By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
Japanese group Band-Maid whose appearance in cute, maid aesthetics while serving skillfully played powerful music onstage, is continuing their world domination. In the past year alone they have appeared at Sakura-Con in Seattle, MCM London Comic Con in England and had multiple videos go viral (“Thrill” hit 2 million views within the first two weeks). Now in a global push Band-Maid announced a European tour to coincide after their Latin America debut in Mexico City on October 9th.
The dates are to promote their first international album “Brand New Maid” that saw release June 17, 2016. Brand New Maid is available across the UK and Europe through JPU Records. The CD version contains an exclusive bonus track as well as an extra booklet containing lyric translations and transliterations into English.
BAND-MAID “Brand New Maid” Release Tour World Series
Oct 12th, London (Great Britain) The Underworld
Oct 13th, Cologne (Germany), MTC
Oct 15th, Hamburg (Germany), Headcrash
Oct 16th, Paris (France), La Boule Noire
Oct 19th, Warsaw (Poland), Hydrozagadka
Next to regular tickets, there will be a strictly limited amount of VIP tickets for each show.
The VIP content will be:
– early get in
– early merchandise access
– meet & greet with the band
– signed and limited photo
– limited DVD.
The pre-sale will start Friday, July 29th at 10:00 AM (CEST).
Band-Maid was formed in July, 2013 and consists of members Saiki Atsumi (vocals), Miku Kobato (guitar, vocals), Kanami Touno (guitar), Akane Hirose (drums), and Misa (bass). Known for their maid outfits commonly worn by hostesses of Japan’s Maid Cafés, their look was a concept born from the experiences of founding member Miku who worked at Noodol Cafe in Tokyo‘s Akihabara district.