Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 2

25.March.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

With March almost at an end, the number of Japanese artists announcing performances overseas continues to rise. This is a list of 7 Japanese artists performing outside Japan in the first half of 2019.

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has received huge international attention for his collaborations with Tokyo Ghoul which have been enjoyed by countless non-Japanese fans on music streaming services. This includes unravel which was used as Tokyo Ghoul’s first opening theme, and katharsis, the second opening theme for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re. The singer is set to take his ‘katharsis Tour’ to Asia this April.

 

More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/183546

 

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Tour 2019 in Asia

2019/4/5 @ CLAPPER STUDIO, Taipei

2019/4/7 @ Music Zone@E-Max, Hong Kong

2019/4/9 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

Enquiries: info@free-planet.net (Japanese/Chinese/English)

 

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website: http://tkofficial.jp/

 

Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa is lauded for her immense work in voice acting. She is also hugely successful as an artist and singer.

Hanazawa is set to become the first Japanese female solo artist to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on April 14, 2019. She boasts overwhelming popularity in China for her work in anime as well as her hit songs. Her Chinese fans’ dreams are about to be realised as she performs for them a long-awaited show.

 

◼︎Information

KANA HANAZAWA Concert 2019 in SHANGHAI

Date: April 14, 2019

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai

 

Kana Hanazawa Official Website: http://www.hanazawakana-music.net/

 

 

Radwimps

RADWIMPS dropped their recent album ANTI ANTI GENERATION in December last year and recently announced a live tour which includes their first ever solo stadium show. The band are also set to perform two dates at the 2019 Strawberry Music Festival in China.

 

◼︎Information

2019 Strawberry Music Festival

Radwimps Performance Dates:

2019/4/26 @ INTERNATIONAL INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE PARK, Chengdu

2019/4/28 @ SHANGHAI COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB, Shangai

 

RADWIMPS Official Website: https://radwimps.jp

 

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK has become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas. They recently released their first album in nearly two years Eye of the Storm on February 13, 2019 and have announced a 10-date UK & European tour set to take place throughout May.

 

More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/171983

 

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EYE OF THE STORM UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 2019

5/8 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester

5/10 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

5/12 – Tilburg, NL – 013 Poppodium

5/13 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria

5/14 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

5/15 – Warsaw, Poland – Hala Kolo

5/17 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

5/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert

5/20 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Velky Sal

5/22 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

5/23 – Milan, Italhy – Fabrique

5/24 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-TRA

5/26 – Boulogne-Billancourt, France – La Seine Musicale

 

ONE OK ROCK Official Website:http://www.oneokrock.com

 

Aimer

Aimer recently announced that she will head to Asia in June on a 5-date tour entitled Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour. She previously performed in Asia last year alongside amazarashi, but this marks her first ever solo tour thhere. The theme of the tour is “sun and rain” which ties in with the concepts behind her forthcoming albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain.

 

More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185602

 

◼︎Information

Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Taipei

Date: June 8, 2019 (18:30 OPEN / 19:30 START)

Venue: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)

Price: 3400 / 2800 / 2200 / 1800 TWD

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.

 

Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Hong Kong

Date: June 14, 2019

Venue: MacPherson Stadium

Price: 980 / 780 HKD

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.

 

Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Guangzhou

Date: June 16, 2019

Venue: Guangzhou Beilei Theatre

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.

 

Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Shanghai

Date: June 22, 2019

Venue: National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai)

*The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.

 

Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Tokyo

Date: June 29, 2019 (17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START)

Venue: TOYKO DOME CITY HALL

Organisers: agehaspring, aspr

Support: Sony Music Labels Inc.

Price: ¥7,500 (Tax Included) + ¥500 drink fee

Ticket Release Date: May 25, 2019 (*2 tickets max per order)

Enquiries: DISK GARAGE (050-5533-0888)

 

Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets for Tokyo Concert

Ticket Window: April 17, 2019 at 12:00 – April 24, 2019 at 23:59

Payment Window: April 26, 2019 at 18:00 – May 7, 2019 at 23:00

 

Tour Details (Japanese): http://www.aimer-web.jp/news/archive/?504960

 

suchmos

Suchmos will release their 3rd studio album THE ANYMAL on March 27, 2019. The rock group are currently knee deep in their 2019 arena tour and are set to perform alongside HYUKOH in Seoul, South Korea in June. Tickets go on sale on April 2 at 12:00 (South Korea time).

