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

 

◼︎Information

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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  • Aimer Announces Title Of Red & Blue Themed 2019-2020 Japan Tour

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    Having just released her 17th single Torches today (August 14)―which serves as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Vinland Saga―Japanese singer Aimer has just announced an all new tour. Titled Aimer LIVE TOUR 19/20 “rouge de bleu”, the tour will begin this fall from October 31 and take her to 17 cities across Japan for 24 shows.

     

    The theme of the tour is red and blue as evident in the tour title’s use of French for the colours. This contrasts with her first-ever performance at Nippon Budokan back on August 29, 2017 which was themed on black and white (“blanc et noir”). We look forward to seeing how she uses these new colours on the new tour.

     

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  • Aimer Releases Vinland Saga Ending Theme ‘Torches’ Music Video

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    Aimer will release her 17th single Torches on August 14. While we wait for the CD to hit shelves, us fans have been treated to shortened version of the music video in a track-by-track preview.

     

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  • ONE OK ROCK Announce Additional Tour Dates & Release Live DVD & Blu-ray Teaser Trailer

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    ©2019 Weathering with You Production Committee

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    03.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    The titles of all five theme song from RADWIMPS new album Weathering with You, which is set for release on July 19, have been unveiled. RADWIMPS are in charge of the anime film’s soundtrack, following their work on Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 film Your Name.

    We have already heard Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai and Grand Escape (Movie edit) feat. Toko Miura in the film trailers. The other three tracks are titled Kaze-tachi no Koe (Movie edit)Shukusai (Movie edit) feat. Toko Miura, and Daijoubu (Movie edit). The entire soundtrack will consist of 31 tracks divided into 5 theme songs with vocals and 26 BGM tracks. We look forward to seeing at what point each of these songs will feature in the film.

     

    Fans of RADWIMPS and the film can get their their hands on five different CD size cards related to each respective theme song when purchasing the album at select stores in Japan. Full details below.

     

    ‘Weathering with You’ Special Trailer

    The gorgeous new extended trailer released yesterday looks back at Makoto Shinkai’s works and how his style has developed over the years.

     

    ©️2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

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