Japanese Guitar Legend Hotei to Rock the Highline Ballroom



Hotei, Tomoyasu Hotei, the Highline Ballroom, Kill Bill, Japanese musicians, NYC, Japan


Friday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Highline Ballroom – 431 W. 16th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Admission: $30-$55

Hotei, best known internationally for his original song “Battle Without Honor or Humanity,” instantly recognizable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, boasts a stellar career spanning more than three decades. Hotei’s accomplishments as a guitarist, composer, singer/songwriter, and producer place him firmly among the ranks of global music legends.

Inspired by music and artists from around the world, Hotei developed his own unique guitar style, which revolutionized the aesthetics of music in his native Japan, generating multimillion-selling albums and record-breaking chart releases. Hotei’s innovative sound and electrifying live performances continue to win him acclaim and admiration.

Hotei relocated to London to build his international career, and in 2015 he finished his first international album, Strangers, which includes collaborations with the legendary Iggy Pop, Richard Z. Kruspe from German rock gods Rammstein, Matt Tuck from UK rock band Bullet For My Valentine, as well as longstanding friend Noko from electronic band pioneers Apollo 440.

This year is Hotei’s 35th anniversary as a performer. Including an extensive yearlong program of activities in Japan, Hotei has been performing live in the UK and Europe, and he is bringing his exciting live show to New York with a return to the Highline Ballroom.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Highline Ballroom’s website.