Wagakki Band will return to the United States after their successful U.S. debut shows in NYC and SXSW earlier this year and their sold out spring tour of Japan. The band was included in the NPR 100 for SXSW 2016: http://www.npr.org/2016/03/01/468352361/the-austin-100-a-sxsw-2016-mix
Wagakki Band will perform three shows in California as part of their “Deep Impact” 1st US Tour.
July 12th : Los Angeles – Club Bahia
July 14th : San Diego – House of Blues
July 16th : San Francisco – The Fillmore
The female-fronted Japanese 8-piece band fuses Shigin, poetry recitation rooted in Japanese traditional performing arts, Wagakki, traditional Japanese musical instruments, and rock music to bring a fresh and yet authentically Japanese live show. Their YouTube smash hit,“Senbonzakura” has over 40 million views and counting and their latest single, “Hangeki no Yaiba” is the theme song for the dTV original series of mega multimedia hit, Attack on Titan.
YASOUEMAKI is available in the US at iTunes, Spotify and other online stores.
Frontwoman Yuko Suzuhana is the champion of a nationwide Shigin contest. Backing Suzuhana are 7 members playing traditional instruments including Shakuhachi (bamboo flute), Shamisen (3 string guitar like instrument), Koto (Japanese Harp), and Taiko (Japanese drum). They released their debut album Vocalo Zanmai in 2014, which hit Top 10 twice during a 22-week stay in the Top 100 of Japan’s Oricon weekly charts while their video for “Senbonzakura” hit 10 million views within a few months of release. The video now boasts over 40 million views.