Hot on the heels of his successful tour of Hong Kong and Taiwan, the influential Japanese musician and producer Haruomi Hosono announced two upcoming concerts in the U.K.

The first stop will be at the Barbican Hall in London on Saturday, June 23. Entitled Haruomi Hosono + Acetone Light in the Attic, Hosono’s show will be part of Light in the Attic Records’ 16th anniversary event, which kicks off Thirty Three Thirty Three’s summer series of arts and music, MODE: curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Hosono and Sakamoto go way back, as they and Yukihiro Takahashi were the pioneering electronic music trio Yellow Music Orchestra (YMO).

The second concert will be a solo headliner at The Old Market in Brighton on Monday, June 25.

From Monday, May 7, a new song called “Iruyo” written by Hosono and the renowned Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa is being aired as the song of the month on the educational channel of Japan’s national public broadcasting network.

The legendary artist will also be lending his deep, resonant voice to Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs, voicing the role of Scrap in the Japanese dub. The film will hit theaters in Japan on May 25.

Haruomi Hosono + Acetone Light in the Attic

2018/6/23 Barbican Hall, London, UK


2018/6/25 The Old Market, Brighton, UK

Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo