Late in 2006, a man took pen to scroll and scrawled out, “Fujiya & Miyagi are a band and in about five or six years, they’ll go on tour in the United States.” Remember, this was before the internet was the internet, so everybody was still writing on scrolls. When they weren’t writing on scrolls, they were drawing pictures of tigers. Prove me wrong. Anyway, the guy also wrote some stuff about how Fujiya & Miyagi weren’t actually from Japan and some passing references to Krautrock and stuff like that. But who cares? Dude wrote it on a scroll, and I don’t read anything written on scrolls.
Still, that part about them going on tour in the US still rings pretty true. As predicted, Fujiya & Miyagi are coming to America (like Eddie Murphy!!!!!) in January. They’ll be here for about a couple of weeks, then they’ll get homesick for the grey skies of their native England as soon as February hits. Some say there’s no better time to be in England! Plan a trip now!
Fujiya & Miyagi released a record called Ventrilloquizzing last January. More recently, they put out a single by the title of Ecstatic Dancer, which you can hear by clicking on that very link. That, too, was written on the scroll. Really, this was all in the midst of an intense scroll-writing session, the likes of which has been compared to a fever dream and/or nightmare and/or boring afternoon.
Fujiya & Miyagi dates:
01.19.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
01.20.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
01.21.12 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
01.22.12 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
01.23.12 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
01.24.12 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
01.25.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
01.26.12 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
01.27.12 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
01.28.12 - Portland, WA - Mississippi Studios
01.30.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
01.31.12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
02.01.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo