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Artist:   MeteoroiD   Genki  
Source:  Press release
Following MeteoroiD's dissolution on February 11, 2017, vocalist Genki has finally announced his return with a series of 3 month consecutive acoustic shows. These monthly shows will be performed very simply with just vocals and acoustic guitar.

Genki will face this challenge head-on, so he wants everyone to take this opportunity to experience his songs.

Live Schedule:

4.22.17 – Takadanobaba Live Café mono
Genki Mini Acoustic Live "Ice World"
Doors Open/Start: 12:00/12:30
Tickets (At the Door): ¥2,500 (+ Drink)

5.20.17 – Ikebukuro Ruido K3
Genki Mini Acoustic Live "Forest of Sleep"
Doors Open/Start: 11:00/11:30
Tickets (Advance Purchase/At the Door): ¥2,500/¥3,500 (+ Drink)

6.4.17 – Ikebukuro Ruido K3
Genki Mini Acoustic Live "Garden of Eden"
Doors Open/Start: 11:00/11:30
Tickets (Advance Purchase/At the Door): ¥2,500/¥3,500 (+ Drink)

For more information about Genki and how to purchase tickets, fans can see his newly opened homepage here.

A sample of Genki's acoustic sound can be found at the YouTube link below:



About Genki: Genki was the vocalist for the visual kei band MeteoroiD, whom officially disbanded on February 11, 2017 after 5 years of activity. Now embarking on a career as a soloist, he will begin his activities on April 22 with a series of acoustic performances.

Official Website: https://genkipanman.wixsite.com/genki
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/GENKIPANMAN
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYgcrxq3VE7PnTk3hIdusQ
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Artist:   Avanchick  
Source:  Press release
In addition to their live performance Tokyo in Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Avanchick will be holding an Otake-Za acoustic performance. Otake-Za are shows which Avanchick holds regularly in Japan, which feature a skit and a live performance.
Avanchick will be bringing these unique shows to America for the first time. Entrance to their Otake-Za acoustic set will be free with the attendee's badge.

Additionally, Avanchick will also be participating in Tokyo in Tulsa's charity ball on Thursday night. There will be a small entrance fee for the ball, and all the proceeds will benefit the Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation. The Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation supports numerous charities that benefit Tulsa and greater Oklahoma communities. Some of these charities include Openarms Youth Project, Greenwood Cultural Center, Bikers Against Child Abuse, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

An official event page for Avanchick at Tokyo in Tulsa has also been opened and can be found here.
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Artist:   MIREI (Mirei Touyama)   Dancing Dolls R.  
Source:  press release
The Niconico sensation turned Jpop Idol group, Dancing Dolls R. brings their love for otaku and vocaloid culture to American fans, and will make their 3rd US live appearance since last summer with their label mate and a new breed of J-POP sensation, MIREI (Mirei Touyama) on SonyMusic at Anime Matsuri in Houston, TX this April. They will headline the main music concert on Friday, April 7 and will guest judge K-POP Dance Battle the following day with a special live performance. Earlier in January, both Dancing Dolls R. and MIREI rocked the crowd at SacAnime in Sacramento, California performing original songs and vocaloid covers, as well as a controversial remake of Beyoncé’s FORMATION and the dance floor anthem, Porter Robinson’s “SHELTER”.

If you are planning to attend Anime Matsuri, don’t miss their performances. If you won’t be around Texas this time, don’t worry and stay tuned for more US and international dates on its way!

Dancing Dolls R.

Following 10 million plus social video views,Dancing Dolls made their major record debut from Sony Music with “Touch-A.S.A.P.-/Shanghai Darling” in Sept, 2012. Choreographed by Misaki, the leader of the group, their sharp dance moves and powerful vocal skills distinguish them from other idol groups, but still hold the J-POP essence and sensibilities. Their EPs including “monochrome”, “Ring Dong” and their major debut singe “Touch- A.S.A.P.-/Shanghai Darling” are available at iTunes Store worldwide and the music video for each title tracks are also available at Vevo!

MIREI (Mirei Touyama)

The new breed of 18 year old pop star representing her own SNS generation is definitely an artist to watch out even for the international music fans.
She won Japan’s biggest dance competition, being featured in one of the top Gospel Choirs in America, and also released a commercial US single, Tattoo when she was only 14. Last summer, she made her major debut with the 12 song album set, titled “My Way” from Sony Music Japan and charted #1 on iTunes. She was also featured by Radio Fish for their summer smash, “Golden Tower” that is being viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube between the live version and the official MV. Her music videos are also available on Vevo.
Author: Press release
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Artist:   MUCC  
Source:  Maverick
MUCC fans will likely already be aware that the band will be playing Budokan on 6/20 and 6/21 as part of their celebratory 20th anniversary tour.

