KYARY PAMYU PAMYU Announces 2014 World Tour Dates

Saviour of Japanese pop KYARY PAMYU PAMYU has announced a new world entitled NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014. So far 13 dates have been announced, including an appearance in London on 29 April at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets go on sale from 9am Friday 24 January from LiveNation.

16 February 2014: Club Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles (tickets) [USA]
7 March 2014: Sound Academy, Toronto [CANADA]
8 March 2014: Best Buy Theater, New York (tickets) [USA]
23 March 2014: Metro Theatre, Sydney [AUSTRALIA]
5 April 2014: ROTUNDA 3, KITEC [HONG KONG]
25 April 2014: Bataclan, Paris [FRANCE]
27 April 2014: Gloria, Cologne [GERMANY]
29 April 2014: Shepherds Bush Empire, London (tickets) [UK]
17 May 2014:  Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo [JAPAN]
18 May 2014: Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo [JAPAN]
30 May 2014:  Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei (tickets) [TAIWAN]
28 June 2014: Bangkok Convention Centre, Central Plaza Ladprao (BCC HALL), Bangkok (tickets) [THAILAND]
21 June 2014: TBC, Singapore/ Coming soon!

Further details on [Champagne]’s UK Live Debut

When: Wednesday 15 May 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £7.50 advance (buy here), £10 on the door.
Support: Area 11 // NO CARS // Ken Kobayashi & The Colors // DJs and special guests
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/116765661855283/

Here’s some updated information about the special showcase show we have coming up this Wednesday with Japanese indie rockers [Champagne]! Check out all the bands involved, their stage times and don’t forget to share this page with your friends before tickets sell out!

[Champagne]

Stage time 9:30-10:30
Fresh from supporting the likes of Muse and Kasabian in Japan, Tokyo’s hottest new indie band [Champagne] venture to London to pay homage to the country that originally inspired them to create music; the UK. In Japan they’ve topped the indie charts, played major festivals such as Summer Sonic and become one of the most talked about new pop-rock bands of the last few years. You can check out all of their catchy music videos by clicking here and scrolling down. Or click the video below for one of our personal favourites:

Area 11

Stage time 8:40-9:10
Bristol’s finest Minecrafters (see this music video of theirs for reference)  are back! The boys released their debut album All The Lights in the Sky earlier this year, and it went straight to the top of Amazon’s MP3 rock chart, and entered at number 10 on the official UK rock chart. Earlier this month they supported My Vitriol at Koko in Camden, and now they’re here to support [Champagne]. Here’s a video of them tearing up the stage of Japan Underground, supporting FACT earlier this year:

No Cars

Stage time 7:55-8:25
Quirky all Japanese girl band No Cars have built a reputation for their zany live shows. Having supported the likes of Shonen Knife and Adam Ant, the girls, when not singing about tuna and cello-tape, have been known to bully members of the audience, do cartwheels, and generally cause a bit of a ruckus in the cutest way possible.

Ken Kobayashi and Colors

Stage time 7:15-7:40
Ken Kobayashi is a singer, songwriter and a producer based in London. Ken was born in London in 1988 between a German father and a Japanese mother. Spending childhood in Tokyo, Berlin and London, Ken was exposed to a wide range of range of music genres and movements. Ken started writing songs when he learnt to play the guitar at the age of 16. In 2009, He released his debut album My Big Foot Over the Sky.

Tickets are selling out fast – see you there!!

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JAPAN UNDERGROUND presents [Champagne]’s First UK Live – 15 May

When: Wednesday 15 May 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £7.50 advance (buy), £10 on the door.
Support: Area 11 // NO CARS // Ken Kobayashi & The Colors // DJs and special guests
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/116765661855283/

From performing on the streets of Harajuku, to rocking tens of thousands at SUMMER SONIC and a host of other top Japanese festivals, to selling out every tour they’ve ever done. [Champagne] are living proof that it is possible to go from indie heroes to full-blown rockstars in a matter of years, and now they’re ready to burst out from Japan for the next chapter in their musical conquest by performing in the UK for the first time.

[Champagne] will hold their first overseas headline show at The Pipeline, London on Wednesday 15 May 2013. Tickets for the show in London are on sale now (click here), priced at £7.50. They will also be available on the door whilst stocks last for £10.

The band will be joined with support from Brit internet sensation Area 11 – who recently celebrated chart success with their debut album ‘All the Lights in the Sky’ – and the quirky Japanese all-girl group No Cars, plus DJs and special guests.
Led by Yohei Kawakami (vocals and drums), who grew up in Syria, and Hiroyuki Isobe (bass and chorus) who grew up in America, [Champagne] manage to fuse the best from western and eastern music to create unique and catchy pop-rock songs. Since forming in 2007, they have released three albums; the first entitled ‘Where’s My Potato?’, followed by Oricon Indie Chart topper ‘I want to go to Hawaii’, and then ‘Schwarzenegger’, with a fourth hit album expected to be released soon.

Harajuku pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on her Pon Pon Way Pon Way to London! 13 February 2013

Harajuku’s very own Fashion Monster, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, will be London-bound in 2013, with a date confirmed at the O2 Academy Islington on Wednesday 13 February. The J-pop megastar recently appeared on the cover of fashion mag Dazed & Confused, while earlier in the year we helped her get a page in the Evening Standard. Now her first show in the UK has been confirmed as part of her 2013 world tour, with tickets going on sale to the general public priced at £22.50 from 9am on Friday 20 December 2012 by clicking here. While O2 priority tickets are on sale now.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu first shot to fame internationally through the video to her single “PonPonPon” (video below), currently sitting pretty with over 40 million views. Soon Japan caught up with her notority and by the time of her second single she became the new face of Tokyo, plastered in about every advertising form imaginable. Is London next?

Get up to speed on Kyary’s digital discography, the following are all out now across Europe and the UK:

Album Title: Pamyu Pamyu Revolution

01. Pamyu Pamyu Revolution (1:00)
02. Tsukema Tsukeru (4:21)
03. Pon Pon Pon (4:02)
04. Minna no Outa (5:03)
05. Kyarynan (3:18)
06. Candy Candy (3:51)
07. Drinker (4:17)
08. Onedari44do (3:39)
09. Suki Sugite Kiresou (5:19)
10. Girigiri Safe (3:13)
11. Oyasumi (4:42)
12. Tyantyakatyantyan (4:46)


EP Title: Moshi Moshi Harajuku

01. Kyary no March (1:07)
02. Cherry Bon Bon (3:38)
03. Pon Pon Pon (4:02)
04. Tyodoiino (3:19)
05. Pinponganannai (4:44)
06. Jelly (4:32)
07. Pon Pon Pon Extended (6:01)

Single Title: Pon Pon Pon

01. Pon Pon Pon (4:01)

Music Video: Get ready for a colour overload.

 

 

Maxi-Single Title: Tsukema Tsukeru

01. Tsukema Tsukeru (4:21)
02. Kyarynan (3:18)
03. Cherry Bon Bon (Extended Mix) (5:02)

 

Music Video: Get those lashes ready.
Maxi-Single Title: Candy Candy

01. Candy Candy (3:51)
02. Demodemo Madamada (4:12)
03. Tyoudoiino (Extended Mix) (4:24)

Music video: Watch it now!

 

Maxi-Single Title:Fashion Monster

01. Fashion Monster (4:37)
02. 100% no Jibunni (3:27)
03. Tsukema Tsukeru Extended Mix (4:56)
04. Pamyu Revo Medley (0:45)

Music video: Check out that ‘do!

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