The Diva Review
Dir En Grey
Rare NYC In-Store Appearance – Tuesday, November 10th
Formed in 1997, the band Dir En Grey tore down musical borders by becoming the firstJapanese rock group invited to join Kornon their US Family Values Tour. They have consistently sold out performances in Europe, including in such select cities as Paris and Berlin, as well as filling venues to capacity during back-to-back performances in Los Angeles and New York City.
Billboard Magazine commented that Dir En Grey “ignited a frenzied response with their firstthree U.S. shows.” In 2006, the music video for their song ‘Saku’ was voted #1 Video of the Year on the MTV2 show, Headbanger’s Ball, a groundbreaking first for a non-English speaking import act.
We are pleased to announce that in celebration of their scheduled 3-night performance at New York City’s Blender Theater at Gramercy, and upcoming DVD release, Average Blasphemy, that Dir En Grey will be par
t of a special event hosted by The Lady Miz Diva Vélez of the acclaimed pop culture showcase, TheDivaReview.com.
On the evening of Tuesday, November 10th, at Kinokuniya Bookstore in New York City, Dir En Grey will take part in a live interview, hosted by The Lady Miz Diva, discussing the band’s history and their All Visible Things Tour ’09, as well as play clips from their newly-released DVD, Average Blasphemy. The band will also sign autographs for 200 attendees.
This TRL-reminiscent event will be visible along New York City’s famed Bryant Park, via the windows of Kinokuniya Bookstore, located opposite the park at 1073 Avenue of the Americas. Crowds of Dir En Grey fans will be able to view and cheer for their idols, making sure the event will be an unforgettable experience.
Your coverage is invited.
Those interested in attending the panel must go to: http://www.thedivareview.com/and_Nonsense_contests.htm, where they’ll click on the email link and give their name, address, and phone number and they’ll be entered. The sweepstakes end on Saturday, Nov. 7th. The only way to attend the panel is by winning the sweepstakes. Names and ID will be checked at the door.
Samurai Beat Radio will be supporting and making an appearance at the event. J-rock fans, you really do not want to miss this event! Enter the sweepstakes now!
Date: November 10th, 2009, 7PM load-in for 7:45 photo call with the band. Panel will start at 8PM.
Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, between 40th & 41st Sts., 2nd Floor.
Contact: DEGSweepstakes@TheDivaReview.com or call Kinokuniya Bookstore at (212) 869-1700.