w-inds. Conclude 2018 Tour in Hong Kong & Release Two Songs From Live DVD/Blu-ray

12.December.2018 | MUSIC

Japanese pop boy band and dance unit w-inds. concluded their LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” on December 8 with a final show at KowLoon Bay KITEC-Star Hall in Hong Kong.

 

The tour began in July and has seen the trio perform 14 concerts across Japan before hitting up Hong Kong in a finale that featured a huge set list of 27 songs. w-inds. boasts immense popularity across the region of Asia and even rank as the first J-pop artist to receive a commendation for their diplomatic establishments abroad. The Hong Kong concert marked their 10th performance there, the first being back in 2007.

 

A tapestry was raised by local fans at the venue which read “w-inds. & Hong Kong, An Irreplaceable 10 Years.” Ryuichi Ogata from the group acknowledged the messaged and gave his heartfelt thanks, saying “Same here, thank you for an irreplaceable ten years!”

 

Ryohei Chiba thrilled the crowd by talking in Cantonese about their stay in Hong Kong. At the end of the show, Keita Tachibana wrapped up their 2018 tour with his final comments: “This is the end of our tour this year, but of course we will be writing new stuff next year and aim to return to Hong Kong. Will you come again if you’re able to next year? Let’s definitely meet again, Hong Kong!”

This concert is being used to commemorate “日本秋祭IN香港”, an ongoing event that has been held since October to promote Japanese culture in Hong Kong. The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong who planned this event praised the three members: “The accumulation of ten years is extraordinary event for a Japanese artist. We will continue to support them with all our might from next year onward.”

 

「Celebration」from「w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”」DVD/Blu-ray

 

「Long Road」from「w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”」DVD/Blu-ray

 

w-inds. have also released two live videos of Celebration and Long Road from the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of their w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” which hit shelves on December 12. Fans who purchase both the first press limited edition of the DVD along with either the regular edition DVD or Blu-ray and sign up within the specified period will receive a tour towel. Full details can be found on their official website.

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  • w-inds.’ Keita Tachibana Drops 2nd Single in 12-Month Song Series

    19.February.2019 | MUSIC

    Keita Tachibana, the vocalist of dance and vocal pop boy band w-inds. has release his new digital single Live For Yourself, the second in a series of twelve consecutive release coming out over a period of 12 months.

    KEITA announced the return of his solo project on January 18 after almost 3 years and made headlines when he announced he would release new singles digitally every month for 12 months.

     

    The singer stated that Live For Yourself pushed him to try new challenges. The song has a ‘floating’ sound that rocks the listener to and fro coupled with straight lyrics. Once again, the track was completed entirely by KEITA himself including the singing, music and mastering.

  • w-inds. Member Keita Tachibana Restarts His Solo Career After 3 Years

    20.January.2019 | MUSIC

    Keita Tachibana, a member of the Japanese dance and vocal unit w-inds., has announced that he is restarting his solo music career under the name KEITA once again after over 3 years. His last solo released was the album FRAGMENTS which hit shelves back on December 16, 2015.

     

    KEITA will carry out everything on his own – from the vocals to the composition and mastering. He plans to release a series of digital singles for 12 consecutive months.

     

    It begins with Don’t Leave Me Alone which was released on January 18. The song was also posted on the artist’s official YouTube channel. Check it out below.

    Look forward to the continuation of KEITA’s music throughout 2019.

  • Boy band w-inds. wrap up tour finale announcing their 10th live in Hong Kong to follow!

    08.September.2018 | MUSIC

    Dancing pop boy band trio “w-inds.” performed the finale of their tour “w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” at Hall A, Tokyo International Forum.

     

    The boys also announced the release of the LIVE DVD/Blu-ray of their tour, which fans can purchase from Wednesday 12th December. They have also announced their 10th solo live performance which will take place in Hong Kong – this finale has been packed with fun announcements for their fans!

     

    Updates on all their future action will gradually follow overtime!

     

    On Saturday 18th August, 100 fans were invited to “w-inds. New Album “100! Premium Live from YouTube Space Tokyo” to witness the band before their very eyes at YouTube Space Tokyo. The performance was live streamed on w-inds.’ official YouTube channel.

