Concert Review: LiSA’s Nippon Budokan Performance Signals Start of 2018 Asia Tour

16.June.2018 | MUSIC

LiSA released her two simultaneous greatest hits albums LiSA BEST -Day- and LiSA BEST -Way- on May 9. The albums overshadowed her past works, making number one and two on the Oricon weekly album charts respectively.


Her Asia live tour, officially titled LiVE is Smile Always~ASiA TOUR 2018~[eN], began at the Nippon Budokan on June 14. Two new dates were announced for Guangzhou on August 24 and Shanghai on August 26. The full tour will sea her perform four concerts in Japan and five overseas. She’s expected to perform to around 60,000 fans across the length of the tour.

During the Budokan performance, LiSA greeted fans saying: “I’m back, Budokan! It’s been 3 years. And is my fourth time here! I’m sure you have no time to rest, so follow me to the very end! I want to cherish the love and consideration and enjoy myself with everyone here! Enjoy yourselves to the max! Peace!


The set-list focused on the songs featured across her two greatest hits albums, including her huge hit Catch the MomentLiSA enfevered the 13,000 people in the giant venue from start to finish.

It’s been a fierce 8 years since the rock queen made her debut. The [eN] featured in the tour’s title refers to the Japanese words for ‘circle’ (円) and ‘bond’ (縁). The Budokan is a 360° venue, meaning LiSA was encircled by and connected with all her fans.

After her second date at the Nippon Budokan on June 15 she will head to Osaka-jo Hall on June 30 and July 1 before embarking overseas to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou and Shanghai.


The singer will subsequently go on a Japan hall tour in October titled LiVE is Smile Always~ASiA TOUR 2018~[core].


There is a special website up right now promoting LiSA‘s two greatest hits albums where users can post their celebratory messages to the singer. Be sure to check it out.


LiVE is Smile Always~ASiA TOUR 2018~[eN]
6.14 @ Nippon Budokan (Open 17:30 / Start 18:30)
6.15 @ Nippon Budokan (Open 17:30 / Start 18:30)
6.30 @ Osaka-jo Hall (Open 16:00 / Start 17:00)
7.1 @ Osaka-jo Hall (Open 16:00 / Start 17:00)
7.21 @ Zepp@BIGBOX, Singapore
8.11 @ MacPherson Stadium, Hong Kong
8.18 @ Hsing Chuang Gymnasium, Taipei
8.24 @ Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, Guangzhou
8.26 @ 上海新静安体育館, ShanghaiTour Details: 

LiVE is Smile Always~ASiA TOUR 2018~[core]

Tour Details:



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