Concert Review: SILENT SIREN Wrap Up Their ‘31313’ Album Tour

12.June.2019 | MUSIC

SILENT SIREN just wrapped up the final two shows of their Japan tour at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on June 9 and 10 respectively. The tour was held in promotion of their latest album 31313. The title of the album is a reference to both “SILENT SIREN Day” which is on March 13 and Heisei 31 (aka the year 2018), the final year of the Heisei era in Japan.

The first night of the two-day Tokyo finales saw a giant curtain draped across the stage onto which visuals were projected. Once these visuals had finished showing, the venue was lit up in a gorgeous pink colour―a colour associated with SILENT SIREN―and out stepped the band members to a room of screaming fans. They began with a string of 4 upbeat songs: Mujuuryoku Dance, Go Way!merry-go-round and 19 summer note..

Vocalist and guitarist Suu prefaced the band’s performance of Tenkaippin’s Theme with: “How are we doing, Tokyo tour finale? Let’s not waste even a minute or a second and have an amazing time!”

 

After some MC from the members the show approached its middle section. Sai Sai performed several tracks from 31313 including LetterREBORN and Cream Soda. For Kawakanai Namida Suu provided her gentle voice to the sound of her acoustic guitar.

“Today is the day of rock! Let’s head into the final part!” announces Suu. In the latter half of the concert, the band pull out live classics such as Fujiyama Disco and Hachigatsu no Yoru. They bring the tension back up with the final track of the main set: Koi no Esper, the lead track of 31313. The crowd sing along with the chorus and join in with shouting “Stop!” at the end of the track just as the instruments stop all of a sudden too.

 

“We’ve put psychic abilities on the venue. We don’t want this to end just yet so I’d like to turn back time!” As Suu said this, the band performed the first track of the night once more: Mujuuryoku Dance.

For the encore Sai Sai performed the 31313 bonus track Happy Song For You. DUring this they also surprised fans whose birthdays it was by writing their names on a whiteboard. The final track to wrap up the show was Cherry Bomb. At the end, the band announced that this show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the future.

For the second Tokyo show, the band performed a completely different set list from any other on the tour up to then. During Koi no Esper, the final track of the main set, Suu announced that she was going to turn everyone into animals using her psychic powers, which led to the other members and the crowd imitating gestures of different animals. She then said she was going to summon a lion, and sure enough, Japanese comedian Ōnishi Lion stepped onto stage.

For the encore of the second night Sai Sai performed NO GIRL NO CRY, the theme song written for their concert with Poppin’Party held at MetLife Dome in May, before wrapping up with Cherry Bomb. At the end of this concert the band announced that their annual special New Year’s concert will be held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on December 30. Full details will be announced later in the year.

 

Photography: Hajime Kamiiisaka

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