Concert Review: BAND-MAID’s Overwhelming Performance on Day 1 of Their 2018-2019 World Domination Tour

14.September.2018 | MUSIC

BAND-MAID’s ‘WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018-2019’ finally began on September 12 at CLUB CITTA’ in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

Tickets to this show sold out completely. On stage, the image of a dilapidated Western European style house was project before the excited masters and princesses. It was very much something you would imagine from BAND-MAID who had been in preparation for the start of their world tour.

 

Anticipation was swelling throughout the crowd ready to burst at the ring of any sound that would signal the beginning of a never-before-seen performance from BAND-MAID. It was at this point during the hustle of the people that the sound effects tolled, and out from the projected flames of the gauze curtains stepped each member. They chimed in with the intro for DICE, indicating the outset of BAND-MAID’s long tour.

 

The roaring sound the members put out amalgamated with the screen visuals, giving way to an outlandish display of rock ‘n’ roll that perfectly marries together maids with rock music.

When they entered the third song Moratorium, the curtains fell to the floor, and simultaneously the beams of fantastic lasers penetrated the room. Vocalist Saiki stirred the crowed even more as she shouted (in Japanese), “Let’s go!!

 

Guitarist and vocalist Miku Kobato welcomed the crowd after the sixth song: “Welcome. To BAND-MAID’s Serving!!” This signaled the end of the show’s opening sequence and start of the Serving’s main course. ‘Serving’ is what the band call their concerts, a reference to their maid personas.

The band continued hard rock songs until all of a sudden the notes of a sentimental piano pierced the room.

 

Guitarist KANAMI was stood before a keyboard at which she performed the band’s third single start over which was released on July 25. She displayed her ability to skillfully play both the keyboard and guitar. She continued like that for Daydreaming.

 

The vocals and music of the middle section of the Serving permeated the bodies of the masters and princesses with a feeling of comfort.

But Saiki sliced that relaxing atmosphere by announcing to everyone, “We brought a new song with us.” For the first time ever, BAND-MAID performed their new song glory which is the upcoming new ending theme for the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

 

Despite it being the first performance, the masters and princesses made sure to shake the building with a fiery zeal.

Saiki left the stage and the rest of the band played the instrumental track Onset. They also performed Rock in me which Kobato is in charge of the vocals for, showcasing BAND-MAID’s diverse box of surprises. Saiki returned to the stage by herself and said, “Our Shinryaku Tour has started, hasn’t it? Thanks to everyone here our first night sold out!

 

This was the first time in the band’s career that Saiki had spoken to the crowd on stage alone. Wondering whether she had finally come to bear being able to speak on stage, she showed her playful side by calling Kobato back on stage with her a gain. When Kobato appeared she did her classic ‘Omajinai Time’ which she performs at every concert where she gets the crowd to repeat the words “Moe Moe” and “Kyun Kyun.”

The final course of the Serving was now in sight, so the members once again stimulated the excitement of their masters and princesses with a bellowing string of songs. During Play each member showed off their instrument skills in solos before wrapping up the set with Don’t you tell ME, rolling the carpet back up on what was a very successful start to their biggest tour.

The fans were of course caught in a whirlpool of elation as they watched this overwhelming performance, but what left the biggest impression was the facial expressions of the BAND-MAID members who were enjoying the Serving themselves too. What’s more is how their performance skills have increased remarkably. It felt like they had given rise to new possibilities with their shows. This striking first day of the tour was like they were showing they had entered a new era in their career as a band.

This tour will take BAND-MAID across the rest of Japan before they embark overseas to play for their foreign fans.

 

If they’re coming to a city near you, don’t miss out on this historical moment to see BAND-MAID showing their true worth and evolution.

 

■Information
New Single – “glory”
*Release details TBA.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Website: http://ani.tv/yugioh-vrains/
©Kazuki Takahashi Studio・Dice / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・NASBAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018-2019【侵略】~Shinryaku~
・2018/09/12 @ Kawasaki CLUB CITTA’, Kanagawa *SOLD OUT
・2018/09/15 @ Kanazawa EIGHT HALL, Ishikawa
・2018/09/17 @ studio NEXS, Niigata
・2018/09/22 @ Hiroshima Club Quattro
・2018/09/24 @ Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
・2018/09/28 @ Zepp Nagoya, Aichi
・2018/09/30 @ Sendai Rensa, Miyagi
・2018/10/07 @ Takamatsu MONSTER, Kagawa
・2018/10/08 @ Namba Hatch, Osaka
・2018/11/04 @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24
・2018/11/30 @ Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS
・2018/12/01 @ Kumamoto
・2018/12/08 @ Kyoto FANJ
・2018/12/09 @ Kobe Harbor Studio, Hyogo
・2018/12/14 @ NaganoCLUB JUNK BOX
・2018/12/16 @ Kofu CONVICTION, Yamanashi
・2019/01/11 @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo
・2019/01/12 @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo

 

BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018【宣告】~senkoku~
・2018/11/09 Los Angeles, Lodge Room *SOLD OUT
・2018/11/10 San Francisco, The Chapel *SOLD OUT
・2018/11/14 Helsinki, Nosturi
・2018/11/16 Amsterdam, Melkweg
・2018/11/17 London, The Dome
・2018/11/18 Paris, Backstage
・2018/11/21 Berlin, SO36
・2018/11/22 Munich, Feierwerk

 

BAND-MAID Official Homepage: https://bandmaid.tokyo/

 

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    21.August.2018 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that BAND-MAID’s new song glory will be used as the new ending theme song for the popular ongoing anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS from October 2018.

     

    Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is the sixth Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series and its fifth spin-off series. This will mark the first time the series has received an ending song by an all-female rock band.

     

    Guitarist and vocalist of BAND-MAID Miku Kobato commented the following:

    I’m suuuper happy that we were chosen for the Yu-Gi-Oh! ending theme! Kobato has read Weekly Shonen Jump since being small, so it’s an honour to be able to work with a Jump franchise like this! It’s famous internationally too, so I want lots of masters and princesses around the world to hear it!

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    ■Information

    New Single – “glory”
    *Release details TBA.
    Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Website: http://ani.tv/yugioh-vrains/
    ©Kazuki Takahashi Studio・Dice / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・NAS

     

    BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018-2019【侵略】~Shinryaku~
    ・2018/09/12 @ Kawasaki CLUB CITTA’, Kanagawa *SOLD OUT
    ・2018/09/15 @ Kanazawa EIGHT HALL, Ishikawa
    ・2018/09/17 @ studio NEXS, Niigata
    ・2018/09/22 @ Hiroshima Club Quattro
    ・2018/09/24 @ Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
    ・2018/09/28 @ Zepp Nagoya, Aichi
    ・2018/09/30 @ Sendai Rensa, Miyagi
    ・2018/10/07 @ Takamatsu MONSTER, Kagawa
    ・2018/10/08 @ Namba Hatch, Osaka
    ・2018/11/04 @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24
    ・2018/11/30 @ Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS
    ・2018/12/01 @ Kumamoto
    ・2018/12/08 @ Kyoto FANJ
    ・2018/12/09 @ Kobe Harbor Studio, Hyogo
    ・2018/12/14 @ NaganoCLUB JUNK BOX
    ・2018/12/16 @ Kofu CONVICTION, Yamanashi
    ・2019/01/11 @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo
    ・2019/01/12 @ Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo

     

    BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018【宣告】~senkoku~
    ・2018/11/09 Los Angeles, Lodge Room *SOLD OUT
    ・2018/11/10 San Francisco, The Chapel *SOLD OUT
    ・2018/11/14 Helsinki, Nosturi
    ・2018/11/16 Amsterdam, Melkweg
    ・2018/11/17 London, The Dome
    ・2018/11/18 Paris, Backstage
    ・2018/11/21 Berlin, SO36
    ・2018/11/22 Munich, Feierwerk

     

    BAND-MAID Official Homepage: https://bandmaid.tokyo/

  • Concert Review: BAND-MAID perform alongside Arukara at 5-year anniversary concerts

    20.July.2018 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID teamed up with the venue Shibuya Eggman to host three concerts there from July 18 to celebrate their 5th anniversary. They were joined by Arukara on the first day.

     

    The venue was filled with fans who managed to get their hands on premium tickets, all of which were sold out. A mutual buzz was rife in the air as people waited for the show to start.

    Arukara were first to step onto the stage to begin the two-band show. They got the crowd going with several upbeat tracks like Yaru ka Yaru ka Yaru ka da and Suiyoubi no Mannequin wa Warau.

    The band said: “Con-gra-tu-lations on 5 years, BAND-MAID! We’re Arukara, eccentrics in the world of rock and acting as BAND-MAID’s butler’s today! Enjoy this next song, a pleasant one to take into the afterlife!” They captivated the crowd with a performance of Saikederinja 2 and their new song Thirsty Thirsty Thirsty Girl.

