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Press Release: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Brings 5th Anniversary World Tour to NY’s PlayStation Theater

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of her recording debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is bringing her colorful and energetic “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016″ to New York City’s PlayStation Theater on July 25. Tickets are still available for Kyary’s unique celebration event, featuring bright costumes, dancing, and the chance to sing along with Kyary on her You Tube-smashing hits.

Show information and tickets

Kyary released her 2-disc greatest hits compilation album KPP Best last May, which included many of her well-known songs including “Tsukema Tsukeru”, “Ninja Re Bang Bang”, “Fashion Monster”, “PONPONPON”, and her latest single, “Sai & Co”. The “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR” kicked off the same month in Singapore, with subsequent stops in Australia and England before her American concerts in July.

“KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016″ is Kyary’s third world tour, and will be themed around her brand new song “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”. The song celebrates Kyary’s five-year singing career and is included in the KPP Best album.

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

VIDEO MESSAGE (in English and Japanese) for New York fans

MUSIC VIDEO “Sai & Co”

ABOUT KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (KPP) is Harajuku’s iconic existence. She is a combination of model and artist with self-producing skill. KPP started her career modeling for AOMOJI-KEI (Harajuku fashion) magazines when she was in high school and soon became the most popular AOMOJI-KEI fashion model. She earned a great reputation and support from her enthusiastic teenage fans all over Japan who were also attracted to Harajuku fashion culture.

KKP also became a well-known blogger due to her utterly uninhibited way of expression that is unimaginable for her sweet doll-like looks. She released her début mini album, MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU (Hello, Harajuku) with WARNER MUSIC JAPAN, produced by Yasutaka Nakata (capsule). MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU is available for streaming in 23 countries worldwide. A music video from her album, “PONPONPON,” has been streamed over 90M times on You Tube.

In May 2012, she released her 1st full-album, ”Pamyu Pamyu Revolution”, and it debuted at No.2 on national weekly charts, selling 230K copies so far. Later in 2012, she went on her first nationwide tour and successfully performed at Budokan.

In 2013, she then went on to perform in France, Belgium, UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and LA and NY. Her long-waited second album, “Nanda Collection,” was released on June 26th. It debuted at No.1 on the national weekly charts, selling 400K copies.

In 2014, KPP went on her 2nd world tour, “KPP NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014,” performing in 5 US cities, Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris, Cologne, London, Taiwan, Singapore and Bangkok.

In July 2014, her 3rd album, ”Pika Pika Fantajin,” debuted at No.1 on the national weekly charts. After releasing several singles in 2015, she released her first remarkable visual product – a compilation of all of her past music videos with new visual contents. The limited version product with an artwork booklet sold out in a second.

2016 is an anniversary year for KPP: the 5th year from her stunning major début. KPP has many surprises in store for her fans to make this year very special.

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU Official Facebook for Fans
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Press Release: J-Pop Summit 2016 Announces Opening Night Live Concert with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess — Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-POP festivities.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket BASIC and PREMIUM packages, along with KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets, will be available for purchase at: www.J-POP.com. The Regency Ballroom is located at 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one of Japan’s biggest pop and fashion stars and represents the dynamic fusion of Japanese pop culture, fashion and music.

The singer is currently marking her 5-year anniversary as an artist with an international concert tour “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016” supporting the upcoming release of her very first retrospective album, KPP BEST. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a headliner at the J-POP SUMMIT 2013 and returns to San Francisco to celebrate her anniversary with fans on Friday, July 22nd at J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Opening Night.

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Attendees will experience a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture including fashion, pop art, live music and technology, accented by ramen vendors, sake-tasting, and other attractions to be complemented by celebrity Guests of Honor, anime programming, cosplay and karaoke contests, and a wide assortment of vendors and other programming.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu LIVE at J-POP SUMMIT OPENING NIGHT – KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in San Francisco ticket options include:

*KPP Concert Ticket BASIC · $40 each
Includes general admission at Regency Ballroom

**KPP Concert Ticket PREMIUM · $150 each
Includes general admission at the Regency Ballroom, exclusive meet & greet with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and a special gift.

**Both options DO NOT include entrance to the J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason.

KPP + J-POP SUMMIT Combo Tickets — including J-POP SUMMIT 1-day and/or 2-day passes that each include a KPP Concert Ticket BASIC starting from $55 each – will be also available on Friday, May 6th at: www.J-POP.com.

