The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Japan To Open In Tokyo This September
Entering into a license agreement with Tokyo, Japan, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open an exhibition in the Far East this September.
In an attempt to expand its mission to “engage, teach and inspire” through the power of rock-and-roll, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has connected with Tokyo to open an exhibition beginning September 2017.
The inaugural event will be a temporary spot as they will build a permanent space to open up at a later date. Featuring content from the original Cleveland location, Japan will be blessed with some of the dope artifacts from over the last 60 years of music history.
In the past year alone, some of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s exhibits showcased have included:
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics: From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it’s played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. This exhibit celebrates the power of rock to change attitudes about peace, equality, patriotism and hope.
Paul Simon: Words and Music: Walks fans through the personal story of Simon’s life and creative process featuring candid commentary from Simon himself.
Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits: In the first collection of the photographic portraits of musicians, we see how Ritts created the definitive images of icons the likes of David Bowie, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Cher and Madonna.
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience: Takes an immersive and engaging look at music festival culture. More than outdoor concerts, this exhibit highlights the community experience.
“Rock and roll is a universal language and this is an incredible opportunity for us to collaborate with the Japan Project Production Committee to deliver an exciting experience internationally,” Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said. “Japan is the second-largest music market in the world, making it the perfect place for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s first international expansion.”
Speaking of expansions, the area back in the 216 has amplified the visitor experience at its Cleveland museum. With new exhibits, new visitor engagement activities, live music and a new café — be sure to check out the museum whenever you’re in town.