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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