Cornelius Released Live Studio Version of Audio Architecture’ From New Album ‘Ripple Waves’

20.September.2018 | MUSIC

The new album Ripple Waves from Japanese recording artist and producer Cornelius was released on September 19. To commemorate the launch of the record, the musician released a live studio version of the album’s track Audio Architecture.


The song was written AUDIO ARCHITECTURE Exhibition currently taking place at 21_21 Design Sight (Galleries 1 & 2) in Roppongi which is running until October 14. The live studio video is a newly edited version of the video currently being shown at the exhibition.



Additionally, a showing titled “LIVE AUDIO ARCHITECTURE × 8” will take place in Gallery 2 of 21_21 Design Sight which will see the song performed 8 times by Cornelius’ band alongside 8 videos created by eight creators participating in the event. Their fields cover film, animation, dance, graphic design, advertising, illustration, programming, media design and more.


Cornelius will begin his long-awaited tour at the Fukuoka Convention Center Main Hall on October 3. He will also perform at festivals in Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Full details below.



“Ripple Waves”
Released: September 19, 2018

Price: ¥2,400 (+Tax)


Location: 21_21 Design Sight Gallery 2

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: ①16:30-17:15 ②18:30-19-15

Event Details:

*Applications closed.


Cornelius Mellow Waves Tour 2018 (Taiwan & Hong Kong dates TBA)
Mellow Waves Tour 2018 – Japan Leg
10/3 @ Fukuoka Convention Center – Main Hall, Fukuoka
Open 18:30 / Start 19:00
Info: BEA (092-712-4221)

10/5 @ Orix Theater, Osaka
Open 18:30 / Start 19:00
Info: Shimizu Onsen (06-6357-3666)

10/8 @ Tokyo International Forum – Hall A, Tokyo
Open 16:30 / Start 17:30
Info: HOT STUFF PROMOTION (03-5720-9999)

10/19 @ Okayama City Bunka Hall, Okayama
Open 18:30 / Start 19:00
Info: FIASCO (086-222-1015)

10/21 @ Nagoya Shinmin Kaikan Village Hall, Aichi
Open 17:15 / Start 18:00
Info: JAILHOUSE (052-936-6041)

10/24 @ Sapporo Education and Culture Hall – Large Hall, Hokkaido
Open 18:30 / Start 19:00
Info: WESS (011-614-9999)

10/27 @ Denryoku Hall, Miyagi
Open 17:00 / Start 18:00
Info: GIP (022-222-9999)


Mellow Waves Tour 2018 – Taipei Leg
Date: November 9, 2018
Venue: Legacy Taipei
Time: Open 19:00 / Start 20:00
Info: 好我好有限公司【 】

Tour Website:

■Clockenflap 2018
Date: November 9, 2018 – November 11, 2018 (*Cornelius to perform on November 11th)
Venue: Central Harbourfront Hong Kong
Official Homepage:
Ticket Information:


Design Ah Exhibition in TOKYO
Date: July 19, 2018 – October 18, 2018
Location: Miraikan


Date: June 29, 2018 – October 14, 2018
Location: 21_21 Design Sight (Galleries 1 & 2)



  • Cornelius to Release ‘Sadou’ Drama’s Main Theme ‘Sauna Suki Sugi’

    17.June.2019 | MUSIC

    Cornelius will release his new song Sauna Suki Sugi on digital music services on July 26. The song will be used as the main theme for the upcoming drama Sadou which will premiere on July 29.


    The drama is an adaptation of Katsuki Tanaka’s manga of the same name centred around saunas. It is a popular series amongst sauna-lovers in Japan.


    The song lyrics were written by Katsuki Tanaka himself while the music was composed by Cornelius. The song is described as sounding refreshing, the kind of music you would want to listen to when you’re relaxing, taking a dip or at a sauna.


    A second date at Ebisu Liquidroom has been added to Cornelius’s upcoming concert “Cornelius Performs Point” which is being held to celebrate the release of the remastered version of his 2001 studio album Point which is set for release on July 31.

    Speaking about the collaboration with the upcoming drama, Cornelius comments: “I hoped Sauna Suki Sugi expressed that trance-like state you go through when you’re in a sauna while I was writing the song. I’m a fan of Katsuki Tanaka’s work and always look forward to what he’s going to do next, so I am honoured to be doing this. I’m really looking forward to seeing how that manga translates to live-action.”

  • Cornelius to Perform at Clockenflap 2018 in Hong Kong & Details Announced for Taiwan Solo Show

    08.August.2018 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that Japanese recording artist and producer Cornelius will perform at Clockenflap 2018 in Hong Kong.

    Clockenflap is an annual outdoor music festival held in Hong Kong that first began in 2008. The festival has been held in various locations but primarily takes place surrounded by the city’s high rise buildings. This year’s Clockenflap will take place over a period of three days from November 9 to 11. Cornelius will perform on November 11.


