Nov 13, 2015

Hologram Pop Star Hatsune Miku “Announces” 2016 US and Canada Tour

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Oh Japan, how I love your beautiful insanity. wink

If you’re a fan of virtual musicians with computer-generated bodies and voices, and you live in North America, then do I have news for you.

Hatsune Miku, Japan’s “virtual pop star,” is coming to the US and Canada next year for a seven-city, synth-filled tour—her first tour in this neck of the woods. Miku herself may be a digital illusion, but her unique impact on the music industry is very real.

Her bio describes her to her 2.5 million Facebook fans as “a virtual singer who can sing any song that anybody composes.” She debuted in 2007 as software called Vocaloid developed by Crypton Future Media, a Sapporo-based music technology company. Vocaloid software generates a human-sounding singing voice, but without any actual humans.

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