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Date: 2015.06.22
Artist:   misaruka  
Source:  Starwave Records Newsletter
Misaruka will award ten pairs of tickets free of charge for fans of non-Japanese nationality to attend their oneman live, [-The world of 13-], at Shinjuku ReNY, Tokyo on August 27, 2015!

■Application deadline: August 1st, 2015
■Announcement of winners: In the interest of impartiality, those selected as winners will be notified directly in early August.
■How to apply: Send an email to with “Misaruka Free Oneman Live Tickets." The email should contain your name, sex, date of birth, address, phone number, and email address.

※Offer available only to non-Japanese nationals who will be in Japan on August 27, 2015.
※Japanese nationals are not eligible.
※Each applicant may submit only one application.
※Winners will cover their own transportation and other expenses.
※Tickets can be exchanged at the livehouse reception area on the day of the show.
※Tickets are redeemable only by the winners and may not be transferred, sold, or traded to other parties.

These guys put on a great show, so if you a big fan or even if you haven't seen them and would like a change to see them for free, apply!
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Date: 2015.06.22
Artist:   Miyavi  
Source:  HOP
MIYAVI has announced the EU leg of TOUR 2015 " WE ARE THE OTHERS"

September 27th London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
September 29th Lille, France Splendid
September 30th Cologne, Germany Essigfabrik
October 02nd Paris, France Bataclan
October 04th Milan, Italy Fabrique
October 06th Strasbourg, France Laiterie
October 08th Vienna, Austria Flex
October 09th Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Music Club
October 11th Warsaw, Poland Stodola
October 13th Moscow, Russia Yotaspace
October 14th St. Petersburg, Russia Glav Club
October 16th Helsinki, Finland Nosturi

Tickets go on-sale July 24th!

Details for each shows, including ticket links will be updated on the official website, so stay tuned!
e the MIYAVI Tour 2015 "WE ARE THE OTHERS” EU leg! tickets-June 24th!
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Artist:   L'Arc~en~Ciel  
Source:  Official website
L’Arc~en~Ciel just made a surprise to their fans: a special 2-day concert will be held in Osaka at Yumeshima Outdoor Special Stage on September 21 and 22.

L’Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L’ArCASINO

[Date & Time]
9/21/2015 (Mon/Holiday) OPEN 12:00 / START 16:00
9/22/2015 (Tue/Holiday) OPEN 12:00 / START 16:00

Yumeshima Outdoor Special Stage, Osaka

[Ticket Price]
All Seats Reserved: 11,000 JPY (tax incl.)

[Ticketing Begins]
LE-CIEL members: June 25 – June 29
General sale: August 30

[Advanced Ticketing]
Ticketing websites TBA
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Artist:   TETSUYA  
TETSUYA's live “THANK YOU”, a special annual concert to celebrate the artist's birthday, will be held on October 4th at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO.

Date: October 4th, 2015 OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00
Venue: Zepp DiverCity TOKYO
Ticket: ¥6,900 (tax in.) + ¥500 (beverage)
Fan club members reservation: from June 13 at 12:00 to June 15 at 23:00
Early general sale: from June 19 at 12:00 to June 24 at 23:00
General sale: August 2
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Date: 2015.06.12
Artist:   INORAN  
Source:  Press Release
It will have been three years since his last release and 10th solo album. Currently, LUNA SEA has also been extremely active, especially with the upcoming LUNATIC FEST .

Although the album still needs to be mixed, it reflects INORAN's present feelings, his favorite tastes and passion in the music. His latest production entitled "Beautiful Now” following his last full-album “Dive youth, Sonik dive” contains the aggressiveness of “Dive youth, Sonik dive” and organic ambience of “Somewhere”. It really strips INORAN down to his core. He purposefully went abroad to compose tracks.

He wanted to make music with feelings floating around him like sunshine, rain, people’s conversation, and the sound of ocean waves. He brought everything he felt into the album. You might even feel a bit of love from it. Although the track listing is not yet confirmed, one of the tracks turned out to be "Pink Spider”. It’s originally a million seller single track from hide and it will be reborn by INORAN...

The nationwide tour “INORAN TOUR 2015 -Beautiful Now- “ has also been announced. The tour will be kicked off in September and the tour finale will be at EX THEATER ROPPONGI on September 29th which is also INORAN’s birthday!

INORAN TOUR 2015 Special page

INORAN TOUR 2015 - Beautiful Now-
9/3(Thu) Tokyo Kineme Club -FC limited live-
9/6(Sun) Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
9/8(Tue) Hiroshima Namiki Junction
9/9(Wed) Umeda CLUB QUA TTRO
9/12(Sat) Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
9/13(Sun) Kanazawa AZ
9/16(Wed) Kobe VARIT.
9/18(Fri) Kyoto Takutaku
9/19(Sat) Nagoya BOTTOM LINE
9/21(Mon) Sapporo cube garden
9/23(Wed) Sendai darwin
9/24(Thu) Kooriyam Hip Shot Japan
9/26(Sat) Mito LIGHT HOUSE

2015/8/26(Wed) On Sale

First Limited Edition :
CD + DVD + Photo Booklet
ICS-93257 5,926yen (+tax)
CD : 10 Tracks Included
DVD : "Beautiful Now" MV
Photo Booklet : Gorgeous Phonebook over 100P

Standard Edition :
KICS-3257 3,241yen (+tax)
CD : 10 Tracks Included
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Date: 2015.06.12
Artist:   various  
Source:  Press Release
It is now confirmed that Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi will be hosting auditions on the popular Mobile App SURT for talents who are influenced by Japanese culture and dream of becoming the next big hits in Japan. All submissions to Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition on SURT will be judged by entertainment executives from major Japanese music labels including Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.. The winners of this audition will be provided with a chance to debut in Japan.

Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition is a perfect opportunity for singers who love J-Pop or Anime songs, indie bands that are influenced by J-Rock or Visual Kei, and music artists who incorporate vocaloids into their pieces. In addition to musicians, talents such as aspiring voice actors, passionate cosplay artists, amazing dancers, and even creative choreographers are very welcomed.

No age, gender, nationality, or location is required in this audition. Anyone in any place of the world will be able to join it simply by submitting their videos on the mobile app SURT. The audition is open now, so follow the instructions below and join Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition today!

Head over to App Store or Play Store and download the app SURT.
Create an account and fill out your profile.
Find “Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition” and upload your best performance whether it is an original piece or a cover of other artists.

Now you are participating in “Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition”! Be patient and wait for the good news if you are selected as one of the winners!

Right now, submitting your audition is FREE until August 28th, 2015. Afterwards, the submission fee will be $9.99 USD.
You can also watch the video below to learn these instructions:

SURT is available on:
1. Apple App Store
2. Google Play Store
4. Jocoos
5. Facebook
6. Twitter
7. Instagram
8. YouTube

Besides Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Audition, we are excited to announce the launching of another audition project, BIG IN JAPAN Audition, on SURT. BIG IN JAPAN Audition is widely open to all genres of musicians; not only Japanese-culture influenced performances, but also American and Western music acts are welcomed! For all the talented musicians, participate in BIG IN JAPAN Audition today, and get noticed by major music labels for a chance to debut in the U.S.A!

About SURT:
SURT is the first ever mobile video audition platform, as well as the fastest and simplest way for you to become a star! Do you love to sing? Do you have the talent to make it in the real world? Are you ready to take the next step towards a major career as a recording artist or performer? SURT is just for YOU! Use your smartphone to record your audition video and apply today! Entertainment executives will view your videos via SURT, give you feedbacks directly, and let you know the results of your audition! Major entertainment agencies from around the world are looking for artists just like you!

About Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi:
Since 2009, Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi has been dedicated to promoting Japanese culture, especially Japanese music, on a variety of SNS platforms, including a news website and a YouTube channel. So far, its YouTube channel has garnered over 40.6K subscribers. As one of the best North American promoters specialized in Japanese culture, Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi is growing very fast. Some of its clients include Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Live Viewing Japan, Perfume, L'Arc~en~Ciel, VAMPS, LUNA SEA, ONE OK ROCK, MAN WITH A MISSION, MIYAVI, and SCANDAL. Stay tuned for more J-culture news and videos from Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi at: (Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Website) (Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi YouTube Channel)
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Source:  Press Release
Guitar superstar TOMOYASU HOTEI has revealed the lyric video to his debut UK single ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’, which features the legendary front man Iggy Pop. The video was premiered yesterday on who say…

The lyric video perfectly captures the raw power of the song, describing a world in decay with images of both Iggy and Hotei snarling in the face of threat. Featuring Hotei’s unique graphic emblem, which is emblazoned across his guitars and artwork, the video reflects Iggy’s inspiration of the earth as a ‘cookie’ crumbling away as humanity destroys the very world in which we live.

An explosive high-­‐energy rock stomper, ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ roars with the best of Hotei’s dynamic attitude. The Line Of Best Fit were first to tip the track saying, “This new collaboration with Iggy Pop is as intoxicating as anything we've heard from Hotei. It's a bombastic electro-­‐rock cut, with riffs serpentining through buzzing waves of synth pinball machine freneticism and Pop's grizzled howls. It's a kind of 'screw it' track that'll get you lost in the moment.”

The single will be released via Spinefarm Records on June 15th, just prior to Iggy’s two Wembley Stadium shows as Special Guest to the Foo Fighters and is taken from Hotei’s brand new album, which will be released in the autumn.

Hotei, who has sold more than 40 million records is best known around the world for his original song, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill. Hotei and his family relocated to London from Tokyo in 2012 to focus on his international career; since being in the UK, he has headlined sold-­‐out shows at the Roundhouse (2012), and Shepherd’s Bush Empire (2013), and has just announced a one-­‐off intimate show on July 7th at The Lexington.

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Artist:   Magistina Saga  
Source:  Starwave Records Newsletter
"Do those feelings make you stronger, or weaker?"

Magistina Saga's 4th mini-album contains 6 tracks including the previously unreleased [Shiro], plus a music video featuring the band's new costumes. The album's musical arrangements express a new color never before seen since Magistina Saga's beginnings, each laying open a world view on intersecting feelings between men and women using a different theme. As with their previous release, production and sound arrangement are provided by Yuu of THE SOUND BEE HD.

Pre-sales will begin at the sponsored live show at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 on June 16, 2015!

Vocal: Iori
Guitar: Urugi
Bass: Kyo
Support Drums: Takurou

June 16, 2015: available for pre-sale at live venues
July 8, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWMS-5
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 2,484yen (tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set
Limit 1000 copies

CD Playlist:
01. wor/d
03. Hakari ni kakeru utsuwa
04. Invisible wall
05. Shiro
06. intertwine

DVD Playlist:
01. Invisible wall (MV)

To purchase, please visit the Online Shop!
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