Hatsune Miku, Virtual J-Pop Superstar, Is Touring North America in 2016
But there's a very different kind of tour coming stateside next year...and it's all an illusion.
Hatsune Miku, beloved (and also entirely virtual) J-Pop superstar, will be beaming her act across North American stages on a six city tour next Spring.
Beginning on April 23 in Seattle, 16-year-old Miku will be bringing her stage spectacular stateside, which promises to include "groundbreaking CGI technology" alongside a live band. According to the press release, the set list will be select from the "thousands of compositions" created for Miku using Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid software that allows users to create original songs using a digitized voice.
To be fair, Miku had a few famous, ahead-of-the-curve friends that have helped to bring her into the mainstream in the past year: Lady Gaga recruited the J-Pop sensation to open on her ARTRAVE last year, while David Letterman invited her to perform on The Late Show With David Letterman in a first-ever CGI live performance on a late night TV show.
Want to catch Miku-chan live? Check out the tour dates below. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday (Nov. 20) on her website.
And for now, enjoy the official theme song of Hatsune Miku's Expo 2016 tour, "Blue Star."
April 23rd WaMu Theatre Seattle, WA
April 23rd The Warfield San Francisco, CA ** Two Shows
May 6th Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
May 14th The Bomb Factor Dallas, TX
May 20th Sony Centre Toronto
May 28th Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY ** Two Shows
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