Last night Japan’s most famous virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, made an appearance and performed on the October 8th episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, a nightly talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The song that was performed was Sharing The World by BIGHEAD feat. Hatsune Miku. This was the first time Miku had performed on American televison.
Even after making her first debut on American television, she will be hosting a concert on the 11th at 7:00pm (opens at 6:00pm) and 12th at 12:30pm (doors opens at 11:30am) at the LA Nokia Theatre. Tickets are priced from $55 – $125 from the most basic to VIP and you can purchase them here: http://mikuexpo.com/la_concert. The exhibition and party itself will be on the same days from 12:00pm on the 11th and 10:30am on the 12th at the LA Center Studios, entrance is free.
Hatsune Miku will then head to New York in two weeks time to perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center. An exhibition will also be held in New York at the Wallplay from October 9th till the 19th. The exhibition will showcase artwork, illustrations, videos and various goods, similar to the LA exhibition with featured artists. VIP Tickets for the New York performance are currently sold out, only the $65 gold standard and $75 Miku Love Area tickets are available. The 1st show will be on the 17th at 8:30pm (opens at 7:30pm) and the second show is on the 18th at 6:30pm (opens at 7:30pm).
Hatsune Miku is a personified figure for Yamaha’s voice synthesizer software Vocaloid. Based on the second iteration of the software, Miku was developed by Crypton Future Media and features samples from Japanese singer Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku debuted in 2007 and became the highest selling software of all time on Amazon Japan. She has made the Vocaloid software suite more popular and appealing to wider audiences and has become a cultural phenomenon. Since her introduction, future releases of the Vocaloid software are also marketed with personas. Many songs have been created by online users as well as professional music creators, such as Super Cell.
Hatsune Miku will be on tonight’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35PDT/10:35CT. The 2014 Hatsune Miku will then have concerts in LA on the 11th and 12th, and in New York on the 17th and 18th.