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Press Release: ONE OK ROCK Returns to Los Angeles for Back to Back Shows August 11 & 12

Fueled By Ramen recording group ONE OK ROCK has announced details of a massive North American headline tour. The “AMBITIONS U.S. TOUR 2017,” which will also feature a series of stops throughout Canada, is set to kick off July 6th at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Brooklyn Bowl. The coast-to-coast tour will feature support from special guests Set It Off and Palisades, and will continue through mid-August.

Furthermore, the band has been announced to perform at the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy where they are also nominated for “Best Breakthrough Band.” The awards are set take place July 17th at Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena. Fans can visit http://www.altpress.com/vote up until the deadline of June 30th to cast their vote.

Earlier this year, ONE OK ROCK returned with their widely acclaimed Fueled By Ramen debut, “AMBITIONS.” The album, which features “We Are,” “Taking Off,” “Bedroom Warfare,” and “I Was King,” arrived atop the “Global Album Chart” with 315,000 equivalent sales making it the best-selling album on the planet in its first week. “AMBITIONS” is available now at all DSPs as well as via the official Fueled By Ramen store.

“AMBITIONS” – which follows ONE OK ROCK’s chart-topping seventh album, 2015’s “35xxxv (Deluxe Edition)” – is the iconic hard rock band’s milestone second all English language release. Comprised of vocalist Taka, guitarist Toru, drummer Tomoya, and bassist Ryota, ONE OK ROCK is among Japan’s most popular and beloved rock outfits, with each of their last five releases debuting in the nation’s Top 5, including the #1 blockbusters “AMBITIONS” and “35xxxv.” “35xxxv (Deluxe Edition)” marked the band’s official U.S. début and first all-English language release which features the worldwide hit single/video “Mighty Long Fall,” now boasting over 40 million views at YouTube alone.

Known for their thrilling live shows, the band recently completed a sold-out headline run in the United States and performed two massive concerts at Shizuoka, Japan’s Nagisaen before a cumulative audience of more than 110,000. The colossal performances were captured in the official live video for their single “Taking Off.” No strangers to the road, ONE OK ROCK have also toured extensively in the U.S., teaming with such like-minded acts as All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, and 5 Seconds of Summer. As if that weren’t enough, ONE OK ROCK has made explosive main stage appearances at rock festivals in Europe, South America, Australia, and the U.S., including a well-received run on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.

2017 AMBITIONS U.S. TOUR
With Special Guests Set It Off & Palisades

** Tickets available now **

*ONE OK ROCK Supporting Linkin Park, without Set If Off & Palisades
# Festival Appearance, without Set It Off & Palisades
** With Palisades only

JULY
6 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
7 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
8 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
10 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12 Houston, TX House of Blues
14 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
15 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena – Alternative Press Music Awards#
19 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
21 Ottawa, ON Algonquin College Theatre
22 London, ON London Music Hall
24 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
27 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center*
28 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
29 New York, NY PlayStation Theater

AUGUST
1 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion*
2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live*
4 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena*
6 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
8 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
9 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
11 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
12 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
14 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
15 San José, CA City National Civic
17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater**
18 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo**
19 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theatre**

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Press Release: Hatsune Miku Returns to North America Spring 2016

Two years after her successful Fall 2014 live concerts in Los Angeles and New York, virtual singer Hatsune Miku prepares to return to the North-American continent in Spring 2016 for “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America“, her longest and largest overseas tour to this date.
The HATSUNE MIKU EXPO world tour is a series of live concert events starring Hatsune Miku, the first-of-her-kind virtual artist, performing on stage through synthesized voice and CG animation. The first edition took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2014, followed by Los Angeles and New York in October the same year, and Shanghai, China in June 2015. The 2016 edition of HATSUNE MIKU EXPO will begin with a series of concerts in five cities in Japan, before crossing the Pacific Ocean to perform in six more cities across North America: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, New York.

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America Tour

April 23rd (Sat) in Seattle, WaMu Theater
April 30th (Sat) in San Francisco, The Warfield
May 6th (Sat) in Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater May 14th (Sat) in Dallas, The Bomb Factory
May 20th (Fri) in Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 28th (Sat) in New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov 20th at 9am PST/ 12 noon EST

Who’s Hatsune Miku?
Hatsune Miku is a Japanese music sensation, a 16 year-old blue-haired girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy.

What makes her special is that she is not a human singer, but a virtual persona who uses a computer-generated voice and 3D graphics to perform on stage. With a repertoire entirely provided by individual creators, she is the first truly crowd-created virtual talent. But being virtual doesn’t stop her from filling up concert halls, or teaming up with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams!

Internationally popular, with over 2.5 million followers on Facebook, the increasing demand for concerts overseas paved the way to MIKU EXPO, a world tour that has so far taken her from Indonesia to Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, with a memorable TV stop at the David Letterman show. Next spring she’s back for a series of live concerts in her native country of Japan, before heading to North America for even more dates, to once again meet thousands of fans eager to see her “in person”!

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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: Hatsune Miku to Perform on The Late Show

International sensation Hatsune Miku, the virtual idol at the forefront of Crypton Future Media‘s vocaloid software, will make her American television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS on October 8.


