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Second YMO Performance Added
In addition to their much-anticipated first London performance in nearly 30 years at Massive Attack's Meltdown, electropop pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra have announced a second live show will take place at Gijon, Spains Auditorium Ciudad De La Cultura on June 19.

Both performances with feature Yellow Magic Orchestra founding members Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto joined on stage by Ren Takada (Pedal Steel/Electronics), Christian Fennesz (Guitar/Electronics), Shoko Ise (visuals), and Tomohiko Gondo (HD Operation/Euphonium).

Yellow Magic Orchestra
Thursday, June 19 2008

Auditorium Ciudad de la Cultura
33203 - Gijn (Asturias)
Espaa
phone: 902 30 66 00

Ticket sales start June 9th
Price: 15EUR
Online: www.cajastur.es
Telephone sales: 902 106 601
Info tel: 902 306 600


YMO Crashes Meltdown
Yellow Magic Orchestra invaded the confines of London's Royal Festival Hall last night for Massive Attack's Meltdown Festival, and blew the roof off the joint in their sold out gig.

Joined by Ren Takada on pedal steel guitar and various stringed instruments, Tomohiko Gondo on laptop and hard disk duties, cornet and euphonium, and Christian Fennesz on guitar and electronics, original members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Haruomi Hosono reminded Londoners of what they've been missing since their last area performance in 1980.

According to the Guardian, this was an engrossing, almost enveloping evening.

Catch YMO next in Gijon, Spain on 6.19.


Yellow Magic Orchestra to Appear at Meltdown
Bristol's Massive Attack helped define British pop for 20 years. This year they are the curators for the South Bank's influential Meltdown Festival, and have invited Yellow Magic Orchestra for their first UK performance since October 16, 1980 at the (then) Hammersmith Odeon. Yellow Magic Orchestra performs at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, June 15th.

Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Ryuichi Sakamoto last performed as Yellow Magic Orchestra at Live Earth's Kyoto stage on 7/7/07, a performance hailed by Rolling Stone as the worldwide festival's best reunion performance. Ren Takada (Pedal Steel/Electronics), Christian Fennesz (Guitar/Electronics), Shoko Ise (visuals), and Tomohiko Gondo (HD Operation/Euphonium) will join Yellow Magic Orchestra for their Meltdown performance.

Massive Attack will perform at the beginning and the end of the festival, as well as mix a live performance of the Blade Runner soundtrack by the Heritage Orchestra. The band's other picks for Meltdown include appearances from Gang of Four, Grace Jones, Johnny Clarke, Stiff Little Fingers performing their 1979 debut Inflammable Material in its entirety, the Tom Tom Club, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Adrian Sherwood, Dlek, the Cool Kids, the Shape of Broad Minds, Flying Lotus, Tunng, Aloe Blacc, Terry Callier, Leila, the Shortwave Set, and Martina Topley-Bird.

Tix Are Available Online from the South Bank Centre here.

More info about Meltdown is available here.


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