“Aichi Triennale 2019 Sakanaction Live Performance: Darkness”
- Venue: Main Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
- Show Dates: August 7 (Wed), 8 (Thurs), 10 (Sat), 11 (Sun), 2019
- Performers: Sakanaction
Sakanaction will present a unique performance merging live music with spatial installation at the Main Theater of Aichi Prefecture Art Theater. This will be an ambitious and experimental undertaking unlike their usual performances, using a state-of-the-art sound system that presents a rich musical experience quite distinct from conventional L/R stereo. This is not a one-night show, but an elaborate spectacle only made possible by a four-day span at the same venue.
Sakanaction is a five-part band established in 2005, comprised of Ichiro Yamaguchi (vocals, guitar), Motoharu Iwadera (guitar), Ami Kusakari (bass), Emi Okazaki (keys), and Keiichi Ejima (drums). After their 2013 album sakanaction reached number one on the Japanese music charts, they went on to perform at the prestigious television special NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen in December of that year. In 2016, the band received the Best Music Award at the 39th Japan Academy Film Prize for the music of the film Bakuman. From headlining major rock festivals around the country to holding regular events at clubs, their expressive repertoire goes well beyond that of a typical rock band. Their literary lyrics, beautiful melodies, and continuous experimentation have garnered a strong fan following. Sakanaction will go on an arena tour in the spring of 2019, with ten performances in seven cities across Japan.