     

    Join the boys’ worldwide fan base and plunge into the excitement of the band’s performance on the 29th floor at Roppongi Hills’ stage!

     

    ■Information

     

    DVD/Blu-ray

    w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”

    Release date:12th December 2018

    First-run DVD (2 discs) +2 CDs Luxury digipack

    PCBP.53254 / ¥5,926 + tax

    【Bonus footage】Documentary of w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”: Side A (provisional name)

    【Bonus CD】07.09.2018 Tokyo International Forum Tour Final Performance

     

    Standard edition Blu-ray (1 CD)

    PCXP.50589 / ¥5,926 + tax

     

    Standard edition DVD (2 CDs)

    PCBP.53255 / ¥4,907+ tax

    【Bonus footage】 Documentary of w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”: Side B(仮)

     

    ※ Further information will be released in the future.

     

    W-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” in Hong Kong

    Date:Saturday 8th December

    Venue:Kitec-Star Hall Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre – Star Hall

    Doors open:19:15 /Start time: 20:15

    Ticket prices:HK$1380 HK$880

    Standard ticket:To be confirmed

    Queries: Hong Kong Ticketing

    TEL:(852)31‐288‐288

    For further information, visit this site: https://premier.hkticketing.com

     

  • Concert Review: w-inds. Hold Their Premium Live Show at YouTube Space Tokyo

    20.August.2018 | MUSIC

    Dance and vocal trio w-inds. held a premium live performance at YouTube Space Tokyo which is located on the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills.

    The show was held to celebrate the release of their new album 100 now on sale. In line with record’s title, this premium concert was limited to 100 invitations.

    The members stepped onto the stage donning a chic jacket style, the Tokyo nightscape serving as their backdrop.

     

    It’s Saturday night. I bet it’s been a busy week for you all. I wonder how you’re all living your lives these days? This weekend… with our music…” Ryuichi whispered to the audience.

     

    Keita butted in, saying, “Shouldn’t we be a bit a bit cooler? (laughs).”

     

    Ryohei followed this up too. “Right? I mean, the night is beautiful.

     

    The atmosphere of the room turned peaceful at their chatter.

    The performance began with the summer tune Bring back the summer, the first song on their new album. This was followed by a new arrangement of one of their early hits SUPER LOVER ~I need you tonight~.

     

    Keita has started posting gaming videos on YouTube recently. During an interval, he made the audience laugh, saying: “I was told that once I get 10,000 subscribers, it’d be cool if I played games here [YouTube Space Tokyo], so I’ve decided it’ll be games the next time we come here.”

    Moving onto the second half of the concert, the band performed We Don’t Need To Talk Anymore, a song self-produced by Keita. They then performed a string of tracks from 100 including Temporary, We Gotta go, and Dirty Talk which was released early as a single. The group put on a thrilling performance of fantastic dancing and singing backed up by a skilled live band as well as entertained the crowd with conversation.

     

    The concert was streamed live on YouTube which saw lots of messages from fans overseas too who had tuned in for the premium experience.

     

    w-inds. are currently on a nationwide tour in Japan to promote 100. If you’re in Japan then you’ve got to experience seeing them live for yourself. Details can be found on their official website.

     

    ■Information

    New Album – “100”

    Now On Sale.

     

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, Special Photo Booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000) [PCCA- 04682]

    *Blu-ray includes “Time Has Gone,” “Dirty Talk” and “Temporary” music videos and “100 – Behind The Scenes”

     

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000) [PCCA-04683]

     

    w-inds. Official Homepage: http://www.w-inds.tv/

  • w-inds.’ New Album ‘100’ Release Event at YouTube Space Tokyo to be Streamed Live

    01.August.2018 | MUSIC

    Male trio dance and vocal group w-inds. have announced a special event to commemorate the release of their new album 100 which was released on July 4.

    The event will take place at YouTube Space Tokyo located on the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills. The group will perform a special live show on the day.

     

    The entire show will also be live streamed on YouTube via their official channel, meaning those unable to make it won’t miss out on the fun.

    Additionally, 90 lucky people will be randomly selected to be invited to the event via the group’s official fan club “w-inds.day” and on C CHANNEL, Japan’s biggest video streaming site aimed at women.

