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Influential Japanese Musician Haruomi Hosono Announces U.K. Concerts

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Haruomi Hosono

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 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 have lots of history: They, along with Yukihiro Takahashi, were the pioneering electronic music trio <a href="/music/Yellow-Magic-Orchestra">Yellow Music Orchestra</a> (YMO).

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

Starting 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 also lent his deep, resonant voice to Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs, voicing the role of Scrap in the Japanese dubbed version, which will hit theaters in Japan on May 25.

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