J-Pop group moumoon has just been announced as showcasing artist at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival held March 17-22 in Austin, Texas. Schedule and venues are TBA.
In January of last year, moumoon released their fifth album LOVE before we DIE, coupling the release with a nationwide tour “FULLMOON LIVE TOUR 2014 ~LOVE before we DIE~”, starting in Hokkaido on March. They held 16 performances in 14 cities making it their biggest tour to date. In May 2014, they released their 15th single “Jewel” (Shiseido’s The Collagen Jewel Sparkling commercial song, featuring vocalist YUKA in the commercial). In June, they released the album ICE CANDY: moumoon’s summer collection of 10 songs including “Jewel” and other new songs. During the summer, the duo appeared at large-scale music festivals JOIN ALIVE and ROCK IN JAPAN FES 2014, and took part in “Japan Expo”, the largest festival of Japanese culture and entertainment in France. In August, they released their 16th single “I’m Scarlet” (the theme song for the TBS drama Tokyo Scarlet – Keishicho NS Gakari).
In September 2014, moumoon held their yearly special event “FULLMOON LIVE SPECIAL 2014 ~Harvest Moon~” at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall and following last year’s “Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Paris” in Paris, France, they took part in the 2nd round: “Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Taipei”, to be held in Taiwan. In October, they released the single “BF” (a featured song in the Fuji TV drama Dear Sister) on iTunes and other online music stores. In addition to their appearance at SXSW, they are set to begin a live tour in March titled “moumoon FULLMOON LIVE TOUR 2015 SPRING ~OFUTARISAMA~“, featuring the two members of moumoon exclusively playing different harmonies without the help of other band members.
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