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!

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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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Interviewed!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Interviewed!

When we had the opportunity to interview our most favourite person in the whole universe, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (full name: Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu), we obviously said a big ‘YES!’ and danced around like a happy, grinning prat for days on end. The interview was originally printed in NEO Magazine #91 as part of a feature showcasing the candy-loving Jpop star, before she became famous in Japan.

Currently, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s debut mini album ‘Moshi Moshi Harajuku‘ is out now, along with her singles ‘Pon Pon Pon‘, ‘Jelly‘, ‘Tsukemetsukeru‘ and ‘Candy Candy‘ from the iTunes UK store.

We love your music videos! Who comes up with the ideas behind your PVs?

Kyary says:
I have a lot of discussions with the video’s director and we come up with an idea from there.

Can you tell us about working with Sebastian Masuda from 6% DOKIDOKI?

Kyary says:
It was lots of fun working together and I got lots of inspiration through talking with him.

In the video to ‘Pon Pon Pon’ you ride a unicycle – did you learn how to ride it especially for this video?

Kyary says:
I’ve loved riding unicycles since I was in elementary school. I taught myself how to ride it with my friends. It was fun to do it for this video as I haven’t done it for a long time!

Are the outfits in your videos designed by you? If not, which designers or brands are involved?

Kyary says:
I draw the design blue prints and then we create the outfits from there with my stylist.

Who are your favourite designers, brands and fashion icons?

Kyary says:
I love the designer Yoshie Itabashi! As for brand, I like Candy Stripper and I think Katy Perry is a fantastic fashion icon.

You’re still so young! What was school life like for you? Were you a typical good student? What were your favourite subjects?

Kyary says:
I was a typical, simple high school student.
I always abide school rules and I enjoyed Art the most.

How did your path cross with Yasutaka Nakata?

Kyary says:
I was DJing at a club event for teenagers that was hosted by Mr.Yasutaka Tanaka.  We were just talking about doing fun things and it was so natural to get together and create something fun together.

Were you nervous to work with such a well-known producer?

Kyary says:
Actually… at first, I thought someone was trying to trick me!
I was very surprised.

At Japan Underground, girls often request ‘Pon Pon Pon’, and they know all the dance moves! Can you tell us about the meaning behind this songs?

Kyary says:
I’m so glad girls are copying my dance moves over there!!
This song’s message is to be positive and keep moving on!

Can you tell us about why you chose ‘Moshi Moshi Harajuku’ for the title of your debut mini-album?

Kyary says:
Harajuku is the place that gave me an opportunity to be a model – it’s also a place I love. So I included Harajuku. At the time we were going to release the album digitally in 23 different countries, so we wanted to include Japanese words which everyone knows, like “Konnichiwa” and “Moshi Moshi”.  That’s how we, Yasutaka Tanaka and I, came up with the name.

How would you describe yourself? Already the media is comparing you to Japan’s answer to Lady GaGa. What do you think of this comparison?

Kyary says:
I personally like Lady GaGa so I am delighted that people have been comparing me to her.  But, I believe she is unique, nobody can compare to her.

It’s unusual to see girls with their finger in their nose, or making silly faces – do you sometimes wish you were a boy?

Kyary says:
No way!! I want to re-born as a girl again if I have a choice!
But, maybe it’s easier when washing hair as a boy!

Do you think we’ll ever see you in London?

Kyary says:
No plan yet!!
But I really want to come!!!

What advice would you give to girls who want to be famous like you?

Kyary says:
Hmmm.. maybe you’ll have a chance if you dress up nicely and cutely in Harajuku?
It worked for me.

Do you have any final messages for British fans?

Kyary says:
I would really love to come to UK to have live show!  And…
… I really love Harry Potter!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ Released Digitally Today

Our current number one lady-girl addiction is Harajuku inspired fashionista turned pop-icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. When she released her debut EP Moshi Moshi Harajuku earlier this year, the barmy video to its lead single PON PON PON shot to internet fame – and has since become a song requested at every one our Japan Underground club nights ever since.

Now the queen of kooky weirdness returns with her brand new single ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ getting a simultaneous digital release today across 35 countries, including the UK.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s single ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ is available now for 89p, and from iTunes UK and priced at 99p.

We’ll leave you with her accompanying video for the track, in all its lion-suited glory. Don’t forget, you can read Tom’s interview with her in NEO Magazine #91.

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