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Stereopony's April 6 Concert to Stream Live in U.S./Japan

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Niconico to also stream all 3 days of Seattle-based Sakura-Con event

The streaming service Nico Nico Douga and its English-language website Niconico will stream the all-female Japanese rock band Stereopony's Sakura-Con concert live beginning on Friday at 9:30 p.m. EDT. The websites will also stream live footage from all three days of the convention, which will take place April 6-8 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

Stereopony will follow-up the concert with a four-day mini tour on April 9-12 at locations in San Francisco, Hollywood, and Santa Ana. The group will then perform in Tokyo's Shibya ward on April 22. However, none of those events will be streamed. This will be Stereopony's first time attending Sakura-Con, but the band previously made its American performance debut at SXSW 2009 and also performed at Anime Next 2010 and last year's Anime Boston.

The band's single CD of the EUREKA SEVEN AO television anime's "Stand by me" ending theme song will ship in Japan on May 30. The band's second single "Chisana Mahō" was released as the opening theme to the Letter Bee Reverse anime. The group was also put into anime themselves to promote "Sumairaifu," the theme song to the 2009 anime film Yatterman: Shin Yatter Mecha Daishūgō! Omocha no Kuni de Daikessen da Koron! Stereopony also performed theme songs for the Bleach, Gundam 00, and Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor television anime series.

The band will join the previously announced guests Todd Haberkorn, Steven Jay Blum, Jamie Marchi, Clarine Harp, and Christopher R. Sabat at Sakura-Con.

[Via CD Journal]

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