Samurai Guitarist MIYAVI will launch a 20th anniversary project titled “MIYAVI 20th & Beyond” on October 31, beginning with the releas eof the multi-talented artist’s first anime song cover album, titled MIYAVIVERSE -Anima-, featuring five carefully selected anime songs reborn with MIYAVI’s signature sound.
MIYAVIVERSE -Anima- Track list:
“Galaxy Express 999”
“Get Wild” (from City Hunter)
“Soul’s Refrain” (from Evangelion: Death and Rebirth)
“Eternal Wind ~Hohoemi Wa Hikaru Kaze No Naka~” (from Mobile Suit Gundam F91)
“Blue Bird” (from Naruto: Shippūden)
The new project — which will include concert tours of North America and Japan — commemorates the 20th anniversary of MIYAVI’s solo debut, beginning an active career both in Japan and internationally. In recent years, he starred in the movie Kate , did voice acting for the Netflix animated series Arcane, which also features his music in the soundtrack, and stars in the the film Hell Dogs, which premiered in Japan earlier this month.
MIYAVI North America Tour 2022 “Futurism”
Countries: U.S., Canada
Dates: October 5 – November 7, 2022
Oct 5th: WASHINGTON DC THE STATE THEATRE
Oct 8th: NEW YORK LPR
Oct 9th: BOSTON BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
Oct 11th: MONTREAL LE NATIONAL
Oct 12th: TORONTO AXIS CLUB
Oct 15th: PITTSBURGH THUNDERBIRD CAGE & MUSIC HALL
Oct 17th: CHICAGO COBRA LOUNGE #1
Oct 18th: CHICAGO COBRA LOUNGE #2
Oct 20th: MINNEAPOLIS FINE LINE
Oct 21st: KANSAS KNUCKLEHEADS
Oct 23rd: DALLAS TREES
Oct 24th: HOUSTON SCOUT BAR
Oct 25th: AUSTIN COME & TAKE IT LIVE
Oct 27th: ARIZONA NILE THEATRE
Oct 31st: LOS ANGELES THE FONDA THEATRE
Nov 2nd: VANCOUVER RICKSHAW
Nov 3rd: SEATTLE NEUMOS
Nov 5th: PORTLAND HAWTHORNE THEATRE
Nov 7th: SAN FRANCISCO AUGUST HALL
MIYAVI has gained worldwide attention as a guitarist for his unconventional “slap guitar” style, in which he plays the electric guitar with his fingers instead of a pick. He’s performed more than 380 live shows in 30 countries, with 8 successful world tours. Other accomplishments include arranging the Japanese version of the theme song for the blockbuster film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, producing music for a Honda commercial, creating music for SMAP, and working with various other artists. In September 2021, he released the album Imaginary and successfully completed a 20-show North American tour, a 5-show Japan tour, and a 2-show Hawaii tour.
In addition to his musical activities, the “Samurai Guitarist” is also active as an actor and a model. In 2017, he became the first Japanese to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).
MIYAVI Official Site: http://myv382tokyo.com