Sugizo and Juno Reactor to Meet and Greet Fans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York
September 12, 2008 – Electronica / Industrial / Ambient band Juno Reactor and legendary Japanese guitar superstar SUGIZO will be holding a series of promotional events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York during Juno Reactor's first U.S. tour in seven years.
These events are considered very rare for SUGIZO, who has not held any kind of promotional meet and greet or autograph session for fans in Japan for years.
The San Francisco event, hosted by Shibuya Airwaves, will take place at Kinokuniya Bookstore on September 23rd, from 3:30 to 5:00PM. It will feature a short question-and- answer session with the band, followed by an autograph signing.
The Los Angeles event, hosted by Jrock Revolution, will take place at Anime Jungle on September 24th, from 8:30 to 10:00PM. It will be strictly an autograph signing.
The New York event, hosted by Samurai Beat Radio, will take place at Kinokuniya Bookstore on September 28th, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. It will feature a half hour talk show program hosted by Samurai Beat Radio, followed by an autograph signing.
Fans will be able to purchase merchandise specially designed for the event, and for the tour.
SUGIZO is one of the founding fathers of the Japanese rock movement. With his band, LUNA SEA, SUGIZO paved the way for generations of bands to follow in a career that has spanned nearly twenty years. LUNA SEA has sold millions of albums worldwide, and is one of Japan's most influential bands of all time.
Juno Reactor has been in the major forefront of electronic music for over a decade and a half. In addition to lending their music to a multitude of films, videogames and commercials over the years, as well as being involved in providing the score for movies such as The Matrix, Juno Reactor headlined Japan's massive Fuji Rock Festival in 2007.
Juno Reactor is a culture clash of sonic cultures that defy the word, “fusion.” Their shows feature incantations, chants, vocals, lighting, mesmerizing visualizations, and raw live action. Video samples of their live performances can be found on the band's MySpace.
SUGIZO recently released “COSMOSCAPE” an outstanding collection of ten years of his work.
JUNO REACTOR's “Gods and Monsters” was released April 2008.
For more information on SUGIZO and JUNO REACTOR, click below:
http://www.myspace.com/sugizo and http://www.myspace.com/juno_reactor
9/20, Denver, CO - Owsley's Golden Road
9/21, Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
9/23, San Francisco, CA - The Independent
9/25, Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
9/26, Chicago, IL - Metro / Smart Bar
9/28, New York, NY – Blender Theater @ Gramercy
Meet and Greet Dates:
9/23, San Francisco, CA – Kinokuniya Bookstore
9/24, Los Angeles, CA – Anime Jungle
9/28, New York City, NY – Kinokuniya Bookstore