     

    Full details on how to apply for the event can be found on the official w-inds. website.

     

    ■Information

    w-inds. New Album「100」Premium Live from YouTube Space Tokyo

    Date: August 18, 2018

    Time: Open 6:00pm / Start 7:00pm / Finish 8:00pm (subject to change)

    Location: YouTube Space Tokyo (Roppongi Hills 29F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

    Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnGkLq5iETU

    w-inds. Official Homepage & Mobile Site: http://www.w-inds.tv/

     

    ■C CHANNEL Applications

    40 people to be randomly selected via the C CHANEL app for invitation to the event.

    Application: https://goo.gl/PcEWqL

     

    New Album – “100”

    Now On Sale.

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, Special Photo Booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000) [PCCA- 04682]

    *Blu-ray includes “Time Has Gone,” “Dirty Talk” and “Temporary” music videos and “100 – Behind The Scenes”

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000) [PCCA-04683]

  • Concert Review: w-inds. 2018 Live Tour “100” Begins

    17.July.2018 | MUSIC

    w-inds. began their nationwide Japan tour, officially titled w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”, on July 13 in promotion of their new album 100.

    The three guys stepped onto stage donning colourful sexy jackets and started the show with Bring back the summer from the new album.

    Group member Ryuichi expressed his happiness to the crowd: “I turn 33-years-old this year. I have spent 17 and a half of those years with w-inds., encountered many songs, and I’m extremely happy to have met all of you!” Fellow member Keita said: “We’re challenging ourselves to lots of different things, like playing the guitar and keyboard like today. Please look forward to us moving rapidly forward.”

    The crowd never let up their excitement and surprise once throughout the entire show as the guys performed new tracks with electrifying dance choreography as well as nostalgic numbers that get people screaming simply at their intros’.

    Ryohei also offered some words: “Our album came out and we also finished w-inds. Fes without worries, so I’ve been looking forward to starting this tour. I look forward to making all kinds of memories at each show [on this tour] from today onward.”

    The tour will take w-inds. on 11 concerts across 10 locations, finishing up at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on September 7.

     

    ■Information

    w-inds. New Album – “100”

    Now On Sale.

     

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, special photo booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000)

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000)

     

    w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”

    7/13 @ Olympus Hall Hachioji, Tokyo (OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30)

    7/14 @ Olympus Hall Hachioji, Tokyo (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00)

    7/20 @ Ichikawa Bunka Kaikan, Chiba (OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30)

    7/22 @ Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Sendai (OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)

    8/4 @ Kobe International House, Hyogo (OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)

    8/5 @ Orix Theater, Osaka (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00)

    8/12 @ Fukuoka Civic Hall, Fukuoka (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00)

    8/19 @ Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Kanagawa (OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)

    8/25 @ NTK Hall Forst Hall, Aichi (OPEN 16:00 / START 17:00)

    9/2 @ Omiya Sonic Hall, Saitama (OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)

    9/7 @ Tokyo International Forum Hall A (OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30)

    Price: Reserved Seating ¥7,500

    Planning/Production: RISINGPRODUCTION/OFFICE PROPELLER

    *Those under the age of 3 not permitted entry. Those aged 3 and above must hold a valid ticket.

     

    w-inds. Official Homepage & Mobile Site: http://www.w-inds.tv/

     

  • Concert Review: w-inds. Hold Japan’s First Dance & Vocal Group Festival ‘ADSR 2018’

    13.July.2018 | MUSIC

    Male trio dance and vocal unit w-inds. held their very own self-produced music festival w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm- in Odaiba, Tokyo on July 7, 2018.

     

    The event focused on Japanese dance and vocal groups. The first of its kind in Japan, the festival was under development for 2 and a half years. 13 artists performed at the show, all of whom are mutually respected by w-inds.

    The opening act of the festival was BuZZ. Once they warmed everyone up, MC Boo and the festival organisers themselves w-inds. stepped onto stage. Group member Ryuichi Ogata spoke about various episodes centered around w-inds.’ roots, such as when the group’s name was originally E&W (East & West), which is why they titled the stages at the show East Stage and West Stage. He also mentioned the kebab shop he and his fellow members would eat at almost every day which was located below the dance studio they commuted to. Keita Tachibana displayed his happiness, saying: “I’m happy so many people have come. We’re collaborating with everyone here today, but they’re all such good people I want to be with them all.” Group leader Ryohei Chiba said, “The rain seems to have blown away! Let’s all enjoy ourselves today!” At that, the real festival began.

