We don’t know the exact date yet, but on Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s official website event organiser Asobisystem has confirmed that the Harajuku electro-pop performing sensation will indeed be making a stop here in Singapore as part of her 100% KPP World Tour 2013.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s 100% KPP World Tour 2013 is said to be the 19-year-old musical act’s first worldwide one-man live tour (within Japan, Kyary previously held her first ever one-man live tour earlier this year), and will see the energetic performer holding concerts in 20 different locations across 11 coutnries: Japan, Belgium, France, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, Thailand, Singapore amd Australia.
Dates and specific locations for Singapore, Thailand and Australia have yet to be decided, but otherwise here is the full schedule:
The schedule of “100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013”
(In the world except Japan)
Belgium : 9 February at “Vk* concerts” Brussels
France : 10 February at “La Cigale” Paris
UK : 13 February at “O2 Academy” London
South Korea : 9 March -Unfixed: (The place)
Taiwan : 15 March -Unfixed: (The place)
Hong Kong : 17 March at “Music Zone@E-Max” Kowloon Bay
U.S.A. : 12 April at “Club Nokia LA Live” Los Angeles
U.S.A. : 14 April at “Best Buy Theater” New York
-Unfixed : (The date and the place)
** NOTICE **
The details have not yet been decided.
The schedule is subject to change on very short notice.
For those of you interested to know the dates and locations within Japan (written in Japanese), refer to this page here. Different from her overseas concerts, event organiser Hot Stuff Promotion is responsible for handling Kyary’s concerts within her home nation.
Born Kiriko Takemura, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu first gained recognition for being a fashion blogger and model for several Harajuku fashion magazines, before making her debut in the music scene with her break-out single PonPonPon, produced by Yasutaka Nakata (also the producer for Perfume since 2003).
Kyary’s next single, Kimi ni 100 Percent/Furisodation, is a double-A-side release that comes out on January 30, 2013 which is one day after her 20th birthday.
Kimi ni 100 Percent is the next theme song for long-running Japanese anime series Crayon Shin-chan, while Furisodation is a very special song that Yasutaka Nakata has written specifically to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday – the age at which an individual is considered an adult in Japan.
The accomplished artiste (and her production staff) previously won an award for the jacket design on her debut album, Moshimoshi Harajuku. On receiving the award, Kyary said that “[the staff] would like to continue putting out such quirky and funny-looking designs for our future releases.”
True to her word, the jacket design for her next single features a quirky concept as well: “What Kyary Pamyu Pamyu would look like after she’s become an adult.”
On the jacket for the limited first-print edition, fans will get to see “what Kyary would look like on her wedding day”, while the cover on the regular edition shows “what Kyary would look like if she became an actress”.
Limited first-print edition