Stay tuned for news coming next week on J-POP SUMMIT tickets, including V.I.P packages, and information on other artists set to perform.

About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Born in Tokyo 1993, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began her career as a model for several Harajuku fashion magazines while she was still in high school. Her unique look and uninhibited, self-expressive personality quickly garnered the attention of Japan’s bustling fashion and music scenes. In 2011, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her début mini-album, MOSHI MOSHI HARAJUKU (Hello, Harajuku) under Warner Music Japan. The music video for its single “PONPONPON,” has been played over 93 million times on YouTube. Her first full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, was released 2012. The following year was Nanda Collection, and another release, Pika Pika Fantajin in 2014. Last year, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released the single, Mondai Girl, which was followed by a Halloween-themed single, Crazy Party Night (Pumpkin no Gyakushu).

In May 2016, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her first retrospective album, KPP BEST, a collection of 23 career-spanning tracks that includes infectious hit singles such as Invader Invader, Kira Kira Killer, Fashion Monster, as well as 5th anniversary song “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”.

About J-POP SUMMIT
J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.

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Press Release: Sanketsu Shojo Sayuri Releases Two Singles Worldwide

Sayuri is an up-and-coming Japanese artist who made a brilliant major début on August in 2015 with her first single “Mikazuki” and then released her 2nd single “Sorewa Chiisana Hikarinoyouna” in Japan early this year.
Due to the overwhelming support and demand of her fans, her first two singles have been released worldwide today!
1st single “Mikazuki” is the ending theme song for the anime series “Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace”, ranked #1 in the rock genre on the iTunes Japan charts.
Her following single “Sorewa Chiisana Hikarinoyouna” is currently featured as the ending theme song for the hit anime series “ERASED”, in which songwriter Yuki Kajiura composed.
This song also reached #1 on the iTunes Japan rock genre charts, making it back to back chart topping singles for Sayuri.
Her music perfectly syncs with the anime’s world, expressing the “shadow” and “light (hope)”, creating a new style of alternative rock that you must listen to!

Mikazuki (1st single)
smartlink: http://smarturl.it/mikazuki_Sayuri

Sorewa Chiisana Hikarinoyouna (2nd Single)
smartlink: http://smarturl.it/Sorewa-Raisede

Sayuri (left): she is a mysterious character that changes herself to several kinds of “shapes” depending on her mental condition and situation.

Sayuri(right): She is a 14-year old junior high school student.
She is the origin of Sankestu Shoujo Sayuri who lives in loop of infinite repentance.

Sayuri (center): A 2.5 dimensional singer-song writer, Sankestu Shoujo Sayuri (Suffocating Girl Sayuri).

About Sayuri:

Sankestu Shoujo Sayuri, (Suffocating Girl Sayuri), is a 19-year old Japanese singer-song writer.
She divides herself into the 2D and 3D world, making her a new type called a 2.5 dimensional artist, as each character plays in each dimension with their unique characteristics and expresses her music by going in and out of the world of subculture, pop, and moratorium.
She interprets “light” and “shadow” in the suffocating modern society – borrowing the words from Sayuri, it is the “suffocating world”. With this unique point of view, she sings while strumming the acoustic guitar.
Visual artists YKBX, who worked on many projects worldwide, visually creates the unique world of Sayuri and brings them to life.
Sayuri made her debut with “Mikazuki” as the ending song of Fuji TV Animation Noitamina series , “Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace” on August 26th, 2015.
The music video of “Mikazuki” had over 1.6 million views on YouTube and her street performance in front of the music shop, TSUTAYA in Shibuya, Tokyo, drew more than 500 excited fans.
Sayuri is absolutely a new type of artist who will give fans a performance they have never experienced before!

Official website (Japanese): http://sayuri-web.com

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Press Release: JPop Group Perfume’s Documentary “WE ARE Perfume -World Tour 3rd DOCUMENT-” To Receive Simultaneous Japan and U.S. Theatrical Premieres

With the conclusion of Perfume‘s most recent live shows held in Asia, Europe, and for the first time, in the United States, the famed Japanese pop trio’s very first feature-length documentary titled, “WE ARE Perfume -World Tour 3rd DOCUMENT-” presents an in-depth look into the making of Perfume‘s recent international tour. The film will be released simultaneously in Japan and the U.S., with U.S. premieres set to take place in New York and Los Angeles on two consecutive days, Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st 2015.

“WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT” U.S. Release
NEW YORK
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-505-5181
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM

LOS ANGELES
Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-617-1033
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM

Ticket Price: $18.00

WE ARE Perfume” will also be the first feature-length documentary to hold a simultaneous Japan and U.S. release. Additional screenings will also take place in Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan. The theme song to “WE ARE Perfume” is also the group’s next single, “STAR TRAIN,” written by Yasutaka Nakata (from the Japanese electro house group, CAPSULE). The single, which scheduled to drop on October 28th 2015, is penned as the culmination of Perfume‘s 15-year career.

About “WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT”
This documentary follows Perfume on a two-month international live tour, “Perfume WORLD
TOUR 3rd.” While traveling around the globe to cities across Asia, Europe, and the United
States, audiences will see Perfume‘s powerful live performances and catch never before seen
behind-the-scenes footage. Witness the group’s single-minded approach to their performances –
the joy, anguish, and struggles, not only in the music, but also in fashion and pop culture. By
witnessing the girls’ ongoing current activities fans will glimpse Perfume‘s achievements and
their goals for the future. This is Perfume‘s nonstop evolution. Their “now” is here.

During several insightful interviews, the members “Dame Dashi” will be revealed in which they
reflect on improving for upcoming shows. The source of their passion for performing live will
also be revealed. In between their tight schedules the members are depicted enjoying some
leisure time – from their excitement in Singapore’s giant Merlion, to exploring New York’s
Times Square, fans will witness their life-sized reactions. In addition, each member also talks
about the world tour, the group’s formation, and a look back on their successful career to-date.
These exclusive interviews can only be seen in the movie.

About Perfume 
Perfume is a female trio formed in Hiroshima in 2000, consisting of a-chan (Ayaka Nishiwaki),
KASHIYUKA (Yuka Kashino) and NOCCHI (Ayano Omoto). The group moved to Tokyo in
2003 and started working with Yasutaka Nakata of CAPSULE as their producer. In 2005,
Perfume made their major début with a single “Linear Motor Girl” attracting attention with their
futuristic sound and image.

From Oct. 26th, 2012, Perfume went on their first international tour visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Korea and Singapore proving their popularity goes beyond Japan. Their next world tour was in
July, 2013. With this “Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd”, Perfume visited Germany, the UK and
France for the first time which spread their recognition to the western markets.

In Oct. and Nov., 2014, yet another world tour “Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd” in Taiwan,
Singapore, LA, London and NY followed. Perfume celebrates their 15th anniversary since
formation and 10th since major début in 2015.

About Live Viewing Japan
Live Viewing Japan is a Japanese-based media distribution company dedicated to introducing
Japanese artists of various genres around the world.

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Press Release: 2015 J-Pop Summit Announces Day 1 Live Programming & Music Concerts

The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced DAY 1 programming. This year’s festival is highlighted by live music from a wide range of pop, ani-pop, electronica, punk/alternative, and a cappella artists, as well as live comedy and other acts to complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and other live programming.

The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT takes place Saturday and Sunday August 8th & 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Tickets and V.I.P Passes are available. Both types of passes include access to daytime programming as well as the J-POP LIVE NIGHT concert. V.I.P Pass holders will have priority access to a premium viewing area and will be invited to an exclusive Meet & Greet Event with JAM Project on Saturday, August 8th and Eir Aoi on Sunday, August 9th respectively. Details to be announced soon!

This year’s live performers reflect the diversity and unique creative expression that is burgeoning in Japan and capturing a global following. The first-ever 2-night event J-POP LIVE NIGHT tops off DAY 1 Saturday, August 8th, with an evening concert by anime music super-group – JAM Project – as well as live sets from pop singer, Eir Aoi, frenetic rock band, Gacharic Spin, and returning all-girl punk rock acts, JinnyOops! and the Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass.

