The International Anime Music Festival will make a stop at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Feb. 17, 2023 as part of its inaugural 2023 North American Tour.
Bringing virtual superstars to 37 venues across the U.S., this will be the first time the popular VTubers (virtually generated animated YouTubers) and Vocaloids (virtual singers with computer-generated voices) will appear onstage together.
Tickets for the International Anime Music Festival go on sale to the public this Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT on AXS.com.
Starring Kizuna AI Original Singerloid “#kzn,” vocal duo HIMEHINA, vocal trio MaRiNaSu, the North American debut of fan favorite GUMI, and pop twins LiLYPSE, the show will be a live, DJ-led multimedia concert rave. Featuring brand new songs and never-before-seen content, the performance is set to bring the characters to life through state-of-the-art LED and high-definition digital projections.
Originating in Japan, these superstar avatars have quickly become fan favorites of the international anime-music movement, exploding globally over the past two years. Their talent has drawn in tens of millions of followers worldwide, generating over 62 million Google searches, and more than 1.2 billion views (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and others).
The International Anime Music Festival is produced by Anime Entertainment LLC – co-founded by industry veterans and BASE Hologram Co-Founders and CEOs Bob Ringe and Marty Tudor – with Creative Director Rob Roth (Tony Award winner for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). Visit IAMF.LIVE to learn more.
The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is proud to offer an expansive VIP service including open bar packages, private expedited entry, dedicated hosts, merchandise delivery, custom swag, and access to luxury suites and VIP lounges to its guests for an unparalleled live entertainment experience.
To learn more about the venue’s VIP service or to book, please email TheTheaterVIP@aegpresents.com.
For more information on this performance or for news from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, visit www.virginhotelslv.com.
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About The Artists
About Kizuna AI Original Singerloid “#kzn”
Kizuna AI Original Singeroid “#kzn” is an AI with a singing voice developed directly from the voice of Kizuna AI, herself. #kzn(kizuna) chan is carrying on Kizuna AI’s dream of connecting with everyone throughout the world.
An innovative concept of the audience also being able to become the creator has been made possible by the Kizuna AI Original Singeroid “#kzn” /CeVIO AI, which has been released in 2022. This has enabled fans who want to become creators to do not only that, but also to become lyricist and composers with #kzn(kizuna) chan’s voice. The #kzn(kizuna) chan song contest, called “#kzn Song Contest 2022,” is to be held by 10/31 and has generated a great deal of excitement among her fans.
Kizuna AI is one of the world’s most popular VTubers and the pioneer who is credited with coining the phrase, “Virtual YouTuber (VTuber)”. Subscribers have shown much excitement about her mission, as there are now over 4.5 million of them and growing.
While Kizuna AI went into indefinite hiatus to achieve additional growth for further connection with everyone throughout the world in the future, #kzn(kizuna) chan has made it her mission to become a hub of connection between creators, creators with fans, and creators with technological know-how to carry on this dream of Kizuna AI.
In early 2023, “Kizuna AI-Touch the Beat!” Sony Play Station4/Play Station 5 is scheduled to be released.
The International Anime Music Festival (IAMF) will be #kzn(kizuna) chan’s first worldwide tour and fans have been showing much excitement as word of this tour spreads throughout the world.
The virtual duo HIMEHINA is made up of two artists who are complete opposites yet have perfect chemistry—capturing the hearts of every audience. The duo features Hime Tanaka, who has phenomenal energy and “lets it all out” with charged emotions and a high-pitched singing voice, and Hina Suzuki, a sweet little girl with a beautiful, gentle voice that melts the hearts of audiences and charms them with her ‘spacey’ personality. The girls of HIMEHINA not only dance the night away on stage, but also use their beautiful harmonies for live video game broadcasts on YouTube and other media. They are the first-ever VTuber (Virtual YouTuber) duet to simultaneously take first and second place on the popular music download app “High-Reso” in Asia. Their debut album “Divine Flowers,” released in April 2020, reached #3 on Oricon (the Japanese music hit chart). They consistently sell out live performances, even Tokyo’s “Aitai bokura” in 2022 which sold out within a single minute. HIMEHINA creates a strong connection with its fans through emotionally expressive vocals and the beautiful lyrics that reflect their own unique worldview.
GUMI, one of the most loved vocaloids among Western anime music fans, takes her name from the nickname of a Japanese voice actress, Megumi Nakajima. First appearing in 2009, GUMI has released 10 albums and has gained hundreds of millions of views, touching the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. Yet, until the coming 2023 tour, she has never officially performed live outside of Asia. This vocaloid sensation has achieved success not only as a character but also as a voice source with massive user-created content floating around on social media. One of her most famous songs by an individual creator, “Echo,” has over seventy-seven million views. And that’s only one hit among many others. GUMI’s newest speaking software, “A.I. Voice,” is creating a buzz among her fans for enabling them to create songs as well as speech with her voice.
An absolute gem of a dance and vocal unit, produced by Avex of Japan, MaRiNaSu is the virtual girl group sure to electrify fans as they make their international debut in 2023. Although their personalities are completely different from one another, they are three little balls of energy who gel together as a perfect match when performing on stage. Their miraculously instantaneous costume transformations in the middle of their performances, combined with their electrifying sound, are sure to produce some of the happiest and most exciting moments of entertainment in the lives of those spectators lucky enough to experience this international debut.
Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this mysterious duo of virtual pop singers made up of twin sisters. These girls are talented performers and sure to charm their way into the hearts and minds of soon-to-be awed fans with their beautiful songs and synchronized dancing. Their names are Mikado and Oboro Akatsuki. Mikado is loosely translated as “sun” and Oboro, meaning “hazy,” is a reference to the moon.
Mikado and Oboro are literally living in a dream they can’t wake up from and have little recollection of their lives before they last went to sleep, except that they had previously performed together at several concerts. Their creativity comes out while they dance, and that is how they came up with the name “LiLYPSE.”
The more they perform, the further they travel through this dream. They know that being part of their fans’ lives will eventually enable them to wake from their dream and become part of the natural world again. So, they perform with incredible vigor, shining like the sun and glowing like the moon.
If you don’t believe that the sun and the moon intersect, you will when you see LiLYPSE perform. They are absolutely overjoyed about their first world tour as part of the International Anime Music Festival (IAMF) to commence in early 2023. Their story is mind-blowing, and you’re going to love it!