Hawaii native Jake Shimabukuro is set to release his “best of” live collection Live In Japan, his second release on Hitchhike Records/eOne, Friday, February 26, 2016. Pre-orders are available today on AmazoniTunes and the website. The 2 CD collection features some of Shimabukuro’s favorite songs from his 15-year career including a 10-minute classic reworking of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which currently has over 14 million views on YouTube. For more information, please visit his website here.
The collection of uniquely crafted tunes was recorded during his fall 2015 dates in Japan on his 2015 world tour which begins with a 9-minute medley including the War classic “Low Rider,” and performances of “Dragon, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Blue Roses Falling,” to name a few. The band set also includes several original selections from his most recent studio album, Travels, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top World Album Chart in 2015.
2016 is shaping up to be Shimabukuro’s biggest of his career. Beyond the live release, his first in seven years, he will be working on a collaborative new studio album as well as launching a tour starting on January 23rd in Napa, California, that will take him across the United States and around the world.