 

◼︎Information

THE LIVE Vol.2:Suchmos & HYUKOH
Date: June 9, 2019

Venue: Yes24 Live Hall (South Korea)

Ticket Vendor: http://ticket.yes24.com

Suchmos Official Website: https://www.suchmos.com

 

Wednesday Campanella

It has been announced that Wednesday Campanella will perform at the Second Sky Music Festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, California on June 15. This marks Wednesday Campanella’s second time performing at a festival in the US following her appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw in October 2017.

 

More Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184064

 

◼︎Information

Second Sky Music Festival

Date: June 6, 2019

Festival Website: https://secondskyfest.com/

Wednesday Campanella Official Website: http://www.wed-camp.com/

 

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  • As we make headway into the new year, information on Japanese artists performing outside of Japan continues to roll out. This first article covers Japanese artists set to perform concerts overseas in the first half of 2019.

    ・Perfume

    The global popularity of multi-platinum electro J-pop group Perfume is clear for all to see, with their latest album Future Pop released back in August charting in at No.1 in 20 countries across the world. And now, international fans in the US and Asia will be excited to hear that the trio are set to hit a city near them in March and April this year.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/138536

     

    ■Information

    Perfume WORLD TOUR 4th “FUTURE POP”

    2019/3/2 @ NTU Sports Center / Taipei, TAIWAN https://ntusportscenter.ntu.edu.tw/#/

    2019/3/30 @ HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM / New York, NY http://www.mcstudios.com

    2019/4/2 @ QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE / Toronto, ON https://queenelizabeththeatre.ca/

    2019/4/5 @ CHICAGO THEATRE / Chicago, IL  http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/

    2019/4/7 @ THE BOMB FACTORY / Dallas, TX  https://thebombfactory.com

    2019/4/10 @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE / Seattle, WA http://www.paramounttheatreseattle.org/

    2019/4/17 @ CITY NATIONAL CIVIC / San Jose, CA  https://sanjosetheaters.org

    2019/4/19 @ ACE THEATRE / Los Angeles, CA  https://www.acehotel.com/losangeles/theatre

    *Details for Shanghai concert TBA.
    *All dates are local time.

     

    Tour Website: http://www.perfume-web.jp/cam/FUTUREPOP/world/

    Perfume Global Website: https://perfume-global.com/

     

    ・SID

    SID announced at their 15th anniversary tour Ichiban Suki na Basho 2018 that they are set to perform four dates in Asia.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/144270

     

    ■Information

    SID 15th Anniversary ASIA TOUR “THE PLACE WHERE WE LOVE MOST 2019”

    2019/2/15 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/2/20 @ MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    2019/2/22 @ BANDAI NAMCO SHANGHAI BASE DREAM HALL, Shanghai

    2019/2/24 @ Tango Live House, Beijing

     

    SID Official Website: https://sid-web.info

     

     

    ・Kenshi Yonezu

    Kenshi Yonezu took the charts by storm in 2018 breaking many records with a string of singles. While riding this wave of success, it has been announced that Yonezu will embark on his first ever arena tour which begins today on January 19. Two dates in Shanghai and Taipei have been added to the tour.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/158468

     

    ■Information

    Kenshi Yonezu When The Spine Becomes Opal

    2019/3/19 @ Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai

    2019/3/30 @ National Taiwan University Sports Center, Taipei

     

    Kenshi Yonezu Official Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/u/6888753808?is_hot=1

    Kenshi Yonezu Official Website: http://reissuerecords.net/

     

    ・Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and what better way to kick off it off than performing at Lollapalooza Chilie in March. Before they do however they will first perform at PA’L NORTE 2019, a 2-day music and art festival in Monterrey, Mexico. They are part of a line-up consisting of big names such as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Santana.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/146658

     

    ■Information

    Lollapalooza Chile

    Location: O’Higgins Park, Chile

    Date: March 29, 2019 – March 31, 2019

    Event Page: https://www.lollapaloozacl.com/

     

