Atarashii Gakko! Artist Photo 2024

Atarashii Gakko! heading out to conquer Europe

From Jimmy Kimmel Live!, over Coachella to the stages of Europe. The four-piece band Atarashii Gakko! is conquering the world with their music. After playing a series of successful shows in North America and Asia, they are now setting their sight to Europe for the first time.
Atarashii Gakko! World Tour Pt.1 (Europe & Asia)
Atarashii Gakko! World Tour Pt.1 (Europe & Asia)

Atarashii Gakko!, also known as Atarashii Gakkō no Leaders! [新しい学校のリーダーズ] (“leaders of the new school”), is a Japanese idol band that was formed in 2015. Their debut single, DOKUBANA, was released in 2017, paving the way for their first album Maenarawanai [マエナラワナイ] in 2018.

They expanded their popularity by releasing a bunch of albums, EPs, and singles. Furthermore, they stand out from the mass of idol groups to break through a society of intolerance and standardization. Their motto is individuality and liberty.

With that strong message and off-beat image, it was a question of time until they would gain momentum internationally as well. In 2022, Atarashii Gakko! played their first show outside of Japan as part of the Heads in the Cloud festival in Jakarta and Manila. The festival series puts its focus on Hip-Hop and RnB bands with Asian backgrounds and is powered by the label 88rising—the same label that manages the activities of Atarashii Gakko! outside of Japan.
Atarashii Gakko! Artist Photo 2024
Atarashii Gakko! Artist Photo 2024

In 2023, they returned to the Heads in the Cloud festival, this time in New York and Los Angeles. They took their chance of being in North America and did some headline shows in Canada and Mexico as well. Phew, what a journey! Now, the time has come to hit the European stages!

Excuse me?! We didn’t tell you what Atarashii Gakko! sound like? We beg your pardon. The music of Atarashii Gakko! can be described as J-pop with influences of Jazz and Hip-Hop. They mostly set a powerful and vivid tone. Fitting to the band’s motto, their songwriting is also quite unconventional. Open your favorite streaming app and give it a try. We promise you catchy tunes with a progressive and creative approach.
Tour Dates Atarashii Gakko! World Tour Pt.1 (Europe)

06/01 – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
06/03 – La Madeleine, Brussels, Belgium
06/05 – Bataclan, Paris, France
06/07 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
06/08 – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
06/10 – Indigo at The O2, London, UK
06/12 – Melkweg Max, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Phillip Jacob

Phillip is just a prey of madness who spends his time with writing, media design, and lecturing storytelling. He got spellbound by DIR EN GREY in 2007 and is since doomed to consume music excessively to this very day.