Virtual music and singing sensation Vocaloid, more specifically Miku Hatsune and others, will arrive in the U.S. once more next year for concerts in five major cities, plus one in Canada. The full list of locations include:
WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA, April 23, 2016
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2016
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA, May 6, 2016
The Bomb factory, Dallas, TX, May 14, 2016
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, CA, May 20, 2016
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, May 28, 2016
Tickets will be available starting November 20, 2015. While this seems quite early, past experience has proven that Vocaloid concert tickets tend to sell out extraordinarily quickly.
Miku Hatsune has appeared several times in the West for concerts such as this, notably in 2011 at the Mikunopolis concert in Los Angeles. The event was so popular that tickets sold out months before Vocaloid even performed, as one of the many Miku Hatsune Facebook pages posted, “MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES’s tickets are sold out!? just found on Twitter… wow…” The post was made in May 2011, and the concert itself took place in July that year.
Finally, the winning entry of an international songwriting contest will be performed by Miku during the expo. The contest ran from August 26 to October 19. The winner has not yet been announced.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.