    PA’L NORTE 2019

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    Date: March 22, 2019 – March 23, 2019

    Event Page:https://www.palnorte.com.mx/

     

    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Official Website: https://www.tokyoska.net/

     

    ・Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai is in the midst of his 2018-2019 “Pure Tour” to promote his newest album PURE. The artist is gaining much attention not just in Japan but across Asia too. Mukai is set to perform in Asia for the first time beginning on March 22.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155274

     

    ■Information

    ASIA TOUR 2019

    2019/3/22 @ THE WALL TAIPEI, Taiwan

    2019/3/24 @ Megaport Festival, Taiwan

    2019/3/29 @ Jiangjinjiu, Beijing

    2019/3/30 @ HOULIVE, Shenzen

    2019/3/31/ @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/4/6 @ HANATOUR V-Hall, South Korea

     

    Taichi Mukai Official Website: http://taichimukai.com/

     

    ・HYDE

    HYDE started his solo music career up again last year and has various planned for 2019. He performed at L’Arc-en-Ciel’s 2018 Christmas live show “L’ArChristmas” and will embark on an Asia tour in March.

     

    ■Information

    ーHYDE WORLD TOUR 2019 ASIAー

    2019/3/27 @ Shanghai

    2019/3/29 @ Beijing

    2019/3/31 @ Chengdu

    2019/4/2 @ Hong Kong

    2019/4/4 @ Taipei

    *Ticket details TBA.

    HYDE Official Website: https://www.hyde.com

     

    ・GARNiDELiA

    GARNiDELiA released Kyoki Ranbu on September 26 this year, an album compiling every song from their internationally acclaimed online dance series including their hit song Gokuraku Jodo. The pop rock duo have announced that they will embark on their biggest Asia tour to date including shows in Hong Kong and Singapore.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150236

     

    ■Information

    stellacage Asia Tour 2019 “Kyoki Ranbu”
    2019/3/21 @ Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka, Tokyo
    2019/3/30 @ MacPherson Stadium, Hong Kong
    2019/4/13 @ Zepp@BIGBOX, Singapore
    2019/6/23 @ PENNY LANE 24, Hokkaido
    2019/6/30 @ Namba Hatch, Osaka
    2019/7/7 @ Diamond Hall, Aichi
    2019/7/27 @ DRUM LOGOS, Fukuoka

     

    GARNiDELiA Official Website: http://www.garnidelia.com/

     

    ・Wednesday Campanella

    Wednesday Campanella is no stranger to performing solo concerts and at festivals outside Japan. The next place to be graced by KOM_I’s incredible performance is Barcelona for the Primavera Sound music festival.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150817

     

     

    ■Information

    Primavera Sound
    Running: May 30, 2019 – June 1, 2019 (Wednesday Campanella to perform on May 31)
    Event Website: https://www.primaverasound.com/

    Wednesday Campanella Official Website: http://www.wed-camp.com/

     

    To all lovers of J-pop, J-rock and any kind of Japanese artist or band living outside Japan – if an artist is coming to a place near you, show your support and don’t miss the opportunity to see them live.

     

    Writer: Heir

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    07.April.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS released their new song Nekojarashi on major download and streaming music services on April 5, 2020 including iTunes and Spotify.

    Nekojarashi began featuring as part of a new commercial for Kirin’s “Gogo no Kocha” (Afternoon Tea) brand of drinks last month. The song, like the commercial, is themed on those moments of happiness that are right in front of us. Two versions of the song were released digitally: the normal version, and an orchestral versionーthe latter of which is being used in the commercial and is featured under the name of the RADWIMPS frontman Yojiro Noda.

     

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    Kiririn Gogo no Kocha (Straight Tea/Milk Tea/Lemon Tea)

     

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    The commercial in question is for Kirin’s “Gogo no Kocha” (Afternoon Tea) brand of drinks, which is promoting a new theme beginning this month: “Happy Tea, Afternoon Tea.” Japanese actress Kyoko Fukada is the face of the brand’s new commercial, which promotes how there is happiness to be found in those casual moments in our everyday lives even if we do not notice them.

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    A trailer was released on the official RADWIMPS YouTube channel for a documentary that is featured on the band’s upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray release ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019, which is set to hit shelves on March 18, 2020.

