During today’s press conference in Hong Kong, Luna Sea announced their first world tour, which will start in Germany on November 27th and contains appearances in California, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Being asked for further dates, RYUICHI turned to the wallpaper behind the member’s seats and wrote ’12/23, 24 TOKYO DOME’ on the screen, while SUGIZO added ‘and more!’.
Hence, the tour schedule is as follows:
· November 27, 2010 – Ruhrkongress Bochum, GERMANY
· December 4, 2010 – Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium, USA
· December 11, 2010 – Asia World Expo, Hong Kong
· December 18, 2010 – Taiwan Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
· December 23 & 24, 2010 – Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, JAPAN
· more dates TBA…
Being asked about the few shows, the band members explained, that there are more appearances planned, but due to the short notice, those dates haven’t be decided yet.
During the conference, RYUICHI also explained, that new Luna Sea songs have been written already. Now, the band also thinks about releasing a new album. It seems, that nothing definite has been decided about it, though.
As Luna Sea has apparently reached all aims they had about taking over the japanese music market, INORAN, J, RYUICHI, ShinyA and SUGIZO are now heading overseas to send their message into the whole world.
For all fans who are dissappointed, that no concert has been announced in their country yet: Cheer up! Not all dates have been announced, yet!
Posted: August 31st, 2010
It seems, Luna Sea will follow X JAPAN to take over the world. On Luna Sea’s Official Website an urgent press conference has been announced that will take place in Hong Kong on August 31st, 2010 at 3 p.m. Hong Kong time (GMT +8). The press conference will be broadcasted world wide through Ustream. Don’t miss it!
Posted: August 29th, 2010
If you’re curious about more than just a setlist, check out Maverick’s report about X JAPAN’s concert on August 14th in Nissan Stadium. Not only did he write about this “Reunion Night”, but also took some pictures before the live to share the atmosphere!
Click here for the report and the gallery (currently offline).
Posted: August 23rd, 2010
The release of ToshI’s single “Crystal Piano no kimi” (クリスタルピアノのキミ = You at the Crystal Piano*) is planned for end of September.
The Single will contain the songs “Crystal Piano no kimi” and “Hoshizora no Neptune” (星空のネプチューン = Neptune of the starry sky*) both in vocal and karaoke version. Additionally, the CD will come with a specal jewelry, designed by the 17 year old newcomer 彬耶A・Y・A in collaboration with the popular brand Ed Hardy
However, the number of copies is limited to only 5000 copies. The single can be preordererd on toshi-samuraijapan.com (Japan only!) and on japan-discoveries.com
Source: ToshI Official website
* Please note that these translations of the song titles are not word by word.
Posted: August 18th, 2010
Finally, here are the long awaited tour dates for X JAPAN’s first American tour!
September 25, Wiltern Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
September 28, Fox Theatre (Oakland, CA)
October 1, Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA)
October 3, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver, BC Canada)
October 6, Riviera (Chicago, IL)
October 7, Massey Hall (Toronto, ON Canada)
October 10, Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY)
Source: Press Release
Posted: August 16th, 2010