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The Pillows Gets 6-City United States Tour


The Pillows US Concert Tour VisualSoon, this tour de force will hit the States like a Blues Drive Monster once again.

Earlier today, Adult Swim announced that they will host a six-city concert tour for The Pillows. The tour, which was named the “Mono Me You Sun Tour,” will feature rock group Noodles and Cullen Omori as opening acts.

The current schedule is as follows:

  • 7/10/2018: Royale – Boston, MA
  • 7/12/2018: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • 7/15/2018: Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
  • 7/16/2018: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland OR
  • 7/18/2018: August Hall – San Francisco, CA
  • 7/19/2018: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

The July 10 show was originally slated to be held at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, though the event quickly sold out.

Tickets are currently available via Adult Swim’s website.

The Pillows are a Japanese alternative rock group, which originally formed in 1989. Through their 30-year history, the group has released 21 studio albums and over 35 singles. The group is best known outside of Japan for writing and performing the soundtrack to landmark OVA FLCL.

FLCL Progressive Key VisualThe Pillows is also scoring the soundtracks to FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative, which will hit Adult Swim this year. FLCL: Alternative will launch on the Toonami block on June 2, at midnight. The six-episode series will receive a theatrical run in Japan, hitting theaters on September 29.

Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Gunbuster) is supervising the project, with Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Atom The Beginning) working at Chief Director at Production I.G. Chikashi Kubota (One-Punch Man, Corpse Princess) is in charge of character designs for the project, while Hideto Iwai writes the scripts.

Adult Swim describes the FLCL: Progressive as:

FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.

Sources: Adult Swim, Twitter (FLCL_Official)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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