James Iha plays Korean fest, adds October dates in U.S. 12:28 pm // Friday, July 27, 2012Posted by susan in james iha, japan, news, south korea, tour.
James Iha performed this afternoon at the Jisan Valley music festival in South Korea. Iha appears to have been backed by the same band that he performed a few US dates with back in April, including, at least, Frank LoCrasto and Steve Schiltz from that lineup. While in Korea, Iha sat for the press. We’ll keep you updated if video or audio of the set surfaces.
On Sunday, Iha will play Japanese festival Fuji Rock and, according to EMI Japan, he is also set to appear on Japanese radio that day.
Yesterday, Iha had posted additional tour dates to his official website (click on “shows,” or if flash is causing problems for you, try SPFC). Tickets went on sale this morning for early October shows in Boston (4th), New York City (5th), Hoboken (6th), and Philadelphia (7th). Iha has also added another Japanese gig for September, this one in Kyoto on the 22nd.
Additionally, EMI Japan has announced that Iha will appear on an upcoming compilation album. Iha will cover the Yukihiro Takahashi song “Where are You Heading To?” for Red Diamond – Tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi. Due out on August 8 in Japan, there is a deluxe version of the album, limited to 2000 pieces, which comes with a Vaporize brand t-shirt designed by Iha and emblazoned with a line-drawing of Takahashi’s face. Earlier this year, Iha got to meet Takahashi in Tokyo.