Guitar Legend Hotei to Hit London Roundhouse on 18 December

The rumours are true, Tomoyasu Hotei, one of Japan’s most famous guitarists is relocating to London. And to celebrate the famed musician will be conducting a very special and exclusive show at the Camden Roundhouse on 18 December. Tickets for the event go on sale from 9am on Friday 15 June, priced at £28.50 (plus fees) and are available from BookingsDirect or by calling 0844 338 0000.

Hotei is probably best known internationally for his track ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’, the instantly recognisable theme from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Hotei’s career spans more than 30 years and began as a guitarist in the legendary rock band BOØWY. A collaborator both in the studio and live on stage with many diverse  international musicians including David Bowie, Jesus Jones, Sugue Sigue Sputnik, Hugh Cornwell, Asia, INXS, Joni Mitchell, Ray Cooper, David Sanborn and Chicago to name just a few.  His musical achievements are not limited to multimillion selling albums, producing and song writing hits in his native Japan.

In 1996, he played guitar under the baton of Michael Kamen at the closing ceremony for the Atlanta Olympics.  His recent achievements include a live performance with Roxy Music at the renowned Fuji Rock Festival 2010, a recording session with Lee Ritnour for his album, 6 String Theory, and arranging the theme to Tom Cruise’s box office hit Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

We can’t wait!!
Here is the Facebook event page for the show.
And here is Last.fm’s.

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About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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