Exist†trace Announces 2012 American Tour

October 18, 2011 - Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace will tour America in March 2012, performing live concerts in: Boston, MA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Dates, venues, and ticket information to be announced soon.

Their latest CD release, "THE LAST DAYBREAK" went on sale in Japan today. The 5-track EP is their second release from major label TOKUMA JAPAN.

Last month, exist†trace announced a special appearance as a special guest at Japanese culture and anime event Tekkoshocon 2012. The band will perform a live concert and attend special autograph and Q&A sessions for fans during Tekkoshocon's four-day event in Pittsburgh, PA from March 22 - 25, 2012.

Tekkoshocon information and pre-registration at: www.tekkoshocon.com

exist†trace 2012 America tour is presented by JapanFiles, Monsters Inc., Tekkoshocon, and JhouseRock Entertainment.

exist trace USA information: www.japanfiles.com/existtrace.html

exist†trace PROFILE

exist†trace is one of Japan's first all-female Visual Kei rock bands. Formed in 2003, the members of exist†trace are Jyou (vocals), Miko (guitar), Mally (drums), Naoto (bass), Omi (guitar).

Along with multiple tours of Japan , exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan. In November 2010, exist†trace released their album "TWIN GATE" in Japan, followed by an American release from JapanFiles. In June, 2011, they made their major-label debut with the "TRUE" EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP "THE LAST DAYBREAK" in October 2011.

exist†trace appears at Tekkoshocon by arrangement with JapanFiles and Monsters, Inc.

exist†trace official website: exist-trace.com
exist†trace on JapanFiles: www.japanfiles.com/existtrace.htm

exist†trace - "THE LAST DAYBREAK" www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xaP5xuC28

Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales, merchandise, events, and media promotion for indie and major Japanese music artists. Music downloads at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.

JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Tekkoshocon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim's (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).

JapanFiles has produced over 20 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, exist†trace, girugamesh, Onmyo-za, LM.C, Morning Musume, Hangry & Angry, Berryz Kobo, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the “Fresh Cuts from Japan” compilation series.

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Founded in 2002, Tekkoshocon, Inc. is devoted to the enrichment and enlightenment of the Japanese animation and culture fan communities of Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Now planning their tenth annual TEKKOSHOCON convention to be held March 22 - 25, 2012, at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, Tekkoshocon Inc. is prepared to bring top-class industry guests, musical acts, events, panels, workshops, video game tournaments, costume competitions, and other exciting attractions for the enjoyment and benefit of Pittsburgh's anime scene.


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