Hatsune Miku’s appearance on the nationally televised show will give American audiences a preview of the MIKU EXPO performance awaiting fans at L.A.’s Nokia Theater and New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom later this month. Celebrating the music, imagery, and interactive excitement of Hatsune Miku with back-to-back events in October, MIKU EXPO is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for fans to immerse themselves in the Miku World!

MIKU EXPO recently revealed its Halloween Party Area Map for the L.A. event at Los Angeles Center Studios, including a guide to vendors and limited-edition Halloween-themed merchandise.

Buzz for the New York and L.A. events has continued to build this month, with several fan-based activities and announcements.

Sharing The World” by BIGHEAD feat. Hatsune Miku was released this month as the official theme song for the event.
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Streaming anime website Crunchyroll announced a fan video contest and a 30-minute exclusive concert video from MIKU EXPO in Indonesia.

Hatsune Miku fans can keep up with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #MikuExpo.

ABOUT HATSUNE MIKU EXPO

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO presents multiple activities featuring Hatsune Miku, including an artwork exhibition focused on the virtual singer and the cultural movement she inspired, fan gathering activities, and — the ultimate highlight — the Hatsune Miku concert show using cutting-edge projection technology and a live band.

LOS ANGELES – The HATSUNE MIKU live concert is hosted in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with the collaborative exhibition hosted by Miku and her friends at an early Halloween party at Los Angeles Center Studios. At the exhibition, you can enjoy artwork displays, a special Halloween-themed area, and a shop where you can buy exclusive goods, including special Halloween items!

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in Los Angeles
Live Concert Dates: October 11th & 12th
Live Concert Venue: NOKIA Theatre

NEW YORK – The HATSUNE MIKU live concert is held in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, and the exhibition hosted in Lower East Side concept space Wallplay over a period of eleven days. The exhibition shows illustrations, videos, and more, revolving around Hatsune Miku and the theme of Universal Positivity.

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in New York
Live Concert Dates: October 17th & 18th
Concert Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom

HATSUNE MIKU PROFILE

Hatsune Miku is a singing voice synthesizer featured in over 100,000 songs released worldwide. Popular with millions of international fans, Hatsune Miku means “The first Sound from the Future”.

With over 2 million fans on Facebook, over 100,000 released songs, 170,000 uploaded YouTube videos, and 1,000,000 artwork creations, Hatsune Miku has performed sold-out 3D concerts worldwide with performances in L.A., Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo in addition to corporate collaborations with SEGA, Toyota USA, Google and more.

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SRP Concert Kickstarter

Synthesized Reality Productions, SRP, is a new live Vocaloid concert group with a dream of doing concerts all over the wold.  To do this they need some better equipment (lighting and effects) for their first concert at year’s Pacific Media Expo, PMX, in Los Angeles, California in November.  So they are asking for some help raising the funds.

SRP include former members of Vocalekt Visions, another live holographic concert team, plus other producers, musicians, animators, and artists from San Francisco and all around the world.  With all the help from Vocaloid industry professionals they have been able to line up shows internationally already.  To make these shows the best they can possible be and to start things off with a bang they are running this Kickstarter.

The reward levels are light on physical awards.  $10 gets you a shout out, $25 three custom-made phone charms, $50 you get a CD from one of SRP’s producers and DVD of the show, $100 and $200 original artwork, $300 2 CDs plus an original song, and much more at higher levels. 

Their goal is $2,500 by November 3.  So far they have six backers for only $540.  Fans of Vocaloid might want to give this a look, both for what you get from it and for helping future live concerts in the future. 

Vocaloid is a vocal synthesizing program created by Yamaha, in its third installment. A Vocaloid concert uses 3D holographic images based on the character mascots of each Vocaloid voice banks. Each Vocaloid has a unique character design, as well as a different voice type for varied ranges and styles of music.

 

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Bi-Coastal Miku Concerts

Vocaloid Pop Idol Hatsune Miku will celebrate her sixth “birthday” on August 30st with a concert in Yokohama Japan. The next day, August 31st, the concert will be streamed in both New York City and Los Angeles, presented by Live Viewing Japan.  This is your chance to see the world renowned virtual idol at her best.

The concert is called “Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai.”  Vocaloid concerts consist of holographic projects of the Vocaloid with a live band.  The concert is organized by Tokyo MX and Crypton Future Media, Inc., sponsored by SEGA Corp., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and NicoNico.

The NYC showing will be at the Anthology Film Archives from 2pm to 4pm.  The tickets are $20.
The Los Angeles showing is at the Downtown Independent from 11am to 1pm.  Tickets are also $20.

If you have any questions, please e-mail jason@dayoproductions.com. Response could take up to one business day.

Hatsune Miku, whose name means, “first sound of the future,” is based on singing synthesizer software character and is the most popular of the Character Vocal Series software originally created by Crypton Future Media, Inc. using YAMAHA’s technology.

In Japan and worldwide, Hatsune Miku is a major phenomenon. She has appeared in numerous popular video games and music videos.

To-date, over 100,000 original songs have been written for Hatsune Miku by both fans and professional musicians and composers. The pop diva will also be team up with design house Louis Vuitton for an upcoming 3D Hatsune Miku opera, titled, The End, that will feature no human singers and is scheduled to take place at the Theatre du Chatelet Opera House in Paris on November 13th and 15th, 2013

About Live Viewing Japan:
Live Viewing Japan is a Japanese-based media distribution company focused on bringing a variety of entertainment properties to a global theater-going audience.

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