    The artist will also hold a solo concert in Taiwan on November 9. Both shows in Taiwan and Hong Kong are the first time Cornelius has ever performed in the countries.


    Cornelius’ popularity is evidently growing and set to increase in the Asia region. Stay tuned for the latest news.


    Cornelius Tour Schedule
    Mellow Waves Tour 2018 – Taipei

    Date: November 9, 2018

    Location: Legacy Taipei

    OPEN: 19:00 / START: 20:00

    TICKET: NT$ 2,000 (Advance) NT$ 2,200 (Same-Day)



    Clockenflap 2018

    Date: November 9, 2018 – November 11, 2018 (*Cornelius to perform on November 11)

    Location: Central Harbourfront Hong Kong

    Official Homepage:

    Ticket Information:


    Cornelius Official Website:


  • Summer is coming soon, and no doubt you are looking forward to going to summer festivals! In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended Japanese artists who are going to perform at summer festivals that will be held in foreign countries.


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    THE GREAT ESCAPE is a music festival held in Brighton, England which was started in 2006.

    Many events will be held, not just live concerts and many up-and-coming artists, people who are working in the music industry and music lovers from all over the world gather at this festival. Many alternative UK rock bands perform at this festival but big-name artists such as ADELE, ELLIE GOULDING, ED SHHERAN and CHARLIE XCX have performed at this festival too, before or right after they debuted.


    World Tour 2018:




    Location:Various Venues, Brighton City Centre Brighton BN1

    Date: 2018/05/17 to 19



    KYARY PAMYU PAMYU official website




    Wednesday Campanella

    She will also perform at Les Eurockéennes for the first time, a music festival held in Belfort, France. Les Eurockéennes has been held at a protected nature reserve in Belfort since 1989. In 2012, it was awarded Best Overseas Festival in the UK Festival Awards. It is one of France’s biggest music festivals. Wednesday Campanella’s appearance at Les Eurockéennes comes after enthusiastic demand from the people in charge of bookings.


    Detail Information:



    Les Eurockéennes

    Location: Lac de Malsaucy, Belfort, France
    Date: July 5―July 8



    Wednesday Campanella’s official website






     “crossfaith” is a solo unit who is gathering much attention all over the world for his unique music which is the mixture of strings and electronica and fresh ideas. He combines many kinds of genres such as metalcore, hard core, screamo and catchy pops to create his unique works. He is going to perform at many festivals this year, so let’s check out his official website.




    Download Paris

    Date: 2018/06/15 to 17

    Location:Base Aérienne 217, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France



    Graspop Metal Meeting

    Date: 2018/6/21〜24

    Location:Dessel, Belgium



    Aerodrom Festival

    Date: 2018/6/28〜30

    Location:Panenský Týnec



    Download Madrid 2018

    Date: 2018/6/28〜30

    Location:Uptown Theater



    crossfaith Official Website



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    “Cornelius” is a solo unit of Keigo Oyamada from Tokyo which is gaining high reputation for its high-quality pop music and unique stage performance using various kinds of videos.

    So far, it has been decided that he is going to perform at Field Day Festival and Sonar Festival which will be held in June. Please refer to his official website with regards to detailed information.



    Field Day Festival

    Date: 2018/6/1〜3

    Location:Brockwell Park London



    Sonar Festival

    Date: 2018/6/14〜16

    Location:Barcelona 25ª edición



    Cornelius LIVE information


    Cornelius official website






    BABYMETAL are a fusion of the metal and idol genres and are a band active across the globe. Their mix of authentic metal music with their cute singing and dancing continues to captivate fans worldwide. They have also opened their own apparel brand, ‘BMD FOX APPAREL.’ The three of them are also set to perform at many festivals this summer.




    Rock on the Range

    Location: MAPFRE STADIUM, Columbus

    Date: 2018/5/20



    Rock am Ring 2018

    Location: Nürburgring, Germany

    Date: 2018/6/1



    Rock im Park 2018

    Location: Zeppelinfield, Germany

    Date: 2018/6/1



    Download UK 2018

    Location: Donington Park, Derby

    Date: 2018/6/9



    BABYMETAL Official Website:



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  • Cornelius announces North American tour dates for “Mellow Waves Tour 2018”

    16.November.2017 | MUSIC

    Cornelius just performed his first nationwide tour in Japan in almost 9 years. The “Mellow Waves Tour” saw the Shibuya-kei artist tour across 8 cities for 8 performances. The curtains closed for the final date of a hugely successful tour earlier this month. But it seems Cornelius isn’t done yet, as he has announced “Mellow Waves Tour 2018” which will see Cornelius embark across Mexico and North America between March 3rd and March 20th.

    This will be his first overseas tour since releasing his latest album “Mellow Waves” on June 28th.

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    Cornelius will first perform as a headliner at Festival NRMAL in Mexico City before making his way to North America where he will also have CDs and LPs for sale.


    Check out the full details on the official Cornelius homepage.


