Sunday, September 27th was AKB48’s US debut Concert at Webster Hall NYC. The venue was packed with eager AKB48 fans trying to get a taste of the group’s unique take on music performance. With AKB48’s concept of “Idols you can meet everyday”, fans were definitely given a taste of what goes on in Tokyo. The show consisted of the group running through their catalog performed by the selected 16 members who tried to communicate the best they can with their “kawaii” English. AKB48 also included some English songs as a gift to the New York audience. The crowd also contributed to the show by showing enormous support for the first timers. This lead to the group coming back on stage twice from the undeniable encores! I can’t remember the last time that happened at a Hip Hop show. Keep up to date with AKB48’s schedule at their site.
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All-Female Music Group
US Debut With Free Full Concert @ Webster Hall New York City
New York, NY, Sep. 1, 2009 – We are happy to announce the US debut of Japan’s popular music group AKB48. AKB48 will perform at a full concert at Webster Hall in NYC on Sunday, September 27.
AKB48 is a very unique, theater based, all-female music group created by famed songwriter/producer Yasushi Akimoto in 2005. AKB48 consists of 66 female members ranging from ages 14 to 26 (as of Sep. 2009). The group is divided into four groups – A, K, B, and Trainee. With the concept of “Idols you can meet everyday”, the group practically performs almost every day at their own exclusive AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Their stage presence is an eye candy to the fans due to their multiple costume changes throughout the show. These busy pop stars take on diverse challenging work by hosting their own TV show and appearing in movies and commercials. Not to mention their multiple collaboration work with artist Takashi Murakami. (Their recent single CD cover was illustrated by Murakami).
AKB48’s first international appearance was at the Japan Expo in Paris this past July. Now they are set to arrive in NYC with select members preparing for the best possible US debut! They will show what Tokyo girls are about in show business. In addition you will get to experience their cute fashion and full smile power.
> AKB48 IN NY: SCHEDULE
SEP. 27 (SUN)
Doors open at 4:00 PM. Concert starts at 5:00 PM
WEBSTER HALL NEW YORK CITY – GRAND BALLROOM
125 E. 11th St., NYC
Free 18+ event with RSVP: www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/akb48
Note: No Photographing, filming, and recording is permitted
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