Actually, Kitty White is almost a perpetual presence here, from appearances at fashion shows and the recently closed exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum (which I did not get to check out but you can read about here) to the toys and plushies you can get at Round 1 and in Little Tokyo. But for the first time in North America, she and her friends will be performing in a live tour!
Complete with live performances, exhibits, exclusive merchandise, and more, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival is a family-friendly celebration of all things Hello Kitty. Read more about it in the official press release! (Photo above from my SFO post; pictures below are provided courtesy of Orsi Public Relations.)
Hello Kitty® Kicks Off First-Ever LIVE Tour in North America This Week!
Hello Kitty, the beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is hitting the road this week, with her first-ever live North American tour: Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival. Sanrio®, the global lifestyle brand best known for Hello Kitty, and international tour producer VEE Corporation, have partnered to create, design and produce this inaugural tour event. Going beyond a traditional live stage show, the event will offer a unique multi-component, walk around family-friendly festival atmosphere for Sanrio fans of all ages.
For the first time in North America, Hello Kitty and her supercute friends Dear Daniel®, My Melody®, Badtz-Maru®, Keroppi®, Chococat® and PurinTM will appear in this unique celebration of fun, friendship and Sanrio surprises! Each event will feature Hello Kitty and her friends in multi-stage live performances and DJ-driven dance sequences, as well as interactive exhibits, animation, art, fashion, photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and much more, all in one immersive festival environment! Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival will make its debut at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on May 29, 2015 (running through May 31); before moving onto Denver, CO (June 5 – 7); Los Angeles, CA (June 12 – 14); San Diego, CA (June 19 – 21) and over 35 cities across the country. Tickets for Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival are on sale now; for the full show schedule and ticket information, please visit http://www.hellokittyfestival.com.
“Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival offers a new Sanrio experience to fans across the country,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. “Our first-ever live tour goes beyond a traditional sit-down show format and brings the world of Sanrio to life with a unique combination of stage performances, interactive exhibits and more surprises for fans of all ages, unlike anything seen before.”
“The collaboration between VEE Corporation and Sanrio will invite fans to step inside a Hello Kitty wonderland in their hometown,” said Jim Waters, Senior Vice President of Production for VEE Corporation. “Together we’ve created an experience that Sanrio fans of all ages will enjoy.”
Join the fun, friendship and festivities as Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival makes a supercute stop in your city soon. For more information please visit www.hellokittyfestival.com and www.Facebook.com/HelloKittyFestival. Download the Hello Kitty Events App to stay updated with event information, connect with fans and earn supercute badges. Visit Sanrio.com/HelloKittyEventsApp or search for Hello Kitty Events in the App Store or Google Play.
The Minneapolis engagement is now over, but the tour will be hitting Denver, LA, and San Diego. Don’t miss your chance to check it out!
Full Coverage of Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival 2015: