Hikaru Utada’s 2018 Laughter in the Dark Tour was released on DVD and Blu-ray today. The tour―which was her first nationwide tour in Japan in 12 years―was held to celebrate 20 years since her debut.
The DVD and Blu-ray was released in Limited Pressing Edition packaging and was also released across several streaming platforms including Netflix.
On day one of its release, the video shot up to No. 1 in downloads on the iTunes Live Video section. It has also been warmly received by foreign fans for its posting on Netflix.
Fans in Japan can also now watch it at several Sony Store branches in high resolution as part of the Sony Store Days event. At the event, fans can see the outfits that Utada actually wore on stage during the shows as well as watch Anata and Play A Love Song using Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, the latest in immersive music reproduction that brings listeners closer the artists than ever before. You must book in advance to experience this latest cutting-edge technology however.
As well as this, 13.1 channel multi-speakers will be used so that fans can enjoy the live experience together with the mix by Utada’s recording engineer Masahito Komori.
Fans can also experience Hikari and Chikai on PlayStation®VR and more. The event will begin at the Umeda branch of the Sony Store in Osaka on July 4. Full details below.
Cameraman: Teppei Kishida (岸田哲平)
“Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” Sony Store Days
Sony Store Osaka: July 4 – July 12, 2019
Sony Store Sapporo: July 20 – July 28, 2019
Sony Store Nagoya: August 3 – August 11, 2019
Sony Store Ginza: August 24 – September 1, 2019
Sony Store Tenjin Fukuoka: September 6 – September 15, 2019
Full Details (Japanese): https://www.sony.jp/store/retail/event/utada-sonystoredays/
Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018
・Download: iTunes ¥3,500 (Tax Included) = Concert + Documentary
・Pay-Per-View: SKY! PerfecTV On Demand ¥594 (Tax Included) = Concert Only (Viewable one week after purchase)
・Streaming: Netflix = Concert Only
Download/Stream URL List: https://erj.lnk.to/6VSOYAW
Hikaru Utada Official Website: https://www.utadahikaru.jp/
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