Jpop trio Perfume Return for 2014 WORLD Tour

Perfume 2014 WORLD tour

Our favourite chocolate discoteers Perfume will make their return to London on 12 November as part of Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd, their third international tour.

Tickets for the London show, taking place at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, go on general sale at 9am on Friday 4th July priced £35 & £25 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. For more details, visit the special “Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd” website www.perfume-web.jp/cam/WORLD/

Perfume first toured Asia in 2012, followed by Europe in 2013, and with their world of sound and visuals sold out all shows. With increasing demand from international fans, the 2014 world tour will see Perfume return to bigger venues as well as new territories. Prior to the tour, the group will release their new EP “Cling Cling” in July, followed by a national arena tour in Japan in August, while a DVD release of their European tour “Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd” is also planned for the fall.

Their latest album “LEVEL3” was released digitally around the world and reached the Top 10 of the iTunes electronic album chart in 19 regions, including the US and Canada, and topping the chart in 4 regions. Their hit single “Polyrhythm” was featured on the 2011 Disney/Pixer film “Cars 2”, and saw the band invited to the world premiere of the film in LA.

Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd
Friday 31st October: Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan
Sunday 2nd November: Resorts WorldTM Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Sunday 9th November: Hollywood Palladium, LA, USA
Wednesday 12th November: Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London, UK
Saturday 15th November: Hammerstein Ballroom, NY, USA

Live Report: Perfume, London Shepherds Bush Empire

Friday 5th July 2013

Last Friday, London played host to the first ever UK show of electro-pop group, Perfume. After beginning their international campaign last year, Perfume’s complete discography has been made available around the world via iTunes and the group announced WORLD TOUR 2nd, a tour that would expand their horizons more than ever before, including a debut date in London.

Produced by one of Japan’s best DJs and armed with some of the most acclaimed choreography in pop culture today, Perfume have all the equipment for a knockout performance. Combining a vibrant electro-house sound with super sweet vocals, the music they create has the potential for a great big party live, so we were definitely looking forward to their performance since the announcement by Live Nation in April.

Fresh from successful sold-out performances in Germany and France, the trio did not disappoint! London fans were treated to a show bursting with light and electric dance moves as well as good tunes. Using projection mapping techniques popular among DJs all over the world, Perfume took electro to a new level, turning themselves into magical light screens during their performance. Their super-robot stage personalities are easily believable with the opening of the show including moving wings on their costumes which sparkled with projected lights.

Performing a mixed set list mostly of newer material, the group showed so much energy and excitement it was difficult not to get swept up and join in. Standout performances were a brilliant opening remix of Spending All My Time and the brand new dance track for this tour, Daijobanai. Fans were also touched by the performance of the super uplifting Dream Fighter, complete with translated lyrics and dance moves which the taught their audience during their comedy P.T.A Corner MC.

Completely denying language barriers, Perfume made good use of their talented fans by using a member of the audience to translate their MCs. The main topic of conversation was Fish & Chips, which made everyone hungry.

The show was also broadcast all over the world via Internet TV, meaning Perfume were able to show off to many more fans around the world than could fit into the Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

Since the beginning of their International Campaign in 2012, Perfume’s music has been released all over the world via iTunes. Making their music easily available has endeared them further to their many fans all over the world, and we’re sure this tour will also serve to impress many more fans of electro.

Although idols are commonplace in Japan, Perfume have levelled up to bring their super-robot powers to the international electro game, and we think they can only succeed. With mesmerising choreography, incredible light shows and just the right amount of humour, Perfume are ready to impress.

We were able to offer a few lucky followers of the Japan Underground Facebook some amazing Meet & Greet passes for the show. We hope they enjoyed the fantastic experience! (It looks like they did.)

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Set List:
Spending All My Time (remix)
Magic of Love
Laser Beam
polyrhythm
MC
Spring of Life
SEVENTH HEAVEN
SPICE
Handy Man (instrumental)
Daijoibanai [I’m Not OK]
Electro World
P.T.A Corner (MC)
FAKE IT
Dream Fighter
Chocolate Disco (remix)
MY COLOR

Encore:
GLITTER

Perfume Set to Intoxicate Europe This July

2013 is the year of J-pop. First Harajuku heroine Kyary Pamyu Pamyu left London giddy in February with a sold out show at the O2 Academy Islington, and now the mighty electro-pop threesome Perfume have just announced that they’re London bound on Friday 5 July as part of their ‘WORLD TOUR 2nd’ tour, which includes Germany (3 July) and France (7 July).

Tickets for the show in London go on sale first to O2 customers from 9am on 13 April, followed by Live Nation pre-sale from 9am on 14 April, and general sale from 15 April 2013. Tickets will be available from this link, priced at £22.50 plus fees.

Promoters Live Nation had this to say about the group;

Perfume are a three piece techno-pop girl group from Hiroshima, Japan, consisting of Aa-CHAN, KASHIYUKA, and NOCCHi. Formed in 2000, the group released their debut major label single in 2005. Their album “GAME” – released in April 2008 – reached number 1 in the Japanese chart, since then, all of their subsequent albums have also taken the number 1 spot.

In 2010, Perfume performed to 50,000 fans at a sold out show at Tokyo Dome and also received the Best Asian Pop Artist award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). Their first Asian tour – “Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st” – in 2012 also saw them perform to sold-out crowds in four Asian countries.

Known for their futuristic concept and creative dance performances, don’t miss your chance to see Perfume live this July.

Anyway, despite being lovers of rock here, we have a special place in our hearts for the likes of Kyary and Perfume. Check out the video for FAKE IT from Perfume and see what you think:

Perfume Spring to Life with World Debut Single

Perfume celebrate their first worldwide single release today as Spring of Life hits an iTunes store near you. In the UK the single is available by clicking here and is priced at a mere 99p.

We hope their venture outside of Japan proves to be successful and that many other artists will follow in their footsteps.

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Perfume Prepare to Go Global 

Perfume Prepare to go Global

Love a bit of Perfume? We’re partial to some Polyrhythm ourselves. And soon the rest of the world will be too, at least if Universal get their way. Japan’s all-girl electro-pop trio Perfume already have numerous gold singles, one double platinum album, two gold albums and more in Japan, but now the girls set their sights on global success and have launched a new global website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel to make it happen.

From now on, the girls’ releases will receive a worldwide release on iTunes. And their latest album JPN is on there right now ready for download from iTunes UK right now.

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