Miyavi & SKY-HI to perform theme song for stage adaptation of manga series “TOKYO TRIBE”

05.September.2017 | MUSIC

It’s been announced that internationally renowned guitarist MIYAVI will perform the official theme song for the stage adaptation of “TOKYO TRIBE,” set to begin at the end of September at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Toko before moving to Nagoya and Osaka. This first-ever stage show of the manga series, a story wrapped in conflict in a “Tokyo a little different from the real one” with rival gangs or ‘tribes’ including Shibuya Saru, Bukuro Wu-Ronz, and the Harajuku Jingus.

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The original manga, “Tokyo Tribe-2,” a continuation from the first volume, has been translated into different languages and maintains a worldwide following. Miyavi, aka the “Samurai Guitarist,” has been chosen to become part of that world by writing the theme song. The song, entitled “Gemstone, was written together with Mitsuhiro Hidaka, known as a member of AAA and for his solo project SKY-HI.

 

Miyavi is famously known around the globe for his unparalleled slap-guitar skills. He has performed over 300 times in almost 30 countries and has successfully complete 6 world tours.

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▶︎Comment from Miyavi

“I am honoured to be working with “TOKYO TRIBE” as it’s a series that I read and loved when it was being serialised. This is my first time writing a song for on stage. I am excited to see how ‘Gemstone’ which I wrote together with SKY-HI will be used in the production.”

 

One month remains before the show begins, but the song is already being played on air, and more songs are to make an appearance too.

 

A special promotional video for the stage adaptation of “TOKYO TRIBE” is already available to watch, featuring an original rap by rapper KEN THE 390, a talk with actors Ito Imagine and Hiroyuki Yashiro, and of course a teaser of the theme song “Gemstone.”

 

 

The hype is growing fast for the stage adaptation of “TOKYO TRIBE.” Have an early listen to the official theme song by Miyavi and SKY-HI!

 

■Information

<Tokyo Show>

Venue: TSUTAYA O-EAST  Running: September 29, 2017 to October 8, 2017

Ticket Pricing: Reserved Seating – ¥6,900 / Standing (1F + 2F) – ¥4,900 (tax incl.  ※A separate compulsory drink fee of ¥500 will also be charged

Tickets now on sale.

【Getting your tickets】

・Ticket Space (03-3234-9999) – Ticket Space Online (search)

・Ticket Pita (0570-02-9999) – [P-Code: 459‐635] http://pia.jp/

・Lawson Ticket (0570-000-407)- [L-Code: 34542] http://l-tike.com/

・eplus – http://eplus.jp/

・7 Ticket – http://7ticket.jp/ (available at multi copy machines at 7-Eleven stores around Japan)

・TSUTAYA O-EAST *available at the venue only (03-5458-4681)

Contact Ticket Space for queries related to tickets – 03-3234-9999

 

<Nagoya Show>

Venue: ZEPP NAGOYA

Date/Time: October 11, 2017 – 19:00 / October 12, 2017 – 19:00

Any queries should be made to SUNDAY FOLK PROMOTION – 052(320)9100 (10am-6pm)

 

<Osaka Show>

Venue: Matsushita IMP Hall

Date/Time: October 21, 2017 – 13:00 & 18:00 / October 22, 2017 – 13:00

Any queries should be made to Kyodo Information -052(020)0888 (10am-6pm)

 

※Entry forbidden for preschool children

※Entry time is 30 minutes before the performance

 

Official Website: http://tokyo-tribe.com

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    THE SUPER FLYERS returned to the stage for the final act. Together with SKY-HI they performed 0570-064-556 which is a remix of Logic’s 1-800-273-8255, as well as I Think, I Sing, I Say and Marble.

     

    At the end of the show SKY-HI gave some comments on his new album before performing What a Wonderful World!!, Snarchaway and his hit song Kamitsure Velvet.

    It was an emotional and energetic performance from SKY-HI throughout the two-hour show. He will promote the album with his new tour titled SKY-HI TOUR 2019 -The JAPRISON- next year from February 3, 2019 where he will hit 12 locations across Japan.

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