Following the concerts in Nagoya and Osaka, Nakata Yasutaka and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu wrapped up their two-man tour 「～SPECIAL DJ×LIVE ZEPP TOUR 2016～『YSTK×KPP』」 with a final performance at Zepp DiverCity on Monday November 14th.
The concert began with the figure of Nakata Yasutaka visible up high in his DJ booth shrouded in dazzling, gorgeous lighting and smoke as he opened the night up with the track “Dancing Planet ft.VERBAL”.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu then took to the stage, dolled up in a red one-piece outfit, and performed “CANDY CANDY” which had the entirety of the huge audience up in a heated frenzy. Kyary featured in the CAPSULE song “Motor Force”, after which her and Nakata Yasutaka performed a special version of “PONPONPON”, all the while displaying their awesome chemistry and perfect synchronisation. It was a night of non-stop action as the performance mixed DJ party vibes together with a concert feel.
Kyary got down with the beat and danced while fans waved their penlights like crazy. Everyone in the venue waved their towels for “Kira Kira Killer”. The whole venue became a dance floor as the songs continued to flow, such as a powerfully arranged version of “Mondai Girl”, and as the sound of the electronic beats beat.
There was then an intermission, during which Nakata played CAPSULE’s “Another World”. Kyary returned to the stage to perform “Ninja Re Bang Bang” and “do do pi do”, and waved a giant flag as she sang, exciting the audience.
To let the audience cool down and rest a bit, Kyary sang her ballad “Oyasumi”, comforting everyone into a relaxed mood. Nakata then performed his latest solo track “NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu)” which is used as the main theme song for the movie “Nanimono”.
Afterwards, Nakata and Kyary both assembled themselves on stage for the last spurt of the show. They pushed for the climax as they performed the upbeat song “Invader Invader” and a more dynamic arrangement of “Fashion Monster.”
It was then that the duo performed a song from their upcoming double A-side single for the very first time on the tour, titled “Harajuku Iyahoi” (Japanese: 原宿いやほい), scheduled to be released on January 18th, 2017. Fans threw their fists into the air during the phrase in the chorus “Harajuku de iyahoi! toriaezu iyahoi!” (Japanese: “原宿でいやほい！ とりあえずいやほい！”), bringing a hugely successful end to the performance.
Cries for an encore didn’t stop, bringing Nakata and Kyary back on stage to go all out in a performance of “Tsukema Tsukeru”. Kyary then asked Nakata “How did you find our first two-man live?” to which he responded “It was an amazing experience”. Kyary agreed, saying “It really was. We’ve powered up!”
Kyary went on to give some moving comments: “We’ve been able to perform in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka for this first ever two-man tour. Ever since I debuted, and even now, I have been a huge fan of Nakata Yasutaka, so I was actually really nervous about doing this two-man tour, but it went really well and we have been able to complete all 3 performances with no troubles. Thanks so much to all of you!” Kyary ended in a fired up voice, saying “If we get the opportunity to do this once more please be sure to come along again!”
The duo went on to perform the final song, “Sai & Co”, and fans went all out with their remaining energy, before the curtains finally closed on the night. Nakata and Kyary’s two-man live was extremely special as it displayed the power of their chemistry, while also drawing out new sides of both of them.
～SPECIAL DJ×LIVE ZEPP TOUR 2016～『YSTK×KPP』
Zepp DiverCity (DOORS 18:00／START 19:00) DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 1 Chome-1-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo 135-0064
・New Single Details
Artists: Nakata Yasutaka/Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
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