June 17, 2014

Idol Renaissance cover Base Ball Bear’s “17 SAI” for their CD debut

Sony Music Artists (SMA) idol group, Idol Renaissance, will release their first CD single this summer. Idol Renaissance’s first CD single will be a cover of Base Ball Bear’s “17 SAI”. The CD will be limited to sales at concert venues and on the official SMA merchandise site, “ROCKET-EXPRESS”. It will go on sale on July 6 at “Idol YOKOCHO NATSU MATSURI!!~2014~”. Up Up Girls, GALETTe, Yu Yoshikawa, Miyu Koike, Yufu Terajima, Tenchu Girls, MOSO Calibration,... Read More

June 16, 2014

Girugamesh Яyo, Uploading Images of European Tour on YouTube

Girugamesh’s tour which started from the Moscow Performance of Russia on May 24th has entered into the second half of their tour, and is on the roll. Яyo is posting images taken in different places, and it is being posted one by one, showing the excitement of the tour. The band will be appearing in an event being held in WWW of Tokyo on September 6th and 7th, “MONSTER BOX Vol. 01 / 02”. Let’s look forward to what the performance they will show, after experiencing a tour... Read More

June 16, 2014

Customi-Z: Debut single will goes on sale on August 27

Customi-Z, who is on a temporary contract with Starchild, will release their ending theme to TV anime, “SHONEN Hollywood –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-“ on August 27. Customi-Z held a free event called on June 8 at Diver City Plaza Festival Square. They played “HAREBAREYUKAI” (TV anime “SUZUMIYA HARUHI NO YUUTSU” ending theme song cover), “KOMON x Crusher” (No.1 for three consecutive months), “READY!!” (TV anime “Idol Master” opening thing cover), and “GO!!!”... Read More

June 13, 2014

[Live Report] L’Arc~en~Ciel At Last Stage Of Japan’s National Stadium, “With Gratitude Towards the Stadium, And Dream For The Newly Born Future” — “JAPAN NIGHT” DAY 2

“SAYONARA Kokuritsu Kyougijo FINAL WEEK JAPNA NIGHT”, the last music event to be held at Japan’s National Stadium, was held for two days. In continuation to the 1st day “Yell for Japan”, held on the 29th, the 2nd day, “Japan to the World”, was held with the hopes for “people around the world to get to know Japan and the power of Japanese music”. The 2nd day saw four internationally successful artists: SEKAI NO OWARI, Perfume, MAN WITH A MISSION and L’Arc~en~Ciel.... Read More

June 13, 2014

[Live report] Perfume: Chocolate Disco to 60,000 people at the last Kokuritsu concert, “JAPAN NIGHT” DAY 2

Kokuritsu Kyogijo (Japan’s National Stadium) welcomed in the sunset. The giant screen instructed fans to turn on their LED stick lights that were handed out when they entered the venue. The crowd waited in excitement and anticipation for the next artist. The background music that played during the set change became drowned out with applause. Perfume were the next artists to take the stage. The giant screen displayed the silhouettes of the three members of Perfume as the... Read More

June 13, 2014

[Live Report] SEKAI NO OWARI and a Chorus of Voices from Everyone at the National Stadium — “JAPAN NIGHT” DAY2

Following MAN WITH A MSSION’s loud and overwhelming performance that dazzled the crowd, SEKAI NO OWARI took the stage. While the stage was being converted, people wearing strange bunny masks reminiscent of residents of Wonderland lined the stage and runway. The audience wondered what large spectacle of a show could follow this beginning, and the venue became noisy with people’s voices. While the afternoon had been hot and humid, the four members of SEKAI NO OWARI... Read More

June 13, 2014

[Live report] MAN WITH A MISSION, “The ultimate thanks and gratitude” – “JAPAN NIGHT” DAY 2

“SAYONARA KOKURITSU KYOGIJO FINAL WEEK JAPAN NIGHT” is the last music event to be held at the National Stadium (KOKURITSU KYOGIJO). The first night of the event was called “Yell for Japan”. The second night was called “Japan to the World”, and showcased four Japanese artists who are popular overseas. SEKAI NO OWARI, Perfume, MAN WITH A MISSION, and L’Arc-en-Ciel, were chosen for as these artists. Here, we will bring you the live report for the MAN WITH... Read More

June 12, 2014

MAN WITH A MISSION Got a Song Placed in BMW TV Commercial Right Before US Tour!!

MAN WITH A MISSION ended their solo show as a big success on May 31st , and from June 11th, one of their songs will be aired in a TV commercial of a major automobile company, BMW’s 4 series Gran Coupe. The tie-in song is “babylon”, one of the main songs from their latest concept album“Tales of Purefly”, and the edgy sound goes perfect with the cool image of BMW Gran Coupe. You can check out the commercial on TV as well as on BMW JAPAN’s official website. It’s... Read More

June 12, 2014

The Ticket Drawing for YOSHIKI’s First show after 12 Years Goes Highly Competitive at the Rate of 1/300! Live-Viewing Opportunity Has Been Announced.

YOSHIKI from the Japanese rock band “X” will hold his first solo show after 12 years on June 16th in Tokyo and 17th in Osaka. Winning rate for ticket drawings has gone highly competitive to 1/300. The show at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Place will be broadcasted live at theaters. His solo world tour “Yoshiki Classical World Tour” starting in April took place in the US, Mexico, Russia, Germany, France, and Britain at traditional concert halls. Since the 6th, the tour has gone... Read More

June 12, 2014

JAPAN MUSIC Fest. 2014

Thanks to the Japanese company POSSION HeADS, with Lambert & Partners, far Prod and EJS Consulting, the mythic venue of Olympia in Paris will welcome the first JAPAN MUSIC FEST on July 6th. 3 Japanese bands will be at the venue for this very unique stage which will put the Olympia on fire : DEAD END, the legendary rock band, who influenced many other bands such as LUNA SEA, L’arc~en~ciel or Kuroyume… Without them, Visual kei itself would’nt even existe! A... Read More