Special Appearance by JAM Project at Otakon Vegas Opening Ceremonies
Otakon Vegas will welcome JAM Project as special guests for Opening Ceremonies. JAM Project will help kick off the second Otakon Vegas by opening the convention with a special welcome message and Hironobu Kageyama will sing live as special sneak preview to the Anisong World Tour – Lantis Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Kageyama made his debut in the rock band LAZY at the age of 16. He gained enormous popularity as its vocalist, Michell. In 1985, he started singing theme songs for TV movies and anime. In 1989, his theme song for Fuji TV’s Dragon Ball Z, “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” was released. Since then, he has performed many anime songs and formed an anisong supergroup, JAM Project, in 2000.
JAM Project (“Japan Animationsong Makers Project”) is a Japanese anime song super group formed in 2000 that is comprised of five veteran vocalists: Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z), Masami Okui (Revolutionary Girl Utena), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7), Masaaki Endo (The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar), and Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece). They have achieved an extraordinary position in the “Anisong” genre. In 2008, they completed their first world tour called “No Border” in 8 countries and established strong international recognition. After adding a South American tour in 2012, JAM Project continues singing “Anisong” all over the world to represent Japanese culture.
Otakon Vegas 2015 will be held January 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, NV.