BAND-MAID opens official online goods store for foreign fans!

23.February.2017 | MUSIC

Have you heard of BAND-MAID? The band who gained fame after their overseas world tour last year and participation at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016! On 17th February, BAND-MAID’s official goods site aimed at foreigners opened to the public! You can purchase from the collection of BAND-MAID official goods. Starting with T-shirts, popular illustrator KAgaMI, who is known for having designed products for numerous famous artists, designed a total of 41 of these goods.


Why was this website set up? There was a rush of queries from America, Europe, South America and many Asian countries asking whether there are any BAND-MAID goods selling. To satisfy the craving fans, this website was launched! This website is stocked with goods that have run out of stock in Japan, which is great news for fans of BAND-MAID who are in Japan! As this website was designed for foreigners, the products must be purchased in dollars, so please take care when purchasing.


It has been announced that BAND-MAID will be embarking on their first one-man-tour around Japan and will perform at a rock festival! BAND-MAID is giving it their all for not just their foreign fans, but their fans in Japan too!


Don’t take your eyes off BAND-MAID!



Online shop:

BAND-MAID Major 1st Full Album「Just Bring It」

Release date: Wednesday 11th January 2017

First-run limited edition CD(CD + photo book):CRCP-40485/¥3,426+ tax/ 13 songs included

※ Limited edition version: 32 pages /All colour photo book with sleeve case included

・Regular edition: CRCP-40486/ ¥2,685+tax/ 13 songs included





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  • BAND-MAID Unveil New Album ‘CONQUEROR’ Artwork & Bonus Merchandise

    16.October.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have teased fans by showcasing the CD artwork for their upcoming album CONQUEROR which is set to hit shelves on December 11.

    The band has worked for over a year on the new record. The unveiled artwork features the band members with flowers blooming for them, signifying the blossoming of new music.

    Speaking about the artwork, vocalist and guitarist Miku Kobato commented: “We’ve put a lot of time into this album. It’s packed full of the best music we’ve ever written, which has been made possible by where we are today. I would be overjoyed if the album helps to blossom our Masters’ and Princesses’ dreams and desires.”

    The album will feature 15 tracks, including the song new Dilemma which until now was untitled. If you pick up a copy of the album at select stores in Japan, you can get your hands on some exclusive goodies too as pictured above. Full details below.

  • BAND-MAID Announce New Album ‘CONQUEROR’ & Drop ‘endless Story’ Digitally Worldwide

    02.October.2019 | MUSIC

    Having wrapped up their “WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 ~gekidou~” Echoplex in Los Angeles, US, on October 1, Japanese rock band BAND-MAID have just announced that they will release a new album entitled CONQUEROR on December 11.

    The 5-piece band’s hugely successful world tour began back in June this year, with 10 shows played across 5 countries. Five of those concerts were held in North America, and all of them sold out.


    CONQUEROR comes as the band’s third major album release, following the success of their 2018 record World Domination which established the rock maids’ desires to expand their popularity globally, effectively ‘taking over the world.’


    The new album will feature 15 tracks, including their hit number glory which was used as an ending theme song for the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINSBubble, which is used as the main theme for the  Japanese drama series Perfect Crime; and endless Story, which has already cemented itself as a mainstay in their set-list with fans already singing along to it. BAND-MAID are already one of the big contenders in Japan when it comes to performing worldwide, and this new record is looking to be another conquering hit.

    The song endless Story will be released digitally worldwide on October 3 at 00:00 (JST) across major music download and streaming services.

    New visuals have been released in promotion of the new album, including a new artist photo and Japan tour poster.

    Stay tuned for more news about the album and BAND-MAID as the maids ready themselves to take over the earth once more.

  • BAND-MAID Release Music Video For Epic New Song ‘endless Story’

    07.August.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID just dropped a music video for their incredible new song endless Story which will be featured on their upcoming untitled third album which is set for a December 2019 release.

    The band’s lead composer and guitarist KANAMI explained that endless Story was written as a stadium and arena song for crowds to sing along to. The grand, huge-scale music video was shot on the island of Ōshima in Tokyo.


    Along with the music video, BAND-MAID have also just announced the schedule for getting pre-sale tickets to their new Japan tour which begins this October.

    BAND-MAID are set to perform at several big festivals this summer, beginning with ROCK IN JAPAN FES 2019 on August 10 followed by RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 in EZO and SUMMER SONIC 2019. They will subsequently head on the North America leg of their world tour before hitting up their home country for a nationwide 18-date tour.

  • Concert Review: BAND-MAID Announce New Album For December 2019 Release at Tour Finale

    01.August.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID delivered the final Serving of their Japan tour “BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 [Gekidou]” at the Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall in Tokyo on July 30―their first solo show playing at a hall―with an incredible 25-track set list.

