Late last month May’n announced a concert in Los Angeles at the Musician’s Institute as part of her Dots and Lines 10th Anniversary World Tour. Set for July 17, it marks her first return to the mainland United States since 2012 (concert report here). I have to say I was a little bummed because the 17th happens to be a Thursday. Considering that I’ve already taken a bunch of time off that month I would probably have to fly down day-of and take an early morning flight back in time for work.
Luckily for me that isn’t a problem because she later announced a second concert in San Francisco. This one is set for July 20, a Sunday. The venue of choice is Slim’s and it’s one I’m very well acquainted with. We covered Stereopony’s concert there and I’ve seen many a metal show within those walls. It’s a small venue but that just means you’ll be closer to May’n. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’m in the press of the crowd that makes it feel small.
She’ll also be popping up at J-Pop Summit for a quick hello. I’m a big fan of J-Pop Summit and have been going for the last four or so years. They’ve had many a musical act ranging from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kylee, the Akabane Vulgars, and LovendoR. Best of all it’s free so head on over to Japantown for both Saturday and Sunday (July 19 and 20).
May’n’s first major debut was in 2008 as the singing voice of Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome and she has continued to grow since then. It’s almost hard to believe that six years have passed since then. She’s most recently done songs for the anime series Blood Lad and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha and she shows no signs of stopping. Her 10th anniversary tour has been running since February and has dates through November.
Tickets are $45 in advance (buy it from the box office to avoid a fee), $50 at the door, and $100 for a meet and greet VIP ticket. An autograph is included.
I’ll see you there.
A list of the global tour’s future stops is as follows:
May 25 - Ibaraki, JP - Mito VOICE
June 1 - Taipei, TW - Neo Studio
June 2 - Taipei, TW - Neo Studio
June 5 - Kyoto, JP - Kyoto FANJ
June 7 - Fukui, JP - Fukui Hibiki no Hall
June 8 - Toyama, JP - Toyama MAIRO
June 21 - Chiba, JP - Kashiwa PALLOZA
July 5 - Iwate, JP - Morioka Club CHANGE WAVE
July 6 - Akita, JP - Akita Club SWINDLE
July 12 - Yamanashi, JP - Kofu CONVINCTION
July 17 - Los Angeles, US - Musician’s Institute
July 20 - San Francisco, US - Slim’s
August 24 - Tokyo, JP - Zepp Tokyo
October 4 - Seoul, KR - V-HALL
October 31 - Shanghai, CN - Shanghai Center Theater
November 2 - Guangzhou, CN - Guangzhou Bud Theater