    They took another pause to talk about meeting BAND-MAID and welcomed their 5-year anniversary with praise, saying: “They’re one of the few band’s in today’s rock industry who are meticulous with each and every sound.” Towards the end of their set they vowed to return. “We’re entering our 16th year as a band, and we’re happy to have been able to share such a wonderful day with this timing of BAND-MAID’s 5th anniversary. Let’s to it again!” They finished up their 8-track set with Mirai no Oto.

    Sound effects began to sound signaling the entrance of BAND-MAID. The members stepped out and vocalist Saiki shouted, “Are you celebrating BAND-MAID’s 5th anniversary?” The band then went full throttle into their performance.

    They began with several classic hits such as REAL EXISTENCE and alone before hitting the masters and princesses in the crowd up with a string of songs from their latest album, WORLD DOMINATION.

    Guitarist and vocalist Miku Kobato expressed her thanks on being able to celebrate 5 years and tour with Arukara, which signaled Saiki to say, “Kobato is merely a fan of Arukara,” as well as explain the story behind how the event came to be.

    Kobato went on to do her staple ‘Omajinai Time’ call-and-response section where she gets the crowd to say ‘moe moe’ and ‘kyun kyun.’ She then said, “We’ve gone to the effort to tour with Arukara, so we’ve gotta do something,” causing her to borrow Arukara vocalist Inamura’s tambourine to perform Arukara’s own Hankei 30cm no Naka wo Shiranai.

    Towards the end of their set the band played their aggressive hits the non-fiction days and DICE before finishing up the first day of their 5th anniversary concert series with DOMINATION.

    Arukara will continue to perform with BAND-MAID on July 19 and 20 for the anniversary event. BAND-MAID will release their third major single start over on July 25. They will go on to perform at ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018 and Summer Sonic 2018 as well as tour throughout Japan and overseas.

    Photography: Masanori Fujikawa

     

    ■InformationBAND-MAID – 3rd Single “start over”

    On Sale: July 25, 2018

    Price:

    First Press Limited Edition A (CD + Blu-ray + Postcard + CD) – ¥7,389 (+Tax)

    First Press Limited Edition B (CD + DVD) – ¥3,685 (+Tax)

    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,000 (+Tax)

     

    Tracklist (All Editions)
    1. start over
    2. Screaming

    Blu-ray/DVD (Limited Editions A&B)
    Performance at Zepp Tokyo on April 13, 2018. Full set of 26 songs.

    Other (Limited Edition A Only)
    ・BAND-MAIKO – “secret MAIKO lips” (CD)

     

    *Only 3,500 copies of First Press Limited Edition A to be sold.

     

  • BAND-MAID Unveil CD Cover for New Song ‘Start Over’

    20.June.2018 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have released the CD cover artwork for their third major single Start Over which will be released on July 25. It has also been announced that the song will be broadcast first on June 25 via the radio show REDNIQS on FM802.

    The theme of the CD cover artwork is ‘conflicting love.’ The song is an edgy hard rock number that captures the band’s gap of being between a band and maids.

    BAND-MAID will go on to tour and play summer festivals in Japan before heading overseas.

     

    ■Inforamation
    BAND-MAID – 3rd Single “start over”
    On Sale: July 25, 2018
    Price:
    First Press Limited Edition A (CD + Blu-ray + Postcard + CD) – ¥7,389 (+Tax)
    First Press Limited Edition B (CD + DVD) – ¥3,685 (+Tax)
    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,000 (+Tax)‘Start Over’ Radio BroadcastChannel: FM802 “REDNIQS”
    Date: June 25 (Every Monday at 1am-4am)Webpage: https://funky802.com/service/homepage/index/1125

     

    WORLD TOUR 2018
    BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION Tour 2018 ~Senkoku~
    ・2018/06/29 @ MEXICO

     

    WORLD GIGS
    ・2018/06/22 @ Natsu Rock 2018, Singapore
    Line-Up: BAND-MAID / Do As Infinity / Shiena Nishizawa

    ・2018/07/07 @ Penang Anime Matsuri-Summer Paradise 2018, Penang Island, Malaysia

    BAND-MAID Tour Information: http://bandmaid.tokyo/event

    BAND-MAID Official Website: http://bandmaid.tokyo/

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    BAND-MAID「Blooming」Music Video: 

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    BAND-MAID – “Rinne” Music Video

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