Chicago’s summer anime convention will play host to DEADLIFT LOLITA, and feature one of the duo’s first major concerts in the United States.
ROSEMONT, IL – April 7, 2017 – DEADLIFT LOLITA, the new Kawaii rock-duo from Ladybeard and Reika will be performing a premiere show at AnimeCon.org’s July Anime Midwest convention in Chicago! DEADLIFT LOLITA recently released their first Music Video on YouTube, called “Six Pack Twins”.
The strongest idol unit ever has arrived! Consisting of 2 active pro-wrestlers, gym junkies and kawaii idols, DEADLIFT LOLITA is here to “redefine the meaning of kawaii.” Following his departure from idol trio LADYBABY last August, the amazing lolita-wearing wrestler Ladybeard continues his kawaiicore trend in the new idol group DEADLIFT LOLITA with the bodybuilder idol Reika Saiki.
Ladybeard is the persona of a 33-year-old Australian wrestler who moved to China in 2006 to kick-start his martial arts stunt career in films, later becoming a hit in Hong Kong as a pro wrestler in unique outfits. In October 2013 he moved to Tokyo to take his career to the next level as part of an idol group LADYBABY, now known as The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY following his departure.
This incredibly well-synced new weightlifting and music duo is set to perform several original songs at their live show in Chicago, and Ladybeard’s ‘Kawaiicore’ style screams will be complimented for the first time by his clean voice singing.
Several of the songs are written by the songwriter Shade, writer of the theme tunes for numerous Bishojo games, and ISAO, the highly skilled 8-string guitarist who has performed with many famous local and international artists including BABYMETAL.
DEADLIFT LOLITA’s debut song “SIX PACK TWINS” was be released on March 31. It can now be found readily on YouTube at https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=h6B_oEtBhnM
Kawaiicore is a label that refers to the genre of music that fuses Japanese idol pop with a heavy metal twist. It first came to mainstream attention with now Japanese music legends, Babymetal, though Deadlift Lolita is expected to make a huge impact on the genre.
Anime Midwest brings massive changes to the convention scene in the United States by making Chicago a premiere destination for anime fans. This an annual convention is held in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside of Chicago’s O’hare Airport, which means it features incredible and easy access for international performers and Japanese industry companies. The three day convention hosts all kinds of events ranging from talks with the anime industry to a massive exhibit hall filled wall to wall with anime merchandise. Over 15,000 people are expected to show up at this year’s convention, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Registering for the convention involves buying a ticket in order to attend, which can be purchased online in advance at http://animemidwest.com/register
Admission to watch the performance is included in the cost of an attendee badge for the convention. Most events at Anime Midwest come at no extra charge other than the regular convention badge, unless there is a fee from the venue to provide food or something special. Autographs at all AnimeCon.org conventions are free also. Anime Midwest is considered something of an “all inclusive” comic con.
More information about Anime Midwest’s guest list can be found at https://animemidwest.com/guests
Anime Midwest is organized by the convention organization AnimeCon.org, which organizes between five and eight conventions in any given year. This is Anime Midwest’s seventh year, growing to an expected 15,000 attendees per day after being first in 2011. The convention takes over nearly the entire city of Rosemont, Illinois for three days spanning July 7-9, 2017.