All-girl pop group Morning Musume' 14 announced during a concert on Monday night that they will perform for the first time in New York City. The performance is scheduled for Oct 5 at the Best Buy Theater on Broadway.
Morning Musume has performed many times overseas in the past - in 2008 in Taiwan, South Korea and China. In 2009, they appeared in Los Angeles during the Anime Expo, and in 2010 the group sang at the Japan Expo in Paris.
The upcoming concert in New York City is the first time the group has performed overseas in four years. Except for the group's current leader, Sayumi Michishige, who will be graduating from the group in the fall, this will also be the first time any of the current members have performed abroad, Spots Nippon reported Tuesday.
Following the announcement at the concert at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Michishige told the audience, "I am so happy to have one last challenge before leaving the group, and to have a chance to take the current 10 members to NYC. And to those of you who can afford to come all the way to New York, please do so."© Japan Today