During the afternoon of Saturday, attendees also will be treated to the U.S. début of Little Glee Monster, an extraordinary 6-member female a cappella group that has received wide acclaim in Japan for their unique vocal treatments to a range of popular Japanese and English songs. Also making their début at J-POP SUMMIT will be FES★TIVE, a unique act built around the concept of Japanese “festivals” that has garnered a global following with their up-tempo, catchy sound. The hilarious antics of the comedy duo, Jaru Jaru, also come to U.S. shores for the first time as does the stylish female pop duo, Faint★Star.

J-POP SUMMIT also introduces attendees to a brand new way to show their love of favorite Japanese idols with the Cheerz App, on which users can upload photos to show support for a wide array of top artists, including ones performing at J-POP SUMMIT. Cheerz users also can receive additional opportunities for visibility and promotion based on their photo’s popularity among other users of the app. Over 300 top Japanese artists are currently active on Cheerz and since its launch in December 2014, fans have cheered on their favorite idols over 40 million times.

Stay tuned for J-POP SUMMIT DAY 2 programming to be announced very soon!

J-POP LIVE NIGHT Artists
J-POP LIVE NIGHT on Saturday begins at 4:30pm on the J-POP SUMMIT Main Stage inside the Fort Mason Pavilion. Specific set times will be posted shortly.

JAM Project (Japan Animation-Song Makers Project)
JAM Project is an anime music super-group founded in 2000. The group is composed of the top vocal artists that are each renowned for their work in the anime industry. The members came together to create and perform powerful theme songs for anime, tokusatsu (SFX movies and TV), and video games. Since their début, the JAM Project has produced and released hundreds of anime and video game theme songs, including the themes to Super Robot Wars, GARO and Tomica Hero. The group toured internationally in 2008, 2012 and 2015. Current regular members are Hironobu Kageyama (singer of “Dragon Ball Z” opening theme), Masaaki Endoh (singer of “Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s” opening theme), Hiroshi Kitadani (singer of “ONE PIECE” opening theme), Masami Okui (singer of “Revolutionary Girl Utena” opening theme) and Yoshiki Fukuyama (singer of “Macross 7” opening theme), who will all perform in San Francisco!

Eir Aoi
Eir Aoi is a Japanese singer from Sapporo, Hokkaido that is signed to SEM Records (Sony Music Entertainment. She gained wide popularity after several of her songs were used as the opening and ending themes for many popular anime series including Kill la Kill, Sword Art Online II and Season 2 of Aldnoah.Zero. She has built a worldwide fan base and embarks on her first international tour this summer.

Gacharic Spin
Celebrating their 5th anniversary this year, Gacharic Spin is a true force of musical power from Japan! One of their songs is now used as the ending theme for Dragon Ball Kai. Taking their name from the word, “Gacha,” derived from a Japanese word gacha-gacha, meaning clattering, each members’ character and sound clatters and mixes perfectly with singers Hana and Oreoreona’s powerful and melancholic voices, to result in a spectacularly unique sound. The band is signed to the JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp. Taking hints from everything from pop to rock and industrial music, their energy-filled live performances and excellent musicianship have made them a very fun band to watch!

JinnyOops!
Returning to J-POP SUMMIT for their first time since 2010 is JinnyOops!, the 3 -piece indie punk band from Osaka, Japan. The group, which is composed of Mitsuyo Ishibashi (guitar/vocals), Chihiro Ishida (Bass), and Hitomi Futemma (Drums) are known for their wild and explosive punk sound and have made several appearances in the US.

Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass
The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass are a Japanese female punk rock trio from Tokyo. Formed in 2005, the band has Kei Sofue on drums and sisters Yumi and Miki Uchizono on vocals/guitar and bass, respectively. After playing at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas, the band embarked on a US tour and headlined the J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco. Known for their energetic live performances, the band has played countless shows internationally and have established a loyal fan base in Japan, as well as overseas.

DAY 1 Daytime Live Performances

Little Glee Monster
This 6-member group composed of teenage girls has gained wide acclaim for their exceptional vocal skills and harmonies. Little Glee Monster was formed in Tokyo in 2013 by winners of a “Best Young Female Singer Audition” contest. The music video for the group’s first single, Houkago High Five, featured on their major label début for Sony Music has been viewed more than 500 million times! Little Glee Monster’s “Gao Gao All-Star” was selected as the ending theme song for the Pokémon XY anime series and their music also will be featured in the upcoming anime feature, Pokémon XY The Movie: The Archdjinni of Rings.

