COMPETITION: See Hotei Live at the Empire!

Win Tickets to See Tomoyasu Hotei!

He’s back and better than ever! Once more Japan Centre has teamed up with 3A Entertainment to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to see Japanese rock guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei (Kill Bill and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas soundtracks) at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday 9th November.

What’s more this London concert will feature a special state-of-the-art visual presentation, as well as an amazing performance band including Toshiyuki Kishi (abingdon boys school), Steve Eto (DEMI SEMI QUAVER),  Tony Grey (Trio Project) and Zachary Alford (recording and performance artist with David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and more).

Hotei – Electric Samurai

HOTEI The Electric Samurai

Best known for his timeless anthem Battle Without Honor or Humanity as featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Tomoyasu Hotei has a career spanning decades and is without doubt a true rock legend. Sought out as a collaborator and advisor by artists from across the globe, he’s worked with talents as diverse as David Bowie, INXS, Blondie, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Joni Mitchell and Apocolyptica amongst others. If you want to know more about Hotei or get all the latest news and concert information check out Tomoyasu Hotei (World) on Facebook or @HoteiOfficial on twitter!

Tickets for the concert are available from the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Box Office: 0844 477 2000, select ticket agents, the 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and online at on

How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets, simply leave a comment on this blog post or our Facebook post telling us what’s your favourite rocking movie theme songYou can also tweet us @JapanCentre not forgetting the hashtag #hotei. We will choose a winner at random on Thursday 31st October. The winner must be able to attend the Saturday 9th November performance and cover any transport costs themselves.

And to get everyone in the rockin’ mood…

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9 Comments on “COMPETITION: See Hotei Live at the Empire!”

  1. Ira Heinze
    October 17, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Everybody needs somebody to love -The Blues Brothers

  2. October 17, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    We will rock you. Queen.

  3. Smart
    October 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    The music for Samurai Fiction by… Tomoyasu Hotei!

  4. Marc
    October 18, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Minnie the Moocher – Blues Brothers

  5. Izumi
    October 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm #


  6. Jackie crossan
    October 19, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Hotei looks like a cool Paul McCartney! You might not agree that it’s rocking, but SHAFT is up there with the greatest movie tracks.

  7. theexecutionofallthings
    October 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    It has to be the theme of ‘Tokyo Drifter’ by Hajime Kaburagi! The film is great too!

  8. theexecutionofallthings
    October 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    It has to be the theme song of ‘Tokyo Drifter’ by Hajime Kaburagi! The film is great too!

  9. Japan Centre | Chloe
    October 31, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Thank you to everyone who entered, this competition is now closed! We’ll be contacting the winner shortly. For everyone else, please do go and support this great artist and keep an eye out for our next competition!

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