    During DOBERMAN INFINITY’s performance, w-inds. and BuZZ joined them on stage resulting in a very special and precious performance with 11 artists up there. Da-iCE performed Paradox on stage while wearing the same pink shirt and beige trousers w-inds. wore in the music video.

    But the show was just getting started. w-inds. performed a string of nostalgic hits such as Super Lover ~I need you tonight~ together with Lead who’s like a brother to the group, as well as Shiki with SOLIDEMO and Long Road with MYNAME who was the only Korean artist there. They shook the audience of 5,000 with a set-list spanning 20 songs.

    Tachibana went on to say, “These are people here who have watched and raised us. There’s a reason why we’ve continued doing what we’re doing.” He wrapped up by talking about the future: “The number of people strong people here has increased. I want to make a movement with them. I want to hold this festival in Asia in the future.

     

    ■Information

    w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm-

    Date: July 7, 2018

    Venue: Odaiba, J Area

    Line-Up: w-inds. / X4 / COLOR CREATION / GANMI / SOLIDEMO / Da-iCE / DOBERMAN INFINITY / BananaLemon / THE BEAT GARDEN / FAKY / FlowBack / MYNAME / Lead

    MC: Boo

    Official Homepage: http://w-inds-fes.com/

     

  • w-inds. Digitally Release ‘Temporary’ From Upcoming Album ‘100’

    29.June.2018 | MUSIC

    w-inds. released the lead track Temporary from their forthcoming 13th album 100 on June 27.

    The track can be listened to on Spotify and iTunes. The boy band recently released their entire discography across digital music platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

     

    They are also holding a campaign in collaboration with Spotify which anybody from around the world can get involved with. It simply involves a Twitter follow and a retweet. 20 people will be randomly selected for participating to attend a private talk event with w-inds. at an undisclosed location on August 18. Those living outside Japan can receive invitations too, so be sure to get involved. Full details can be found below.

    Be sure to give Temporary a listen and share it with everyone you know!

    ■Information

    New Album “100”

    On Sale: July 4, 2018

    Price:

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, special photo booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000)

    *Special bonus: Application card for a signing event (you must apply beforehand for which member you want a signing from) OR application card for a present.

    *Blu-ray includes Time Has Gone and Dirty Talk music videos as well as a music video for a new song on the album and behind-the-scenes footage.

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000)

     

    ​Spotify x w-inds. “100” Twitter Campaign
    Running: June 27, 2018 – July 10, 2018 at 23:59

    How to Participate: Please follow @SpotifyJP on Twitter. Winners will receive a DM from this official Spotify Japan Twitter account. On Spotify, listen to w-inds. song ‘Temporary’ and then share it on Twitter via the song page with the hashtag #w_inds.

     

    Private Talk Summary
    Date: August 8, 2018
    Time: Evening
    Location: Undisclosed

    Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/ 3e37KFkLrnIFuHRaEJwg9v

    Tour Information

    w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”

    Running: July 13, 2018 – September 7, 2018

    Full Details: http://www.w-inds.tv/information/live/contents.php?id=VFw4mFbJfL

     

    w-inds. First Music Festival

    “w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm-”

    Location: Odaiba (J Section)

    Date: July 7, 2018

    Official Website: http://w-inds-fes.com/

     

    w-inds. Official “100” Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/w_inds100

     

    w-inds. Official Homepage & Mobile Site

    http://www.w-inds.tv/

  • w-inds. Discography Released on Spotify, Apple Music & Other Music Subscription Services

    08.June.2018 | MUSIC

    Vocal unit trio w-inds. released their entire discography across music subscription services on June 6.

    There are 81 tracks in total featuring all of their singles and albums from their debut single Forever Memories on March 14, 2001 to Dirty Talk on March 3, 2018. The discography was dropped onto Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, LINE MUSIC, AWA, Recochoku Best, d Hits, KKBOX, Uta Pass, Rakuten Music, Smart, and USEN.

