This was Kyary's second appearance in San Francisco, following her previous appearance at "J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL," and her first-ever solo performance in the city. Fans from Japan, Kyary cosplayers, and fans who had traveled from other states in the US gathered at the beautiful, Victorian-style venue starting in the early morning.
The tickets for the San Francisco performance, as well as those for the first performance in Seattle, were sold out. The enthusiasm inside the venue was palpable as 1,500 fans that had waited for this performance cheered.
Kyary performed a total of twenty-one songs including her hit songs "Invader Invader," "Ninjya Re Bang Bang," "Tsukematsukeru" and "PONPONPON." She charmed fans and reporters both with her enthusiastically prepared English MCs.
Of course, the fans gave her a warm welcome. Between cosplayers and fans who repeatedly called, "Kyary, I love you!" the performance left an impression of ardent enthusiasm by everyone.
Following her performance in Los Angeles on February 16, Kyary returned to Japan for a short time. Her new single, "Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring," will be released on February 26.
Photography: AKI ISHII
NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014
KPP's second world tour! Will stop in eleven countries and do sixteen performances!
2/13 (THU) Seattle / Showbox at the Market
2/15 (SAT) San Francisco / The Regency Ballroom
2/16 (SUN) LA / Club Nokia LA Live
3/ 5 (WED) Chicago / House of Blues
3/ 7 (FRI) Toronto / Sound Academy
3/ 8 (SAT) NY / Best Buy Theater
3/23 (SUN) Sydney / Metro Theatre
4/ 5 (SAT) Hong Kong / ROTUNDA 3, KITEC
4/25 (FRI) Paris / Bataclan
4/27 (SUN) Cologne / Gloria
4/29 (FRI) London / Shepherd's Bush Empire
5/17 (SAT), 18 (SUN) Tokyo / ZEPP TOKYO
5/30 (FRI) Taipei / Taipei International Convention Center
6/21 (SAT) Singapore / venue not yet decided
6/28 (SAT) Bangkok / Bangkok Convention Centre, Central Plaza Ladprao (BCC HALL)
■KPP NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014 Special Website