For those who live overseas and are hoping to attend, tickets specifically for fans abroad can be purchased at the following URL: http://r-t.jp/mucc_en

Get them while they last, and don't miss this historic show!
Author: M. Minikhiem
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L'Arc~en~Ciel released information for the overseas fans who are interested in buying tickets for their 25th L'Anniversary Live, which will be taking place at Tokyo Dome on April 8 and April 9.

You can order your ticket from March 10th at 12:00pm (Japan time) to March 14 at 6:00pm (Japan time) on Live Pocket (in English) at the following address: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/wu9re

The cost of a ticket is 11,000 JPY (tax incl.) and includes an L'ed band (wristband).

Tickets will be assigned through a lottery, the result of which is scheduled to be announced on March 16th at 3:00pm (JST).
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Artist:   VAMPS  
VAMPS announced that they will be touring USA with I Prevail and Starset this May.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 24, at 12 pm EST, including VAMPS exclusive VIP upgrades, at this link, where you also can check the dates and venues: https://ticket.artistarena.com/events/24664

You can check out an exclusive preview for some new music from their upcoming album on VAMPS official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VAMPSofficial/videos/1415000615211948/
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Date: 2017.02.21
 Concert 
Artist:   Miyavi  
Source:  Universal Music Newsletter
Just a little while ago Miyavi released the dates of the "Fire Bird" World Tour, that kicked off in Seoul, Korea February 19th.

This week, he will be heading to Hong Kong, then Taiwan~

Ticket info hasn't been listed for every US or EU show yet, but here are the dates thus far:

April 1st Vancouver, Canada @ Venue Nightclub
April 4th Seattle, USA @ The Neptune Theater
April 6th SanFrancisco, USA @ The Filmore
April 7th Anaheim, USA @ HOB Parish Room
April 9th Los Angeles, USA @ Belasco Theater
April 11th SanDiego, USA @ HOB Vodoo
April 14th Dallas, USA @ HOB Cambridge Room
April 15th Houston, USA @ HOB Bronze Peacock Room
April 18th Atlanta, USA @ Variety Playhouse
April 21st Philadelphia, USA @ The Foundry at The Filmore
April 22nd Boston, USA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 23rd New York, USA @ Irving Plaza
April 25th Chicago, USA @ HOB
April 26th Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 28th Vienna, Austria @ Chaya Fuera
April 29th Budapest, Hungary @ A38 Boatclub
May 1st Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
May 2nd Milan, Italy @ Milan Alcatraz
May 4th Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
May 5th Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
May 7th London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington
May 9th Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
May 10th Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt

~stay tuned for ticket purchase information~
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Date: 2016.12.19
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Artist:   L'Arc~en~Ciel  
L'Arc~en~Ciel just announced their 25th L'Anniversary Live, which will be taking place at Tokyo Dome on April 8 and April 9.

【Performance date and time】
April 8, 2017 OPEN 16:00 / START 18:00
April 9, 2017 OPEN 15:00 / START 17:00

【Venue】
Tokyo Dome

【Ticket Fee】
¥ 11,000 (tax in)

【Ticket general sale date】
March 18, 2017
Author: Stefania
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Artist:   Avanchick  
Source:  Press release
Japanese visual kei band Avanchick is scheduled to make their first overseas performance at Tokyo in Tulsa, an anime convention held annually in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


While at the convention, Avanchick will hold a concert, participate in opening and closing ceremonies, host a panel, and join the VIP Sakura Dinner. Avanchick’s event participation is certain to not stop there, so those who plan to attend should keep an eye out for more announcements and the schedule release.

Avanchick’s video comment on their exciting debut can be watched here below:



Tokyo in Tulsa is to be held from July 14 – 16, 2017 at the Cox Business Center and DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Tulsa. Early Bird Registration is now open until January 1st, 2017, and includes a 3-day pass for the low price of $40. Sakura Club registration is open as well for those that want the VIP experience.

For more information on how to register, please see Tokyo in Tulsa’s registration page here.
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Date: 2016.10.10
 Concert 
Artist:   MIZTAVLA  
Source:  press release
MIZTAVLA announced their 1st anniversary gig will be held at TSUTAYA O-EAST. Even thought it could be a bit of challenge, they are looking forward to filling the venue because it is important for them to show audiences that they have a clear destination for their future as a new visual-kei band after their first appearance at Ikebukuro EDGE.

