Japanese rock fusion guitarist Nozomi Itani, who recently released his new ITANI album Station To Station, has checked in with the following update:
"Dear prog rock fans, I'm happy to announce the coming show of Itani featuring our new member Yoshihiko Suzuki on second guitar. I also love to have the wonderful singer Miss Ayae as a guest in our show.
The show will take place on August 16th in Tokyo, Japan at at Live House Welcome Back (3-44-11, Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku, 2 minute walking distance from JR Otsuka station). Doors are at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm. There will be two sets on the night; go to this location for more details.
Featured guests on Itani's new Station To Station album include MADMEN & SINNERS guitarist/founder Tim Donahue on fretless guitar and thrashers UNITED guitarist Singo Otani on 7-string.
Donahue plays on the Station To Station tracks 'Leather Jacket' and 'Critical Limit'. Check out audio samples of all tracks via the widgets at the bottom of the page.
Station To Station is also available via CDBaby.com here.
Itani recently spoke with BW&BK's Carl Begai about Donahue's involvement on the record:
"Several years ago, I met Tim during a jam session. Tim and I are in the same age, and we have much in common. We are good friends for a long time now. We did few duo gigs in Japan with my guitar and his self-produced electric harp guitar. When I started to work for my new album Station To Station, I asked him to join my record with his fretless guitar. Although he rarely plays his fretless guitar in the past years, he agreed to rock again for my record. His performance on my album is outstanding and brilliant. I'm proud to have him on my record."
Itani and Donahue teamed up for a live show on January 25th in Tokyo, Japan at Live House Welcome Back. Donahue hit the stage with Itani on fretless electric guitar for the track 'Critical Limit' during the set; fan-filmed video is available below:
For information on Itani go to this location.