Julian Casablancas Plays Two Dates In Japan

julian_casablancas_pressOn the 30th of August a ginormous 50,000 square foot Opening Ceremony store will open in the Shibuya section of Tokyo, Japan.

This store marks the largest retail space Opening Ceremony has opened, making its properties in New York (2,500 sq ft.) and Los Angeles (10,000 sq ft.) seem dwarfish in comparison.

Founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have spared no expense to make the celebratory party for their new endeavor a hit, going so far as to hire Julian Casablancas to perform songs off his forthcoming solo album for the VIP party at the space on the 29th.

The duo have also tapped another hip New York resource — Other Music — to supply the store soundtrack to be played during operating hours. OM has been the steady supplier of curated play lists for the LA arm of the brand for the last few years.

While in Asia, Julian will also perform at the Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo (also in the Shibuya district) on August 31st, making it his first public concert as a solo artist. The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are 4,500JPY and there is a one drink minimum.

UPDATE: Word from Julian’s rep — the Duo Music Exchange show will in fact be his first public concert as a solo artist. Inquiries to Julian’s reps were left unanswered at press time, but this seems to be the real deal.