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    The boy band are also holding a playlist campaign on Spotify titled ‘My 17 Years with w-inds’ to celebrate the discography hitting the platform. Fans are encouraged to make their own personal playlists. The winner will receive a voice recording from the members themselves.

     

    w-inds. have come a long way over the years, and now you can relive their journey from all the way back in the early days to now, with everything from the latest world standard dance numbers to nostalgic ballads.

     

    ■Information​

    Spotify Campaign – ‘My 17 Years with w-inds.’

    ​Webpage: http://sp.rising-pro.jp/ winds/news/VFseK0gfbe/

     

    New Album “100”

    On Sale: July 4, 2018

    Price:

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, special photo booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000)

    *Special bonus: Application card for a signing event (you must apply beforehand for which member you want a signing from) OR application card for a present.

    *Blu-ray includes Time Has Gone and Dirty Talk music videos as well as a music video for a new song on the album and behind-the-scenes footage.

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000)

     

    Official Website: http://www.w-inds.tv/

  • w-inds. 13th Album ‘100’ New Artist Photo & CD Cover Revealed

    05.June.2018 | MUSIC

    3-piece vocal unit w-inds. will drop their 13th album 100 on July 4, 2018. In the run up to the summer release, the pop boy group have unveiled the CD cover as well as a new artist photo.

    w-inds._100_CD__ジャケットw-inds._100

    Additionally, w-inds. have set up their first official Instagram page in line with the new album.

    w-inds._insta

    The special 100 Instagram page features a grid layout of the new artist photo as well as information regarding each edition of the new album. More content is scheduled to be posted over the course of 2 months, including sneak peaks of the tracks, information regarding the album, behind-the-scenes of the music production, and casual photos of the members. The account isn’t solely run by staff―the members themselves will post too!

    w-inds._100_A

    The album will hit shelves on July 4. The group will then perform at w-inds. Fes on July 7 before embarking on their 100 Live Tour from July 13.

     

    Be sure to follow them on Instagram for plenty of details to stay up to date.

     

    ■Information

    New Album “100”

    On Sale: July 4, 2018

    Price:

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, special photo booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000)

    *Special bonus: Application card for a signing event (you must apply beforehand for which member you want a signing from) OR application card for a present.

    *Blu-ray includes Time Has Gone and Dirty Talk music videos as well as a music video for a new song on the album and behind-the-scenes footage.

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000)

     

    Tour Information

    w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”

    Full Details: http://www.w-inds.tv/information/live/contents.php?id=VFw4mFbJfL

     

    w-inds. First Music Festival

    “w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm-“

    Location: Odaiba (J Section)

    Date: July 7, 2018

    Official Website: http://w-inds-fes.com/

     

    w-inds. Official “100” Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/w_inds100

     

    w-inds. Official Homepage & Mobile Site

    http://www.w-inds.tv/

     

  • w-inds. Announce 13th Album “100” & Japan Tour

    03.May.2018 | MUSIC

    Internationally active dance and vocal trio w-inds. wrapped up their fan club live tour on April 30 at Pacifico Yokohama’s National Convention Hall.

    w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 〜ESCORT〜

    The group performed 15 songs at the finale, including their latest single Dirty Talk which was released in March. During the show’s encore, the guys announced and they will release their 13th album on July 4 and subsequently embark on a nationwide tour from July 13.

     

    w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 〜ESCORT〜

    ​The title of the album is 100. The name comes from the members’ combined ages this year which equals one hundred. Upon becoming aware of that, group vocalist Keita Tachibana thought, “Right! Let’s make an album right away!”

     

    w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 〜ESCORT〜

    The album will include Dirty Talk and Time Has Gone which were released as singles. Additionally, the first press edition of the album which comes with a Blu-ray disc not only features both music videos for these songs, but a music video for a new song featured on this album too, as well as bonus footage filmed specially for this release. Further details will be released on the group’s official website.

