Puffy have been touring North America somewhat regularly since 2002 (except for 2003, when Ami was busy with her newborn daughter). Mostly they stick to the coasts, and generally have rather short tours. This page attempts to document (to the best of my abilities; this isn't the be-all to end-all) most of their U.S. tour dates - Puffy had been touring Japan for half a decade before I became a fan, so it's beyond my abilities to even attempt to track all those concerts (though for upcoming concerts in Japan, check their official home page). I was lucky enough to catch one of their shows (finally!) in the summer of 2006, and I must say it was possibly the best concert I've ever been to - if you get a chance, catch a Puffy concert. You won't be disappointed. My only hope is that Ami and Yumi continue to tour America in the coming years (I'm selfish that way).
Bleu was the opening act for at least some of this tour.
07/05/02 – Los Angeles, CA / Spaceland
07/06/02 – Los Angeles, CA / The Roxy
07/08/02 – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore (opened for the B-52s)
07/09/02 – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore (opened for the B-52s)
07/11/02 – Portland, OR / Aladdin Theatre
07/12/02 – Seattle, WA / I Spy
07/13/02 – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Richard's on Richard's
07/16/02 – Minneapolis, MN / Quest
07/17/02 – Chicago, IL / Park West - A review of this show can be found here.
07/19/02 – Washington D.C. / 9:30 Club
07/20/02 – New York, NY / Irving Plaza
07/21/02 – Boston, MA / Paradise Club
07/23/02 – Toronto, ON, Canada / Opera House - A review of this show can be found here.
This tour was documented on the Rolling Debut Revue Canada USA Tour 2002 VHS/DVD.
10/08/04 – New York, NY / Webster Hall
10/10/04 – Los Angeles, CA / House of Blues - Part of this performance (specifically, when they sing "Joining a Fan Club") was filmed for Cartoon Network's New Year's Eve 2004 programming special and can be seen as one of the live extras on the Funclips Funclub DVD.
10/11/04 – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Rock Show***Go West!! (2005)
The Never Ending (formerly known as Sneaker 2 Bombs, and currently known as Quiet Drive) was the opening act for this tour, with The Aquabats also performing at the L.A. and San Diego shows.
04/22/05 – Portland, OR / Crystal Ballroom
04/23/05 – Seattle, WA / The Showbox
04/24/05 – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Vogue Theatre
04/27/05 – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore (moved from 4/26/05)
04/29/05 – Los Angeles, CA / Wiltern Theatre
04/30/05 – San Diego, CA / SOMA
05/02/05 – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Rock Show***Go East!! (2005)
08/18/05 – New York, NY / Irving Plaza - A review of this show can be found here.
08/20/05 – Philadelphia, PA / Theatre of Living Arts
08/22/05 – Washington D.C. / 9:30 Club
08/24/05 – Boston, MA / Sommerville Theatre
08/27/05 – Chicago, IL / Vic Theatre
Tally Hall was the opening act.
07/08/06 – Philadelphia, PA / Theatre of Living Arts
07/09/06 – Washington, D.C. / 9:30 Club
07/11/06 – New York, NY / River to River Festival - A review of this show can be found here.
07/12/06 – Boston, MA / Axis (moved from the Avalon Ballroom)
07/14/06 – Cincinnati, OH / Bogarts
07/15/06 – Chicago, IL / Park West (moved from the Vic Theatre)
07/18/06 – Detroit, MI / St. Andrew's Hall – Read my half-assed (and more than likely factually incorrect) review of this concert here.
07/19/06 – Cleveland, OH / House of Blues
Splurge! Splurge! Splurge! Tour Goodies:
In addition, the merchandise table sold a baseball cap and a bandana; the former was black with a white front and read "Splurge", while the bandana used the same design as the white t-shirt (you used to be able to view all the tour items at PuffyAmiYumi.com, but they were taken down after the 2007 site redesign). Also, no photographs were allowed at all; several people in the crowd even had their cameras/camera phones confiscated by security, so sorry...no photos.
Note: These are only the U.S./Canada dates of the tour. The "honeysweeper" tour began and ended in Japan.
11/11/07 - Vancouver, BC, Canada / Richard's on Richards
11/13/07 - Seattle, WA / Moore Theater
11/15/07 - San Francisco, CA / Slim's (Moved from The Fillmore)
11/16/07 - Los Angeles, CA / Key Club
11/18/07 - Anaheim, CA / House of Blues