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Aug 29

[press release] Japanese Punk Rock Band Akabane Vulgars U.S. Tour

Seattle, WA, August 23, 2012 – The bluesy, Japanese all-girl power trio, The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, returns to take the U.S.A. by storm as they announce a new multi-city national tour kicking off tomorrow! Catch their songs and image at www.akabane-vulgars.com.

The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass 2012 U.S. Tour, “Return of the King Zero,” will take the band to 20 cities and formally kicks off on Saturday, August 25th with a performance at the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, following a warm-up gig the day before in Guala, CA at the Bones Roadhouse.

AUG 24, 2012 Gualala, CA – Bones Roadhouse

AUG 25, 2012 San Francisco, CA – J-POP Summit Festival

AUG 26, 2012 San Francisco, CA – Red Devil Lounge

AUG 27, 2012 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp

AUG 29, 2012 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon

AUG 30, 2012 Santa Barbara, CA – Whiskey Richards

AUG 31, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – The Redwood

SEP 02, 2012 San Diego, CA – The Ruby Room

SEP 04, 2012 Las Vegas, NV – The Beauty Bar

SEP 05, 2012 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

SEP 08, 2012 Portland, OR – Slabtown

SEP 15, 2012 Seattle, WA – Slim’s Last Chance

SEP 18, 2012 Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair

SEP 19, 2012 Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar

SEP 22, 2012 St. Paul, MN – Wild Times

SEP 23, 2012 Chicago, IL – (Private Party)

SEP 24, 2012 Chicago, IL – Double Door

SEP 27, 2012 Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern

SEP 29, 2012 New York, NY – Lit Lounge

OCT 01, 2012 Brooklyn, NY – Trash Bar

The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass formed in 2005 and is composed of sisters Yumi Uchizono on guitar and vocals and Miki Uchizono on bass, along with drummer Kei Sofue. The band formed while the members were still in high school but the trio has gone on to enjoy a wide following in Japan with a unique brand of bluesy-rock vocals and soulful lyrics. The Akabane Vulgars is heavily influenced by Green Day, Joan Jett, The Beatles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Japanese groups such as Blankey Jet City and Thee Michelle Gun Elephant.

The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass have released a self-produced CD, “The Rumps Smolder at the Gloom” as well as a 3-song EP, “We Need The Riot, Our Riot, Your Riot.” The band is preparing to record and release their full length debut on a U.S.-based record label later this year.

“We’re super excited to come back to America for this tour,” says singer Yumi Uchizono. “Each of us in the band has grown up steeped in American music and rock and roll, and it’s going to be so much fun to play for new audiences in these cities. We look forward to making as many new fans as we can!”