     

    “Documentary of ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR” Trailer

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  • Aimer Releases ‘marie’ Single Digitally & Announces 2020 Acoustic Tour

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    Japanese singer Aimer is known for her deep, husky voice which once you hear it, you’ll never forget it.

    Last year, Aimer released her song STAND-ALONE which was used as the main theme for the Japanese television drama series Anata no Ban Desu. She followed that up with Torches, which served as the ending theme for the anime series Vinland Saga. Her new and 18th single Haru wa Yuku/marie will be released on March 25, 2020.

     

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  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Announces New Album ‘Sainou’ – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    21.February.2020 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure announced last year the release of a new album. More information has now been released with regards to the albumーhis fourth album in total and the first in three years.

     

    TK’s new album is entitled Sainou, and it’s releasing on April 15, 2020. It will include such hit tracks as katharsis, which was the opening theme to the popular anime series Tokyo:reP.S. RED I which was used as the main theme for the Japanese release of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse; the opening theme Chou no Tobu Suisou forthe ongoing anime series pet; and his digital single melt which featured suis of rock duo Yorushika on guest vocals. First Press Edition copies of the album include a bonus CD featuring the audio taken from TK’s acoustic live show Bi-Phase Brain “R side” which was held at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo in December 2019.

     

    Fans who purchase the new album together with TK’s single Chou no Tobu Suisou, which was released on January 22, 2020, have the chance to be invited to rehearsals for the singer’s upcoming tour which will promote the new record. Full details can be found on his website.

     

    The 11-date tour is entitled “TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Sainou TOUR 2020” and will kick off at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo on April 22, 2020.

     

    Supporting TK on tour is BOBO on drums, who has supported TK since his early days, Honoka Sato on violin, and Ichiro Yoshida on bass. MARI (Gesu no Kiwami Otome) and Kie Katagi (jizue) will also join as support members.

  • RADWIMPS Release ‘ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019’ Live DVD & Blu-ray Trailer and Promotional Visual

    19.February.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS have revealed the DVD and Blu-ray cover for the release of their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019, as well as a trailer on their YouTube channel which features footage from the feel-good tour which was held last year.

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    RADWIMPS are set to embark on an all-new tour starting this March. Titled “KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020,” it will take them to seven cities in Japan for 10 showsーincluding four dome venues.

     

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  • Aimer’s Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Main Theme Music Video & CD Cover Released

    01.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    The music video for Aimer’s new song Haru wa Yuku has been posted on the singer’s official YouTube channel. The song will be used as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release on March 28, 2020 as the final film in the planned trilogy. Aimer also performed the main themes for the previous two films, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower (2017) and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019).

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    In the video, we see Minami Hamabe in two different outfits, black and white, standing underneath a cherry blossom tree in full bloom. Its beauty is a faint allusion to the Fate/stay Night: Heaven’s Feel movie story line, mixed together with chaos. We also see Hamabe appear as she did in the Hana no Uta and I beg you music videos too.

     

    Seeing an actress star in a long-term music video project like this, which has been ongoing since October 2017, is a rare thing indeed. The current version of the new music video is just a teaser, but the full version is scheduled to be released on Aimer’s YouTube channel in the near future.

    The artwork for Aimer’s 18th single Haru wa Yuku/marie was also posted on her official website and features Aimer herself sat under a fully-bloomed cherry tree.

     

    Aimer said: “I’m so incredibly happy to have been able to weave this story together into one from three songs with [Yuki] Kajiura and three music videos together with director Miki and Minami, finishing with ‘Haru wa Yuku.’ I’m filled with gratitude for the both of them [Miki and Minami]. I want everyone to watch this final piece while thinking about ‘Hana no Uta’ and ‘I beg you.’ I hope this music video and the song ‘Haru wa Yuku’ resonates with people deeply.”

     

    ©TYPE-MOON・ufotable・FSNPC

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Music Video For ‘pet’ Anime Opening Theme

    22.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The anime adaptation of Ranjou Miyake’s sci-fi human drama series pet began airing on January 6. TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s newest single Chō no Tobu Suisō is the opening theme for the series, and his music video for it just dropped on YouTube.

