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Idol Group Perfume to Hold Concerts in 4 U.S. Cities

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U.S. stops are part of "Perfume 6th Tour 2016: COSMIC EXPLORER"

An official website for idol group Perfume's "Perfume 6th Tour 2016: COSMIC EXPLORER" opened on Monday. The website reports that the group will hold concerts throughout Japan in seven different cities, as well as in four cities in the United States.

The performance list for the tour includes:

May 3-4 - Miyazaki Prefectue (Sekisui Heim Super Arena)
May 21-22 - Fukuoka Prefecture (Ecopa Arena)
May 28-29 - Fukui Prefecture (Sun Dome Fukui)
June 4-5 - Tokushima Prefecture (Asty Tokushima)
June 16, 18-19 - Chiba Prefecture (Makuhari Messe)
June 25-26 - Wakayama Prefexture - Wakayama Big Yell
July 2-3 - Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center Hokkaido Kita Yell
August 26 - Los Angeles, California (The Wiltern)
August 28 - San Francisco, California (The Warfield)
August 31 - Chicago, Illinois (Vic Theatre)
September 3-4 - New York City, New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)

Tickets for Japanese venues will cost 7,500 yen (about US$60). Tickets in the United States will cost US$39.50, $49.50, or $59.50 in Los Angeles; $49.50 or $59.50 in San Francisco; $49.50 in Chicago; and $39.50, $49.50, or $59.50 in New York. All U.S. tickets will go on sale online on March 21.

Perfume is a technopop group that formed in 2000 with members Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), Ayaka Nishikawa (A~chan), and Ayano Ōmoto (Nocchi). The group released their last album Level3 in October 2013, which debuted in the number one spot in the Oricon's weekly album ranking chart. The album sold 165,748 copies in its first week.

The group provided the theme song "Mirai no Museum" (Museum of the Future) for the 2013 Doraemon film, Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum. Perfume also provided the ending theme song "Hurly Burly" to Hiroyasu Ishida's "Fastening Days" anime short. A documentary film about them titled WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT premiered last year in various countries worldwide. Most recently, Perfume and Los Angeles-based rock band OK Go collaborated on the theme song "I Don't Understand You" for the ongoing Sushi Police television anime.

The group's next album, Cosmic Explorer, debuts on April 6 before the new tour starts.

Source: Music Natalie


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