Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION will make their first appearance at X Games, the world’s largest international competition for action sports. ‘Tonight, Tonight’, taken from upcoming album Break and Cross the Walls II, will also be the official theme song for the event.
Previously world-class musicians such as Metallica, Kanye West, G-Eazy, Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj, Wu-Tang Clan, The Chain Smokers, Diplo, Tiesto have participated in each country’s competition. Now, the tournament comes to Japan for the first time on 23 April, with MAN WITH A MISSION set to perform on the main stage to an expected audience of over 50,000 people.
Tokyo Tanaka, MAN WITH A MISSION vocalist and leader who also loves to skateboard and snowboard, says, “X Games is being held in Japan – I’m so excited! It’s an event I’ve been longing to come here, and to be able to perform live there, I can’t help but get excited! See you all at the world’s top action sports festival, moriagarimasho!! Let’s go!!!”
Break and Cross the Walls II, the forthcoming 14-track album of huge rock anthems also includes further songs selected for huge syncs including ‘More Than Words’, which has been selected as the theme song for upcoming movie Radiation House: The Movie out later this month, and ‘Blaze’ which is the opening theme song of the TV animation Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, which is already broadcast in Japan. The album is available to preorder now from JPU Records, and includes lyric translations and romaji transliterations edited by the band’s guitarist Jean-Ken Johnny.
MAN WITH A MISSION is:
Tokyo Tanaka – vocals
Jean-Ken Johnny – guitar, vocals, rap
Kamikaze Boy – bass
DJ Santa Monica – DJ, sampling
Spare Rib – drums
About MAN WITH A MISSION:
MAN WITH A MISSION is a rock band consisting of five ultimate life-forms: a wolf in the head and a human in the body. They burst onto the music scene in 2010 and have risen to sell out solo shows at the Nippon Budokan, Yokohama Arena, Makuhari Messe, Saitama Super Arena and Hanshin Koshien Stadium.
The band has been involved in many TV commercials, anime, dramas and movie theme songs, and has a wide fan base.
They have toured with big names such as Zebrahead and Jimmy Eat World, and have performed at the Reading and Leeds Festival and Download Festival, as well as a solo North American tour.
In 2020 the band celebrated their 10th anniversary, as they continue to evolve as one of the most exciting rock bands in and out of Japan.