A-Kon® Announces Headlining Act: Live in Concert: Versailles

Live in Concert: Versailles!!

DALLAS, TEXAS January 17, 2008, 8:00pm CST

A-Kon® will host the North American debut of the sensational new Visual Kei
band Versailles on Friday May 30th in Dallas at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

The convention will also host question and answer panels with the band
followed by autograph sessions during the weekend of the convention.
Versailles is presented in conjunction with Tainted Reality


Versailles is the Victorian heavy metal super group comprised of guitarist
TERU (ex. Aikaryu), bassist Jasmine You (ex. JAKURA, Hizaki Grace Project),
drummer YUKI (ex. Sugar Trip), guitarist Hizaki (ex. Sulfuric
Acid, Hizaki Grace Project), and vocalist KAMIJO (ex. Lareine). They are the
brightest shining stars in the indies Visual Kei scene in Japan. Formed in
2007 under the concept of "the Absolute Youshikibi (beauty of form) sound and
extremes of aestheticism", the band performed their first lives to sold out
crowds, and their first mini-album broke the top 3 on the Oricon indies
charts. Citing inspiration from heavy metal legends such
as Dream Theater and Metallica, Versailles compositions consists of neck
breaking, thrash inducing anthems to serene, poetic, sentimental ballads. A
band that truly demands to be experienced, Versailles is set to revolutionize
Visual Kei, and rock its very foundations.


Tainted Reality is the premiere source of Japanese rock (J-Rock) entertainment
in the United States. Tainted Reality hosts their own internet radio network
dedicated to Japanese musical programming and produces radio shows such as
Tainted Reality & The Tainted Reality Talkshow. Tainted Reality often conducts
interviews with some of the biggest musical artists of Japan like Yoshiki of X
Japan, Die of Dir en grey, Miyavi and Plastic Tree. They also manage and
organize tours for prominent J-Rock bands such as BLOOD, Candy Spooky Theater
as well as producing media such as the Darkest Labyrinth Vol.1 DVD and the
Darkest Labyrinth CD. For more information visit http://www.taintedreality.net


A-Kon® is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North
America. Celebrating it's 19th year in 2008, A-Kon® hosts anime fans and
guests, and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming, to independent
film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring
the most engaging, and educational, entertainment to the anime community.

A-Kon® 19
May 30-June 1, 2007
Adams Mark Hotel
Dallas, Texas
Admission: $35 ($40 after Feb 1, 2008)

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