The newly announced international dates are scheduled to take place April 18 at the Taipei Arena and April 29 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, marking the “Lemon” hitmaker’s second time performing outside of Japan. The domestic leg of Yonezu’s biggest tour kicks off Feb. 1 at Wakayama, and will see him perform a total of 20 shows across 10 venues until wrapping April 5 in Hokkaido.
Additionally, a new music video for the Yonezu-produced track “Paprika” sung by Foorin team E, a group of five native English-speaking kids, has been unveiled. Created for NHK as part of its 2020 Tokyo Olympics supporters’ project, the theme of “Paprika” is “to broaden the circle (of goodwill) from kids in Japan to kids in the world” and the latest “world version” visuals do just that. Watch below:
The video begins with Foorin team E gathered at the Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo, then quickly cuts to a picturesque field in front of Mt. Fuji where they begin to perform its viral dance, choreographed by Tomohiko Tsujimoto and Koharu Sugawara.
From there, the video takes the viewer around the world, showing groups of children from 29 different cities across 27 countries — including France, Greece, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, U.S. and Brazil — each happily dancing along to the song’s choreography at a scenic landmark in their respective countries, while simultaneously showcasing its unique beauty.