Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 3

21.May.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

With summer fast approaching, concertgoers are gearing up for this year’s music festivals and live shows. We previously covered numerous Japanese bands and artists performing who overseas this year in parts one and two of this feature, but since the previous entry, even more acts have been announced.

 

Here is a new list of artists embarking outside Japan this summer.

 

Suchmos

For the first time in their career, rock group Suchmos are set to embark on their first ever Asia Tour this June. They will hit up 6 locations, beginning in Hong Kong before heading to Taipei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.

 

▶︎ Suchmos ASIA TOUR 2019

2019/6/2 @ Music Zone @ KITEC, Hong Kong

2019/6/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

2019/6/9/ @ YES24 Live Hall, Seoul (*w/ HYUKOH)

2019/6/12 @ B10 Live, Shenzhen

2019/6/14 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

2019/6/16 @ Tango Live (Floor 3F), Beijing

 

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

 

→News Update (June 1, 2019)
Following unexpected illness of one of their members, Suchmos have cancelled all remaining dates on their upcoming overseas tour.

 

 

[ALEXANDROS]

Rock band [ALEXANDROS] are also heading on tour in Asia throughout June and July. The band are currently on their “Sleepless in Japan Tour” in promotion of their newest album Sleepless in Brooklyn and will take their concerts across Asia for 8 shows, starting with Shanghai on June 21 and wrapping in Seoul on July 21. This also marks their first time performing in Shanghai and Beijing.

 

▶︎ Sleepless 2019 Asia Tour

2019/6/21 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

2019/6/23 @ Beijing Omni Space, Beijing

2019/6/28 @ Jakarta (*Venue TBA)

2019/6/30 @ Moon Star Studio 1, Bangkok

2019/7/5 @ Music Zone @ E-Max, Hong Kong

2019/7/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

2019/7/19/ @ Bentley Music Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur

2019/7/21 @ MUV HALL, Seoul

 

[ALEXANDROS] Official Website: https://alexandros.jp

 

 

Sakanaction

Sakanaction have announced that they will play in Shanghai and Shenzhen at the end of June. Upon unveiling the news the band created their own Weibo account, a Chinese social media platform. The rock band will release their new album 834.194 in June, their first album release since sakanaction was released 6 years ago in March 2013. The Asia dates were added to their ongoing Japan tour. This will be their second set of headline concerts outside in Japan since they performed overseas for the first time back in 2013 in Taiwan. The band are known for their use of cutting-edge technology at their shows, so foreign fans can look forward to seeing what they have in store for them next month.

  

▶︎ SAKANAQUARIUM 2019 “834.194”

2019/6/28 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

2019/6/30 @ A8 Live, Shenzhen

 

Sakanaction Official Website: http://sakanaction.jp

 

BAND-MAID

Earlier this month, five-piece maid rock band BAND-MAID announced the European leg of their 2019 world tour, one which will begin this June and one whose decided theme is Gekidou, or “tumultuous.” All shows on BAND-MAID’s 2018 world tour sold out completely. The initial European leg of their long-awaited new world tour will take them to 3 countries for 4 performances. They will then head to the US in September.

 

Related Article: BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour

 

▶︎BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 【激動】 ~gekidou~

6/22 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

6/23 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

6/24 @ Bochum, Germany @ Zeche

6/26 @ Hamburg, Germany @ DAS LOGOS

9/26 @ NYC Gramercy Theater, US

9/28 @ Dallas Cambridge Room, US

9/30 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US

10/1 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US

 

World Tour Info: https://bandmaid.tokyo/contents/241952

BAND-MAID Official Website: https://bandmaid.tokyo/

 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, m-flo & More

The biggest names in Japanese pop music are set to take over Los Angeles at QTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY which is set to take place at THE NOVO by Microsoft on July 3, 2019. Both OTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY serve as the opener to Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the US, which will run from July 4 to 7. CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Crazy Boy, HIROOMI TOSAKA and m-flo are set to deliver Japanese entertainment to US lovers of Japanese music and entertainment.

 

Related Article: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata & CRAZYBOY to Perform at QTAQUEST LIVE in Los Angeles

 

▶︎OTAQUEST LIVE

Date: July 3, 2019

Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 18:30

Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

Line-Up: CRAZYBOY / HIROOMI TOSAKA / m-flo / CAPSULE / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

 

OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY

Date: July 3, 2019

Time: OPEN/START 22:00

Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

Line-Up: ☆Taku Takahashi / TeddyLoid / Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) / …and more

 

Event Website: https://live.otaquest.com/

Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/372261/otaquest-live-tickets?skin=novo

 

Ai Otsuka

This year, Ai Otsuka celebrates her 15th anniversary since her debut. The singer-songwriter released her greatest hits album Ai am BEST, too in January this year, and she is currently in the midst of her nationwide Japan tour. 5 Asia dates have been added to the tour. Her previous Asia tour took her to just three cities: Taipei, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, but this year she is spreading her wings and will perform in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Taipei.

 

▶︎ AIO PIANO at ASIA vol.2 

2019/7/17 @ Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, Guangzhou

2019/7/19 @ 特侖蘇音楽庁, Chengdu

2019/7/27 @ BANDAI NAMCO SHANGHAI BASE DREAM HALL, Shanghai

2019/7/28 @ BANDAI NAMCO SHANGHAI BASE DREAM HALL, Shanghai

2019/8/17 @ ATT SHOW BOX 大直, Taipei

 

Ai Otsuka Official Website:  http://avex.jp/ai/

 

 

If you love Japanese music and a Japanese band or artist are coming to a city near you this year, then be sure to show your love and support by getting your hands on a ticket to see them live.

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