To celebrate her 20-year career, singer-songwriter Nana Kitade has been performing almost all over the world this year, from North America to Europe to South America and her tour final will take place on Saturday 28 October at Shibuya Chelsea Hotel. For those who cannot be there or want to see it again, they can watch the special show a day later, on the 29th of October on the streaming platform Zaiko, which means that it can be viewed worldwide. Titled Bitches Never Die, the show will be a performance with a band – dubbed Nana Kitade with new dawn, which is a reference to her 2020 album – in which the musician will be performing in a special collaboration outfit of Victorian maiden.
Tickets for the stream can be bought until the end of Sunday 29 October 2023 (Japanese time) and the archive will be up until the end of Saturday 4 November 2023 (Japanese time). All information about the tickets and the show can be found on the Zaiko webpage. Fun fact: Nana Kitade’s first single was released on 29 October 2003.
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.