Bjork to perform first concert in Japan in two years.
Bjork will perform live for the first time in two years at the Japan Live 8 show on July 2, organizers of the event announced today (June 24).
The Icelandic artist will be headlining a bill that includes British pop act McFly, U.S. rockers Good Charlotte and Japanese pop bands Dreams Come True, Rize and Def Tech.
Starting at 2 p.m. local time on July 2, Live 8 Japan will be the first in the series of Live 8 shows worldwide. It will be held at the 10,000-capacity venue Makuhari Messe convention center east of Tokyo.
The show will be filmed by commercial channel Fuji TV for national broadcast at a later date. The world TV broadcast of the BBC footage of Live 8 will go out to Japan for the show’s full 10 hours on CS Fuji channel 721, starting at 10 p.m. Japan time, including at least three songs from Japan Live 8.
“We can't believe the willingness of all involved to make this extraordinary event come together at such short notice,” said Live 8 Japan organizer Lily Sobhani in a statement. “The line-up is fabulous and Live 8 Japan is going to be a momentous addition to the global series of events on July 2.”
More acts will be announced in the next few days on the website.