CURRENTLY AT 17 WEEKS AND COUNTING
The duo continues to go from strength to strength and will be opening for Coldplay on their “Music of the Spheres World Tour,” November 7 and 8 at Tokyo Dome.
The band won “Artist of the Year” at MTV’s 2021 Music Video Awards Japan.
Last year they released an English language EP, E-Side 2, of which Teen Vogue raved, “Ayase and ikura have become permanent fixtures on Japan’s music charts while also making waves internationally.”
In August of last year, the duo performed at major summer festivals in Japan, and in December performed at their first overseas festivals in Jakarta and Manilla. Currently, YOASOBI are on their first arena tour across Japan, which includes stops in Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai and more.
Comprised of composer Ayase and vocalist ikura, YOASOBI is known for turning novels into music. In 2021, YOASOBI released E-Side as well as their Japanese album THE BOOK 2. Last year, they released E-Side 2 as well as “好きだ [Sukida],” a song which was part of their ongoing collaboration with Naoki Award-winning authors Rio Shimamoto, Mizuki Tsujimura, Miyuki Miyabe and Eto Mori. “好きだ [Sukida]” is based on Mori’s original novel, Hikari No Tane (Seed of Light) A Story to Read When You First Profess Your Love, which tells the story of a high school student professing her love to her childhood best friend.