The Pillows Rock Band to Return to U.S. in September

posted on by Andrew Osmond
FLCL/Beck/Moonlight Mile musicians to perform with Noodles & All Ages

The Pillows, the Japanese rock band known for songs in the anime titles FLCL, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, and Moonlight Mile, will be touring the United States in September.

The NAP Utatane tour will have The Pillows — consisting of Sawao Yamanaka (Vocal, Guitar), Yoshiaki Manabe (Guitar) and Shinichiro Sato (drums) — in a lineup with two other bands. The Japanese girl band Noodles once performed as the opening act on the Delicious Bump U.S. tour with The Pillows. All Ages is a San Francisco-based punk rock band.

The new tour details follow:

September 5 (Monday), El Rey Theatre
Doors open 8:00 p.m./all ages
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

September 7 (Wednesday), San Francisco at Slim's
Doors open 7:00 p.m. / Start 8:00 p.m./all ages 6 and over
333 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4313

September 9 (Friday), Seattle at El Corazón
Doors open 8:00p.m./all ages
109 Eastlake Ave., East Seattle, WA 98109

September 11 (Sunday), New York at Blender Theatre
Doors 7:00 p.m./all ages
Gramercy, 127 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

September 13 (Tuesday), Austin at SPEAKEASY
Doors open 6:00 p.m./all ages
412D Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Pillows have performed several times in the United States since 2005. The band also held a tour in the United States and Mexico in 2006. They later appeared at Anime Boston in 2008, followed by a tour of California in May of 2010.

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