Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku announces North American tour dates
The wait is over. Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku, who famously opened for Lady Gaga's ArtRave tour last year, is bringing her own show to North America, where the 16-year-old simulated humanoid pop sensation will tour six cities, backed up by her very own live band and promises of even more groundbreaking CGI technology.
Since her debut in August of 2007, Hatusne Miku has slowly but surely gained recognition as an actual performer, despite being nothing but a virtual persona with a digitized voice. No matter what people think, the 16-year-old with long, turquoise hair has been paying her dues, performing song after song out of the more than 100,000 produced for her by special vocaloid software. Because of her idol-like looks, her sweet computer voice, and her visually captivating shows, Miku has gained a very loyal and devoted fanbase in Japan, which eventually spread to the rest of the world. She is a pop, rock, dance, techno, cross-over superstar, real or not, and she's coming to the States.
The six-city tour will start off in Seattle on April 23, culminating in a Mexico City show on June 4. After Seattle, Hatsune will play San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, and two shows in New York City before the big finale.
If you're interested in catching her live, you can purchase tickets after November 20 on her website at http://mikuexpo.com/na2016/.
Even if you're not a fan, you're sure to see something at her show that will absolutely blow your mind.
She's already got some fans in New York City
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