Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will begin her second world tour in Seattle Washington beginning February 13. Called the “Queen of J-Pop,” Kyary’s tour will include 16 shows in 11 countries. Kyary announced her second world tour after her performance at the Yokohama Arena last Sunday.
Her performance at the Yokohama Arena drew around 12,000 fans and she sang her 23rd hit single, “Yume no Hajimarinrin,” which is set for release on February 26. Bold acrobatics, fancy costumes and props and an extravagant stage battle marked her show. The singer thanked her fans for the support they have been giving her saying that they are the reason she is successful in her career. Kyary’s first single, “PonPonPon”, debuted in 2011 in YouTube and instantly became viral. It was written and produced by Nakata Yastuaka from the electronica duo, Capsule. “PonPonPon” became Kyary’s signature song and even made it to Japan’s Top Ten. It was played in all Kyary’s first world tour called “The 100% Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour 2013,” which saw 13 performances in eight cities all over Europe, United States and Asia.
The 20-year old singer started as a model and blogger. She later became an artist and poster girl for the Harajuku district of Tokyo, associated with kawaisa and decora culture. Aside from her world tour last year, Kyary also recorded the theme song for the “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie release in Japan after JJ Abrams, the director, chose her. Her second world tour will include the North American cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. She will then head to Australia, England, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and end in Thailand.
[via Japan Today]