illion Confirms Debut London Show: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – 17 March 2013

Regular followers of Japan Underground would have noticed us getting more than a little excited about the news of RADWIMPS’ Yojiro Noda coming to the UK to launch his new solo project illion. Along with his first album UBU being released here via Warner Music UK on 25 February, there was news of a live show, but details on it were sketchy. That was until today, when SJM Concerts sent us the following press release;

As part of a World Tour; Japanese artist and Radwimps frontman Yojiro Noda is bringing his solo moniker Illion to the UK for a one off show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

As frontman and vocalist of the hugely successful award winning Japanese rock band Radwimps; Illion is Yojiro Noda’s first major solo project. Based in Tokyo the 27 years old gifted musician has been standing on the frontline of the Japanese music scene from his teens and is ready to fly out to the world.

Like Radwimps; Illion crafts the lyrics seriously, often cynically, and weaves out music of vast style and sound. His debut album ‘UBU’ is released in February and will follow with his first major UK solo headline show:

Sun 17-Mar-2013 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000

Tickets are £25.00 and go on sale Friday 18 January @ 9AM / 0844 811 0051

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We’re in Japan during that time, unfortunately (as unfortunate as being in Japan can be…), but we’re sure it’s going to be a great show from the frontman of one of our personal favourite artist from Japan.

Tickets on sale (click here) from this Friday!


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.

One Response to illion Confirms Debut London Show: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – 17 March 2013

  1. Haikugirl says:

    I couldn’t find any videos by illion – do you know if his music is similar to RADWIMPS? Thanks for the info! :)

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