Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First World Tour in Five Years Heats Up, LA Show Brings Themes of Possibility and Evolution
On May 5, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began her first world tour in five long years, titled Kyary Pamyu Pamyu WORLD TOUR 2023 -POPPP-. The first performance was held at Webster Hall in New York City, with the singer stopping in seven cities around the globe.
The United States leg of the tour is currently underway, featuring French DJ and trackmaker Moe Shop as the opening act at the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago stops. The artist recently released the remix of Kyary’s famous track CANDY CANDY.
During the performance held at The Novo in Los Angeles on May 17, Moe Shop instantly won over the audience with CANDY CANDY (Moe Shop Remix) and his lineup of other tracks blending French electro and Japanese pop.
As expected, Kyary appeared on stage in an entirely pink outfit, the theme color of her tour. Kyary consulted with designer Kumiko Iijima, asking her to create costumes inspired by the concepts of possibility and evolution with pink as a base color. Iijima has made many of the artist’s costumes over the years, including the famed outfit seen in her debut PONPONPON.
Many of Kyary’s genderless costumes feature designs not influenced by stereotypes, and each shows off the endless possibilities of the color pink and its many shades. Each costume is made sustainably with recycled polyester resourced from plastic bottles in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which continue to trend worldwide. The current trend towards environmentalism marks a new evolution in both culture and current technology.
The concert included 19 beloved tracks including Dodonpa, which became a huge hit on social media after it was used in an ad for Adobe products in the U.S. Kyary also performed her debut track PONPONPON and the fan-favorite Cherry Bonbon, along with her latest track Isshin Dotai, driving the crowd wild.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu also appeared at Anime Central in Chicago on May 19.
In June, the artist will perform in Paris and London, as well as at the PRIMAVERA SOUND 2023 music festival in Spain. Upon returning to Japan, Kyary will triumphantly take the stage at the Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall on July 15.
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu WORLD TOUR 2023 -POPPP-
May 15 – New York / Webster Hall
May 18 – Los Angeles / The Novo
May 19 – Chicago / Anime Central
June 2 – Barcelona / PRIMAVERA SOUND 2023 Parc del Forum
June 5 – Paris / Cabaret Sauvage
June 7 – London / London Earth Hall
June 9 – Madrid / PRIMAVERA SOUND 2023 Ciudad del Rock
Special Tour Site
CANDY CANDY (Moe Shop Remix) – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Release Date: April 21, 2023
Streaming URL: https://moeshop.fanlink.to/candy-candy-remix-jp
Celebrating 100 Years: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Special Live 2023 ~Midnight Sun~
Date: July 15, 2023
Venue: Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall
Time: Open at 16:30 / Show starts at 17:30
*No admission for preschool-aged children
Presale tickets are available online until May 21 at 23:59
General Sales: June 17, 10:00~
Price: ¥5,500 (General Reserved Seat, Tax Included)
Sponsor: Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall 100th Anniversary Executive Committee
Planning/Production: ASOBISYSTEM Co., Ltd.
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