If you are an anime fan or a fan of Japanese rock, you are more than likely to know of RADWIMPS to some degree. Despite being active since 2001, the band has gained international notoriety in recent years for helping create the award-winning soundtracks and theme songs for the critically acclaimed anime films Your Name, Weathering with You, and most recently, Suzume by artist Makoto Shinkai, showcasing a successful and consistent collaborative partnership since 2016.
With Suzume, the band also collaborated with Seattle-based composer Kazuma Jinnouchi for the soundtrack of the film. Additionally, many of the songs on the soundtrack are sung by singer Toaka, who has actively covered songs by various Japanese artists on TikTok since early 2020.
In March 2020, the band announced a world tour with dates spanning the United States and Canada with the intent of adding even more shows. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic becoming more and more prevalent, the band was unfortunately forced to cancel their tour for the foreseeable future. Now, nearly three years later, the band has begun a comeback by announcing a United States tour, marking it as their second attempt to venture overseas since the pandemic.
Due to overwhelming popularity, the band has upgraded the venue in Chicago and even added extra New York City and Toronto dates. Check out the tour dates at the bottom of this post.
The film Suzume will be released in the United States adjacent to the tour, with the soundtrack also being featured with a vinyl release. Pre-orders for the vinyl can be found here.
If you are a fan, definitely try to attend a show if you can, as tickets are selling out incredibly fast!
RADWIMPS North America Tour 2023
|April 16||San Jose Civic||San Jose, CA||Tickets|
|April 18||YouTube Theater||Inglewood, CA||Tickets|
|April 22||Pabellón Oeste||Mexico City, Mexico||Tickets|
|April 24||Riviera Theatre||Chicago, IL||Tickets|
|April 26||Queen Elizabeth Theatre||Toronto, Canada||Tickets|
|April 27||Queen Elizabeth Theatre||Toronto, Canada||Tickets|
|April 29||Palladium Times Square||New York, NY||Tickets|
|April 30||Palladium Times Square||New York, NY||Tickets|