Japanese all-girl rock band returns to America for third time in 3 years
The announcement comes at the end of a busy year for exist†trace. 2012 has already included a northeast USA tour, a tie-in with the prestigious Nadeshiko Japan sports team, the release of their latest album VIRGIN, and the sold-out live show “Just Like A Virgin” at Shibuya O-West, viewed worldwide by over 27,000 fans.
exist†trace’s appearance at A-Kon will mark the band’s first visit to Texas, where exist†trace guitarist and songwriter miko spent 2 years living in the city of Dallas during her childhood.
exist†trace will also participate in fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day event, May 31 – June 2, 2013, at The Hilton Anatole Dallas. Event and registration information can be found at http://www.a-kon.com.
exist†trace appears at A-Kon by arrangement with RESONANCE Media and Monster’s Inc.
Official website: http://www.exist-trace.com
Formed in 2003, exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.
Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.
In November 2010, exist†trace released their album “TWIN GATE” in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the “TRUE” EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP “THE LAST DAYBREAK” in October 2011.
In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.
In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album “VIRGIN” was released May 23, 2012.
In June, 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST.
A-Kon® is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North America. Celebrating its 24th year in 2013, A-Kon® hosts anime fans and guests, and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging and educational entertainment to the anime community.