Peelander Z! Hi Tone!

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Peelander-Z is a Japanese punk band based in New York City. They bill themselves as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk band hailing from the Z area of Planet Peelander". While the founding members of Peelander-Z were all born in Japan, they first met and formed their band while living in New York.[1]

They perform on stage and appear in color-coordinated costumes, which they state are not costumes, but their skin. The costumes range from sentai style suits, to kimono, to rubber Playmobil style wigs. There is also a tiger costume and a giant squid/guitar costume to coincide with the song "Mad Tiger". Another aspect of their routine is their on-stage antics such as human bowling (diving head-first into bowling pins), pretending to hit each other with chairs in imitation of pro-wrestlers, and mid-performance piggyback rides. They often allow audience members on stage to join in on the fun, and often dive into the audience or hang from a balcony as part of their act.

Peelander-Yellow once broke a foot while jumping off the 2nd floor of a venue they were playing in New Mexico.[2]

In June 2008, Peelander Blue announced he would be leaving the group to "go back to the Peelander-planet" because he is "a prince of P-Planet" and the "P-King will be retiring." (P-Blue was getting married and could no longer tour.) In July 2008, Peelander-Z welcomed Peelander-Green.

Peelander-Z has joined the ritual at Voodoo Experience 2011 held at City Park in New Orleans, LA on the weekend of October 28th-30th 2011.

On September 17th, 2012 Peelander-Red announced he would be leaving the band at the end of the current U.S. tour to become a full time teacher at Ninja High School. Peelander-Purple joined the band as his replacement in February 2013.
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