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Watch Haruomi Hosono Perform 'Sports Men' at LA's Mayan Theatre

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Haruomi Hosono

Japan’s Haruomi Hosono shared a video of a performance of “Sports Men” from his acclaimed U.S. tour in July 2019, a song included in his recently released live album entitled America / Hosono Haruomi Live in US 2019.

The complete version of a teaser that had been released earlier, the clip captures Hosono and his band’s live performance of the track at The Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, presented with some rare backstage footage that sees the laid-back YMO icon getting ready to go onstage as fans line up in anticipation outside the venue.

Surprisingly, America / Hosono Haruomi Live in US 2019 is the veteran artist’s first live album as a solo artist. A photo taken during the U.S. tour recently graced the cover of the Japanese Sound & Recording Magazine, in which Hosono shares the process of mixing the live recording for his first-ever solo live album in the cover story.

America / Hosono Haruomi Live in US 2019 is available for streaming on major platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.