Creators of Digital Pop Star, Hatsune Miku, Announce US Tour
Remember when they created the Hologram of 2Pac. Michael Jackson came alive again via Hologram in Vegas. So this shouldn’t really surprise you considering Japan is far more advanced in digital technology than the US.
Hatsune Miku, which means “the first sound from the future,” is a 16 year old digital pop star from Japan who will be making her first full headlining tour in North America spring 2016. In her short ‘life’ Hatsune has already toured with Lady Gaga, performed on “Letterman”, and been remixed by Pharrell.
In a section called “The Hatsune Miku Phenomenon” on Crypton Future Media’s website, they offer an interesting description of the kind of community that has formed around the artist:
“Hatsune Miku has traveled an interesting path from vocal synthesizer product to beloved collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity with a growing user community across the world. She is also often called a global icon or ‘hub’, because the culture around her encourages a worldwide creative community to produce and share Miku-related content. With the increase of remix works and the steadily growing global demands, Crypton Future Media, INC. engages consciously in the promotion, support and cultivation of the Hatsune Miku community.”
In a press release Kanae Muraki, Director of Global Development for Crypton Future Media said “Miku Expo 2016 will be more focused on concerts, but we plan on holding several surprise events in cities with performances and maybe even some cities between tour stops. They will feature collaborations with special guests and new songs, including the winner of a song contest organized during the tour’s build-up.”
Hatsune Miku US Tour Dates:
04-23 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
04-30 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (two shows)
05-06 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
05-14 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
05-20 Toronto, Ontario – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
05-28 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (two shows)
And here she is performing on David Lettermen
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