Utada.com has been recently updated with some photos from the "In The Flesh" Tour.
Currently, there are only pics from Hawaii and Seattle
(update): and also from Los Angeles
Utada will be back in California today for her "In The Flesh" concert tour tonight (Jan. 24) in San Francisco! The Sold Out show will be at The Fillmore @8pm.
Hope everyone has Fun! ... and please let us know your experiences here on the forum or live on Twitter hashtag #Utada or #UtadaSF
Utada will be on the third stop of her "In The Flesh" concert tour tonight (Jan. 21) in Seattle! The Sold Out show will be at The Showbox @8pm.
See everyone at the show and Have Fun! ... and please let us know your experiences here on the forum or live on Twitter hashtag #Utada or #UtadaSEA
A big Happy 27th Birthday to Utada today!
She will be celebrating her birthday today with a several hundred of her friends at her "In The Flesh" concert tour tonight in Hollywood! The Sold Out show will be at House of Blues Sunset Strip.
To everyone going to the show, SING her a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the rest of us!
Please let us know your experiences here on the forum or live on Twitter hashtag #Utada or #UtadaLA
Another great show just wrapped up in LA tonight at the House of Blues.
Great job to everyone who went and sung Happy Birthday to Hikki TWICE! The first Happy Bday was sung after DJ Mike Rizzo finished and the stage was being prepped for Utada. The second time was was after Stay Gold, when staff even brought out Birthday Cake! Her wearz for LA was a magenta and black animal print dress accessorized with a black ring with a star on her right middle finger. She also threw autographed baseballs to the crowd during the encore, some of them had drawings of Kuma on them :)
In case you've missed it, here is he set list for the "In The Flesh Tour":
0.Opening (Also known as track #1 from Exodus)
1.On and On
2.Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI
4.This One (Crying like A child)
5.Passion / Sanctuary [Japanese & English mix]
6.Sakura Drops (Utada on piano)
7.Stay Gold (also with piano)
10.You Make Me Want to Be a Man
11. The Bitter End [cover song originally by Placebo]
12.Apple and Cinnamon
13.Come Back To Me
15.Can You Keep A Secret?
18.Simple and Clean
Utada will be kicking off her "In The Flesh" concert tour tonight (Jan. 15) in Honolulu, Hawaii! The Sold Out show will be at The Pipeline Cafe @8pm.
To everyone going to the show, Have Fun! ... and please let us know your experiences, the setlist, here on the forum or live on Twitter hashtag #Utada
From live reports on Twitter, it sounds like Honolulu was an awesome show! The concert opened with DJ Mike Rizzo warming up the crowd while people entered the venue. Utada sang a good mix of her English as well as Japanese songs.
WARNING SPOILER - For the concert SETLIST, click Read More:
Three sample clips of 'Dirty Desire' remixes have been revealed on LorenPromo.com: Razor n Guido Club Mix (8:21), Razor n Guido Dub Mix (6:22), Digital Dog Club Mix (6:01). Also, the cover image has also been revealed.
'Dirty Desire Remixes' Single is now listed on Amazon.
It will be on sale December 21st, featuring 9 tracks! You can preview all nine remixes on the Amazon page.
Utada is expected to be currently in Los Angeles at the moment rehearsing for her upcoming "In The Flesh" USA/UK Tour. Percussionist/drummer Taku Hirano updated his myspace status Tuesday stating that he "is headed to L.A. to begin rehearsals tomorrow with Utada Hikaru for the 'In The Flesh' U.S./U.K. tour".
Taku Hirano has worked with Utada since 2001, beginning with UHU - Utada Hikaru MTV Unplugged. He also worked with her on her 'Hikaru no 5 at Budokan' concerts series, and 'Utada United 2006' concert tour.
&forumIt is now definitely official and confirmed. To recap, Utada will be touring America + London in early 2010. Her official website now lists the performance dates. Here are the dates again, in a nice neat list (Click on links to buy tickets):
UPDATE 11/17: Utada.com has finally officially announced the 'In The Flesh 2010' Tour.