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – “Chō no Tobu Suisō” Music Video / TV Anime “pet” Opening Theme

    The video was created by maxilla who also worked on TK’s music video for katharsis. He took an artistic approach for this video, which was shot in the snow. We see a man and woman performing contemporary dance across the snowy landscape and on the icy shallow waters.

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will promote his new album with a tour starting in April. The second wave of pre-sale tickets went on sale today, you can find the link below.

     

    TK’s longest tour to date, it will kick off at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo. He will be supported by a live band made up of BOBO on drums, who has supported TK and his beautiful, aggressive sound since his early days; Honoka Sato on violin; Ichiro Yoshida on bass, who first joined TK on tour last year; and on piano, MARI from Gesu no Kiwami Otome and Kie Katagi from jizue.

     

    ©Ranjou Miyake・KADOKAWA/Twin Engine Inc.

  • RADWIMPS Release Live ‘Banzai Sensho’ Video From ‘ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR’ DVD & Blu-ray

    21.January.2020 | MUSIC

    RADWIMPS have released a live video of their performance of Banzai Sensho taken from their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 which is set to hit shelves on March 18, 2020.

     

    “Banzai Sensho” from Live DVD & Blu-ray “ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019”

    In the video, we see the band and crowd of excited fans come together to sing this anthem.

     

    The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

     

    In the run up to the DVD/Blu-ray release, the concert will be screened for a limited time at cinemas in all 47 prefectures of Japan from January 23-26 this week. Details can be found on the band’s official website, and is the perfect opportunity for fans who can’t wait until the March release. Tickets went on sale for a limited time and the ticket window closed on January 5. However, if there are any remaining tickets for cinemas, they will go on sale at each cinema’s website and at the cinema ticket desks from January 21 at 00:00 (JST).

     

    RADWIMPS will embark on their “KONNICHIWA NIPPON” tour in March. They will perform 10 concerts in 7 cities including at Japan’s four big domes. Information tickets and dates is available on the band’s official website.

  • RADWIMPS Announce KONNICHIWA NIPPON Tour 2020 and Launch Ticket Lottery

    06.January.2020 | MUSIC

    With their March 2020 tour on the horizon, RADWIMPS has revealed the tour’s title as “KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020”. The ticket lottery, which is currently open to the general public, launched a few days ago and will close on January 12 at 23:59. This is an exciting time for fans as the tour will see ten performances in seven cities as well as the band’s first ever major dome tour which includes four of the country’s most famous domes.

    RADWIMPS announced that they will release the DVD and Blu-ray of their ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 on March 18, 2020 which includes their August 29 2019 performance at Yokohama Arena. The DVD and Blu-ray will feature 23 songs which includes the guest performance from Aimyon for Nakidashisodayo, a song by RADWIMPS which she features on. It also includes a documentary of the tour, as well as guest appearances from artists who joined the band on stage including Miyachi, Titan Zombies, Taka from ONE OK ROCK, and Toko Miura.

     

    In the run up to the release of the ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 LIVE Blu-ray & DVD, the concert will be screened for a limited time at cinemas in all 47 prefectures of Japan from January 23-26. Details can be found on the band’s official website.

     

    Fans just can’t wait to get stuck into 2020. 

  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Announces 4th Album and Unveils New Visuals

    26.December.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is set to release his new single Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in). The single serves as the opening for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga seriesー a Sci-Fi drama which is set to premiere in January 2020.

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure also announced that he will release a new album next spring. The album will be the fourth full album to be released in the last 3.5 years of his project. The new album’s visuals were simultaneously unveiled, revealing a design that is completely different from his usual style, adding to the excitement and anticipation. 

     

    To celebrate the album release, TK will be embarking on a Japan tour of 11 performances which will kick off at Ebisu Liquid Room on April 22, 2020. TK will be accompanied by drummer BOBO, who has been performing with TK since the early days of his solo project, violinist Honoka Sato, bassist Ichiro Yoshida who has been working with TK for a year, Gesu no Kiwami Otome’s keyboardist Chan Mari on piano, and Kie Katagi (jizue). Each new support member will contribute with an exciting new sound that fans can’t wait to hear.

     

    Advanced orders are currently being accepted so don’t miss out if you’re interested. 

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