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ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Strike Europe in Album and Tour Combo

02 Nov ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Strike Europe in Album and Tour Combo

Japan’s black belts of alt-rock, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, have confirmed that two of their high hitting albums will be localised by London’s JPU Records ahead of the influential quartet’s headline tour of Europe this November.

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, described by The Guardian as “one of Japan’s biggest rock bands… in terms of homegrown talent, you can’t get much bigger”, are a multi-award winning rock band hailing from Yokohama. They’ve performed alongside Oasis, Weezer and Third Eye Blind and curate their own event, NANO-MUGEN FESTIVAL, which has featured Ash, Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers amongst many more British and Japanese bands.

On 6 November 2015 BEST HIT AKG will be released, the band’s chart-topping ‘best of’ compilation features 17 career defining tracks. The CD includes breakout singles Piece of the Future (video) and A Flower Named You (video), as well as guitar anthems Rewrite (video) and Far and Beyond (video) from their smash hit album Sol-fa, which sold more than half-a-million copies in Japan. Far and Beyond has had over seven million views on YouTube outside of Japan. The album also packs several songs that brought the band to international attention, including ones used as themes to popular anime such as Bleach and Naruto.

Eighth and latest album Wonder Future, recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 earlier this year, will be released simultaneously with BEST HIT AKG in the UK and Europe. The release smashed its way to number four in Japan’s weekly album chart (Oricon), and saw the band adopt an entirely new recording style for the first time in their 19-year career, led by lead single Easter (video).

Both albums include extra booklets with lyrics translated into English and Romaji, while BEST HIT AKG additionally has track-by-track comments from each member in English. The album is available to pre-order now direct from JPU Records Online, as well as HMV, Amazon, FNAC and other stores.

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION European Tour Dates:
7 Nov 2015 – Die Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
8 Nov 2015 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK. <get tickets>
10 Nov 2015 – La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France.  <get tickets>

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION online:
http://www.asiankung-fu.com/eng/
https://www.youtube.com/user/akgVEVO/videos
https://www.facebook.com/akg.offical/
https://twitter.com/AKG_information/

BEST HIT AKG Tracklist: 01. Far and Beyond (Haruka Kanata) 02. Piece of the Future 03. Understand 04. A Flower Named You 05. Rewrite 06. To Your Town 07. Loop & Loop 08. Black Out 09. Blue Train 10. A Town In Blue 11. After Dark 12. Rockn' Roll, Morning Light Falls On You 13. Mustang 14. Fujisawa Loser 15. Love song of new century 16. Soranin 17. Marching Band

BEST HIT AKG Tracklist:
01. Far and Beyond (Haruka Kanata) [video]
02. Piece of the Future
03. Understand
04. A Flower Named You [video]
05. Rewrite [video]
06. To Your Town [video]
07. Loop & Loop [video]
08. Black Out [video]
09. Blue Train [video]
10. A Town In Blue [video]
11. After Dark [video]
12. Rockn’ Roll, Morning Light Falls On You [video]
13. Mustang [video]
14. Fujisawa Loser [video]
15. Love song of new century [video]
16. Soranin [video]
17. Marching Band [video]
ORDER ON CD: Direct from JPU Records
DOWNLOAD: iTunes, Amazon MP3

Wonder Future Tracklist: 01. Easter 02. Little Lennon 03. Winner and Loser 04. Caterpillar 05. Eternal Sunshine 06. Planet of the Apes 07. Standard 08. Wonder Future 09. Prisoner in a Frame 10. Signal on the Street 11. Opera Glasses

Wonder Future Tracklist:
01. Easter [video]
02. Little Lennon
03. Winner and Loser
04. Caterpillar
05. Eternal Sunshine
06. Planet of the Apes [video]
07. Standard [video]
08. Wonder Future
09. Prisoner in a Frame
10. Signal on the Street
11. Opera Glasses
ORDER ON CD: Direct from JPU Records
DOWNLOAD: iTunes, Amazon MP3

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