     

    w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 〜ESCORT〜

    ​After the album hits shelves, w-inds. will head on a tour across Japan from July 13. The title of the tour is w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”. They will also at Space Shower TV’s event TOKUFUKU LIVE Connect! Vol.3 together with Taiiku Okazaki on June 21. The group will also hold their outdoor music festival w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm- to 10,000 people on July 7 in Odaiba.

     

    w-inds.

    Expectations are high for w-inds. this summer. Be sure to stay up to date.

     

    ■Information

    New Album – “100”

    On Sale July 4, 2018

     

    First Press Edition: ¥4,630 (+Tax)

    *First Press Bonus: Ticket to a signing event to receive a signing from one member. You must apply for which member beforehand.

    Regular Edition: ¥2,778 (+Tax)

     

    Tour Information

    http://www.w-inds.tv/information/live/

     

    Tickets:

    Fan club ticket pre-sale begins May 1.

    General ticket sales begins June 23.

    Price: ¥7,500 (All Seats Reserved. Tax Included.)

     

    TOKUFUKU LIVE Connect! Vol.3

    Address: Zepp Tokyo, 1-3-11 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo

    Date: June 21, 2018

    Time: DOORS 18:00 / START 19:00

    Price: 1F Standing ¥5,200 / 2F Reserved Seating ¥5,700

    http://sstv.jp/tokufuku_connect

     

    w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm-

    Location: Odaiba J Section

    Date: 7 July 2018

    Enquiries: 050-3532-5600

    Website: http://w-inds-fes.com/

     

    w-inds. Official Website

    http://www.w-inds.tv/

  • w-inds. Hold Fan Club Concert & Announce Self-Produced Outdoor Music Festival

    17.March.2018 | MUSIC

    Dance and vocal trio w-inds. held their fan-club-only live concert w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 ESCORT on March 14 at Nakano Plaza. This date was important for many reasons – not only did it collide with the date of their debut when they started 18 years ago, but they also released their 40th single DIRTY TALK. The guys performed a total of 15 songs including the new track.

     

    During the encore, the members of Lead came out on stage with flowers and a cake to sing “Happy Birthday” together with the 2,000 fans in the audience in celebration of w-inds.’ 17 years. w-inds. also announced a 10,000-person capacity outdoor music festival slated for July 7th in Odaiba which rippled cheers through the crowd.

     

     

    ▶︎Comments on 17th Anniversary from w-inds.

    w-inds. 橘慶太

    It’s been 17 years since our debut. It’s all thanks to our fans and staff who have so wholeheartedly supported us so that we can continue to sing as we do. We will keep on being diligent, so we kindly ask for your continued support.

    —Keita Tachibana

     

    w-inds. 千葉涼平

    We have thankfully been able to celebrate this day once again this year. Without forgetting our gratitude towards all our fans and all of our staff who constantly support us, I hope for us to carry on creating new music with great care that stays true to us into our 18th year.

    —Ryohei Chiba

     

    w-inds. 緒方龍一

    I am deeply grateful for so many people supporting us to get this year over these 17 years. We will continue to explode in this 18th year!

    —Ryuichi Ogata

    w-inds.

    w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm- is the music festival to be produced by the w-inds. and the first in Japan to center around dance and vocal groups. Just as the title suggests, the event will respect the ‘singing’ and ‘dancing’ aspects of groups’ performances to bring together artists in Odaiba who play well off each other.

     

    Don’t miss out on this generation-transcending dream music festival by the one and only w-inds., who are celebrating the 18th year in their career since their debut!

     

    ■Information

     

    w-inds. Fes ADSR 2018 -Attitude Dance Sing Rhythm-

    Date: 7 July 2018

    Location: Odaiba J Section

    Line-Up: w-inds. (+more TBA)

    Website: http://w-inds-fes.com/

    Enquiries: ADN STATE – 050-3532-5600 (Weekdays 12:00-17:00)

     

    40th Single – “Dirty Talk”

    On Sale: March 14, 2018

     

    First Press Regular Edition [CDDVD]

    Price: ¥1,389 (¥1,500 tax incl.)

    Bonus: An individual member ticket for their signing event OR a present application ticket

     

    Regular Edition [CD Only]

    Price: ¥926 (¥1,000 tax incl.)

    *If you take the advertisement flier included in the regular edition to their event you can participate in the group handshake at the events.

