By Linda Hall • 30 September 2019 • 15:04
Credit: NBC News
NON-EXISTENT singer Hatsune Miku gives her first Spanish concert in Barcelona next January.
Miku, a hologram whose name means “first name of the future” in Japanese, was created in 2007 by Crypton Future Media and originally sold as the face of computer software allowing users to generate their own music.
Miku, an eternal 16-year-old, is a Manga illustration who wears her hair in long turquoise bunches and has appeared as a warm-up act for Lady Gaga.
More than 170,000 sounds have been created for her, winning more than 100 million hits on YouTube, making her one of the world’s biggest pop stars.
Next January will not be the first time that Miku performs in Spain as she appeared in Madrid and Barcelona in Keiichiro Shibuya opera, The End, but the Barcelona concert will be “very different” according to Crypton’s marketing director Guillaume Devigne.
“This will be two hours of pop-rock, two hours of music with amazing images, elegant choreography and a great variety of musical styles as each of Hatsune Miku’s sounds comes from a different artist,” Devigne promised.
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