SCANDAL to Celebrate 10th Anniversary Since Major Debut with Japan, US & Mexico Tour

29.May.2018 | MUSIC

SCANDAL released their 8th studio album HONEY this year back in February. In support of the album, the band embarked on a tour across Japan titled SCANDAL TOUR 2018 “HONEY” which concluded at Kobe International Hall in Hyogo Prefecture on May 25.

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The stage set was dyed in a chic red, with the members’ amps and drum shells even taking on the same colour, made special for this tour. As the crowed cheered and screamed in anticipation for the band’s entrance, the members stepped out onto stage donning HONEY’s theme colour – red.

 

The first song of the night was HONEY’s lead track Platform Syndrome. They continued with another rock track from the album, OVER. Things changed up a bit as they pulled out SCANDAL BABY, which featured on the band’s greatest hits album last year and voted as the fans’ number one favourite. The curtains fell after this song, which if this was a normal performance would signal the end of the show―but this is SCANDAL.

  

After a brief chat with the crowd, the girls displayed their impressive talents with a string of medium rock numbers that have an inner fortitude. This included Oh! No! where Mami (guitar/vocals) takes on the role of lead vocals, Can Beer with Tomomi (bass/vocals) on lead vocals, Short Short from their latest album, Mado o Aketara which was arranged by Mizuki Masuda, and the hugely popular Departure for which the members wrote and composed everything together for the first time.

 

Next on the list was something a little different. The members answered questions which fans posted on the fan club with the theme ‘things you want SCANDAL to shed light on across the country in these times.’

 

SCANDAL then went on to play Electronic Girl from HONEY which is a song they can be proud of having improved the most on this tour. This was followed by their classic hit Everybody Say Yeah! which signaled the start of the show finale. The last block included a variety of new ones and oldies, including Shunkan Sentimental, Flashback No.5, Take Me Out, Koisuru Universe, amongst others. It felt like it was all over in an instant.

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After a riotous call of an encore, the members stepped out one last time. “SCANDAL is celebrating 10 years this autumn since our major debut! We haven’t made a special celebration of the day since our major debut until now, but the number ‘10’ has a natural sense of gratitude in it. We will prepare an appropriate setlist to give thanks. We’ll be waiting for you at the live club houses,” they said happily to the fans, offering up the announcement of a new tour.

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The encore consisted of Sisters, Image, and LOVE SURVIVE, wrapping up the band’s 23-date hall tour.

SCANDAL will continue to tour in support of the album. They will tour Asia from June including mainland China before heading to the US and Mexico this fall.

Infomation 

 New Album – “HONEY”

Released: February 14, 2018

Price:

Limited Pressing Edition (CD+T-Shirt) – ¥5,700 (Tax Included) *T-shirt produced by AMIAYA

First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥3,700 (Tax Included)

Regular Edition (First Press Packaging) (CD-Only) – ¥3,200 (Tax Included)

 

“HONEY” Trailer:https://youtu.be/IWhoDwKDzfc

 

“HONEY” Download:https://erj.lnk.to/-gqrHWN

 

SCANDAL ASIA TOUR 2018 “HONEY”

Location: Hong Kong

Venue: MacPherson Stadium (http://macstadium.hkpa.hk/)

Date: June 10, 2018

Time: 20:00 (Local Time)

 

Location: Beijing

Venue: TANGO (http://www.clubtango.cn/)

Date: June 15 ,2018

Time: 19:30 (Local Time)

 

Location: Guangzhou

Venue: TUTU (https://site.douban.com/gztutu/)

Date: June 17, 2018

Time: 20:00 (Local Time)

Location: Manila

Venue: SMX Convention Center (http://www.smxconventioncenter.com/)

Date: June 24, 2018

Time: 19:00 (Local Time)

 

Location: Taipei

Venue: Clapper Studio (http://clappertw.wixsite.com/clapper/studio)

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 19:00 (Local Time)

 

SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 “Special Thanks” 

Location: New York

Venue: PlayStation Theater(www.playstationtheater.com

Date: September 5, 2018

 

Location: San Francisco

Venue: The Regency Ballroom(www.theregencyballroom.com

Date: September 7, 2018

 

Location: Anaheim

Venue: House of Blues(www.houseofblues.com/anaheim

Date: September 9, 2018

 

Location: Dallas

Venue: The Bomb Factory(www.thebombfactory.com

Date: September 16, 2018

 

*Details for Mexico and ticket information will be released at a later date.

 

SCANDAL TOUR 2018 – ‘Kanshasai’

11.02 @ Zepp Nagoya, Aichi

11.03 @ Zepp Nagoya, Aichi

11.10 @ Zepp Osaka Bayside, Osaka

11.11 @ Zepp Osaka Bayside, Osaka

11.16 @ Zepp Sapporo, Hokkaido

11.20 @ Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo

11.21 @ Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo

 

Ticket Prices: Reserved Seating ¥4,860 (Tax Included) + 1 Drink Fee

*4 tickets per person for each date.

*Tickets required for those aged 4 and above.

 

SCANDAL MANIA Pre-Release: May 25 @ 22:00―June 11 @ 23:59

*To purchase, you must sign up as a member (fee charged) by May 31.

*New members that sign up between May 21-May 31 can apply for pre-release tickets from June 7.

 

SCANDAL Official Homepage: http://www.scandal-4.com/

Album Website: http://www.scandal-honey.com/

 

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    Cameraman: Takeshi Yao

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    This tour is unique from their other tours however as every date features completely different set list. The unpredictability of what the girls will play is part of the excitement for this summer tour.

     

    SCANDAL headlined HUSH!! Full Music 2019 at Hac Sa Beach in Macau on May 1. The first date of the Fuzzy Summer Mood tour served to usher in Japan’s new Reiwa era.

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    SCANDAL are posting playlists of each set list on the tour over on Spotify, so whether you get to see them live this summer or not you can still be part of the experience.

    The above-pictured new artist photo was also released when the tour started. It’s the complete opposite of their previous artist photo which was shot in the early morning with each member wearing white clothes. This time we see them donning black outfits and standing on the city sidewalk in the evening.

     

    Photography: Takeshi Yao

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