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Japan's Polysics have announced a US tour starting next week. The run also makes the last appearance of Kayo, longtime keyboardist, who will be leaving the group after the tour. Her bandmates will be taking a hiatus after the tour wraps up, saying this:

POLYSICS will be going on hiatus following their concert at the Budokan. This is a first for the band, who have been on a crazy schedule that have flabbergasted both Japanese and foreign artists alike. They will use this time to recharge their batteries for the next phase of POLYSICS. But then again, being who they are, there is the greatest possibility that this hiatus might prove to be an extremely short one.

January 28, 2010Bottom of the HillSan Francisco, California
January 29, 2010The RoxyLos Angeles, California
January 30, 2010The CasbahSan Diego, California
February 2, 2010PlushTuscon, Arizona
February 3, 2010The Rhythm RoomPheonix, Arizona
February 5, 2010The White RabbitSan Antonio, Texas
February 6, 2010The IndependentAustin, Texas
February 7, 2010The LoftDallas, Texas
February 9, 2010The FirebirdSt. Louis, Missouri
February 10, 2010Double DoorChicago, Illinois
February 11, 2010Magic StickDetroit, Michigan
February 12, 2010MusicaAkron, Ohio
February 13, 2010The Gramercy TheatreNew York, New York
February 14, 2010The Middle EastCambridge, Massachusetts
February 16, 2010The Rock and Roll HotelWashington, Washington DC