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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Newsletter: ATARASHII GAKKO! Announce 1st Ever Headline World Tour Pt. I


Japan based vocal and dance powerhouse ATARASHII GAKKO! are set to go global with the announcement of their first ever headline tour across the UK/EU and Asia, with more dates to be announced.   Tickets will be on sale at 10am local on 22nd March at

Fresh from selling out over 10,000 tickets at Japan’s legendary Budokan Arena, 2024 is already shaping up to be an incredible year for the band.  The tour will see them hit another milestone as they prepare to appear at both Coachella and Primavera Sound festivals and will once again see their return to 88rising’s iconic Head in the Clouds Festival, this time as headliners.

Recent single “Otona Blue” took the world by storm last year, recording over 3.3 billion views on TikTok. ATARASHII GAKKO! have built a reputation for pushing boundaries with their innovative sound and electrifying live performances, and they have shown no signs of slowing down as their new single “HELLO (from The Tiger’s Apprentice)” debuted in the American MEDIABASE Top 40 radio. “We are so excited to announce our Europe and Asia leg of the world tour! 2024 is a great year and we cannot wait to hang out with all of you. AG! to the world!”

The tour announcement follows recent critically acclaimed singles “Toryanse”, “HELLO (from The Tiger’s Apprentice)” and “Tokyo Calling” – which landed them their US late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (watch HERE). The group also showcased their inimitable performance style on their first worldwide SEISHUN Tour, which sold out completely in the U.S., and at music festivals like Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival and 88rising’s New York and Los Angeles iterations of the Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival.


ATARASHII GAKKO! (literally meaning “NEW SCHOOL” in Japanese) are a group of four young women who are redefining what it means to be a girl group. They wear sailor-fuku (sailor suits) uniforms in a style that were worn by Japanese students back in the ’70s and ’80s with long skirts and pulled-up socks, while also looking toward the future of Japanese youth culture. Their aggressive and expressive dance moves, which they choreograph themselves, are a hybrid of the energy of Japanese butoh dance, heavy metal headbanging, and hip-hop street dancing. Musically, ATARASHII GAKKO! brings together elements of modern J-Pop, Showa-era kayokyoku, rap, punk, dance music, but it would be pointless to try to categorize them in any genre.

Buy Tickets at 

Sat, 1st  - Barcelona, Primavera Sound Festival
Mon 3rd – Brussels, La Madeleine
Wed 5th – Paris, Bataclan
Fri 7th – Cologne, Live Music Hall
Sat 8th – Berlin, Metropol
Mon 10th – London, Indigo at The O2
Wed 12th – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max

Wed 19th – Seoul, Yes24 Live Hall
Fri 21st - Kuala Lumpur, Zepp
Sun 23rd – Bangkok, Samyan Hall
Tue 25th - Hong Kong, MacPherson Stadium
Thu 27th – Taipei, Zepp New Taipei
Sat 29th – Singapore, The Theatre at Mediacorp



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