Vampire Knight's Kanon Wakeshima to Sing in California (Updated)

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Visual-kei band Suicide Ali to perform at Virginia's Nekocon in November

The Maru Music label has announced that visual-kei cellist/vocalist Kanon Wakeshima will travel to California for two July performances after her Otakon guest appearance. She will first perform and sign autographs at the Amoeba Music store in San Francisco on July 20. She will then travel to the Royal T Cafe in the Los Angeles suburb of Culver City to perform on the next day. Also on July 21, Royal T Cafe will hold an art exhibit for Wakeshima, who is known for her Gothic Lolita art and fashion sensibilities. Wakeshima's Shinshoku Dolce album debuted in the United States on Tuesday.

Wakeshima wrote and performed the "still doll" ending theme song for the television anime version of Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight manga. Wakeshima then contributed the "Suna no Oshiro" (Sand Castle) ending theme for the anime sequel, Vampire Knight Guilty. She also made a cameo in the first anime series by playing a maid in the eighth episode.

The Tainted Reality organizers are bringing the Japanese visual-kei rock band Suicide Ali to the Nekocon 2009 convention in Virginia Beach in November. The band will perform two concerts and hold autograph sessions during the November 6-8 event.

Update: Nekocon 2009 will take place in Hampton, Virginia, not in the nearby city of Virginia Beach. Thanks, biolizard_alpha.

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