It has been almost a decade since Cornelius last performed in the United States. He is coming back to America on a new tour called “CORNELIUS PERFORMS FANTASMA”, where — as the tour name suggests — he’ll perform the 1997 album, Fantasma. The renowned musician and producer, whose real name is Keigo Oyamada, is playing select cities scheduled around his performance at Wisconsin’s “Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival 2016”, on August 12.
The timing of this tour is also being held alongside with the re-release of the vinyl edition of the classic album, only available in the U.S on June 10. The vinyl record of “Fantasma” comes in two black LP’s as well as limited edition orange vinyl, created with the remastered version from 2010. Pre-order it here.
CORNELIUS PERFORMS FANTASMA Tour Schedule
August 4 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theater
August 8 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
August 10 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
August 12 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
August 13 – Chicago, IL – Park West
Japanese pop-noise savant Cornelius (a.k.a Keigo Oyamada) was born in 1969; a self-taught guitarist inspired early on by Kiss and Black Sabbath, his musical alias was later chosen as an homage to the Planet of the Apes film series. A product of the same Shibuya-kei bubblegum scene that also gave rise to Pizzicato Five, Cornelius debuted in 1993 with the EP Holydays in the Sun, the first release from his own Trattoria label. He became a national teen idol in the wake of the release of 1994’s full-length album The First Question Award and a year later he issued the album 69/96, followed in 1996 by the remix LP 96/69. Released in 1997, Fantasma was his creative and commercial breakthrough, a kaleidoscopic, genre-hopping joy ride through contemporary musical history that became Cornelius’ first American release when it was reissued by Matador a year later. Another pair of remix collections, CM and FM, followed in 1999. 2002’s Point took Cornelius’s sound in a more streamlined yet abstract direction that was echoed by 2006’s Sensuous. The album was released in the U.S. in spring 2007. Sensurround, which featured Sensuous’ videos and B-sides, arrived in fall 2008.
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