exist†trace 2012 USA Tour - New York and Philadelphia Dates Announced

December 8, 2011 - All-female Japanese visual kei band exist†trace announced tour dates today for their first USA East Coast appearance! exist†trace will perform their indie hits plus songs from their major-label releases "TRUE" and "THE LAST DAYBREAK." General admission and VIP tickets go on sale December 14.

Sunday, March 18 - New York, NY
Hiro Ballroom

Tuesday, March 20 - Philadelphia, PA
Starlight Ballroom

Official ticket and tour information can be found here:

As part of their USA tour, exist†trace will make a special appearance 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:

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

exist trace USA Tour information:
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 official website: www.exist-trace.com
exist†trace on JapanFiles: www.japanfiles.com/existtrace.html

exist†trace - "THE LAST DAYBREAK"

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.

JapanFiles Digital Music Store: www.japanfiles.com
LiveJournal: http://japanfiles.livejournal.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/japanfiles

JapanFiles is a division of Japanese education website YesJapan.com. www.yesjapan.com


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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