J-Pop Star Toko Furuuchi Returns to NYC!

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Toko Furuuchi to play special PURPLE In New York performance Sept. 21st at Joe’s Pub

Japanese pop star Toko Furuuchi is back again. After her performance last year to celebrate her 15th anniversary as a performer and her album In Love Again,she has been continuously working with top artists in Japan both as a singer and songwriter, which includes collaborations with KREVA and CHEMISTRY.

Her latest album PURPLE was released in Japan on Avex. PURPLE features colorful and groovy love songs, illustrating the sad, painful, but beautiful feelings within ones heart. PURPLE In New York will be her only New York and US performance.

Toko picked up music while listening to Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, and Elton John records while in junior high school. After graduating high school in Connecticut, Toko moved to back to Japan to embark on a recording career. She saw her first release “Hayaku Isoide” followed by an album SLOW DOWN in 1993. Her turning point as an artists came when she released the 4th album Strength in 1995. The album was a huge success feat. renowned artists like David Sanborn. In 1996, her single “Dareyori Sukinanoni” and its album Hourglass dominated the Japanese CD charts. Her follow up album Koi in 1997 became a double platinum hit in Japan. Recently, Toko has been performing many shows throughout Japan.

Toko Furuuchi
Joe’s Pub
7:30 PM – September 21, 2010
Ticket Price: $20
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
(between East 4th and Astor Place)
Joe’s Pub is part of The Public Theater.
phone: 212-539-8778     
Toko will also be doing a special signing for her CD PURPLE at Kinokuniya BookStore on Sept. 19th
Kinokuniya BookStore – NY Main Store
CD Signing and Short Performance
3:00 PM – September 19, 2010
1073 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
(6 Ave/bet 40 and 41 ST)
phone: 212-869-1700

We will be at Kinokuniya hosting the event. Come on by to check out an amazing act, live and in-person! Check out one of her latest MVs, “PURPLE” here.

See you guys this Sunday!


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