Musical Duo Boom Boom Satellites Go on Hiatus for Treatment
posted on by Egan Loo
The musical duo Boom Boom Satellites announced on Saturday that they are going on hiatus from concerts from January to March so that vocalist/guitarist Michiyuki Kawashima can undergo brain tumor treatment. The symptoms of the tumor were confirmed this month during a routine medical examination. The tumor is still in its early stages, so it will not hinder daily life and live concert performances.
However, Kawashima decided after discussing with the staff and member Masayuki Nakano (programming, bass) to undergo treatment, including surgery, from early January to March for a quick recovery. The group will still perform in Osaka and Tokyo on December 30 and 31, respectively. The final decision on the Embrace Tour 2013 concerts in April will be made after Kawashima's treatment.
The duo first debuted in Europe in 1997. The group has created music for anime projects such as Appleseed and Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan. They also performed theme songs for Xam'd: Lost Memories and Mobile Suit Gundam UC and contributed to Guilty Crown.