MIYAVI 20th Anniversary North America Tour 2022 has officially launched and the Guitar God in Human Form + back-up band will be stopping at the Fine Line in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 20th. Alternatively billed as An Evening With MIYAVI and the MIYAVI Futurism Tour 2022, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are still available HERE.
Depending on the fandoms and subcultures in which you circulate and/or lurk, you may remember that Ishihara Takamasa (surname Ishihara, stage name MIYAVI) started out in a visual kei band in the late 90s, broke out as a solo artist in Japan in 2002, and in 2009 founded his own label, J-Glam.
Renowned for his distinctive percussive guitar style and electro glam rock-star persona, Ishihara has released a steady catalog over the last 20 years. Most recently, album Imaginary (2021) from whence ‘New Gravity’ and ‘Hush Hush’ (ft. Kang Daniel) both come; and just announced, an anime theme song cover album, MIYAVIVERSE – Anima to be released in November. So the new tour is expected to be a celebration of MIYAVI’s vibrant history.
If movies are your thing, you may have run into MIYAVI in a few films including Unbroken (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), as Byakuya Kuchiki in the live-action Bleach (2018), as the voice of Finn in the acclaimed animated League of Legends series, Arcane (2021), and most recently, in the new Japanese action crime noir, Hell Dogs (2022).
If you follow humanitarian efforts around refugee protection and advocacy, you might know that MIYAVI has been serving as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a number of years.
Rock Star. Actor. Activist. Dad. Busy guy!
While drummer and long-time collaborator, BOBO is not on the current tour, MIYAVI has assembled a group of ace musicians to support him on-stage, and the intimate Fine Line show on October 20th promises to be a performance and exhibition to remember.
Full list of stops on the MIYAVI 20th Anniversary North America Tour 2022, below:
October 5 – Washington DC – The State Theatre
October 8 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
October 9 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
October 11 – Montreal, QC – Le National
October 12 – Toronto, ON – Axis Club
October 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall
October 17 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
October 18 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
October 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
October 21 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
October 23 – Dallas, TX – Trees
October 24 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
October 25 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
October 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
October 31 – Los Angeles – The Fonda
November 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
November 3 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
November 5 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
November 7 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall