SID announced at their 15th anniversary tour Ichiban Suki na Basho 2018 that will embark on a tour of Asia.
Titled SID 15th Anniversary Asia Tour “The Place Where We Love Most 2019”―which is the translated version of the Japan tour―it will mark their first concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong in 5 years since their 2014 Outsider tour.
Further details surrounding the other dates and venues of the new Asia tour have yet to be announced.
As SID look to the coming grande finale of their 15th anniversary tour set for March 10, 2019 at Yokohama Arena, they are ready to make their mark once more in Asia.
SID 15th Anniversary ASIA TOUR “THE PLACE WHERE WE LOVE MOST 2019” in Taipei
Venue: Legacy Taipei, Taiwan
Date: February 15, 2019
Time: OPEN 19:00 / START 20:00
Ticket Sale Date: December 1, 2018 from 14:00
Ticket Prices: All Standing – VIP NT$ 4,000 / Advance NT$ 3,000 / Door NT$ 3,200
Famiport & FamiTicket: https://www.famiticket.com.tw
SID 15th Anniversary ASIA TOUR “THE PLACE WHERE WE LOVE MOST 2019” in Hong Kong
Venue: MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: OPEN 19:00 / START 20:00
Ticket Prices: VIP Standing HK$ 1,100 / Standing HK$ 890 / Seated HK$ 690, $ 490, $ 390
VIP Ticket Bonus: Invitation to high five the band and receive a signed poster
Ticket Sale Date: December 4, 2018 from 10:00
SID – “Ichiban Suki na Basho” Mini Album
Release Date: August 22, 2018
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥2,778 (Pre-Tax)
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,852 (Pre-Tax)
SID Official Website: http://sid-web.info/
SID 15th Anniversary Website: http://sid-web.info/15th/
Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 1
As we make headway into the new year, information on Japanese artists performing outside of Japan continues to roll out. This first article covers Japanese artists set to perform concerts overseas in the first half of 2019.
The global popularity of multi-platinum electro J-pop group Perfume is clear for all to see, with their latest album Future Pop released back in August charting in at No.1 in 20 countries across the world. And now, international fans in the US and Asia will be excited to hear that the trio are set to hit a city near them in March and April this year.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/138536
SID announced at their 15th anniversary tour Ichiban Suki na Basho 2018 that they are set to perform four dates in Asia.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/144270
Kenshi Yonezu took the charts by storm in 2018 breaking many records with a string of singles. While riding this wave of success, it has been announced that Yonezu will embark on his first ever arena tour which begins today on January 19. Two dates in Shanghai and Taipei have been added to the tour.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/158468
・Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and what better way to kick off it off than performing at Lollapalooza Chilie in March. Before they do however they will first perform at PA’L NORTE 2019, a 2-day music and art festival in Monterrey, Mexico. They are part of a line-up consisting of big names such as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Santana.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/146658
Taichi Mukai is in the midst of his 2018-2019 “Pure Tour” to promote his newest album PURE. The artist is gaining much attention not just in Japan but across Asia too. Mukai is set to perform in Asia for the first time beginning on March 22.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155274
HYDE started his solo music career up again last year and has various planned for 2019. He performed at L’Arc-en-Ciel’s 2018 Christmas live show “L’ArChristmas” and will embark on an Asia tour in March.
GARNiDELiA released Kyoki Ranbu on September 26 this year, an album compiling every song from their internationally acclaimed online dance series including their hit song Gokuraku Jodo. The pop rock duo have announced that they will embark on their biggest Asia tour to date including shows in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150236
Wednesday Campanella is no stranger to performing solo concerts and at festivals outside Japan. The next place to be graced by KOM_I’s incredible performance is Barcelona for the Primavera Sound music festival.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150817
To all lovers of J-pop, J-rock and any kind of Japanese artist or band living outside Japan – if an artist is coming to a place near you, show your support and don’t miss the opportunity to see them live.
Front cover released for SID’s forthcoming 2-day Nippon Budokan concert DVD & Blu-ray release
15.December.2017 | MUSIC
SID have just finished their hall tour titled SID TOUR 2017 “NOMAD” which saw the band play 16 shows around Japan, all of which sold out to roaring success, and all of which SID rocked from the start right up to the tour finale.
SID are set to released their 2017 Nippon Budokan live concert Yofuke to Ame to / Yoake to Kimi to on DVD and Blu-ray on December 27th, and the front cover for the release has finally been unveiled. The footage compiles both shows SID played at the Nippon Budokan on May 12th and May 13th this year.
The concerts were SID’s first ever concept shows – with both days being split into “Yofuke to Ame to” and “Yoake to Kimi to.” It was the band’s first solo shows in over a year and a half, playing to 17,000 fans across the 2 days. The DVD and Blu-ray releases have been long-awaited by fans as tickets for both dates sold out completely. The footage contains every song played at the concerts. Plus, first press editions of both the DVD and Blu-ray feature special packaging along with a 32-page photo booklet.
SID will celebrate their 15th anniversary in 2018. They are set to perform a solo concert on New Year’s Day at Zepp Tokyo after which they will embark on 12-date Japan tour which will start on June 16th at Zepp Tokyo once more.
Be sure to keep up to date with the latest news on SID.
SID hold special event in Harajuku for the release of their new album “NOMAD” and host their own collab cafe!
SID released their new album “NOMAD” on September 6th, the first in almost 3 and a half years. To celebrate the release of the album, the band held a special premium talk event at “JOL Harajuku.”
A single mystery message was put out 5 days prior to the event simply stating “シドギャ集結せよ。” (“SID fans, unite”). A location was also confirmed prior to the posting of the message. Despite it being such a sudden announcement, almost 1,000 fans gathered for the event on September 6th dressed in black as September 6th is also “Kuro no Hi” (“Black Day”). There were so many people at JOL Harajuku that people were flooding out of the door onto Takeshita Street.
The members of the band spoke to fans about their new album “NOMAD” during the event.
The album’s title, “NOMAD,” comes from the same word meaning “wanderer.” SID weren’t very active in 2016 and so, speaking about the release of a new album, vocalist Mao spoke about wanting to go on an adventure with the reunited fans due to their inactivity.
A lucky fan was also chosen to open wide and say “ahh” for Mao. The fan was so overwhelmed that they wept with joy, and the rest of the crowd in the venue howled.
The band took into account the fans who were unable to get into the venue and so quickly set up a live broadcast via LINE. More than 24,000 people tuned in to watch that the stream received 1,500,000 individual hearts (similar to “Likes”).
SID had also collaborated with JOL Harajuku to serve up food and drinks produced by all 4 members of the band. The collaborative menu is available until September 20th. And if you conquer the collaborative menus of all 5 stores, you can get yourself an original coaster, so don’t miss out!
SID are holding two handshake events for people who have purchased a copy of “NOMAD.” The first will take place on Saturday September 9th at TFT HALL 500 at Tokyo Big Sight while the second will take place the following day at Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall. The band are also set to embark on their nationwide hall tour SID TOUR 2017 “NOMAD” beginning at Mori-no-Hall 21 in Matsudo on September 23rd.
SID are finally back and are ready to begin their reign once more. Be sure to keep up to date.
Japanese rock band SID have released a new visual and the cover art for their forthcoming new album “NOMAD” which will hit shelves on September 6th.
The new visual features the SID members with similar clothing that, along with the CD jacket, expresses the theme surrounding the title of the album, namely “nomad” and “wanderer.” The CD jacket itself comes in 3 different versions for each edition of the album.
For the release of “NOMAD,” the album is also being released in collaboration with TOWER RECORDS, TSUTAYA and HMV, where it will be released with exclusive bonuses. At each store, the album will be released with an original poster featuring each member of the band wearing the staff uniform for TOWER RECORDS, TSUTAYA and HMV. The posters have a much different feel to them than the cool CD cover art as we see the members much more casual and light-hearted. These posters have been specially made for this release, so be sure to check them out.
Details have also been finally revealed for the recently announced handshake events that will take place to support the release of SID’s new album, much to the excitement of fans. The first will take place on Saturday September 9th at TFT HALL 500 at Tokyo Big Sight while the second will take place the following day at Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall. Full details on how to sign up and more can be found at the band’s official homepage.
NOMAD is SID’s first album to be released in almost 3 and a half years, the last being “OUTSIDER” which came out back in 2014. The band are set to embark on a tour for the new album titled “SID TOUR 2017 「NOMAD」.” Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on SID’s return from the release of the album to their nationwide Japanese hall tour.
SID to release new single “Butterfly Effect” on 10/05! Music video to be shown on public Sony Vision screen in Shibuya!
07.May.2017 | MUSIC
The full version music video for SID’s new single “ Butterfly Effect” has been released! The single will be selling from Wednesday 10th May. As the filming of the music video was focused in Shibuya, at 22:00 on Wednesday 3rd May (national holiday), the video will be played on the large Sony Vision outdoor screen affixed on the wall of Shibuya MODI. However, it is not just the music video that will be shown, but comments from the members of SID and the cheers and shouts of their fans who were gathered in Shibuya during Golden Week.
The theme for this music video is “Infection”. A high school girl is continuing her ordinary life when the sound of SID’s music, which reverberates through the streets, infects her. As her body starts to feel strange, she uncontrollably performs a boisterous dance in the middle of the busiest part of Shibuya. The cool musical performance of SID and the curiously unique drama scene makes for an impressive contrast.
The dancer playing the lead role for the drama scene in the music video is 16-year-old student Aoi Yamada, who has also taken part in the music videos of MAN WITH A MISSION’s “Dead End in Tokyo”, cinema staff’s “pulse” and much more! For the filming, her whole body is covered with colourful special effects makeover. The highlight of the video is the mad choreography in front of Shibuya MODI and at the scramble crossing.
The limited edition full music video for “Butterfly Effect” will be available on Gyao! until Tuesday 9th May, so if you miss it on the Sony Vision big screen in Shibuya, please check it out on Gyao!, or check out the link below!
Furthermore, early-bird orders for “Butterfly Effect” are now being taken! You can also reserve “Butterfly Effect -Special edition- ” on iTunes which is packed with some of SID’s best live songs. Three lucky fans who order can win a poster signed by the band members, so don’t miss out!
New Single「Butterfly Effect」
Butterfly Effect -Special edition
SID official website: http://sid-web.info