentatively consist of 18 shows, will mark the first time Steve Grimmett has played a full GRIM REAPER set on U.S. soil in 25 years. Steve says, “I’m looking forward to getting out there, as are my bandmembers. It’s been 25 years since I toured out there last. Maybe I’ll get to see a few familiar faces!” He adds, “The live album is sounding great. Can’t wait to get it released”.