29-year-old Takamasa Ishihara, better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese visual kei rock musician. As a child, his first love was soccer. But when he was 15, he bought his first guitar and a multi-effector from his own savings and began writing music after a soccer injury left him unable to play.

It was perhaps the best decision Miyavi has ever made for himself.

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Through the years, his work has been picked up by audiences whom all shared the same passion for music that he has – coupled with his work as guitarist for Dué le Quartz and his successful solo career, which has established him as an accomplished musician in the Japanese music scene.

He has his flair for playing the electric guitar (with just his fingers, instead of with a conventional pick) whilst converging all the genres of rock, punk, hip hop, and dance to thank, of course:

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Known as the samurai guitarist, Miyavi is still achieving worldwide appeal for his original, one of a kind slap style. Through his three successful world yours, this visual kei artiste has already trekked across 30 countries (across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia) with over 150 shows to date!

On traveling across seas for his shows, Miyavi said, “I realize that I have so many fans outside of Japan and I really want to visit them and perform at many places overseas”. Well, he got his wish because his next show will take place in good ol’ sunny Malaysia.

Asahi (Japan’s No. 1 Beer) is proud to present the larger than life Japanese rock musician Miyavi live exclusively at The Stage in Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur on 25th July 2012 (Wednesday) at 8pm.

Organised by entertainment company A-Creations, the concert is supported by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation), endorsed by the Embassy of Japan, supported by Pavilion’s Tokyo Street (Partner).

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For ticketing information and purchase, please contact +60-18-210-7668, log on to their website or email [email protected].

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