It's never too late to embark on your first Japan tour. In the case of NYC straight-edge hardcore band Youth of Today, that all-important trip to Tokyo has been 26 years in the making. To be fair, the group have hardly enjoyed an uninterrupted run since they first formed in 1985: after a string of lineup changes, they called it a day in 1990, though there have been a few reunions since then. The current group features founder members Ray Cappo and John Porcelly along with bassist Ken Olden (who also took part in the 2004 reunion) and newcomer Vinny Panza on drums. Support acts include local headbangers Numb and Fight It Out.
Youth of Today also play at Shibuya O-Nest on Oct 9.