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Aug 23 2016

KEMURI World Tour 2016

GUEST EDITORIAL

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KEMURI World Tour 2016

KEMURI may have amicably broken up back in December 2006, but the reunion tour in Tokyo and the U.S. reminded the members of the amazing music and fans that made everything worth it.

Originally intending to keep with their “Positive Mental Attitude” ethos, they wanted to end on a positive note on the height of their success, only to return to their group’s former glory after performing at the 2012 Air Jam music festival.

Since their reformation, they have released three albums (All for This!, Rampant and F), and have been traveling around the globe, sharing their latest singles and past hits with loyal fans in Asia, Europe and the U.S. The band is currently in the middle of another world tour, which started back in July and will finish in October.

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The first part of the tour spanned over 9 days in the U.S., with Streetlight Manifesto from New Jersey traveling alongside of them.

The U.S. tour took them all over the West, from music hubs like Portland and artist-frequented locales like L.A. They also made an appearance in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, and while the gambling capital sees more DJs and rappers over any other musical acts as of late, Vegas is one of the most important concert venues for any musician touring the country. With casino resort operators investing in non-gambling developments due to Las Vegas declining revenues, they have began relying on the music industry in different forms to help bring tourists back to this vibrant city.

For the most part, KEMURI and other popular bands have started playing Las Vegas because of the growth in online gaming, which has dramatically impacted the land-based casino industry. Online resources offer a less than intimidating environment, where casual players can learn the mechanics of baccarat and other classics without the sky-high prices of Sin City on their wallets. Point being, Sin City has been transformed to encompass all forms of entertainment, inviting talents from all over to perform in their arenas, their superclubs, and outdoor spaces.

In terms of their overall tour, KEMURI, after jumping between Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and California, headed north and ended the U.S. leg in Seattle. KEMURI scheduled a two month break in between their U.S. and U.K. tour, with the second part of their world tour resuming in October, together with another ska punk band, Less Than Jake from Florida. From October 3 to 6, they will be performing in four cities throughout England — Bristol, Sheffield, Birmingham and finally concluding the tour in London.

If you’re heading to the U.K. in October, check out KEMURI’s main website to purchase tickets on sale.

Image Credit: Kemuri Official Facebook