Peelander Red to Bid Peelander-Z Goodbye After U.S. Tour This Fall

Peelander Red hangs from the rafters at Red 7.

Peelander Red steadies himself on the audience then uses a rope to hoist himself up and continue rocking out while hanging upside down at Red 7 in Austin, TX.

The last couple of years have been extremely good for Peelander-Z, the Brooklyn-based, self-described “Japanese action comic punk band” famous for getting the entire audience involved in their onstage antics. Last year the color-coded members of Peelander-Z toured extensively, hitting festivals like the Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Canada’s NXNE and the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. Super DX Hitz a greatest hits record on Austin, TX’s Chicken Ranch Records, paid tribute to fan-favorite tracks spanning the band’s (then) 14-year catalogue.

In 2012, Peelander-Z continues their ceaseless string of tour dates having already hit SXSW and Brooklyn’s The Great GoogaMooga Fest in addition to a small U.S. tour. Meanwhile they’ve sonically transformed from thrashy punk to new wave zaniness on the their latest release: Space Vacation.

With an as-of-yet-unnamed new album and a Fall tour on the way, Peelander-Z’s showing no signs of slowing down—until today.

Earlier today, Peelander-Z announced that founding member and bassist Peelander Red (Kotaro Tsukada) will leave the band after an upcoming Fall tour with Electric Eel Shock in the United States. The announcement came via an Facebook post from the band, as well as posts from Chicken Ranch Records and Peelander Yellow (Kengo Hioki).

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