In addition, they are playing a small gig with a limited audience of 100 at Higashi-Koenji Nimandenatsu on the 19th December. A second announcement will be made on the 29th December so keep an eye on their next stage.

[GIGS]
19th September 2017
TSUTAYA O-EAST
1st Anniversary one-man gig
“Gentenkaiki”

19th December 2016
Christmas party (for limited 100 people)
“Yadoriginosita, Akakusomarukimito”
[OP/ST] 18:00 / 18:30
[ADV/DAY] ¥3,500 / ¥3,800
[ACT] MIZTAVLA (O.A)RE/V
A ticket:13th Oct Early sales
B ticket:15th Oct e+ Regular sales

[Release]
11th January 2017
2nd Mini Album
to be announced...

31st August 2016
1st Mini Album
“Adoramereku”
MIZT-001 2100yen (tax in)
「Untitled」 / 2. 絶望宣言(Zetsubousengen) / 3. Psycho Creature / 4. 黒と赤(Kuro to Aka) / 5. 喪失の雨(Sousitsu no Ame)


6th June 2016 「Dear:from...」
Free to download at OFFICIAL WEB

[GIG/EVENTS]
10/13 thu 4MAN LIVE Takadanobaba club PHASE
10/18 tue Takadanobaba AREA
10/27 tue Shibuya REX
11/13 sun Takadanobaba AREA
12/19 mon Higashi-Koenji Nimandenatsu
12/27 tue Ikebukuro EDGE

OFFICIAL SITE
http://miztavla.jp

TWITTER
@MIZTAVLA
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Artist:   TsuShiMaMiRe  
Source:  press release
This October, TsuShiMaMiRe has a tour in U.S. again! This is their 14 times in U.S.

They released new album “ABANDON HUMAN” in last year in Japan.

And they had a “ABANDON HUMAN TOUR” in U.S. in March to April 2016.
It was a tour in South side to West coast.

And this time they have 2nd “ABANDON HUMAN TOUR” in U.S. in East coast to South side.

They are going to tour with WE Are The Asteroid from Austin ,TX.
The bassist Nathan Calhoun was the member of Butthole Surfers (2000-2002).

Their Last shows in NY and Chicago are “JAPAN NITE TOUR 2015” in March,2015.

You don’t miss their shows!!!

These are crazy schedule of this tour! It’s 18 days 18 shows!!!

TSUSHIMAMIRE “ABANDON HUMAN TOUR “ in East Coast,U.S.
w/ WE Are The Asteroid(Austin,TX)

10/12 Fort Worth, Tx Fred's
10/13 Memphis, Tn The Buccaneer
10/14 Asheville, NC The Ridge Room
10/15 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
10/16 Manhattan,NY Berlin
10/17 Brooklyn, NY Alphaville
10/18 Salem, MA Koto
10/19 Burlington VT TBA TBD w/ Cave Bees
10/20 Providence, RI Firehouse 13
10/21 York, PA The Depot
10/22 Norfolk, VA Charlie's American Ca
10/23 Pittsburg, PA Howlers
10/24 FT. Wayne, IN The Tiger Room
10/25 Chicago, IL Double Door
10/26 St. Louis, MO 2720 Cherokee
10/27 KC, MO Record Bar
10/28 Dallas, TX Double Wide TBD
10/29 Austin, TX Cheer Up Charlies T


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TsuShiMaMiRe is Japanese Art Punk Girls Trio since 1999.
Their style is very free style, alternative, electric, punk rock, free jazz, ska, surf and funk, mixing noisy and pop instrumental sounds with idiosyncratic, quirky, often funny or disturbing lyrics.

They are one of the many bands to have become famous in the United States through the Austin, Texas South by Southwest music festival, and also through their performances at anime conventions, with the Suicide Girls, and at Benten Label’s “Japan Girls Nite” U.S. tours.
In 2007 they were voted “Best All-Girl Group” by Shojo Beat magazine USA.

In Japan they made a major debut in 2009 from Victor Entertainment. And then they have started their own label, Mojor Records in 2010. They never do a member change for 17 years. So their groove is super tight and emotional. Their live performance is absolutely great.
They are definitely one of the best live bands and also the most powerful all girl bands in Japan.

Their 11th Album [ABANDON HUMAN] was released in Oct 2015.

They had a tour in U.S in March to April 2016 with WE Are the Asteroid. And they come back to U.S. in October 2016! Come to see TsuShiMaMiRe!!!

