OLD MAN RIVER sets off for Japan to deliver 1000 ORIGAMI CRANES
Posted on 18 Oct 2011
It was never going to be an easy feat, but that wasn’t why he did it. With months of folding origami cranes and support from his fans, OLD MAN RIVER completed his goal of making 1000 Cranes for Japan and will deliver this symbolic gesture to the people of Japan Sunday, October 30th.
Invited by the Department of Foreign Affairs + Trade, OLD MAN RIVER will deliver 1000 origami cranes to the Mayor of Minamisanriku following a performance at Sports Koryu mura "Tamokuteki Hiroba Tokusetsu Kaijo" in Minamisanriku for the community of this area. The area and people of Minamisanriku were one of the hardest hit when a horrific earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March this year.
In 2008/09 OLD MAN RIVER developed a strong bond with the people of Japan when he became the first Australian in decades to score a #1 hit on both the Japanese and foreign music charts with his single ‘LA’. During numerous touring and promotional visits to Japan, OLD MAN RIVER made many close friends and so felt he wanted to make a personal gesture of goodwill to the people of Japan by making 1000 Paper Cranes which is symbol gesture of healing. Friends within the music community (LIOR, JOSH PYKE, WASHINGTON, ADAM HILL) and fans around the world (as far as Germany) were quick to help OLD MAN RIVER with his wish, and created their own origami cranes as a donation.
“"Of all of the things my music allows me to do, meeting people and experiencing new cultures is at the top of the list.” said OLD MAN RIVER. “We were fortunate enough to make some beautiful friends in Japan, and now it fills me with pride that my Australian fans have bonded to create this amazing gesture of good will."
2011 has proven to be a busy touring year for OLD MAN RIVER. Having just returned from showcases in LA and a residency at Piano’s in NYC, Ohad will be supporting Tallest Man Alive for his East Coast Australian National Tour before heading to Japan.
THUR 20 OCT -FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY Tickets available from http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or 132 849
FRI 21 OCT - POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE – SOLD OUT
SAT 22 OCT - FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY – SOLD OUT
TUE 25 OCT - CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT
WED 26 OCT - CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT
SUN 30 OCT - MINAMISANRIKU MARKET PERFORMANCE – JAPAN - FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS
“In This World” will be released in Japan October 26th