May 2, 2018

URBANGARDE Renews Vows With Fans At KEKKON SHIKI Anniversary Event

Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki surprised the sold-out audience by entering the stage to an EDM arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in a custom bridal outfit adorned with URBANGARDE’s signature red polka dots. As the band took their places on stage, frontman Temma Matsunaga dramatically asked the question, “Do... Read More

March 11, 2018

URBANGARDE releases 10th Anniversary music video Atashi Fiction

URBANGARDE has released their new music video “Atashi Fiction”, the lead track from their upcoming 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) scheduled for release on April 4, 2018. Revisiting URBANGARDE’s trademark red-and-white polka-dot imagery, the band reflects on their past and present in a dramatic shower of music CDs. URBANGARDE – “Atashi Fiction” Since the 2008′s Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”) introduced vocalist Yoko... Read More

February 2, 2018

URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous visuals and challenging lyrical themes. Over the past decade, URBANGARDE has produced nine albums,... Read More

September 11, 2017

URBANGARDE announces all-day lineup of Utsu Fes 2017

Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced the full lineup of their all-day Utsu Fes 2017, to be held September 10 at Tsutaya O-East in Shibuya. URBANGARDE will headline the annual event with guests A9 (Alice Nine), Kenji Ohtsuki, Kinoco Hotel, Mio Yamazaki, Akito Matsumoto (Vacuum Hollow), Nana Kitade, and BRATS, among others. URBANGARDE presents UTUS FES 2017 Tsutaya O-East September 10, 2017 Schedule: 13:30 – Doors Open 14:00 – BRATS (Main-Stage) 14:30 – milkyway (Extra-Stage) 14:50... Read More

August 24, 2016

Urbangarde Will be on Tour , Including Their First Taiwan Show.

Urbangarde announced that they will be on a tour titled “Urbangarde 2016 Short Goodbye Tour” including the first Taiwan dates. The tour will launch af Hook Sendai on the 2nd of October, going to 8 shows including Moon Romance Taipei Taiwan on the 30th of October, which will be their first Taiwan show. Urbangarde “Urbangarde 2016 Short Goodbye Tour” October 2nd 2016 (Sun) Miyagi Hook SENDAI October 4th 2016 (Tue) Hokkaido COLONY October 15th 2016 (Sat) Fukuoka LIVE... Read More

October 16, 2015

URBANGARDE frontman Temma Matsunaga takes on God, girls, and city life in first book “Selfie People”

Temma Matsunaga, the lead male vocal of Japanese rock band URBANGARDE, has announced the release of his first book Jisatsushatachi (“Selfie People”) on October 22. The book is a compilation of short stories, essays, and poems following the prolific writer’s three favorite themes: shojo (girls), toshi (metropolitan city life), and kami (God). The jacket features artwork by Trevor Brown, who has contributed illustrations for URBANGARDE’s recent jacket covers. Known for... Read More

June 30, 2015

URBANGARDE Delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2016 in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE’s signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long concert. Filling the set list with songs like “Sakura Memento”, “Yameru Idol”, and their latest single “Coin Locker Babies”, the band chose... Read More

April 20, 2015

URBANGARDE releases video message for A-Kon(R) 26

Japanese trauma techno-pop group URBANGARDE has released a welcome message for fans preparing for the band’s USA debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, TX, including an Akihabara-based Japanese lesson and a pledge to show America the power of Japanese otaku. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day Japanese anime and pop-culture event, June 5-7, 2015. URBANGARDE appears at A-Kon® 26 by arrangement with RESONANCE Media. A-Kon®... Read More

March 31, 2015

URBANGARDE releases LINE stickers worldwide

Japanese “Trauma Techno-Pop” band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including “Sayonara Subculture”, “Sakura Memento”, and “Tokai no Alice”. URBANGARDE will make their USA performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, TX, in June 2015. LINE sticker previews and info: ... Read More

February 26, 2015

URBANGARDE to make USA debut at A-Kon 26

Japanese techno-rock band URBANGARDE will make their American performance debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, Texas. The band’s outrageous videos and live stage shows combining schoolgirl fetishes, exorcisms, and giant-baby samurai duels have garnered them multiple sold-out shows in Japan and an intense worldwide following. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day Japanese anime and pop-culture event, June 5-7, 2015.... Read More