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The Pillows Concert Changes to Larger Venues in Los Angeles, Portland (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tickets for 6-city tour sold out in less than 30 minutes; update on Seattle venue coming soon

The official U.S. Twitter account for the FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative anime announced on Wednesday that the Los Angeles venue for The Pillows band's six-city concert tour will move from The Regent to The Mayan. Tickets for the performance are already sold out. The Twitter account also revealed on Monday that the Portland venue moved from the Hawthorne Theatre to the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. The account will also provide an update about the Seattle venue soon.

Production I.G USA president Maki Terashima-Furuta also revealed that tickets for the tour sold out in less than 30 minutes. As of Wednesday, only tickets for the Portland venue have not sold out.

The dates and venues for the concert tour are as follows:

  • Boston, MA: July 10 at Royale
  • New York, NY: July 12 at Gramercy Theatre
  • New York, NY: July 13 at Irving Plaza
  • Seattle, WA: July 15 at Neptune
  • Portland, OR: July 16 at Crystal Ballroom
  • San Francisco, CA: July 18 at August Hall
  • Los Angeles, CA: July 19 at The Mayan

All-female band Noodles and former Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori will open the show. Tickets are available on Adult Swim's website.

The Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows performed music for the original FLCL anime as well as BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and Moonlight Mile. The group is returning for FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative.

FLCL Progressive premiered with an English dub on June 2 at 12:00 a.m. EDT and PDT (effectively June 3) on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The Japanese version with English subtitles will stream on Adult Swim in November. The English-subtitled versions of both FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative were originally planned to be streamed simultaneously with the debut of the English-dubbed versions, but were delayed in order "to align with the release of the Japanese language versions."

The English-dubbed version of FLCL Alternative, the second new series, is slated for September on Toonami. In Japan, the anime will debut in theatrical screenings, with FLCL Alternative opening first on September 7, and FLCL Progressive opening on September 29. The first episode already premiered on Adult Swim on April 1.

Update: The tour stop in Massachusetts was similarly changed from The Sinclair in Cambridge to Royale in Boston. The tour also added a second New York performance on July 13 at Irving Plaza. Both concerts are sold out. Thanks, ZestyLime.

Sources: FLCL USA Official Twitter account (link 2), Maki Terashima-Furuta


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