Hikaru Utada’s Laughter in the Dark Tour took place throughout November and December last year to commemorate the singer’s 20th anniversary. It also marked her first nationwide tour in Japan in 12 years and first performance since Yokohama Arena in 2010 after which she went on indefinite hiatus due to fatigue. The tour wrapped up at Makuhari Messe on December 9, the exact same date as her debut 20 years prior.
Utada performed for 140,000 fans across the tour. The finale date included a set-list of 20 tracks which included Automatic, First Love, Hatsukoi which was released last year and more. The entire set including the encore is now heading to DVD and Blu-ray.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray will be released in several editions.
The Limited Pressing Edition comes on DVD and Blu-ray and includes the entire concert at Makuhari Messe as well as a documentary entitled Talking About Laughter in the Dark which features an interview with the tour members and staff.
It also comes packaged with a 60-page photo book containing unreleased photos taken on stage and during rehearsal, a replica backstage pass, and a DVD containing music videos for Forevermore, Anata and Hatsukoi―all songs released after Utada’s label move to Sony Music―as well as each video’s making-of footage. When purchased at select shops and online stores it also comes with an original neck strap as pictured above. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Limited Pressing Edition is a must-have for fans of Utada, whether they attended the tour and want to relive the moment or weren’t able to make it and want the full authentic experience.
And for the first time in Utada’s career, this DVD and Blu-ray will be released across multiple platforms. It will be available to download on the iTunes Store, the Japanese on-demand service SKY PerfecTV!, and on Netflix Japan’s on demand video subscription service.
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Pre-orders for the Limited Pressing Edition opened today. All editions of the DVD and Blu-ray will be released on June 26, 2019.
Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018
Release Date: June 26, 2019
Price: ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
Hikaru Utada Official Website: www.utadahikaru.jp
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