Official Web : http://tsushimamire.com
facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tsushimamire/
Bandcamp : https://tsushimamire1.bandcamp.com/releases
Mari on Twitter:https://twitter.com/marimamire
Instagram : marimamire
youtube channel :https://www.youtube.com/user/marimamire/
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Artist:   TsuShiMaMiRe  
Source:  Press release
Japanese all-girl ska-punk band TsuShiMaMiRe returns to America next month for a packed schedule of tour dates across the country, tagging along with Texas rock band WE Are The Asteroid.

TsuShiMaMiRe have been indie scene favorites since their debut at SXSW in 2004. Since then, they've formed their own label Mojor Records, contributed the theme song to the Powerpuff Girls cartoon, and toured the U.S. multiple times, building a steady fan base for their spunky loud performances.

Keep up with TsuShiMaMiRe on their official Facebook page.

TsuShiMaMiRe US Tour 2016 with WE Are the Asteroid
10/12 Fort Worth, TX @Fred's
10/13 Memphis, TN @The Buccaneer
10/14 Asheville, NC @The Ridge Room
10/15 Philadelphia, PA @Kung Fu Necktie
10/16 Manhattan,NY @Berlin
10/17 Brooklyn, NY @Alphaville
10/18 Salem, MA @Koto
10/19 Burlington VT TBA
10/20 TBA
10/21 TBA
10/22 TBA
10/23 Cleveland, OH @Now That's Class
10/24 FT. Wayne, IN @The Tiger Room
10/25 Chicago, IL @Double Door
10/26/16 St. Louis, MO @2720 Cherokee
10/27/16 KC, MO @Record Bar
10/28/16 Dallas, TX @Double Wide
10/29/16 Austin, TX @Cheer Up Charlies



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Artist:   Yoshiki  
Source:  Press release
VIP tickets for Yoshiki's upcoming classical performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage go on sale today, September 29.

The special classical performance, presented by Knitting Factory, will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017.

Yoshiki will perform his original compositions alongside the world-renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; he will also play several traditional classical pieces. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra was named one of the Top 10 greatest orchestras in the world by CNN in 2015. This classical concert will also take place in Japan and Hong Kong.

Exclusive Limited VIP packages include premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities with Yoshiki, signed items, and more.

VIP Ticket can be bough here.

VIP Meet & Greet Package:
- T-Shirt
- Tote Bag
- "Yoshiki Classical" Exclusive Vinyl
- Exclusive Metronome
- Poster, Autographed By Yoshiki
- Laminate Lanyard

VIP Merchandise Package:
- T-Shirt
- Tote Bag
- "Yoshiki Classical" Exclusive Vinyl
- Poster, Autographed By Yoshiki

Regular admission tickets are also available at the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

Yoshiki composed a piano concerto and performed it with a 77-piece orchestra to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign in 1999. In 2015, he composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. In 2012, Yoshiki composed the official theme song for the Golden Globes. His classical concerts in 2014 captivated crowds earning him standing ovations and sold out shows in over 10 countries as he performed classical versions of X Japan songs and popular rock tracks with a string sextet live on stage, as well as some traditional Classical pieces. His album, Yoshiki Classical, debuted at no. 1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world. Pianist Magazine raved Yoshiki Classical "is a true labor of love from a talented artist who's made an impressive mark within the classical and rock genres." The album featured performances by Yoshiki as both the composer and pianist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced by Yoshiki, the album included two songs produced by the legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

For more information about the Yoshiki Classical album, visit this page.


Yoshiki is a Kawai Artist.
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Date: 2016.09.19
 Concert 
Artist:   VAMPS  
VAMPS has just announced that they are gonna do a mini tour in America this November, with Citizen Zero as special guest.

Below you can find dates, venues and links to purchase tickets:

11/7 (Mon) Los Angeles, CA / El Rey Theater
>> TICKETS

11/8 (Tue) San Francisco, CA / Social Hall SF
>> TICKETS

11/10 (Thu) Mexico City, Mexico / Teatro Metropolitan
>> TICKETS

11/13 (Sun) New York, NY / Irving Plaza
>> TICKETS

11/14 (Mon) Toronto, ON / Lee’s Palace
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11/15 (Tue) Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
>> TICKETS
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Artist:   VAMPS  
The 8/14 show from VAMPS LIVE 2016 BEAST PARTY (August 13 and 14, Maishima, Osaka) will be broadcast live on NicoNico!
In addition to that, starting from August 8, NicoNico will stream various clips from VAMPS' previous lives.

A comprehensive list can be found here: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/vampsspecialweek
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