SANA on Tour of Europe for the first time!

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From 28th march of 2014, SANA – guitarist of popular in 2000s, but disbanded japanese visual kei band MASK, and current guitarist of Kain, will go to his first solo tour in Europe! European fans of Japanese music already met him last year, during EU tour of famous Japanese singer Satsuki, when SANA played with him as a support-guitarist.

Since released in 2006 solo-album “Hitoribochi” in Japan, SANA dreamed to release his songs and music worldwide, and now his dream come true! Promoting European editions of new single “ism” SANA will visit 8 countries and 16 cities during “Synesthesia” tour.

 

* March 28th – Odessa, Ukraine @ Cardan Club

* March 30th – Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine @ RK Club

* April 2nd – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Club Mixtape 5

* April 4th – Donetsk, Ukraine @ Kunderbunt Club

* April 5th – Moscow, Russia @ SEVEN Club

* April 6th – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia @ Sin City Club

* April 8th – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ Dada Club

* April 9th – Rostov-on-Don, Russia @ Tochka Club

* April 12th – Lyon, France @ Japan Touch Haru

* April 13th – Kharkov, Ukraine @ JARA Club

* April 15th – Luhansk, Ukraine @ R-CLUB

* April 19th – Almaty, Kazakhstan @ Kotodom Club

* April 20th – Kyiv, Ukraine @ Rainbow Club

* April 24th – Wroclaw, Poland @ Lykend Club

* April 25th – Furstenfeldbruck, Germany @ Animuc 2014

* April 26th – Grenade, Spain @ FicZone

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2014

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Head over to Donnington Park this year for DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL!

Tickets are available now for weekend and day passes!

Official Website

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CROSSFAITH will play the Mainstage on Friday 13th

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VAMPS will play the Pepsi Max stage on Saturday 14th

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Coldrain will play the Red Bull Stage on Saturday 14th

UPLIFT SPICE on Tour!

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After their successful tour in Europe in 2011, UPLIFT SPICE kept busy. In between two live shows, they worked on their new album “ØØØ” released in Japan last November.
Not yet available in Europe, you will still be able to discover this new album live during UPLIFT SPICE upcoming European Tour, from May the 18h to June the 2nd !

UPLIFT SPICE will play at The Underworld (London) on June the 2nd (Monday) – opening act : Of Fire and Fate.

Shonen Knife New Album “Overdrive” & New Tour for 2014

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All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife hit the road again to tour the UK & Ireland this May, to coincide with a forthcoming new album to be released on Damnably Records.

Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Following an extensive tour of Europe in 2013, the band are returning for 15 dates across the UK and Ireland this May before heading to Europe, to promote the release of their 20th album, Overdrive, out 14th April on Damnably Records.
Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife’s joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let’s Rock!”

 

See Upcoming Events tab for the full UK listing!

Miyavi SLAP THE WORLD 2014

3 YEARS SINCE LAST TRIP TO EUROPE,
SAMURAI GUITARIST MIYAVI IS READY TO “SLAP THE WORLD” HARD IN 2014!!!

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MIYAVI’s new self-titled studio album became a hit in Japan and the rest of Asia upon its release. Now it is finally due to break in the European market on February 24th 2014 and will be followed by a Euro tour soon after. There is a lot in store for MIYAVI and the world in 2014, so get ready to get knocked and get rocked!!!

“SLAP THE WORLD” TOUR 2014:
In his “SLAP THE WORLD” TOUR 2014 he will embark on his longest ever Japan tour, covering other regions of Asia, all amongst a European tour hitting 11 cities and 5 countries (Euro dates on separate sheet, for other dates go here: http://myv382tokyo.com/).

HOLLYWOOD DEBUT:
MIYAVI will make his Hollywood debut with a lead role as Mutsuhiro Watanabe in the Universal Pictures film Unbroken, a film directed by Angelina Jolie scheduled to release this December 2014. You can check him out as an actor on the screens, but don’t miss the precious chance to see him as a musician live in Europe!!!

NEW SELF-TITLED STUDIO ALBUM MIYAVI:

The majority of his new self-titled record MIYAVI was recorded and produced in London with award winning producer Dean Gillard (Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Christina Milian, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, and more). Tracks “Day1” and “Cry Like This” were produced by respected French electro DJ Yuksek with a further track “Free World” produced by the Swedish electronic group Necro Facility. In Japan the record marked sales at #2 on the charts (#1 on the Rock Chart).

MIYAVI EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
“SLAP THE WORLD” TOUR 2014

3/14(FRI)Paris / La Cigale

3/15(SAT)London / Shepherd’s Bush Empire
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/miyavi-tickets/92215

3/16(SUN)Helsinki / Circus

3/17(MON)Copenhagen / DR Concert House

3/19(WED)St. Petersburg / Aurora Club

3/20(THU)Moscow / Volta Club

3/21(FRI)Krasnodar / Arena Hall

3/23(SUN)Krakow / Studio Club

3/24(MON)Budapest / Barba Negra Music Club

3/26(WED)Berlin / Columbia Club

3/27(THU)Cologne / Live Music Hall