Puffy (パフィー, Puffy) or Puffy AmiYumi (パフィー・アミユミ, Puffy AmiYumi?) as they are known in the United States (due to legal naming conflicts with Sean Combs, also known as "Sean 'Puffy' Combs" or "Puff Daddy"), is a Japanese J-Pop duo.
Ami Onuki, whose nickname is "Jane", and Yumi Yoshimura, nicknamed "Sue", were scouted by two different talent agencies and put together in 1995, and soon Puffy-Mania would begin. Puffy-Mania is a term that was used by the Japanese media to refer to the craze for all things related to Puffy, from key-chains, to CDs. It began in 1996 and continues to this day. Puffy-Mania reached its peak in 1998 to 1999, following the release of the Jet-CD and the Jet-Tour. Their first release "Asia no junshin" ("True Asia") sold a million records and their success continued with several more full-length releases (totalling 14 million sales in Japan).
East Coast Tour 2006 (Splurge! Splurge! Splurge!)
On May 11, Puffy AmiYumi announced these tour dates:
7/08 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7/09 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
7/11 River to River Festival, New York City
7/12 Avalon Nightclub, Boston, Massachusetts
7/15 Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
7/18 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, Michigan
7/19 House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio