The debut U.S. tour of session punk band ANTI FEMINISM and bright visual band Hagakure is right around the corner! Mark your calendars and get your tickets here.

12/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
12/11: Dallas, TX @ Lakewood Theater
12/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
12/15: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

And as a special treat, fans will have a rare opportunity following the one hour sets of each band to attend an exclusive autograph session (on a first-come, first-serve basis).

ANTI FEMINISM is led by KENZI, the lead vocal who is one of the most charismatic artists in the world of Visual Kei. The concept of ANTI FEMINISM is based on "The Ideology of Danger" and has captured a large audience with many outrageous stunts often performed on stage. The singer is known to set his hand on fire, break neon lights with his head, cut himself with the shards on his stomach and arms, fling vegetables with a baseball bat, and tumble around on a pile of thumbtacks.

The band has made the Japanese Visual Kei scene shiver with their unique, out of control style. They went as far as burning the head of a dead pig on stage. There are no permanent band members (aka "anti shockers") besides KENZI. Up to this day, more than 800 Visual Kei musicians have taken part in the ANTI FEMINISM adventure throughout Japan. In 2007, this extreme band will begin its conquest of the world!

HAGAKURE is a Visual Kei band created by Kaya that skillfully expresses the essense of Japanese tradition and style. Its theme, based on "Happiness" and a blend of Japanese theater and poetry, charms and mesmerizes the audience. Even those who belong to the darkest side of the Visual Kei world would be receptive to the universal message of Hagakure's songs.

The band is composed of Kaya, the lead vocalist, along with other support members: thus the band keeps evolving. Kaya is definitely the foundation of Hagakure but he believes the support members, fans, audience, and staff are an integral part of Hagakure because of their genuine support. They have started touring outside Japan in 2006 and Hagakure's adventure has just begun.

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