Introduce to you some Japanese artists who are popular the world over

28.October.2017 | MUSIC

In this article, I will introduce to you some Japanese artists who are popular the world over. The popular songs of each artist and live information are noted.

 

Wednesday Campanella

Wednesday Campanella is a unique hip hop unit. The video of “Momotaro” was played more than ten million times and is a song which is popular throughout the world. The unit is going to perform in Los Angeles on the 28th and 29th of Ocotber and in Hongkong on the 18th of November.

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/71443

 

■Information

【Live information】

・CAMP FLOG GNAW CARNIVAL 2017

Date: 2017,10,28/29

Venue: Exposition Park, Los Angeles

Official website: http://www.campfloggnaw.com/

 

Clockenflap Festival 2017

Date: 2017,11,17/18/19 (Suiyobi no Campanella will perform on the 18th)

Venue: Central Harbourfront Hong Kong

Official website: http://www.clockenflap.com/

Ticket information: https://www.ticketflap.com/clockenflap2017

Official website: http://www.wed-camp.com

 

 

SKY-HI

SKY-HI is a unique, one-and-only artist and his hip hop music is gaining high reputation. The all-Japan LIVE HOUSE tour “SKY-HI Round A Ground 2017” will be held in 24 cities (25 lives) including in cities like Shanghai, Taiwan, Hongkong, LA, NY, PARIS and LONDON. The digital album “Marble” released on the 6th of October on the Internet won the first place in the charts of iTunes.

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/70803

 

■Information

『SKY-HI Round A Ground 2017』

2017,10,18 (Wed.)

Venue: Shanghai E-Max Music Zone

2017,10,20 (Fri.)

Venue: Taiwan ATT SHOW BOX

2017,10,22 (Sun.)

Venue: Hongkong E-Max Music Zone

 

2017,11,12 (Sun.)

Venue: Los Angeles Troubadour

2017,11,15 (Wed.)

Venue: New York SOB’s

2017,11,18 (Sat.)

Venue: Paris Glazart

2017,11,19 (Sun.)

Venue: London Bush Hall

 

Live information (lives which will be held in Japan): http://avex.jp/skyhi/

 

 

BAND-MAID

BAND-MAID is a rock band consisting of five female members. Their most popular song is “REAL EXISTENCE.” They call their lives “serving” and the fans “masters” or “mistresses” to choreograph the world of a “maid.” However, their music is hard rock which has a gap between their visual. They are now holding a world tour called “BAND—MAID WORLD TOUR 2017.”

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/67157

 

■Information

BAND—MAID WORLD TOUR 2017

“Burn! Burn!BAND-MAID Moe Moe Cune”

10,22 (Sun.) Taiwan / Jack Studio

10,29 (Sun.) Hongkong / HMV kafe

11,03 (Fri.) England / London / O₂ Academy Islington

11,04 (Sat.) Frans Paris / La Boule Noire

11,05 (Sun.) Germany / Bochum / Zeche

11,08 (Wed.) Germany / Berlin / Bi Nuu

11,09 (Thurs.) Germany / Munich / Backstage

11,12 (Sun.) Spain / Barcelona / Salamandra

 

・BAND-MAID Okyuji TOUR Autumn-Winter 2017

“Moetano? Moetano? Docchidattano? ~燃 vs 萌~” ※additional tour

 

12,9 (Sat.) Zepp DiverCity TOKYO

BAND-MAID Official website:http://bandmaid.tokyo

 

 

Niji no Conquistador

The theme of Niji no Conquistador is “every day is a cultural festival!” The name of the group was decided with the aim of being a group which will conquest the hearts of the fans with various characters like a rainbow. More than 200 audience gathered to their one-man live held in Taiwan in August and the venue was filled with excitement. You should check out their music video featuring cute bathing suits “Kimiha Mujaki na Natsu no Joo.”

