Yugiri is the vocalist of the visual kei rock band, DaizyStripper, which was formed in March of 2007 and began activities with a demonstration show at Takadanobaba AREA on June 5th of that same year.
They have performed solo shows in Taiwan and Korea as well as participated in events in France, Canada, and America.
In Japan, they perform at venues such as Zepp Tokyo, Shibuya Public Hall, Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, and Tokyo Dome City Hall.
In the past, they provided the ending theme song for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and ten years after they’d formed as a band, they released their first major debut single AGAIN on July 26th, 2017.
On January 24th, 2018, they released their second major single, 4GET ME NOT, the sound producer of which was Ken of L’Arc~en~Ciel.
On June 5th, 2018, they held a fan appreciation event titled “KISS THE FUTURE~Perfect Request Live~” for their 11th anniversary. At that same show, they announced the launch of their own label KISS RECORDS, which had been in the works for some time.
Their activities since then have continued to catch people’s attention.
This will be Yugiri’s first time back to the USA since 2008.
As the guitarist for the visual kei rock band HERO, SARSHI made his major debut in 2013 on the label Nippon Crown. HERO also provided the theme song for the anime FAIRY TAIL, and perform one-man shows at Zepp Tokyo, Shibuya Public Hall, and the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. In 2021, the band that started his career, Nana, resumed activities and released “Namida ga Tomaranakutemo” in 2023. He is also currently active as part of an EDM unit called Flutter Echo where he performs as both a guitarist and vocalist.
SARSHI was last in America as a support guitarist for ICE in 2019, and he is pleased to be able to return for NekoCon as support for Yugiri.
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