     

    Tower Records First Press Limited Editions

    RYOHEI Edition [CD+DVD] – ¥1,389 (¥1,500 tax incl.)

    Bonus: A ticket for a handshake with Ryohei at the handshake event.

     

    KEITA Edition [CD+DVD] – ¥1,389 (¥1,500 tax incl.)

    Bonus: A ticket for a handshake with Keita at the handshake event.

     

    RYUICHI Edition [CD+DVD] – ¥1,389 (¥1,500 tax incl.)

    Bonus: A ticket for a handshake with Ryuichi at the handshake event.

     

    *Each CD cover features a solo shot of each member.

    *Please be aware that this edition is only available at Tower Records stores across Japan and on the Tower Records Online shop.

    *This edition is a first press limited edition. Once all productions have been sold, this edition will no longer be available for purchase. Please note that depending on your timing when pre-ordering, this edition may no longer be available for purchase

    *It is recommended for those wishing to purchase this edition to pre-order a copy by February 12th.

     

    CD Commemoration Event Schedule

    All events are subject to change.

    04.03.2018 – Sapporo, Hokkaido [Signings & Individual Handshakes & Group Handshakes]*

    17.03.2018 – Osaka, Kansai [Signings & Individual Handshakes & Group Handshakes]

    21.03.2018 – Tokyo, Kanto [Signings & Individual Handshakes & Group Handshakes]

    31.03.2018 – Hakata, Fukuoka [Signings & Individual Handshakes & Group Handshakes]

     

    *The method for attending the March 4th event in Sapporo is different from the other dates. To attend on this date, you must purchase your copy on the day at the store where the event is taking place.

     

    Individual Signings

    The first press editions of the new single Dirty Talk set for release on March 14th will contain either a “Present Application Ticket” or “Individual Signing Ticket”. They are both inserted randomly into copies. Please note that you can only attend the signings if you have an “Individual Signing Ticket” with you. These tickets can be used at the locations in Kansai, Kanto and Fukuoka (but not Hokkaido). An “Individual Signing Ticket” gives one person one signing from the name of the member on the ticket. Signings will only be done on the CD pamphlet included with the CD, so please make sure to take this with you to the signing.

     

    Individual Handshakes

    Inside each of the three Tower Records Limited Edition copies of the new single Dirty Talk set for release on March 14th is a ticket for a handshake with each corresponding member – Ryohei, Keita or Ryuichi – which you must take with you to the event. These tickets can be used at the locations in Kansai, Kanto and Fukuoka (but not Hokkaido). An “Individual Handshake Ticket” gives one person one handshake with the name of the member on the ticket. Please be aware that you cannot receive a handshake from a member other than the one written on your corresponding ticket. Please be aware that these editions are only available at Tower Records stores in Japan and on the Tower Records Online shop. Stocks are also limited, to make sure to reserve your copy ASAP.

     

    Group Handshakes

    Inside the regular edition of the new single Dirty Talk set for release on March 14th is an advertisement flier. If you take this flier with you to one of the events, you can receive handshakes with all 3 members. These fliers can be used at the locations in Kansai, Kanto and Fukuoka (but not Hokkaido). CDs will be sold instore on the day of the event, but due to limited stock, it’s recommended you purchase a copy online at a Japanese CD shop. Please be aware that the flier included in the first press regular edition is different from the flier included in the regular edition and cannot be used for a group handshake.

     

    w-inds. FAN CLUB LIVE TOUR 2018 ESCORT

    03.03.18 @ Zepp Sapporo (Hokkaido) – DOORS 16:00 / START 17:00

    14.03.18 @ Nakano Plaza (Tokyo) – DOORS 17:30 / START 18:30

    16.03.18 @ Zepp Nagoya (Aichi) – DOORS 17:30 / START 18:30

    18.03.18 @ Zepp Osaka Bayside (Osaka) – DOORS 16:00 / START 17:00

    01.04.18 @ Fukuoka Convention Center Main Hall (Fukuoka) – DOORS 16:00 / START 17:00

    30.04.18 @ Pacifico Yokohama (Kanagawa) – DOORS 16:00 / START 17:00

     

    w-inds. Official Website: http://www.w-inds.tv/

     

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