BAND-MAID and Amatsuki Rock Biggest MCM London Comic Con Yet

BAND-MAID and Amatsuki Rock Biggest MCM London Comic Con Yet

0 comments 📅01 June 2016, 14:02

BAND-MAID and Amatsuki at MCM London Comic Con

Rising Japanese stars BAND-MAID and Amatsuki rocked MCM London Comic Con, as the three-day pop culture event experienced record numbers, with more than 133,000 people attending, making it Europe’s biggest comic con and the third biggest event of its kind globally.

Both acts proved extremely popular, as combined queue times to meet them and get items signed exceeded six hours over the three days. The acts also took part in panels and performed to packed out crowds at all three of their live shows on the MCM Fringe stage and MCM Party. They sold more than one thousand CDs, T-shirts and merchandise, and would have sold more had they not sold out of nearly everything before the end of the event.

Amatsuki originally became popular through NicoNico Douga, recording cover songs online, and has since topped Japan’s national charts with his original work. He commented, “The UK is totally new place for me, but I am very glad that so many audience members enjoyed my music and I could gain such amazing experiences! I would love to come back and have a chance to sing in London again. Thank you so much.”

Miku Kobato, guitarist and vocalist of BAND-MAID, adds, “I am very happy that we could play our first UK serving at MCM London Comic Con. This was our first time serving an outdoor stage outside of Japan, and it was a great experience. We will never forget that masters and princesses called for an encore at the last serving at the event. Our latest album Brand New MAID will be launched in the UK from 17 June and we will definitely come back to do some serving once again. We will progress more and more towards our goals of world conquest.”

You can follow Amatsuki on Twitter and check out his work on YouTube. You can also keep up to date with BAND-MAID on Twitter and Facebook, and see their music videos on YouTube. If you didn’t pick it up at MCM London Comic Con, you can pre-order their latest album Brand New MAID by visiting JPU Records.

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