 

■Information

Official websitehttp://pixiv-pro.com/2zicon/

 

 

May’n

May’n is an artist who offers many opening/ending themes to animations, games and movies. She participated in J-POP SUMIT held in San Francisco and released her 5th album “PEACE of SMILE” on the 18th of October and it can be said that she is a very popular artist gaining popularity throughout the world. Her popular song “Yamaidare darlin’” gathered much attention as an opening theme of “AQUARION LOGOS.”

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/63027

 

■Information

May’n 5th ALBUM「PEACE of SMILE」

Release date: 2017,10,18

13 songs will be included

・First limited edition A (CD+maxi single) VTZL-134/¥3,700+tax

・First limited edition B (CD+maxi single) VTZL-135/¥3,700+tax

・First limited edition C (CD+maxi single) VTZL-136/¥3,700+tax

・Normal edition (CD) VTCL-60458/¥3,000+tax

Official website:http://mayn.jp/

 

 

TEMPURA KIDZ

“TEMPURA KIDZ” is a dance & vocal performance unit from Harajuku. Although all the members are teenagers, they are full-fledge performers who have rich experience in performing on many stages. There must a lot of people who will be glued to their performance and colorful costumes. The music video of “CIDER CIDER” is gaining popularity among foreign fans. They have performed in many countries including Tai, Philippine and Myanmar.

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/20850

 

■Information

Official website:http://tempurakidz.asobisystem.com

 

 

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    *For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.

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  • 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.

  • Female Japanese rock band BAND-MAID announce America tour!

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    Female Japanese rock band BAND-MAID have announced their world tour that will take place at four locations in three countries. On top of that, they have just published the news that they will be travelling all over North America in late September for their America tour!!

     

    Just recently, the band announced their collaboration with Live Nation; the worldwide event promotion company known for having worked with Madonna and Lady Gaga. Following this announcement, the band have already snapped up the opportunity to kick off a live tour in America!

    BAND-MAID have finalised their plans for their tours in Japan and overseas and their participation in a rock festival. The girls’ theme for 2019 is turbulence, and to get fans to really get in the mood, they have been unveiling their thrilling entertainment plans for the year one after the other.  

     

    There’s no end to BAND-MAID’s energy and passion. Make sure to give the girls all your attention because you can’t miss what they have in store for you!

  • BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour

    02.May.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID, a name which by now should strike you with energetic exhilaration and musical admiration. This quintuple line-up of hard-rocking maids are no stranger to performing live, with a string of dates locked in for them to perform at some of Japan’s biggest rock festivals this year.

     

    With that in mind, overseas fans can start to get excited as the band have just 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. US shows are scheduled to be announced in the near future.

     

    BAND-MAID’s event promoter for this tour is Live Nation who have worked with some of the biggest names in music including Madonna, Lady Gaga and over 2000 other artists. They manage well over 20,000 concerts a year.

     

    Below are comments from the members regarding the upcoming tour.

     

    ・Miku Kobato (Vocals/Guitar)

    “For us, whose goal is world domination, getting to work with such a wonderful event promoter as Live Nation is reassuring and makes me happy. To all of the Masters and Princesses of the world, we work hard so that we can deliver to you a glorious Serving [concert].”

     

    ・Saiki (Vocals)

    “I was really surprised and am glad that we were able to join hands with such [an event promoter] as Live Nation. We will also work hard to ensure we can hold more Servings around the world.”

     

    ・KANAMI (Guitar)

    “I am so excited to get to join up with Live Nation! We will work hard so that we don’t lose to all the other international artists already associated with them! I hope we can endeavour to have fun together as we head towards world domination!”

     

    ・AKANE (Drums)

    “We’ve linked up with Live Nation!! I’m so happy!! We will push through with everything we’ve got to ensure this is a new step forward for BAND-MAID!! We ask for your kind support!!!”

     

    ・MISA (Bass)

    “I am honoured to be teaming up with Live Nation. We will work hard so that we can perform at overseas festivals and more in the future. And I want to drink some delicious sake with everyone!”

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