This September, solo musician and idol Rukatama will return to Europe to embark on a mini tour in Italy for three exclusive shows which is organised by Monster of Dolls with the first show being a collaboration with K-ble Jungle. It is the first time for Rukatama to perform in Europe after she performed as part of MELON BATAKE A GO GO at the Italian festival Monster of Dolls in 2019.
During this three-date tour in Italy, Rukatama will be accompanied by ERISU, a four-member idol unit based in Italy, although they do present themselves as being from the planet Nibiru. They have been performing mostly in Italy, although last December they travelled to Spain for a couple of shows. In addition, they have supported the solo musician Sari during her tour in Italy just recently.
Currently active as a solo musician, Rukatama was previously part of the idol group MELON BATAKE A GO GO until she withdrew in February 2020. In the summer of the same year, she released her first single. In the meantime, she has released several CDs.
Her most recent release is titled おかえりタマちゃん (Okaeri Tama-chan), which followed up her album MISRULE released in December 2022. The title song has become an important song in Rukatama’s repertoire after she left the idol group MELON BATAKE A GO GO. For this release in June, the song was re-recorded and mixed under her supervision. The release also includes three more tracks.