Otakon to Host Rock Band Flow as Musical Guest
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
American anime convention Otakon announced on Tuesday that the convention will host rock band Flow as part of the convention's Anisong World Matsuri music festival event.
Flow consists of vocalists Kohshi and Keigo, guitarist Take, bassist Got's, and drummer Iwasaki. The band began when the brothers Kohshi and Take began playing together. The band debuted in 2001 with their self-released "Flow #0" single. The band signed with Ki/oon Music and released their first professional single, "Blaster," in 2003. The band has performed theme songs for such anime as Eureka Seven, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, The Seven Deadly Sins, Naruto Shippūden, Durarara!!×2 Ketsu, Tales of Zestiria the X, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Anisong World Matsuri will include concerts on Friday and Saturday, as well as other events held throughout the weekend of Otakon. The festival event debuted in America at Los Angeles' Anime Expo 2016 as a collaboration between Lantis, Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc., Amuse, Bandai Visual, Bandai Namco Live Creative, and Anime Consortium Japan. The event at Otakon will mark its East Coast debut.
Rock band JAM Project will also perform as part of the event.
Otakon 2017 will take place from August 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the 24th convention, and the first year the convention is being held in D.C.; Baltimore has hosted the convention for the past 17 years.