J-Rock TsuShiMaMiRe Celebrate 25 Years with New Music and U.S. Tour

Veteran indie rockers TsuShiMaMiRe start 2024 with a bang – serving up new music as well as a 25th Anniversary North American Tour!

New Music

First, let’s check out their new single, TURN THE KAIRANBAN TO ADDRESS 24030 [24030番地に回覧板を回せ], which became available on January 24.

What is a Kairanban? Basically, it’s a noticeboard, sometimes an actual clipboard, for neighbors to review in a Japanese community.  

Additionally, a new album, MIZUMONO, drops on March 13. Watch the YouTube video here with the members as they tell us about it.

The Tour

Formed in 1999 in Chiba, Japan, the band has toured North America 15 times. Interestingly, their visits have included a featured appearance at SXSW, animé conventions, and even some opening sets for Guns ‘n’ Roses.

The 25th-anniversary Tour begins on April 18 in Austin, TX, and ends in New Orleans, LA on May 7. See tour details here. Notably, the tour includes two shows in Canada and will be preceded and followed by some heavy touring in Japan.

The Band

Members Yayoi (on bass and vocals) and Mari (on guitar and main vocals) have been with the band since its inception; drummer Maiko, who also sings backup vocals, joined in 2017. Blending various rock and pop styles, TsuShiMaMiRe contrasts their often edgy or rebellious messages with a cheery demeanor. As an example, check out Look Back in Anger.

I’ve lost my patience 
I’ll never forgive you again
I don’t even want to breathe in the same world as you.
Get out of my sight …
… I’ve never met anyone with a personality as bad as yours. 
I don’t need you 

Translated lyrics from “Look Back in Anger”

Have a listen to their 25-year history on Spotify

US and Canada, let’s show up in April and May to give some love to TsuShiMaMiRe this Spring!

TsuShiMaMiRe 25th Anniversary North American tour 2024 – MIZUMONO

DateCityVenue (Click for ticket info)
April 18Austin, TXTBA
April 19Norman, OKThe Opolis
April 20Kansas City, MORecord Bar
April 21Omaha, NEReverb
April 22Cedar Falls, IAOctopus
April 23Davenport, IARaccoon Motel
April 24Chicago, ILThe Empty Bottle
April 25Detroit, MIThird Man
April 26Toronto, ONTBA
April 27London, ONPalasad Social Bowl (Tix at door)
April 28Guelph, ONSatellite Collective
April 30Philadelphia, PAKung Fu Necktie
May 1New York, NYMercury Lounge
May 2Richmond, VAGet Tight Lounge (Check band/venue sites for tix link)
May 3Raleigh, NCSlims (Tix at door)
May 4Knoxville, TNThe Pilot Light
May 5Nashville, TNThe Basement
May 7New Orleans, LASiberia


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