World's largest Korean pop music and culture convention to take place in New York on July 6-7 at Madison Square Garden and Javits Center and in Los Angeles on August 15-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and STAPLES Center.
TOKYO IDOL PROJECT (TIP) and @JAM partnered together again for New Year Premium Party 2019 held in the Odaiba area on January 2nd and 3rd.
With concern for the safety of fans as their top priority, X JAPAN sent the entire audience home and announced that the band would perform an unprecedented large-scale “closed-door concert” with complete stage effects and crew which was broadcast to an audience of over 1 million viewers.
Japanese girls rock band BRATS will make their first live concert appearance outside of Japan at "AMBITIOUS GIRLS SERIES 1″ at West Bridge Hall in Seoul, South Korea, alongside idol-metal group Broken By The Scream on January 20, 2019.
Oyasumi Hologram are ready to embark on their first US tour. The alternative idol duo will see themselves in 3 cities over the course of 9 days, and will be joined by various artists including Toriena and NECRONOMIDOL.
Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) performed their first-ever concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid with back to back shows September 29 and 30. The yearly Japanese animation and pop culture event had its biggest year ever with attendance of 97,000, and Wasuta drew a crowd of nearly 4,000 fans for their weekend showcase.
On September 22nd, 2018 PASSPO☆ held their final live concert titled “PASSPO☆歌って踊って奏でる対バンツアー〜Road to 中野サンプラザ〜” at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo ending their nine year run as a group.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll has announced the final artist to join the lineup of the inaugural Anisong World Matsuri concert event in New York City, to be held November 16 and 17 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom.
YOSHIKI announced X JAPAN's new tour "X JAPAN Live in Japan 2018 Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe" on his Yoshiki Channel broadcast on August 19th, with ticket pre-sales for the September 28-30 dates beginning immediately after the program aired.