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AM2 ANNOUNCES J-ROCK SENSATION heidi. AS GUESTS OF HONOR

One of the Great Japanese Visual-Kei Bands to Have U.S. Debut at this Summer’s Most Anticipated Animation, Music and Manga Convention in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 13, 2011) With Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass and Kiri on drums, heidi. (read as haiji) is considered one of the great Japanese Visual-Kei bands. They will be performing in their U.S. debut concert at this summer’s most anticipated anime, Japanese music and manga event AM2 as official Guests of Honor over the 4th of July weekend in Anaheim, California! More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org

heidi. is associated with the J-Rock style of Visual- Kei and has released five albums, one mini-album, nine singles and has also sold out concerts in Japan. heidi. mesmerizes audiences with their unique style and visually stunning performances.

Fans will also be treated to the latest hot looks from fashion power houses Sixh and Hangry & Angry before and after the concert.

“heidi. is an amazing band to see perform live and we are honored to have them debut in the U.S. at AM2,” states AM2 representative Chase Wang, “fans are definitely in for a treat with the spectacular showmanship heidi. Get your Passports and join the fun today!”

Biography of heidi.

Yoshihiko(Vocals)
Nao(Guitar)
Kohsuke(Bass)
Kiri(Drums)

heidi. (read haiji) is a visual-kei band that started activities with a few secret lives around Tokyo in early February 2006.

Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.‘s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. This was a free concert called 「birth・day」, which gave the band a chance to show fans what they were made of, earning them the recognition they deserved. Their first single, yuuyake to kodomo/maria, was sold at this live.

Their first mini-album, doukoku, sold out quickly even though the band hadn’t been around for very long.

They had two songs on the omnibus albums Shock Edge 2006 and SHOCKWAVE CD Edition 6. On November 15th, they released their second single, Clover. This single reached 11th place on the Oricon Indies sales chart.

heidi. were formed back in June 2006 and have had the same four members throughout. Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Many of their singles have become instant fan favorites that always appeal to the audience at their shows.

Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the V-ROCK festival and Over The Edge, the yearly visual scene countdown event.

They released “Yokan” as the ending theme song for the anime “Kaicho wa Maid-sama” . It was released in May, 2010 as their first single on a major record label.

Official Website: http://heidi-net.com

heidi. joins Gashicon, IBI and MINT as official AM2 Guests of Honors for 2011.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, Masquerade, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Rum Party Pirates, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME.

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.

Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AM2Con

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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org.

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