2014 Post-Rock Band World’s End Girlfriend-- China Tour Date: Jul.11th | Jul. 12th Venue: Shanghai oriental art center | Beijing exhibition center
This time, WEG will perform as “POLTERGEIST ensemble”- guitar, 2nd guitar, violin, cello, bass, drum, PC and VJ. Then add a vocal Shione Yukawa as a special guest. This will be very special set.
This stage will progress like a story from the beginning to the end. Hevean and hell, tragedy and a comedy, light and darkness. It will be filled with various sounds.
Deeply open the post rock musical journey
Perfectly create a real auditory end of the world and a hardhearted fairyland
Aestheticism Lonely Illusion Moanful
World's End Girlfriend China tour started in July 2014. They has come to Shanghai and Beijing, unsealed a grandiose musical tour. In the world of WEG, there exists pure but dolorous experience, which contain strong emotions. As a music fan who break into WEG’s secret area, the only thing you should do is to return to innocence and collide with their music with your pure heart and emotion.
World's End Girlfriend is a solo project by Katsuhiko Maeda, who hails from Nagasaki, Kyushu in Japan, and currently resides in Tokyo. At the age of 10, he was inspired by his father's collection of classical music. When he was 12 years old he started composing on keyboards, guitar, tape recorders and computers. To date he has composed more than 600 songs.
World's End Girlfriend’s music has an obvious Japanese instrumental rock style. WEG is good at mixing the complex structure and beautiful melody. They range from electronic pulse to Jazz-infused rock and modern classical. Their works are under the influence of progressive rock, heavy metal and classic music.Magnificent and changeable arrangements present fearful but gorgeous scenes. The epic and romantic tone, cooperate with the mysterious melody and rhythm, make their works more profound. In the field of experimental music, post-rock and electronica, WEG’s position was established and couldn’t be shook at all.
World's End Girlfriend's music has been featured in the Go Shibata directed film Late Bloomer (2004). He also composed the soundtrack to Air Doll, a 2009 movie by award-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda and scored the 2011 Taiwanese-Chinese film Starry Starry Night.
World's End Girlfriend has performed live in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Macau, Spain (twice at the Sonar festival), Switzerland, China, Taiwan, UK and the US. He did a 32 date tour of North America with Mono in 2007, with whom he also made a collaborative CD.