Faint★Star
Faint★Star is a Japanese pop-duo consisting of Hina (formerly of Tomato’n Pine) and Yuria that debuted in 2014. The duo gained international popularity after a Tokyo Girls Update article on their 1st music video became the most viewed article on the site. Faint★Star is produced by one of the most famous music agencies, “agehasprings,” and are known for their live performances that integrate advanced visual technology.

FES★TIVE
The 8-piece Japanese idol group, “FES★TIVE, is a unique act that builds on the concept of “festivals” and focuses on performing at Japanese festivals all over the world. FES★TIVE made its major label début on Tokuma Japan in May, and throughout 2015, they will continue to showcase their “FESTIVAL FROM JAPAN” theme to intentional audiences. With their up-tempo and catchy sound, FES★TIVE is a rapidly growing force in the international music scene.

Jaru Jaru
Jaru Jaru is a Japanese comedy duo made up of Shusuke Fukutoku and Junpei Goto, and managed by the Yoshimoto Creative Agency. The pair is one of the most successful and popular comedy acts in Japan with their brand of Manzai – a traditional style of Japanese comedy consisting a fool and a long-suffering companion. In the twelve years that they have been active, the duo has received countless awards, made many TV appearances, and even starred in several movies.

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Press Release: MidTones J-Pop Night feat. Flying Platforms & Tune in Tokyo at Grand Star June 5th


Get ready for a night of new and classic Japanese pop as MidTones J-Pop Night returns to Grand Star Jazz Club in LA’s Chinatown. Headliners Flying Platforms, featuring guitarist Shin Kawasaki, will perform a set of J-Pop & rock tunes from the Showa era to the present! The event also features a performance by J-Pop Idol Chii Sakurabi, and LA’s Tune in Tokyo as house Djs.

Sean Danconia will be on hand with a special POP-UP Art Show showcasing a preview of his newest creation – SūpāPop! which will be launching at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on June 9-11th.

Complimentary signed SūpāPop print will be made available to guests while supplies last.

MidTones this month also doubles as the official pre-party for Little Tokyo’s NINJA-CON convention, opening the following day (Saturday, June 6th) at the JACCC. Shin Kawasaki, Chii Sakurabi and DJ Greg Hignight of Tune in Tokyo would like to welcome attendees of Ninja-Con to start the weekend party early!

Cover is $5, Ages 21+. Event hours are 9 PM – 2 AM.

MidTones occurs on every 1st Friday of the month at historic and legendary Grand Star Jazz Club in the heart of Chinatown Los Angeles. Hosted by Shin Kawasaki and Flying Platforms alongside the Space Circus crew. MidTones offers an inclusive venue for musicians, noise-makers and music-lovers to experiment, explore and experience.

Grand Star Jazz Club is located at 943 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

About Shin Kawasaki and Flying Platforms
Shinichiro Kawasaki met young aspiring musicians in Osaka, Japan who inspired him to pursue music. He moved to Los Angeles in 1999, where he started performing live and recording as a guitarist. He has also contributed music for SanDisk TV commercial, Turkey Shoot Music Festival, Japan Self-Defense Airforce, NHK Enterprise, KDDI, House Foods and Kao corporation. Along with his live-performing outfit “Flying Platforms” Shin hosts MidTones, a monthly jam session at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown, performing the mixture of cyberpunk-infused live-tronic original materials and covers ranging from jazz standards, 80s/90s R&B dance hits to J-pop.

About Sean Danconia
Sean Danconia has built a seductive visual universe by marrying cult-cinema & animation to a wild pop-art aesthetic. Born in Montreal, Canada, Danconia was named after another “Sean”-Connery—by his mother, an intrepid James Bond fan. This early “Bondian” bullet would fire itself throughout Danconia’s life and creative pursuits. After living and working in Italy, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Vancouver—this iconoclast Canadian designer/artist/animator is firing from all creative pistons. Danconia’s composite world is a “bio pic” of his own imagination: irreverent, prolific, explosive – based on an encyclopedic knowledge of popular culture past, and a knowing eye for future trend undercurrents years before they hit, Danconia’s Pop-Fusion Art, design, creative branding, collages, melanges all serve to integrate his punk-mod sensibility, which pops-out of a razor sharp eye, colored by an eastern tinted lens.

