Swinging Popsicle Adds Show In NYC – June 19


April 20, 2007 – Las Vegas, NV - Japanese rock band Swinging Popsicle returns to the USA June 15-17, 2007 for Anime Mid-Atlantic in Richmond, VA.

The trio has just added a special show in New York City on June 19 at The Knitting Factory. The concert is a small, intimate show and is expected to sell out early. This will mark the band's first-ever appearance in New York City.

They will be performing songs from their upcoming CD release "Go On," as well as hits like "I Just Wanna Kiss You" from their best-selling 2004 CD "Transit." They will also be signing autographs for fans after the show.

Show info: June 19, 2007 Knitting Factory – NYC 74 Leonard St, New York, 10013 Doors 7 PM $12 All Ages

Tickets for the NYC show are available now at www.myspace.com/swingingpopsicle or at www.knittingfactory.com.

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Swinging Popsicle – Official Bio

Swinging Popsicle was formed in 1995 when singer Mineko Fujishima and guitarist Osamu Shimada joined bassist Hironobu Hirata through a newspaper ad. The band's first effort was the Sunny Silent Park EP.

In 1998, their first self-titled full-length album Swinging Popsicle debuted from Sony Music Entertainment at Number 1 in the New Artists category, producing the hit singles "Joy of Living," "I Love Your Smile," and "Parade." After extensive touring, the band returned to the studio for their second album Fennec! (2000).

Four solid years of writing and performing live throughout Japan produced their most mature and powerful CD titled Transit (2004), featuring their signature song "I Just Wanna Kiss You." In 2005, the band embarked on their first tour to Korea.

2006 marked their United States debut at Fanime MusicFest in San Jose, CA. The same year their song "Clash" was included in a compilation CD with the Korean manga "Cracker."

In April, 2007, Swinging Popsicle will release their latest album titled Go On . In June 2007, they will return to the USA to play Anime Mid Atlantic in Richmond, VA.

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