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  • Franco Escamilla to stop through Arlington Theatre during 2017 world tour Por la Anécdota

    Franco Escamilla to stop through Arlington Theatre during 2017 world tour Por la Anécdota

    Stand-up comedy is taking the center spotlight again thanks to the latest trailblazing comedian emerging in global news. Latin comedian Franco Escamilla is a powerhouse stand-up comic emerging as a global star on the live concert circuit. Escamilla is known for his unique characters and high energy...
  • Linkin Park cancel 2017 Japan tour

    Linkin Park cancel 2017 Japan tour

    Linkin Park announced their 2017 Japan tour is officially canceled. The move should come as no surprise with their North American tour canceled the day after the death of frontman Chester Bennington. The band was scheduled to play three dates in Japan starting Nov. 2. Linkin Park broke the news in a...
  • Flying Lotus to score new 'Blade Runner 2022' short film

    Flying Lotus to score new 'Blade Runner 2022' short film

    On the heels of announcing the North American dates for his 3D Tour, it’s been announced that producer Flying Lotus is scoring a new animated short called “Blade Runner Black Out 2022,” which will premiere in Japan on Oct. 27. As Anime News Network reports, Shinichiro Watanabe will handle the...
  • Paul McCartney begins 2017 tour at venue he originally played with the Beatles

    Paul McCartney begins 2017 tour at venue he originally played with the Beatles

    Paul McCartney opened the 2017 edition of his One on One Tour on April 25, 2017 with a show at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The venue is historic in Beatles history for the fact that the Beatles themselves played there in 1966. McCartney himself last played the venue almost two years ago to the day...
  • Babymetal's recently announced Five Fox Festival will include admission restrictions based on sex, age and outfit.  

    Babymetal’s Five Fox Festival contains interesting admission rules

    With an overabundance of music festivals taking over the live events industry these days, promoters are having to come up with unique ways to differ their brand from the intense competition. The hit pop-metal crossover band from Japan known as Babymetal will be putting on their own multi-city music...
  • Paul McCartney to return to site of Beatles' Japan concerts

    Paul McCartney to return to site of Beatles' Japan concerts

    Paul McCartney announced March 10 he was adding a new date to his One on One Tour with an April 25 show at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The site was the location of five shows over three days by the Beatles from June 30 to July 2 in 1966. The new show moves the beginning of this year's One on One...
  • Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, Lorde, The xx, and Aphex Twin were all part of Fuji Rock Festival's initial 2017 lineup ann

    Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem and Björk lead first wave of artists announced for Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    Mastodon’s Troy Sanders wasn’t joking when he said in an interview recently that Queens of the Stone Age have been extremely busy writing, recording, and are about to get super busy touring the world. Well, it looks as if he was at least correct on the second half of his statement, as QOTSA are now...
  • J-pop metal outfit Babymetal will support Guns N’ Roses on the Japan leg of their reunion tour. 

    Babymetal to open for Guns N' Roses in Japan

    They’ve worked with rock legends around the world and Babymetal will now help out some icons on their own home turf. The Japanese female metal group have been tapped to open for Guns N’ Roses for four dates on the Japan leg of their massive reunion tour. Babymetal member Suzuka Nakamoto (aka SU...
  • Guns N' Roses adds 2017 world tour dates in Japan

    Guns N' Roses adds 2017 world tour dates in Japan

    Guns N' Roses continue to expand their hugely successful Not In This Lifetime Tour. Hot on the heels of Tuesday's announcement of a 2017 tour of Australia in February, the reunited multi-platinum sellers have extended their 2017 tour schedule further with new shows in Japan. Pollstar reports on Aug...
  • Rob Zombie takes Babymetal under his wing: Shuts down cruel metal fans

    Rob Zombie takes Babymetal under his wing: Shuts down cruel metal fans

    Rob Zombie took to Facebook to defend the Japanese group known as Babymetal after he posted a picture of himself with the three girls in the band and was lambasted for the photo. Zombie, who is the epitome of heavy metal music, didn't see anything wrong in appreciating the music of these energetic...
  • Facts about Steven Seagal

    Facts about Steven Seagal

    Martial artist and actor Steven Seagal just turned sixty-four on April 10 of this year. He's best known for his aikido expertise and acting in films such as "Under Siege" and "Above the Law," along with many direct-to-video movies. He's also accomplished in other areas, such as music. In honor of...
  • Bob Dylan's 2016 tour of Japan begins for 'Lucky' fans

    Bob Dylan's 2016 tour of Japan begins for 'Lucky' fans

    "I can't help it if I'm lucky ..." - "Idiot Wind" by Bob Dylan (a.k.a. Lucky Wilbury) Bob Dylan and his band began their first tour of 2016 at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shimura, Tokyo, earlier tonight. The concert was the first of 16 scheduled shows in Japan, and the first of nine at this venue...
  • Barnette R. Holston, Jr.

    The annual Pink Tie Party kicks off spring fashion in the Nation's Capital

    Once again it is one of the best times to be in Washington. The start of spring means that the annual cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom. It’s just one of the many reminders of how great it is to be in the Nation’s Capital. To celebrate these magnificent beauties, a veritable floral fashion...
  • Report: Bob Dylan rumored to tour Japan in 2016

    Report: Bob Dylan rumored to tour Japan in 2016

    With his autumn European tour dying down, the rumors of the first 2016 Bob Dylan concert dates are beginning to emerge. According to a source in Japan, a spring tour of the country may be in the works. After a week of rumors, three potential shows at Osaka’s Festival Hall are “getting more detailed...
  • New evidence supports that Elvis Presley was ready to tour foreign countries.

    The truth why Elvis Presley never toured outside of North America revealed

    Years of buzz that Elvis Presley considered traveling to the United Kingdom and Japan for concerts before his untimely death on Aug. 16, 1977, peaked when recently discovered documentation supported this speculation. Presley friend and Memphis Mafia member Charlie Hodge told this Examiner in May...
  • Movies to watch in preparation for your trip to Japan

    Movies to watch in preparation for your trip to Japan

    According to the Japan Times, over twelve million tourists from around the world have visited Japan within the past year. There are many things that draw people to Japan every year, whether it's the nation's natural beauty, its cultural traditions, its stunning architecture, or delicious cuisine...
  • Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour at Tokyo Dome on May 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Two sold out shows in Japan marks start of 1989 World Tour for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift began her 1989 World Tour yesterday, May 5, with the first of two sold out shows in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome, able to hold 55,000 Swift fans, known as Swifties, each night. According to the Washington Post, the tour is expected to gross Swift a whopping $200 million dollars before...
  • Paul McCartney honors 'Help!' 50th anniversary with surprise for Japanese fans

    Paul McCartney honors 'Help!' 50th anniversary with surprise for Japanese fans

    The fans at the Paul McCartney show at the Tokyo Budokan April 28 got quite a surprise when he played a song he'd never played live before. The song, “Another Girl,” comes from the soundtrack of the movie “Help!,” which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. According to a video of the song...
  • New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is going home to Japan

    New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is going home to Japan

    Hiroki Kuroda made headlines when he signed on with the New York Yankees as one of the most talented baseball players around. Now it appears as if he wants to go home to continue his career. Major League Baseball reported on Dec. 26, 2014, Kuroda will supposedly return to Japan to pitch. According...
  • Watch: OK Go's new video will make you want to buy a drone, umbrella

    Watch: OK Go's new video will make you want to buy a drone, umbrella

    OK Go continue to prove that they’re the masters of the modern music video. On Monday, the viral video pioneers released another brain-melting clip, this time for their disco-licious song “I Won’t Let You Down.” The video opens with the foursome of Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy...
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