MIYAVI will release a digital double A-side single, titled "Afraid To Be Cool / Raise Me Up", worldwide on April 29. He will also hold a nationwide tour called "MIYAVI Japan Tour 2016 NEW BEAT, NEW FUTURE" starting in September.
This year, MIYAVI will carry out his activities with the slogan "NEW BEAT, NEW FUTURE". His new songs come over a year since the release of his album "The Others" in April of last year.
One of the songs "Afraid To Be Cool" is currently on-air for the CM for Asahi Beer's "Asahi Dry Zero" starring professional golfer Ishikawa Ryo. The other track "Raise Me Up" is already available for download. In addition to the title tracks, the single will include a remix of "Afraid To Be Cool" by Seiho and a remix of "Raise Me Up" by Jonny Dope.
MIYAVI will perform his new songs at Yves Saint-Laurent's event "STUDIO by YSL Beaute" on April 16 at BANK GALLERY, Tokyo.
As for his upcoming tour, it will kick off on September 19 at Sapporo PENNY LANE24 and will wrap up a month later on October 10 at Makuhari Messe for a total of 10 shows. You can check out the tour schedule as well as the teaser for "Raise Me Up" below.
[Afraid To Be Cool / Raise Me Up]
01. Afraid To Be Cool
02. Raise Me Up
03. Afraid To Be Cool?Seiho Remix?
04. Raise Me Up?Jonny Dope Remix?
[MIYAVI Japan Tour 2016 "NEW BEAT, NEW FUTURE"]
Monday, September 19 - Sapporo PENNY LANE24 (Hokkaido)
Wednesday, September 21 - Rensa (Miyagi)
Thursday, September 22 - Kanazawa EIGHT HALL (Ishikawa)
Saturday, September 24 - WStudioRED (Ehime)
Sunday, September 25 - Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO (Hiroshima)
Thursday, September 27 - Kumamoto B.9 V1 (Kumamoto)
Thursday, September 29 - DRUM LOGOS (Fukuoka)
Saturday, October 1 - Namba Hatch (Osaka)
Sunday, October 2 - DIAMOND HALL (Aichi)
Monday, October 10 - Makuhari Messe (Chiba)
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