This year, the organisation of Italian idol festival Monster Of Dolls took the first steps towards the return of a bigger event by organising several concerts, including a mini tour of Italy for solo musician and idol Rukatama and a show for SARI, as well as the promotion and several performances of the international idol group ERISU. The next step is the definitive return of idol festival Monster Of Dolls, which will take place in December with an exclusive performance by You’ll Melt More! (ゆるめるモ！).
The alternative idol group was actually supposed to perform at the second edition of the idol festival Monster Of Dolls in 2020, but sadly that edition could not take place because of the pandemic. The alternative idol group has been performing outside Japan several times, such as Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea and China, but their show in Italy will be the first European show for You’ll Melt More!. Formed in 2012 and consisting of five members, the group’s music encompasses a variety of genres, including electro, krautrock, shoegaze, hardcore, hip-hop, ambient, techno but is centred on new wave. Over the years, they have worked together with many Japanese artists of all kinds of music genres, such as POLYSICS, Guitar Wolf, URBANGARDE, cinema staff, Buffalo Daughter among many others. Monster Of Dolls 2023 will be complemented by performances by SARI, currently living in Sweden and touring Europe, and ERISU who will perform Ritual Principium for the first time.
In addition, the organisers have announced that before all this, there will be another special performance of the rock opera Bushido, under supervision by writer Grazia Fraccon, with a tribute to Japan’s history being performed by Perfect View. From this piece, you can expect storytelling and rock music with cultural references to the samurai. The evening will be woven together by DJ Mex2tchi and the MC for the evening is YouTuber, singer and Japanese teacher Eriko. All these performances are scheduled for Saturday 2 December at Vox Club in Nonantola (in the province of Modena).