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Number one reaction when watching Miyavi play: “HOW IS HE DOING THAT?”
The anime-haired rock star (he started as a “visual kei” bandleader) is gaining recognition around the world for his unconventional style of playing the guitar—not with a pick, but with his fingers and his “slap style,” flamboyant and theatric.
Miyavi has four successful world tours under his belt, totaling more than 250 shows in 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He plays an upbeat mix of acoustic pop, blues, and eccentric J-rock. His gigs are warm and personable, with plenty of on-stage banter.
Those without J-pop chops will remember his spectacular role in the 2014 film Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, where he plays a terrifying prison guard. In January 2015, he was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, talking both film and music. A global star in two fields.
Well-known and well-loved in Shanghai, this is Miyavi returning at the height of his fame.
They don’t call him the ‘Samurai Guitarist’ for nothing.