Monthly Archive: September 2018

Sep 30 2018

TsuShiMaMiRe embarks on month-long tour of North America

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Girls punk band TsuShiMaMiRe has announced one of the most ambitious Japanese rock band tours North America has ever seen, with 29 dates in 31 days across both coasts and the Midwest. The tour begins October 4 in Texas and circles round back to the Lone Star State to wrap up on November 7.

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Sep 28 2018

SCANDAL to represent Japan for International Cassette Store Day

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Grab your boombox — International Cassette Store Day is coming up on October 13, and SCANDAL has been designated the official ambassador for Japan. As part of the event, the band plans to sell a limited edition SCANDAL-branded portable tape player. The unit will be available for sale at their Tokyo Feedback! store as well …

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Sep 27 2018

Shonen Knife roll (and rock) through USA

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Osaka’s number one punk band, Shonen Knife, are a little more than halfway through their extended trek across the United States on their ALIVE! in the U.S.A. 2018 tour with upcoming stops along the west coast. Like a punk rock Rolling Stones, the group is in their element on the road with no signs of …

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Sep 22 2018

YOSHIKI and HYDE premiere full version of Attack on Titan theme Red Swan

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YOSHIKI and HYDE unveiled the long-awaited full version of the new Attack on Titan theme song, “Red Swan”, on Music Station Ultra Fes 2018, broadcast September 17 on TV Asahi in Japan. On the roof of the TV Asahi building at night, where it had been raining up until just moments before, the superstar musicians …

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Sep 19 2018

X JAPAN counts down to “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe with headliner performance at TV Asahi Dream Festival

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X JAPAN played a special concert as the headliner of TV Asahi Dream Festival 2018 at Makuhari Messe on September 15 in Chiba, Japan. The band gave the audience of 15,000 an advance look at the band’s energetic performance just two weeks before they kick off their three-day series “X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 …

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Sep 19 2018

YOSHIKI reveals YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 dates plus Sarah Brightman collaboration

YOSHIKI reveals YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 dates plus Sarah Brightman collaboration

YOSHIKI — composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock group X JAPAN — accepted an invitation to meet with the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on September 13, 2018, conducting the 90-minute conference entirely in English for the room filled to capacity by foreign news agencies stationed in Japan. YOSHIKI …

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Sep 12 2018

YOSHIKI donates 10 miilion yen to Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake relief

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YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. Upon receiving the news of the large scale damage caused by the Hokkaido earthquake on September 6, which brought more destruction to Japan following Typhoon Jebi two days earlier on September 4, YOSHIKI posted a message of support on …

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Sep 12 2018

SCANDAL brings the “Special Thanks” party to House of Blues Anaheim (Live Report)

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SCANDAL House of Blues Anaheim September 9, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen A healthy line of Scandal fans snaked in front of House of Blues in Anaheim Sunday night hours before the 8pm start time for SCANDAL from JAPAN US & Mexico Tour 2018 “Special Thanks” – they’d waited three years for the band’s …

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Sep 09 2018

YOSHIKI completes 5th Year Anniversary dinner concerts with 10 straight sold-out shows

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YOSHIKI completed his 5th Anniversary solo concert series on September 1st at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, bringing the total to 10 sold-out performances over 6 days. “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” ran from July 13th to 16th, with additional shows August 31st and September 1st, including six …

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Sep 07 2018

SCANDAL takes a bite out of the Big Apple (Live Report)

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SCANDAL Playstation Theater, New York City Live Report by Marc Bowie September 5, 2018 SCANDAL kicked off their “Special Thanks” 2018 North American tour with a furious show at New York’s PlayStation Theater on September 5th that entertained from beginning to end, powering through a nearly two-hour set peppered with old favorites and choice new …

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