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Press Release: FLOW Announces 15th Anniversary Anime-only Concert “FLOW The Carnival 2017”

Last month, in July 2017, FLOW began their 15th Anniversary year, and the band recently finished the first round of their 6-city celebration tour in Fukuoka August 6th.

On the final night of the tour, FLOW announced a special, one-night-only concert to take place on December 21st titled “FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 ~Anime-only~”, which will include 21 songs from anime-related works. The teaser video for the one-man live has been released on FLOW’s Official Facebook.

Since 2004, when their 4th major single “GO!!!” was chosen as the opening theme song for the TV Tokyo anime series Naruto, FLOW has provided 21 anime-related songs for 10 anime series and OVAs. The strong melody from the band’s twin vocalists and their wide range of music has allowed them to appear in both domestic and international rock music events and anime-related events, creating a bridge between rock and anime music.

FLOW chose to begin their second round of 15th Anniversary concerts with the special “anime-only” event (the first in the band’s history) in order to show their pride, gratitude, and respect for the anime projects and their fans.

FLOW released their 15th anniversary commemorative album Fighting Dreamers in June, which features 11 anime voice actors taking part in the lead song’s chorus, and each of the 5 band members writing a new song, coming together to create an album representing FLOW’s new era.

FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 pre-sale tickets went on sale August 6 for members of FLOW’s official fan club, “26ers”, and will be available to the public starting Saturday, August 19th. Ticket prices also include exclusive special items. In addition, FLOW has announced that they will organize a 5-city Battle of the Bands tour “FLOW THE PARTY 2018″ starting in February 2018, adding even more activities to their 15th Anniversary celebration.

Details are available on the FLOW 15th Anniversary special site

FLOW will perform live in Washington, D.C., at Otakon® on August 12 as part of Anisong World Matsuri, along with JAM Project, T.M. Revolution, and Yousei Teikoku.

FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 〜Anime-only〜
Date: December 21st, 2017
Venue: Nippon Seinenkan
Doors open/Show starts: 5:30pm/6:30pm
Contact: Disk Garage 050-5533-0888

FLOW Official Fan Club “26ers” pre-sale
Application period: August 6, 2017 (Sun) 8:00pm – August 14, 2017 (Mon) 11:59pm

Public pre-sale
Application period: August 19, 2017 (Sat) 1:00pm – August 28, 2017 (Mon) 11:59pm

FLOW THE PARTY 2018 – Battle of the Bands Tour
February 2018
5 cities: Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo — FLOW will welcome amazing bands in each city.
* Details will be announced at a later date.

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LeetStreet Boys Music Video Announced

The otaku band LeetStreet Boys recently announced the up coming release of their latest animated music video.  The video is “Imaginary Boys” from their recent L3g3nds album.  This will be their 5th music video since the band’s first release and hit Yuri The Only One in 2008.

LeetStreet Boys strives for a sound reminiscent of anime and video game soundtracks with their own style with lyrics about otaku dating, humor, and as many anime/video game/internet references that they can make.  They have released three albums, host their own webcomic, helped with soundtracks for games, and have worked in a range of media.

The video will premiere at this year’s Otakon in Baltimore, MD on August 10th, 2013 during Otakon’s fan parody block.  The block will be showing fan submitted and created parodies, trailers, shorts, live action fan films, and fan dubs on a big screen for everyone on Saturday night.  The music video will be shown at 10pm   It will be put up on YouTube the following weekend.

LeetStreet hired quality animators for this video.  They are saying that this is the best video the band has put out yet and will take the band to “the next level.”  I am looking forward to see what makes this video so special.  I have enjoyed LeetStreet’s music in the past.  I find it both fun and easy to listen too, if with a bit of nonsensical lyrics.

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First Otakon Music Festival

The group that runs Otakon every year, the biggest anime con on the east coast, has teamed up with Lantis Records, a Japanese music company that specializes in anime and video game soundtracks, to create their first stand alone concert series  Otakon Music Festival.  The event is November 3 at the Ram’s Head Live! in Baltimore, Maryland.

JAM Project

The headliner for the festival is super group JAM Project.  JAM Project’s current lineup is Hironobu Kageyama, Masaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, and Masami Okui.  The group has performed a number of anime theme songs both as a group and  as solo acts.  They are currently on tour in South America, but will be up for the show.

Other acts include Faylan, singer of the themes to Gundam AGE and CANAAN; Natsuko Aso, singer to Baka and Test and the live action Negima themes.

FaylanNatsuko Aso

Tickets are $50 for the day, but if you attended this past year’s Otakon you can get in for $40, just bring your badge and ID.  A limited number of VIP Party Pass is available for $60.  With it you get to go to a VIP party after the show with the guests, a special badge, one autographed item from the guests, limited edition souvenir, and half of your money goes to charity.

Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.

Hopefully this can become a yearly event for us all.

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