The inaugural International Anime Music Festival announces its debut tour, bringing virtual music superstars to 37 venues across North America starting on February 6, 2023. This marks the first time the popular VTubers (virtually generated animated YouTubers) and Vocaloids (virtual singers with computer generated voices) appear on stage together.
Starring Kizuna AI Original Singeroid “#kzn,” vocal duo HIMEHINA, vocal trio MaRiNaSu, the North American debut of fan favorite GUMI, and pop twins LiLYPSE, the show will be in LIVE, DJ-led multimedia concert rave. Featuring brand new songs and never-before-seen content, the tour brings these characters to life on state-of-the-art LED and high-definition digital projections. These characters are among the fan-favorites of the international anime music movement. Originating in Japan, these superstar avatars have exploded globally over the past two years, drawing tens of millions of followers worldwide, generating over 62 million Google searches, and more than 1.2 billion views (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and others).
Artist Presale starts on October 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets for all North America shows go on sale November 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit IAMF.LIVE to learn more, sign up for presale access and to purchase tickets.
The worldwide festival will continue its tour throughout 2023, in Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.
“I feel honored and privileged to be working with the talented IP holders and character creators of the five acts appearing on our International Anime Music Festival,” says producer Bob Ringe. “The response from the Anime community and Anime creators worldwide has exceeded my expectations. See you all at the festival!”
“I am excited to work with this extraordinary visually exciting Art Form,” says producer Marty Tudor. “The energy that this group of Virtual Artists has is amazing and incites the best of our superb creative team. This show will be a blast!”
Banc of California is providing the financial support.
The International Anime Music Festival is produced by Anime Entertainment LLC – led by industry veterans and two of the co-founders of BASE Hologram Bob Ringe and Marty Tudor – with Creative Director Rob Roth (Tony Award winner for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). The tour is represented by Wasserman Music (North America) and UTA (Internationally).
NORTH AMERICA 2023 TOUR SCHEDULE:
February 6, 2023 | Vancouver, BC | Orpheum Theatre
February 8, 2023 | Seattle, WA | Paramount Theatre
February 9, 2023 | Portland, OR | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
February 11, 2023 | San Jose, CA | San Jose Civic Auditorium
February 14, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA | Microsoft Theatre
February 16, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ | Arizona Financial Theatre
February 17, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV | The Theater at Virgin Hotels
February 18, 2023 | Albuquerque, AZ | Revel Entertainment Center
February 19, 2023 | Denver, CO | Mission Ballroom
February 21, 2023 | Kansas City, MO | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
February 23, 2023 | Austin, TX | ACL Live at Moody Theater
February 24, 2023 | San Antonio, TX | Tech Port Arena
February 25, 2023 | Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
February 26, 2023 | Houston, TX | 713 Music Hall
February 28, 2023 | Oklahoma City, OK | The Criterion
March 1, 2023 | St. Louis, MO | The Factory At The District
March 2, 2023 | St. Paul, MN | Myth Live
March 3, 2023 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside Theatre
March 4, 2023 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
March 5, 2023 | Detroit, MI | Masonic Temple Theatre
March 7, 2023 | Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theater at Old National Center
March 8, 2023 | Cleveland, OH | The Agora
March 9, 2023 | Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s
March 11, 2023 | Montreal, QC | MTELUS
March 12, 2023 | Toronto, ON | HISTORY
March 14, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA | Roxian Theatre
March 15, 2023 | New York, NY | Terminal 5
March 16, 2023 | Boston, MA | Roadrunner
March 17, 2023 | Mashantucket, CT | The Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 18, 2023 | National Harbor, MD | MGM National Harbor
March 19, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA | Franklin Music Hall
March 21, 2023 | Charlotte, NC | Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Belk Theatre
March 22, 2023 | Jacksonville, FL | Florida Theatre
March 23, 2023 | Durham, NC | DPAC
March 24, 2023 | Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre
March 25, 2023 | Orlando, FL | Hard Rock Live
March 26, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Broward Center for the Performing Arts
March 30, 2023 | Monterrey, Mexico | Arena Monterrey
March 31, 2023 | Mexico City, Mexico | Arena CDMX
For more about the artists and tour, please visit IAMF.LIVE.
Source: PR Newswire