Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Reflects on Pre-Coachella Anxiety – Billboard

On May 7, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu took the stage at Line Cube Shibuya in Tokyo for her first concert since returning to Japan after her first-ever performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and a sold-out concert at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. last month.

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The J-pop icon resumed her 10th anniversary nationwide tour titled 2022 CANDY WAVE, with charming fans flocking to the venue with a chunky set mixing songs old and new from her decade-long career.

Speaking to the crowd between songs, the “Ninja Re Bang Bang” singer shared a memorable experience from her time at Coachella. She said that although she had always dreamed of performing at the world famous music festival, she was worried that people would show up to her show since her timeslot coincided with Billie Eilish and 21 Savage.

She went on to say that one of her dancers pulled her aside the night before and said, “It’s going to be okay, Kyary. We’ll be with you on stage, so you’re not alone. Just do what you always do!” which made her cry.

The “Fashion Monster” artist also revealed that she had to perform on her own on weekend 2 because her dancers had health issues. Performing completely alone was a first experience for the ten-year pop veteran, and she shared that she wrote her dancers’ initials on her hand to show her solidarity with them before taking the stage. She went on to thank fans for giving her energy during the ongoing tour, noting that she couldn’t have pulled off her Coachella set without their love and support.

The “Kizunami” singer also announced that her current 10th anniversary tour will conclude with a concert at Nippon Budokan on October 19. Pre-sale tickets for fan club members are available until May 16. The next round of pre-sale tickets will be available on Kyary’s official website from May 20 at 6 p.m. Japan Time.

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