Budo Grape Announces New USA Tour Dates

April 28, 2008 - Japanese pop quintet Budo Grape has added two additional dates to their premiere stop in the USA. After making their American debut at A-Kon 19 in Dallas, TX, the Nagoya-based band will meet audiences in San Antonio, TX and New York City.

Budo Grape has just released their 4th album in Japan, "AIMORE," and is putting the finishing touches on a compilation album entitled "JUICE" available exclusively on their USA tour.

Budo Grape was nominated for Best Japanese Pop Band in 2008 by Shojo Beat magazine.
The band's CD "Otonatachi x Kodomotachi" one of the best Japanese albums of 2007 by Japanator.com.

USA Performance Dates and Locations:

May 30 - Dallas, TX - A-Kon 19
June 3 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint
June 5 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory (presented by Karaterice)

Budo Grape links!
MP3s and videos - www.japanfiles.com/budogrape
USA MySpace - www.myspace.com/budogrape
Official Site (in Japanese) - www.budo-grape.net

A-Kon 19 - www.a-kon.com
Karaterice - www.karaterice.com

JapanFiles.com is the largest online service specializing in MP3 sales for Japanese artists, with over 200 indie bands reaching their USA fans - rock, hip-hop, punk, and techno! All downloads are DRM-free and only 99 cents each!

About A-KON 19:
A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North America. Celebrating its 19th year in 2008, A-Kon hosts anime fans and guests and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming to independent film.

Founded in 2003, Karaterice has emerged into a specialized promoter of underground Asian rock culture. Its goal is to deliver top notch and cutting edge acts from the Asian underground to Western audiences.

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Additional reference links:

Band photo - hi-res (3004 x 1864): http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/405267905_c2ddfc23ed_o.jpg

Band photo - low res (500x310): http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/405267905_c2ddfc23ed.jpg

Manga Café interview (April 2008) - http://gaku-x.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32

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