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Utada Books US Dates


11/19/2009
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Worldwide pop icon Utada, who holds the record for the past decade as the top-selling Japanese-American female pop artist of all-time, has scheduled an 8-city U.S. tour in support of THIS IS THE ONE, her most recent album on Island Records, featuring the Top 5 Billboard Dance track, "Come Back to Me."

The tour will open in Honolulu on January 15th, continue with shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, work its way east through Chicago and Boston, and wrap up at Irving Plaza in New York City on February 8th. DJ Mike Rizzo will open all dates for Utada. An additional show was announced for London, England on February 12th and sold out in just 5 hours. (Please see tour dates below). The tour also coincides with the release of a "Dirty Desire" album track remix to dance radio and clubs by tour mate DJ Mike Rizzo.

THIS IS THE ONE is the latest English-language album for New York-born Utada, the follow-up to Exodus, her Island Records English-language debut (released 2004). Both Exodus and THIS IS THE ONE debuted at #1 on the Oricon Japanese national chart, giving Utada an astounding total of eight consecutive #1 debuts in that market.

In support of the release of THIS IS THE ONE last May, Utada made a memorable early-morning interview appearance on New York's Z-100 with Elvis Duran, setting the scene for jam-packed album signing events at Sephora Stores in New York, Los Angeles and Miami!

26-year old singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer Utada, who writes all her own music, has achieved record-breaking success since her 8-million selling premiere solo album First Love was issued in 1999 – holds the all time record for biggest-selling album ever for a Japanese-American pop artist-male or female.

Jan. 15 Honolulu, HI Pipeline Café
19 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
21 Seattle, WA Showbox
24 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

Feb. 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5 Boston, MA Paradise
8 New York, NY Irving Plaza
12 London, Eng. Islington Academy



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