Hatsune Miku is currently in America as part of the 2014 Hatsune Miku Expo. To celebrate and promote the expo, Miku was invited onto CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman to perform last night on the episode of October 8th, 2014. Miku and her crew performed the flagship song for the expo, Sharing The World by BIGHEAD feat. Miku. This was the first time the Vocaloid has made an official appearance on American TV and if you are unfortunate enough to missed it, here it is in her full glory:
Hatsune Miku will be performing this upcoming weekend in Los Angeles and later in the month in New York for the 2014 Hatsune Miku Expo. The 2014 Hatsune Miku Expo started in Indonesia this May and this weekend she will be holding two concerts this weekend for Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre. In addition to the live concert, there will be an art exhibition at the Los Angeles Center Studios that will showcase the history and art of Hatsune Miku. There will also be a Halloween party with some themed toys, artworks and additional goods. There will also be a shop to purchase official merchandise. Some of the art itself will be from the official illustrators for Hatsune Miku, Rei and Zain, among various other prolific artists.
The concert itself will be on the 11th at 7:00pm (opens at 6:00pm) and 12th at 12:30pm (opens at 11:30pm) at the LA Nokia Theatre. Tickets are priced from $55 – $125 from the most basic to VIP and you can purchase them here: http://mikuexpo.com/la_concert. The exhibition and party itself will be on the same days from 12:00pm on the 11th and 10:30am on the 12th at the LA Center Studios, entrance is free.
Hatsune Miku will then head to New York in two weeks time to perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center. An exhibition will also be held in New York at the Wallplay from October 9th till the 19th. The exhibition will showcase artwork, illustrations, videos and various goods, similar to the LA exhibition with featured artists. VIP Tickets for the New York performance are currently sold out, only the $65 gold standard and $75 Miku Love Area tickets are available. The 1st show will be on the 17th at 8:30pm (opens at 7:30pm) and the second show is on the 18th at 6:30pm (opens at 7:30pm). You can purchase the tickets here: http://mikuexpo.com/ny_concert
Hatsune Miku is a personified figure for Yamaha’s voice synthesizer software Vocaloid. Based on the second iteration of the software, Miku was developed by Crypton Future Media and features samples from Japanese singer Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku debuted in 2007 and became the highest selling software of all time on Amazon Japan. She has made the Vocaloid software suite more popular and appealing to wider audiences and has become a cultural phenomenon. Since her introduction, future releases of the Vocaloid software are also marketed with personas. Many songs have been created by online users as well as professional music creators, such as Super Cell.
Hatsune Miku will be perform her two day concerts in LA on the 11th and 12th and in New York on the 17th and 18th. There will also be an Hatsune Miku exhibition held in both cities.
So what did you think of her performance and the song? Was it right choice to introduce her to wider audiences? Let us know in the comments below!
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