August 18, 2011

X JAPAN / Official Announcement of Asia Tour at Summer Sonic

X JAPAN made their North American concert debut with Lollapalooza Festival in 2010 and continued on with a live at Roseland Ballroom in NY, which was a sold-out show. On 8/14(Sun), X JAPAN called for a press conference at Summer Sonic 2011 and made an announcement about their long-waited Asia tour schedule. The tour will begin in Korea on 10/28 and continue on to Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok, in total of 6 lives covering 3 countries and 6 cities. Depending... Read More

August 16, 2011

LUNA SEA / Tickets for charity live sold out in 5 min

LUNA SEA is scheduled to hold an earthquake relief charity live “From LUNA SEA for JAPAN ‘A Promise to The Brave'” for the Great East Japan Earthquake on 10/22 at Saitama Super Arena. The ticketing for this live began on 8/14 at 10am and all tickets were sold out in only 5 minutes. This charity live is held as part of the promise, “From LUNA SEA for JAPAN,” that LUNA SEA made for the recovery of the damages by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Along... Read More

August 16, 2011

SOPHIA / Revival live at Nippon Budokan

SOPHIA has been broadcasting important moments of their band live on Nico Nico Video and this Budokan live was no exception. Through this historical live, SOPHIA delivered the promise with their fans that “they would come back with all of the 5 members.” SOPHIA will participate in “V-ROCK FESTIVAL ’11” to be held at Saitama Super Arena on 10/23. Don’t miss out! Official Website: Twitter:!/SOPHIA_OFFICIAL Related... Read More

August 12, 2011

YOSHIKI / Presenter at HFPA Party

On 8/3 (Wed, local time), YOSHIKI attended a party in Hollywood hosted by HFPA, the host organization of Golden Globe Awards, as the presenter of scholarship for entertainment NPOs. Among the 250selected people invited by HFPA, YOSHIKI was selected as one of the 10 scholarship presenters. YOSHIKI will participate in “Summer Sonic” as it marks the start of JAPAN X’s world tour, which will continue on to South America in September. “Summer Sonic” 8/13(Sat)... Read More

August 11, 2011

Ken Yokoyama / Release of “Four” in the U.S.

Ken Yokoyama’s album “Four” released domestically in 3/2010 will now be released on 8/27 in the U.S. This album will be released through a renowned New York label, “Go Kart Records.” With a different art work from the domestic version and a bonus track of ‘Somebody Get Me a Doctor’ by BBQ CHICKENS rearranged in Ken Band’s version, this U.S. edition is bursting with its own original contents. This edition will also be available in Japan. Official Website: Myspace:... Read More

August 10, 2011

SMAP / Very First Overseas Concert Scheduled in September

SMAP’s concert in China will be held on 9/16 at Beijing Workers Stadium. This very first overseas concert of SMAP is expected to attract an audience of 40,000. The theme for this concert is “Hang in there, Japan / Thank you, China / Asia is one.” During East Asia Summit, SMAP was the very first Japanese artist group to meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 5/21/2011. Wen Jiabao welcomed SMAP full-heartedly and expressed his hope for their songs and friendship to reach... Read More

August 9, 2011

LITE For all the innocence tour in Europe

LITE, a band that plays instrumental rock with catchy melodies, will do a European tour with Maybeshewill in October. For all the innocence tour Oct 14 – UK – GLASGOW, Stereo Oct 15 – UK – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club Oct 16 – UK – BIRMINGHAM, Flapper Oct 17 – UK – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit Oct 18 – UK – BRISTOL, Fleece Oct 19 – UK – MANCHESTER, Moho Live Oct 20 – UK – BELFAST, Spring & Airbrake Oct... Read More

August 9, 2011

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

Nobuo Uematsu, a Japanese video game composer, best known for scoring the majority of titles in the Final Fantasy series, will perform in North America through the live tour “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY”. Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY 07/27 Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada, Orpheum Theatre 07/30 Baltimore, MD – United States of America, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 09/09 Los Angeles, CA – United States of Americam Royce Hall 09/10 Los... Read More

August 9, 2011

UPLIFT SPICE European Tour

After “Paradigm Shift Tour” in Japan, UPLIFT SPICE, a melodic emotional rock band, will visit to Europe for their European tour. 10/29 UPLIFT SPICE European Tour Paris – France, La maroquinerie 10/30 UPLIFT SPICE European Tour @Japan Expo Centre Orléans – France, Parc des Expositions & des Congrès UPLIFT SPICE Formed in 2005 by Chiori (Vo.), Yuuki (Gt.), Atsushi (Ba.), and Tobita (Dr.), UPLIFT SPICE combines a melodic Emo base with Chiori’s one-of-a-kind voice... Read More

August 9, 2011

Natsuko Aso @Toulouse Game Show

Natsuko Aso will be performed at TGS (Toulouse Game Show) in November 26th & 27th. 11/26 Labège – France, Espaces de congrès et d’exposition 11/27 Labège – France, Espaces de congrès et d’exposition Profile Natsuko Aso made her recorded debut with “Brand New World”, used as the ending theme for TV show “Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen”. She gained significant exposure through her performance... Read More