    Mellow Waves Tour 2018
    03/03 – Mexico City, MX @ NRMAL Festival
    03/07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    03/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall
    03/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    03/14 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    03/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater


    Official Homepage:

  • Cornelius to Hold Release Party & Showcase Album Cover Art Installation at Liquidroom!

    07.July.2017 | MUSIC

    Japanese recording artist and producer Cornelius, who just released his 6th studio album “Mellow Waves” on June 28th, will hold a release party at Liquidroom on July 11th and 12th. Tickets for both days have already sold out. Anticipation and excitement is growing in the run up to his concert having just released a brand-new album.
    In support of the two concerts, an exhibition is on display inside the “KATA” gallery space of Liquidroom. You can go and see a display of the CD cover for “Mellow Waves” on show which was created by copperplate painter Tadayoshi Nakabayashi.
    Also available at Liquidroom right now are small versions of Nakabayashi’s latest work specially designed by him which you can purchase for yourself. Videos of Cornelius are also being played, as well as difficult to obtain items and other merchandise. It’s free to enter so you should totally check it out.
    A special talk show will also take place at KATA on July 11th~13th. The talk will be a kind of countdown prior to the concert. You should definitely check this out too if you’re interested.

    Tadayoshi Nakabayashi ×  Mellow Waves Exhibition

    July 8, 2017~July 13, 2017

    *The talk event will run until 17:00 on July 11th and July 12th

    Free entry

    KATA [Liquidroom 2F]

    3 Chome-16-6 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Talk Show:

    July 10th @ 8pm (subject to change)

    [Sound & Recording Magazine presents]

    Kentarou Shinozaki (Chief Editor, Sound & Recording Magazine) × Toyoaki Mishima (Sound Creator) × Tohru Takayama (Recording Engineer)

    July 11th @ 6pm (subject to change)

    [Cornelius × Mellow Waves -Music and Design of Cornelius]

    Borubora (Idea Editor) × Masakazu Kitayama (Graphic Designer)

    July 12th @ 6pm (subject to change)


    Tsutomu Noda (Chief Editor, ele-king) × Masato Matsumura (Editor) × Natsuo Kitazawa (Music Writer)

    *Free Entry. Numbered tickets will be given out for entry from 3pm. Please note that you may be refused entry if the venue becomes full. Thank you for your kind understanding.

    <Tour Information>

    ■October 9th @ Niigata LOTS, Niigata
    OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00
    INFO:FOB Niigata:

    ■October 11th @ Sendai Rensa, Miyagi
    OPEN 19:00 / START 19:30

    ■October 13th @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24, Hokkaido
    OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

    ■ October 14th @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24, Hokkaido
    OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

    ■October 19th @ Takamatsu festhalle, Kagawa
    OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
    INFO:Duke Takamatsu:

    ■October 21st @ Namba Hatch, Osaka
    OPEN 17:45 / START 18:30
    INFO:Shimizu Onsen:

    ■October 22nd @ Nagoya DIAMOND HALL, Aichi
    OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00

    ■October 25th @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo
    OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30

    ■ October 26th @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo
    OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30

    ■October 28th @ Yokohama Bay Hall, Kanagawa
    OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

    ■November 3rd @ Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO, Hiroshima
    OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
    INFO:Hiroshima CLUB QUATTR:

    ■November 4th @ DRUM LOGOS, Fukuoka
    OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00



    Standing – ¥6,800 (tax included) + 1 Drink (separate charge)

    2F Reserved Seating – ¥7,800 (tax included) + 1 Drink (separate charge) *Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka only

    Ticket sales begin July 22nd.


    “Mellow Waves”

    On Sale: June 28, 2017

    Price: ¥2,800 + tax

    Stock Number: WPCL-12660


    Special Website:
    Official Website:

  • Cornelius’s first American tour in 8 years & American-only album re-release!

    13.May.2016 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that Cornelius will be embarking on an American tour titled “CORNELIUS PERFORMS FANTASMA” as a result of the plan to re-release his 1997 album “Fantasma” in America. He will be performing at 7 locations across West and Mid-west America from Thursday August 4th to Saturday August 13th. Additionally, he will be playing at the Eaux Claires Festival in Wisconsin on Friday August 8th. People’s excitement is growing as this will be his first America tour in 8 years.

    The album release will be limited to America. The deluxe edition is made from the 2010 remaster and will include 2 discs. This is all that is planned for the tour as of now; there are no Japanese concerts planned.


    ■ Cornelius performing Fantasma
    Thursday August 4th          Auckland(California)/ Fox Theater
    Saturday August 6th          Los Angeles(California) / Orpheum Theater
    Monday August 8th           Tucson(Arizona) / Rialto Theater
    Wednesday August 10th   Denver(Colorado) / Gothic Theater
    Friday August 12th            Eau Claire(Wisconsin)/ Eaux Claires Festival
    Saturday August 13th       Chicago (Illinois)/ Park West

    ■Cornelius online

    ■Vinyl pre-order sale


    ■Related Article: Overseas Japanese concerts & events to look out for!