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Classic Rock Awards 2016 - Johnny Depp Performs Live for the First Time in Japan!

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Tokyo, Japan – November 7, 2016 – KLab, a leader in online mobile games, announced today that its subsidiary KLab Entertainment Inc., in partnership with TeamRock.com, has unveiled a special guest who will be performing live in Japan for the first time ever at the Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance.

Johnny Depp
Photo by Ross Halfin

Johnny Depp is the latest addition to an all-star lineup slated to appear at this year’s epic event. After forming the Hollywood Vampires alongside rock legends Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in 2015, the California-based rock supergroup released its self-titled debut album the same year. Starting in May 2016, the band underwent a two-month long tour that took them across the United States, catapulting Depp from the role of high-profile Hollywood actor to certified rock star.

Johnny Depp has visited the country many times to promote his films in the past. However, this year’s Classic Rock Awards marks the first time in history for the living legend to perform live on stage in Japan.

Boasting a lineup featuring Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Cheap Trick and more, Classic Rock Awards 2016 promises to be an evening of epic proportions in which rock superstars from around the world gather under one roof to deliver an evening of unforgettable performances for the first time ever in Japan. The first half of the event will center on an awards ceremony celebrating the work of rock legends active in the past year, while the second half features two hours of jam sessions by world-renowned artists.

Notice: Joe Walsh and Kirk Hammett Will Not Appear in This Year’s Event
KLab Entertainment has announced that two of the artists scheduled to appear in this year’s Classic Rock Awards, Joe Walsh and Kirk Hammett, have chosen to cancel their performances due to personal circumstances. The event staff has expressed their deepest regrets to the many fans of these rock legends looking forward to seeing them live at the event.

Event Overview

The Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance

Official MCs
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Matsuya Onoe (Kabuki star)

Full list of artists due to appear at the Classic Rock Awards 2016
Johnny Depp, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Cheap Trick, Joe Elliot, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Slot Machine, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, BAND-MAID, Tesla

Jeff Beck’s Band
- Guitar: Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
- Bass: Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
- Guitar: Tommy Henriksen (Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper)
- Drums: Ray Luzier (Korn)

Event Details
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Place: Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Time: Doors open at 5 pm/Ceremony starts at 6 pm. (Japan Time)

Schedule for Personal Sponsorship Package (PSP) and Platinum VIP Package Ticket (PVIP) Holders
3:30 pm - Meet at main gates of Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium
4:20 to 4:40 pm - Artist sound check viewing (PSP/PVIP)
4:45 to 5:45 pm - Cocktail reception (PSP)

* ID required at ticket reception.
** Part of the above schedule may change due to individual artist schedules.

Ticket Information
Exclusive Packages (* Limited sales):
- Personal Sponsorship Package JPY 300,000 (Tax included)
- Platinum VIP Package JPY 150,000 (Tax included)
- Gold VIP Package JPY 60,000 (Tax included)
- Special Box Seat Package JPY 250,000 (Tax included)

General Ticketing:
- General A-class ticket JPY 18,000 (Tax included)
- Partial visibility seats JPY 9,500 (Tax included)

Classic Rock Awards 2016 official website

Hosted by KLab Entertainment, TeamRock, PCM
Official Media Sponsor: Sankei Shimbun
CRA Supporters: InterFM897, MTV, Fuji Sankei Business i., Yukan Fuji, Sankei Sports
Additional Support: Universal Music, Warner Music Japan, Shimamura Music, Masanori Ito's Rock TV!, Gibson
Produced by Nippon Television Network Corporation, Houston Corporation

About KLab Entertainment Inc.

KLab Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of KLab which specializes in the events business. The company utilizes KLab’s expertise in acquiring IPs to organize a variety of events. By fusing the promotional and planning abilities of KLab Entertainment with the technical prowess of KLab, KLab Group is growing into an extensive entertainment company.

About TeamRock

TeamRock is the global home of Rock and Metal music. It provides unrivalled access to the world’s very best Rock and Metal content through a data-driven, multi-media content creation and distribution platform which is rapidly becoming the go-to destination for fans and artists alike. Owner of the leading Rock and Metal brands TeamRock, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, TeamRock engages with fans through websites and apps for mobile and desktop, digital and print magazines, gaming and retail. TeamRock is backed by Harwood Private Equity.

About Parallel Contemporary Music

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Parallel Contemporary Music is involved in countless music events around the globe through its world class concert sponsorship programs and music event planning and operation businesses. Parallel Contemporary Music is the Executive Producer and Distributer of the international broadcast of this year’s Classic Rock Awards.

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About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.