Multi-instrumentalist Yuko Araki, for some better known as the drummer of KUUNATIC, had the plan to tour Europe later in May, but that tour is cancelled due to the current situation around COVID-19. The European tour was announced in March and there were shows planned in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic and more. Some shows were supposed to take place at festivals.
Yuko Araki says the following about the cancellation: “Very sad to announce that my forthcoming Europe Tour has been cancelled. I will return next year with a new project so stay tuned and see you in 2021!!”
Last year, she toured twice through Europe. Yuko Araki started playing the piano as a child and later when she was a teenager she got inspired by hardcore and metal music that she heard in her hometown rehearsal studios. Soon became eclectic and took on a diverse range of projects, including drummer of the oriental/tribal dream psych band Kuunatic, a founding member of the Neoclassical noise duo Concierto de la Familia and her own solo project: harsh noise drones layered by analogue synthesisers, cymbals and samples of Japanese traditional instruments creating abstract rhythms and dissonant harmonies that sound like a noise orchestra. Last year, she released her debut album, titled II, on tape and digitally.
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Source: Yuko Araki