Rock Hall Expands to Japan

In the words of Huey Lewis,”the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland.”

Since opening its doors in 1995, rock fans have flocked to Cleveland, Ohio in the United States to view the hundreds of exhibits that call the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame home.

HOF-GuitarsBy Andrew Hitchcock – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

This fall, rock fans on the other side of the world will not have to travel quite so far to view exhibits and memorabilia from some of the legends in rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be opening a museum in Japan.

Speaking on the new expansion Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris said, “Rock and roll is a universal language and this is an incredible opportunity for us to collaborate with the Japan Project Production Committee to deliver an exciting experience internationally. Japan is the second largest music market in the world, making it the perfect place for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first international expansion.”

Set to open in Tokyo this September, the Hall of Fame’s Japanese expansion will open with an inaugural exhibit and branch out to a permanent home with memorabilia and traveling exhibits from the Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.

Some of the most recent traveling exhibits sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include: “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”, “Paul Simon: Words and Music”, “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits”, and “Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience”.


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