Kayo, longtime keyboard/voice/guitar/vocoder mastermind for Japanese cult favorites, Polysics, has announced that she will be leaving after the band’s March 14th show in Budokan. Polysics‘ upcoming U.S. tour will be the final chance for American audiences to see Kayo perform with the band that has recently earned raves in print from the likes of Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh.
The remaining members of Polysics, Hiro (voice/guitar/programming) Fumi (bass/voice/synthesizer) and Yano (drums), have also announced that they will be going on hiatus following the tour.
The US tour kicks off January 28th in San Francisco and winds down February 16th in Washington, DC.
Polysics Tour Dates
01/28 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, California
01/29 The Roxy – Los Angeles, California
01/30 The Casbah – San Diego, California
02/02 Plush – Tuscon, Arizona
02/03 The Rhythm Room – Pheonix, Arizona
02/06 The Independent – Austin, Texas
02/07 The Loft – Dallas, Texas
02/09 The Firebird – St. Louis, Missouri
02/10 Double Door – Chicago, Illinois
02/11 Magic Stick – Detroit, Michigan
02/12 Musica – Akron, Ohio
02/13 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, New York
02/14 The Middle East – Cambridge, Massachusetts
02/16 The Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington DC
Kayo has issued the following statement regarding her departure: