Wagakki Band returns to the US this July 2016 with three shows in California as part of their “Deep Impact” 1st US Tour. These dates are a continuation of their two shows here this past March, the first a capacity crowd at New York’s Irving Plaza, followed by their debut at SXSW, with both NPR and Austin Chronicle recommendations they were one of the buzz bands of the festival. This announcement also comes on the heels of their April/May sold out tour of Japan.
Wagakki Band fuse Shigin: poetry recitation rooted in Japanese traditional performing arts, Wagakki: traditional Japanese musical instruments, and rock music to bring a fresh and yet authentically Japanese live show. Their YouTube smash hit Senbonzakura has over 42 million views and counting,
Currently they provide the opening theme Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome- (Valkyrie-戦乙女-) for anime Twin Star Exorcists. A special double a-side single that includes Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome- by Wagakki Band plus the anime’s ending theme EYES by Hitomi Kaji releases June 24th 2016.
|Limited [CD+DVD] (¥2000)
||Regular [CD] (¥1200)
Preview music video for Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome-
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Album Yaso Emaki (2015.09.02) is available on Spotify in US, Canada and Mexico