Singer-songwriter Nana Kitade will return to Europe in April for a tour, after more than 10 years, to celebrate her 20-year career. Before she will perform in Europe, she will attend the Canadian event Nadeshicon at the end of March. A month later, she will perform at events like Mang’Azur in France, FicZone in Spain and MondoCon in Hungary and also has a couple of solo shows scheduled. In total, Kitade will perform in four European countries, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Hungary.
From an early age, Nana Kitade knew she wanted to be an artist, learning to play the piano at the age of 3 and starting to write her own lyrics at the age of 12. After becoming a fan of Sheena Ringo, she was motivated to start playing the guitar and took singing lessons. After joining an audition for Sony Music Japan, she was given the opportunity to debut as a singer. A year later, she had a demo and got signed a deal, that resulted with her debut single Kesenai Tsumi in October 2003. This song served as the first ending theme song for the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, and it was Kitade’s first taste of success. She went on to write numerous other anime series theme songs, release a number of singles, a mini-album, and five albums, the most recent of which was New Dawn in 2020.
As a model and supporter of Japanese street fashion, Kitade was frequently featured in the publications of Gothic & Lolita Bible and Kera. In addition to her solo career, Nana Kitade has experimented in a variety of different projects, such as a one-time single under the name Ruby Gloom, which was used as theme song for the Japanese version of the Canadian cartoon Ruby Gloom, but also part of the duo Loveless, with guitarist Taizo. As Loveless, they toured Europe in 2011 with their first and only EP in their back pocket, Ai to Hate. The duo disbanded in 2012 and Kitade decided to start a new project, The Teenage Kissers, an alternative rock band with Kitade as the lead vocalist. This band was active from 2012 through 2016, with two mini-albums and one album released, the band is currently not active. Since 2016, Nana Kitade has been focusing on her solo career.
Nana Kitade European Tour 2023
Saturday 22 April, 2023: Mang’Azur – Toulon, France
Sunday 23 April, 2023: FicZone – Granada, Spain
Wednesday 26 April, 2023: The Waiting Room – London, United Kingdom (this show is cancelled)
Thursday 27 April, 2023: Le Zèbre – Paris, France (previously Le Petit Joseph Dijon)
Saturday 29 April, 2023: MondoCon – Budapest, Hungary