Feb 26 2015

KAMIJO World Tour 2015 -20th ANNIVERSARY BEST- to hit New York and L.A.

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KAMIJO celebrates his 20-year career with a world tour including stops in Los Angeles and New York City in the U.S.A. this June.

KAMIJO who will be performing songs from previous projects Versailles, LAREINE, NEW SODOMY and as his solo work, presenting a visual show with the flavor of France, Rococo, and vampires taking fans into “Kamijo’s World.”

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Feb 25 2015

Yoshiki teases new X Japan album

Yoshiki posted a teaser image of the new perpetually-in-progress X Japan album on his Facebook today, having previously mentioned a new tour would accompany the release. No specific dates yet, but this might be the first concrete evidence of a 2015 X Japan event.

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https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial

Feb 22 2015

Shiina Ringo new concert film Nama Ringo Haku’14 -Toshionna no Gyakushu- (Live)

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Shiina Ringo has released 5 preview videos for her upcoming BD/DVD release Nama Ringo Haku’14 -Toshionna no Gyakushu- (Live), the concert film from her December 10, 2014 live show at Osaka-jo Hall which included many rare songs and a guest list of 37 performers. The limited edition releases include a 3D cover and hardback photo book.

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Feb 21 2015

Swinging Popsicle opens 20th Anniversary website

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Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle, veterans of multiple U.S. anime conventions (Fanime, New York Anime Festival, Anime Mid-Atlantic), have launched a “20th Anniversary 2015-2017″ website in celebration of their three phases of debuts:
1995 – Swinging Popsicle is formed
1996 – Indie debut
1997 – Major debut (Sony Music)

In addition to their regular live performances in Japan, Swinging Popsicle has spent recent years contributing to Japanese game soundtracks (Star Mine Girl, Axanael, Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi) and working on new material. Fans can keep up with the band’s anniversary activities and announcements at
http://www.swinging-popsicle-20th.com.

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Feb 20 2015

URBANGARDE to make USA debut at A-Kon 26

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Japanese techno-rock band URBANGARDE will make their American performance debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, Texas. The band’s outrageous videos and live stage shows combining schoolgirl fetishes, exorcisms, and giant-baby samurai duels have garnered them multiple sold-out shows in Japan and an intense worldwide following.

URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day Japanese anime and pop-culture event, June 5-7, 2015. URBANGARDE appears at A-Kon® 26 by arrangement with RESONANCE Media.

A-Kon® info and registration:
http://www.a-kon.com

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