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Today (3/24), MAN WITH A MISSION–the five-piece ultimate life form rock band that blends rock, punk, pop and dance–have released “Dead End In Tokyo” The Game. The interactive computer game–available worldwide in English and Japanese on desktops and smart phones–puts fans in the shoes of one of the band members to fight their way through the streets of Tokyo using instruments as their weapon (and collecting coins along the way) to help free the others from kidnappers in time to perform a show. Play “Dead End In Tokyo” The Game now here: http://deadendgame.mwamjapan.info/.
The new computer game is named for the band’s latest single, “Dead End In Tokyo,” co-written and produced by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump. The song–an ode to the people who come to Tokyo with big dreams but end up stuck in a dead end–marks MAN WITH A MISSION‘s first global single and first release under Epic Records. The track confidently struts along on an arena-ready groove and thick guitars before culminating in the chant, “Keep on living, but you’ll never leave alive.” Download/stream “Dead End in Tokyo” on the following platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Digital.
Watch the official music video for “Dead End In Tokyo” HERE, which has been viewed over 2.75 million times since its official release in January.
MAN WITH A MISSION—Tokyo Tanaka (vocals), Kamikaze Boy (bass), Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals and guitar), DJ Santa Monica (DJ) and Spear Rib (drums)–are currently on a sold out headlining tour throughout Japan. Next Wednesday, March 29, they’ll be opening for Bad Religion at the Zepp Nagoya in Ozakazi, Japan. U.S. fans can expect MAN WITH A MISSION to come stateside later this year; more details to follow.
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As the story goes, half-man, half-wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION thawed out of icy coffins in 2010 and tore through Japan with a feral rock ‘n’ roll energy on par with that of Godzilla. Over the course of four albums, most recently 2016’s The World’s On Fire (Sony Music Entertainment), the band became an international phenomenon in their own right. Produced by the legendary Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Korn) and featuring collaborations with Crosses’ Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Lupe Fiasco), the record clawed its way to #1 on iTunes and sold over 200K physical copies in less than two months. Since their emergence, they’ve taken a bite out of world-renowned festivals such as Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, Knotfest and more in addition to touring with Rise Against. Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson shared the stage with these animals during a sold-out show at The Roxy in Hollywood and lent his remixing talents to“Distance.” Moreover, their music has been heard in Street Fighter V and the Japanese release of the Academy® Award-nominated blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.
Teeth sharpened and harrier than ever, they set their sights on North Americafor a 2017 takeover.
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