AM² Gives Away Tickets for STEREOPONY Concerts!
Source: BAM! Marketing, Publicity & Promotions press release
Official Site: am2con.org
Special Thanks to Chase Wang
Fans of Japanese music are fully aware of the amazing musical groups that was brought to the U.S. by the most anticipated anime, manga and music Summer convention, AM², and will flock to purchase 3-Day Passports for the upcoming 2012 event held June 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton as random attendees will be awarded two (2) tickets for one of the upcoming STEREOPONY U.S. Tour concerts! More info can be found at am2con.org.
STEREOPONY is a Japanese all-girl rock band that formed in Okinawa in 2007 and will be attending their first Sakura-Con. Consisting of AIMI (Vocal/Guitar), NOHANA (Bass), and SHIHO (Drums) the band gained their first opportunity on the Japanese rock radio program SCHOOL OF LOCK!
STEROPONY should be well known to many anime fans as the artists behind several notable anime themes. Their debut single “Hitohira No Hanabira” was the 17th ending theme for the famous anime series BLEACH; released on November 5, 2008 and ranked #25 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. Their 2nd single “Namida No Muko” was the second opening theme for the second season of the Sunrise series MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00; and achieved #2 in the Oricon charts.
STEREOPONY has toured internationally and experienced great success in the Oricon charts. In March 2009, the girls performed in SXSW 2009, and received a thunderous ovation.
Their 3rd single “I do it” is a collaboration with fellow Sony Music Entertainment Japan singer YUI, was released on April 22, 2009. Their debut studio album “A hydrangea blooms” was released on June 17, 2009 and ranked #7 on the Oricon weekly charts. STEROPONY’s 5th single “Tsukikari no Michishirube”, also released with a tie-in with the second season of hit anime series DARKER THAN BLACK which ranked #8 on Oricon. After releasing 2 singles, in June 2010, the girls released their much anticipated 2nd studio album OVER THE BORDER.
“Chiisana Mahou”, the opening theme of anime series LETTER BEE REVERSE was released on December 8th. STEREOPONY collaborated with the band Kariyushi58 to produce the single “Tatoeba Utaenakunattara” released on August 10, 2011. The band’s 10th single, “Arigat?”, was released on September 28, 2011. The music video for “Arigat?”, released on September 1, 2011, features film actor Hiroshi Abe (GODZILLA 2000, HIDDEN FORTRESS: THE LAST PRINCESS); he is also on the cover of the version B release of the single.
STEREOPONY US tour dates!
4/10 (Tue): San Francisco – Slim’s
4/11 (Wed): Hollywood-Los Angeles – Key Club
4/12 (Thu): Santa Ana – YOST Theater
Please note that all AM² Guest of Honor activities (i.e. panels, autographs, appearances, etc.) are all Passport preferred activities. There will also be a private Meet & Greet event for Anaheim Hilton Room Block Attendees (room key proof is required).
Entrance to AM² is free, but attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by purchasing a “priority entrance” Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks, retailers and local restaurants. Concert events are only accessible via a purchased Passport or concert ticket. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!
AM² current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
AM² Official Guests of Honor includes Andrea Libman, Quinton Flynn and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
AM² Premieres, screenings and exclusive screenings include ACE ATTORNEY, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE STAR OF MILOS, KAIBUTSU-KUN THE MOVIE, KAIJI 2 and more!
Current Major Sponsors Include: Anime News Network and Snakebyte USA.
Located in Anaheim, California AM², established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on June 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at am2con.org.