About Tune in Tokyo
DJs and promoters Tune in Tokyo founded the first monthly event in Los Angeles for Asian dance pop in 2008, weaving together the vibe of Indie dance clubs with global street fashion. An active force in the LA club and J-Pop and K-Pop scene, Tune in Tokyo hosts dance parties, fashion shows and concerts celebrating cutting-edge music and pop culture from across Asia. Tune in Tokyo’s residencies have included 2nd Street Jazz and Royal/T, in addition to appearances at KCON, the MNET Grammy Party, Anime Expo, Pittsburgh’s Tekko, Pacific Media Expo, Miku Expo, Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary at JANM, and Japan: Endless Discovery. Tune in Tokyo also offers music event consulting and production services.

About Chii Sakurabi
Chii Sakurabi is a J-POP Singer and recording artist from Japan living in the US! Chii Sakurabi is J-POP singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan known for her angelic voice, high-energy songs, and kawaii Lolita fashion. Chii originally performed live throughout Tokyo, and in 2010 moved to the U.S. to expand her music internationally. In late 2011, Chii’s breakout first album Mirage was released. It featured a unique electropop style with fantasy themes, as well as a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics. In May 2014, Chii took a giant leap forward with her second album, Moon Princess, creating a distinct and dynamic sound with a story based on the Japanese fairytale character Princess Kaguya.

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Press Release: JAPANESE ROCK BAND SCANDAL ANNOUNCES 2015 “HELLO WORLD” WORLD TOUR

Epic Records Japan recording artist, SCANDAL, embarks next month on its most extensive world tour to-date in support of the release of the band’s 20th single – “image” – from its latest album Hello World.

SCANDAL is one of Japan’s most popular rock acts, capturing millions fans with an astute mix of power driven pop-rock. The all-girl, four-piece band also has garnered substantial fan bases across North America, Europe and Asia. Mixing the melodic styles of pop, rock and alternative music with hip fashion sensibilities and unstoppable girl star power, SCANDAL is at the forefront of the burgeoning “J-Pop” and “Japan Cool” global pop culture phenomenon.

 The SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD” takes the band on its most extensive international tour to-date in support of their sixth studio album for Epic Records Japan, Hello World.

 Beginning in April, SCANDAL will perform concerts in major cities worldwide including in the U.S., Mexico, U.K, France, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition, a series of 31 live dates have already begun in major cities throughout Japan. Tickets for the North American shows are on-sale now. A select number of VIP tickets (including an artist meet & greet) are also available for each show.

SCANDAL North American Dates Include:

 ·        May 16th Chicago, IL at the Rosemont Theatre

·         May 20th Mexico City, Mexico at La Plaza Condeza

·         May 22nd Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues Sunset Strip

·         May 23rd Anaheim, CA at House of Blues Downtown Disney

Complete SCANDAL 2015 “Hello World” world tour information is available

SCANDAL has released six studio albums and twenty singles since signing with Epic Records Japan in 2008 and have become one of Japan’s most potent live rock acts. Each of the group’s albums have placed among the top five in Japan’s official album sales chart – Oricon – and 17 of the band’s 20 singles released to-date have also placed in the Top 20 on the Oricon Singles Charts. SCANDAL’s most recent full-length album, Hello World, was released on December 14, 2014.

SCANDAL formed in August, 2006 among four high school girls that attended the same vocal and dance school in Osaka, Japan. Taking their name from a shop sign that hung near the studio where they practiced in their early days, the band, which consists of Haruna (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mami (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tomomi (bass, lead vocals), and Rina(drums, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals), shared a mutual love of western rock bands and artists ranging from Green Day, Foo Fighters and Paramore to the pop styling of Taylor Swift and Pink. SCANDAL’s dynamic mix of frenetic melody-driven energy mixed with smooth, pop-styled vocals have become the band’s hallmark.

SCANDAL’s music also has been featured in a host of TV shows and movies and the band are enthusiastic fans of anime and have had several songs prominently featured in popular series. The group’s singles “Harukazeand “Shunkan Sentimental” were featured as the opening theme songs for the anime series Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and most recently SCANDAL contributed the song, “Daybreak Meteor Shower,” as the theme to the latest Pokémon feature film, Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Scandal Hello World

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