Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will do a tour of Japan with PIERROT lead vocalist Kirito. The two once shared the stage in 1999 when MEGADETH, PIERROT and MARILYN MANSON did a festival in Japan. The collaboration and unique chemistry between Marty and Kirito is eagerly anticipated by Marty's fans and Kirito's fans alike. The entire tour is sold out. The dates are as follows:Aug. 11 - Osaka
Aug. 13 - Fukuoka
Aug. 17 - Nagoya
Aug. 22 - Sendai
Aug. 27 - Tokyo
Aug. 28 - Tokyo In other news, Marty will record with Japanese pop singer Aikawa Nanase in August. Marty and the super band that just completed Aikawa Nanase's 10th Anniversary tour (Pata - X JAPAN, Shinya - LUNA SEA, "Crazy" Cool Joe - DEAD END and D.I.E. - HIDE/GLAY) are slated to record her entire upcoming album. The CD will be produced by mega-producer Hajime Okano (L'ARC EN CIEL).