The London and Hawaii Tour dates are now sold out!
UPDATE 11/19: San Francisco, Boston, & New York are Sold Out!
UPDATE 11/23: NY sold out again! The extra New York tickets are now out.
UPDATE 11/24: LONDON TICKETS OVERSOLD? Looks like some people who have purchased tickets to the London show through TicketWeb.co.uk have been getting their tickets cancelled and refunded "due to an administrative error". According to emails from TicketWeb, bookings were "processed in error, and was not part of the allocation of tickets we were instructed to sell on behalf of the venue". Sympathies go out to those affected and we hope you get another chance to see the show!
UPDATE 11/25: Looks like Seattle is SOLD OUT!
UPDATE 11/27: Tainted Reality, an online JRock radio show, announced on a show yesterday that they will give free tickets to Utada's concerts. No news on which performance dates or what day they will be giving away the tickets.
Check back here for updates! Thanks again to aquaticdragon for the news
UPDATE 11/28: LA / Hollywood is SOLD OUT!
UPDATE 12/1: More tickets to BOSTON have been made available!
UPDATE 12/3: Looks like SEATTLE & BOSTON are Sold Out again.
Tickets still available for Las Vegas and Chicago!
UPDATE 12/6: TICKET GIVEAWAYS!:
-Tainted Reality online radio is giving away 20 Tickets to the performance in Los Angeles: more
-Petals & Beans is giving away tickets to the Honolulu show: more
Now announced on LiveNation.com, we now know the Tour will be called "UTADA 'In The Flesh' 2010" and three US cities are confirmed:
We also know that there will be an appearance in London at O2 Academy Islington, February 12 @7pm.
THIS JUST IN:
This is EXCITING!
Special thanks to all the great work the fans here at UN have done to find all this info!
According to a leaked link on the O2 Academy Islington venue website (which has currently been taken down), Utada will be performing in London on Friday February 12, 2010! Tickets start at ?20. The artist details page is still up, which also shows that tickets for the show will go on sale Friday November 13, 2009 - 9:00AM and also confirms that DJ Mike Rizzo will be performing with her.
According to MuuMuse.com, US ticket sales will be handled by LiveNation.com (LiveNation UK also has a page) and that "Utada will begin the tour in Hawaii in mid-January, move through 10 U.S. cities, and end in London on February 12".
Thanks to members jumpoff501 for finding the original leak and Pips_paradise for flushing out the details
Note, since there hasn't been an official announcement, aforementioned dates may change.
According to DJ Mike Rizzo, who has been reported as creating remixes for the single, "Dirty Desire" will be Utada's new single in 2010.
Further, he will also be 'touring' with Utada in possibly January. We are unsure exactly if 'touring' means this will be full out concerts, clubs, or just promotional appearances.
[UPDATE]: The tour will include 10 US cities!
Big thanks to UN member SimChaoU!
On July 17th, 2009, Utada had a 'Meet and Greet' session with contest winners of 102.7 Da Bomb radio station. This was a rescheduled event from May, when several of Utada's appearances in the U.S. were canceled due to illness. It is good to see that she is alive and well :)
The 'Utada Meet and Greet' was held at the Kahala Hotel near Waikiki.
You can view photos from 102.7FM Da Bomb here.
Or watch the full video interview from the videographer. The interview video is about an hour long and has some very insightful details about what she has been up to, thoughts on recent events, and Hikki herself.
The winners of the American Myspace Karaoke Contest has been announced. The Grand Prize winner is Kristen Candra. Kristen wins a Trip to Tokyo with 3 friends and karaokeing with Utada. The second place runner up was Tommy and there were ten other contestants that won the third place prizes.
If you haven't already, you can watch the video of the Karaoke party here:
Utada Karaoke Party ☆ Japan winner ZUNTATTA
Utada Karaoke Party ☆ United States winner Kristen
A remix of Utada's 'Come Back To Me' will be featured in Island Def Jam / Ultra Records' compilation album 'JUST DANCE'. The compilation will be available May 26th.