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RADWIMPS to Kick Off North American Tour This April


Japanese rock band RADWIMPS most recently returned to the world of director Makoto Shinkai for a third collaboration, this time with his new anime film Suzume, and now they have their sights set on North America. The band announced a multi-city North American tour for 2023, starting in San Jose at the San Jose Civic on April 16 just two days after the North American theatrical run begins for Suzume. 

RADWIMPS previously worked with Shinkai on Your Name. and Weathering With You, and the new tour is in celebration of the band’s 2021 album FOREVER DAZE. 

Here’s the current list of dates and cities for the RADWIMPS North American Tour 2023, with tickets available now.

  • Sunday, April 16 in San Jose @ San Jose Civic
  • Tuesday, April 18 in Los Angeles @ Los Angeles YouTube Theater
  • Saturday, April 22 in Mexico City @ Pabellon Oeste
  • Monday, April 24 in Chicago @ The Vic
  • Wednesday, April 26 in Toronto @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Saturday, April 29 in New York City @ Palladium Times Square

Suzume opens in theaters on April 14, and here’s how Crunchyroll describes it:

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

“Suzume no Tojimari” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation. 

Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…

Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts. 

Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin. 

Via Crunchyroll News