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Thursday
Oct152015

IA made successful New York/East Coast debut at Gramercy Theatre

 

 IA made NYC debut with her Special 3D Live Showcase on October 11th (Sun) at Gramercy Theatre as part of NY Comic Con presents NY Super Week!

 

Fans started to line up as early as 10am on Sunday for 7pm door, and it eventually went all the way around the block of 23rd and Lexington. Many of them were already geared up with IA live T-shirts and other merch they had picked up at the Comic Con, and the glow stick, the must have J-Pop concert item. IA was accompanied by two live dancers who were also performing with her at Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier, and gave very energetic live performance with several wardrobe changes. Audiences were also wowed by IA’s guitar playing that was added after the LA concert as well as her singing voice, which was so clear and humanly smooth, especially noticeable when she was singing a ballad. 60 minutes of full stage went so fast, but passionate crowed did not let her go. IA sang two songs as an encore and promised to come back soon.

The next stop is London Hyper Japan on Nov. 28th and 29th!

(photo by Mayumi Nashida)

Tuesday
Oct062015

IA Special 3D Live Showcase in NY [A PARTY A GO-GO]

New York (Oct 6th, 2015) IA, who’s known as a virtual artist - originally developed as a voice library for [VOCALOID ™3], the voice synthesis program released in 2012 – will make her NYC debut with her Special 3D Live Showcase on October 11th (Sun) at Gramercy Theatre.

The ticket is on sale at ticketmaster. 

Following up her sold out live concert at Club Nokia on July 4th as part of Cool Japan Festival presented by ANIME EXPO 2015, IA ‘s 3D live performance will finally be witnessed by her long waited east coast fans. This special 3D live showcase will be packed with IA’s hit songs, KAGEROU PROJECT classics, and full of visual surprises. Special merchandises will be sold at the venue as well as NY Comic Con exhibition (booth#439, “1st Place Official Shop – HACHIMAKI – ) for the Comic Con attendees. VIP ticket will include special goods and priority entry.

The special pre-show event is added for October 10th (Sat) at Kinokuniya Bookstore NYC from 6pm including the concert preview video screening and special merchandise on sale. Meet and take pictures with IA cosplayer, and also get a chance to win a ticket for the concert!

Don’t miss and stay tuned for more update at IA’s official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE

 

What:                  IA SPECIAL 3D LIVE SHOWCASE in NY

When:                 Oct 11, 2015 (Sun)           7pm (door) 8pm(show)

Where:                Gramercy Theatre            127 East 23rd St, NYC (between Park & Lex)

Tickets:                $35 (advance)

                            $45 (day of)


What:                  IA Pre-Show Event

When:                 Oct 10, 2015 (Sat)            6pm – 7pm

Where:                Kinokuniya Bookstore NYC  1073 Ave of Americas, NYC (bet 40th & 41st St)

                            Free Admission

 

 IA OFFICIAL WEBSITE:          http://1stplace.co.jp/artist/ia

Sunday
Jul192015

IA @ Anime Expo presents Cool Japan Festival

Los Angeles (July 15th, 2015) – IA, who’s known as a virtual artist - originally developed as a voice library for [VOCALOID ™3], the voice synthesis program released in 2012 - made her successful North American debut this past weekend.

It was the Independence Day on July 4th and IA finally opened her brand new chapter.

The live concert took place at Club Nokia, LA Live, the shrine of American Pop Music in the heart of Downtown Los Angele and it was a part of 「COOL JAPAN FESTIVAL」presented by ANIME EXPO 2015, the largest Anime Convention in North America. The Tickets were sold out and more than 2000 fans attended the show dressed in various IA T-shirts and costumes, and many of them started crying with so much anticipation. As soon as the back ground music stopped, the crowd roared with cheers and the concert was started.

As the opening footage was shown and IA logo got enlarged on the screen, the front crowd waived the pink glow sticks so passionately that no one can deny but to celebrate IA’s US debut.

The first song was「Inner Arts」. IA was wearing white dress, and backed by the thick layered sounds created by her band members. She strolled across the stage as if she was greeting her super hyped IA fans.

The second song was 「Circuit DISCO」 and IA Dancers joined her on the stage and synchronized her with every step and move. IA changed her dress to summery no-sleeve and talked to her fans. The audiences responded with screams and shouts as IA waved towards them.

IA continued with her signature dance tracks and the crowd almost reached their climax as IA kept dancing without hesitation.

The second half of the show was introduced with the KAGEROU PROJECT video footages and started out with the multi-creator, JIN’s rock repertories including 「Children Record」, and 「Outer Science」. IA was dressed in her original costume which was also copied by many fans in the audience.

Her MC afterwards suggested she was enjoying her North American debut, and crowd responded her with calling her names, 「IA-chan」.

The last song was America ~we are all right~. IA introduced her fellow band members and dancers a/k/a IA All Stars and they performed as one solid ensemble. They also united with the audience and sang together, especially in choruses, and closed the show.

After IA left the stage, crowd did not let her go without an encore and IA responded the crowd and promised she will keep performing.  She sang one last song and bowed three times and left after saying [see you soon!]

The show was filled with so much attraction and IA’s musical appeals, and this success will definitely promise her further endeavors for world-wide activities.

「ANIME EXPO」: www.anime-expo.org/

IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID3. 「IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-」and「IA ROCKS」are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views.

She started her artist career by embarking on a live tour in 2012, followed by a dance music collaboration with the game, “GROOVE COASTER”, as well as collaborations with several fashion brands. IA is also the featured singer of KAGEROU PROJECT by the multi-talented JIN and also included in Evangelion final chapter comics CD. Since 2013, IA has reached out to her international audience by doing live shows in France and Taiwan as well as the string of successful concert movie screenings in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She made her North American debut with more than 2000 fans in July 2015.

On July 30th, 「IA/VT ‒COLORFUL-」for PlayStation(R) is scheduled to be released.

IA OFFICIAL WEBSITE:                     http://1stplace.co.jp/artist/ia

IA Facebook WorldPage:                https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE

Tokyo Otaku Mode FanPage:             http://otakumode.com/IA/

 

Wednesday
Jan072015

IA Contests!

There are 2x exciting contest announcement for IA supporters who are especially a guitar player or music composer/lyricist? If you want to try and show your skills, don't hesitate to be a part of these competitions and celebrate IA's 3 year birthday!!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ia-world-page/ia-special-3rd-year-anniversary-song-lyric-competition-/1675715809321622

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ia-world-page/ia-x-guitar-magazine-song-contest/1675254849367718

 



Wednesday
Oct292014

IA FB World Page

If you have not visited IA's facebook world page, please go and "like" it!

https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE 

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