    After the lights dimmed and the the sound effects began to roll, fans were first met by band drummer AKANE who ran onto the stage. She was followed by guitarist KANAMI, bassist MISA, and vocalist and guitarist SAIKI. Not far behind them was main vocalist SAIKI who walked out as cool and composed as a queen. As if to signal the start of the Serving―which the band maids call their concerts―the crowd roared the venue down.

    The opening song to the long night ahead was Screaming. Right from the get-go AKANE’s energetic drumming bellowed through the room while MISA’s bass reverberated into every fan’s core coupled with KANAMI’s enticing guitar playing. In mere seconds the thrill of the crowd skyrocketed into the stratosphere.

    With excitement through the roof, BAND-MAID then dropped glory on the crowd―the ending theme for the TV anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS―during which SAIKI shouted, “Everybody scream!” The Masters and Princesses did just that, offering their loud cries to the stage.


    Miku looked out to the crowd and said, “Welcome home, Masters and Princesses. We have arrived. This is the last show of our Gekidou tour, kuruppo!” She expressed the band’s gratitude for selling out the final concert of the tour and followed it up by saying, “Welcome to BAND-MAID’s Serving. Let me hear your voices!”


    Following the initial MC, the members went straight into Rock in me for which Miku is the lead vocalist. She brought fans together with a bout of call-and-response during the song.


    Kobato went to carry out her signature Omajinai Time―a section of the concert performed at every show―which consists of call-and-response with the crowd of the phrases “Moe Moe” and “Kyun Kyun.” But just when everybody thought she was about to start, there was a sudden “Pshh” sound. It was MISA opening a can of beer, something she has been doing since the European leg of this tour. When the mood in the room was a bit more relaxed, she finally began the call-and-response which also included “Gekidou Gekidou” which is the name of this tour and means tumultuous.

    After Omajinai Time, the fiery fans were treated to a performance of the band’s newest song Wonderland which they have performed across the tour. To ensure the crowd didn’t miss a single word the lyrics played on the five stage monitors that had been prepared. They were laced together with artistic visuals.

    The Masters and Princesses had no idea that they were in for another huge treat. “We’ve got a new song. It’s going to be carnage, so let’s go!” The song was Rinne and was performed for the first time ever. Every person in the audience were captivated by the upbeat music and emotional lyrics. This served as the final track of the night, wrapping up a display of what can be called the peak of J-rock entertainment.

    After the band left the stage, text on the stage screens appeared and read “BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019-2020 [Gekidou],” announcing the continuation of the tour from autumn into February next year. It also unveiled that the band will release their first studio album in two years. The title has yet to be announced, but it revealed a December 2019 release date.

    And so ended the banquet of tumultuous Servings. At least for now until autumn. Join the Masters and Princess army and help BAND-MAID achieve world domination.

  • BAND-MAID Adds Second New York Date to 2019 World Tour

    24.June.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have added a second New York date to their ongoing 2019 world tour due to tickets having sold out in the US. The band will perform at Mercury Lounge on September 27.


    The tour began in the UK at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on June 22. The European leg of the tour will wrap up at DAS LOGOS in Hamburg on June 26. BAND-MAID will then stop in Taipei before heading on the sold-out US leg.

    Tickets for this show are VIP tickets only. Due to limited capacity, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. BAND-MAID’s world domination is clear for all to see once more.

  • BAND-MAID Announce Additional Date For 2019 World Tour & Unveil Tour Visuals

    03.June.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have announced a new Asia date to their upcoming world tour which will also see them perform in Europe and the US. The theme of the world tour is Gekidou, or ‘tumultuous.’ The Asia show will take place at HANA STAGE in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei on June 13.

    BAND-MAID previously shot their music video for Daydreaming which was included on the band’s second major single Daydreaming / Choose me.

    Two official visuals for the tour have also been unveiled.

    Both visuals align with the tour’s tumultuous theme. They will be used as official posters for the tour.

    BAND-MAID’s world domination is almost at hand once more. Check the dates of the tour below and be sure to catch them live if they’re heading to your city.

  • With summer fast approaching, concertgoers are gearing up for this year’s music festivals and live shows. We previously covered numerous Japanese bands and artists performing who overseas this year in parts one and two of this feature, but since the previous entry, even more acts have been announced.


    Here is a new list of artists embarking outside Japan this summer.



    For the first time in their career, rock group Suchmos are set to embark on their first ever Asia Tour this June. They will hit up 6 locations, beginning in Hong Kong before heading to Taipei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Suchmos ASIA TOUR 2019

    2019/6/2 @ Music Zone @ KITEC, Hong Kong

    2019/6/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/6/9/ @ YES24 Live Hall, Seoul (*w/ HYUKOH)

    2019/6/12 @ B10 Live, Shenzhen

    2019/6/14 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/16 @ Tango Live (Floor 3F), Beijing


    Suchmos Official Website:


    →News Update (June 1, 2019)
    Following unexpected illness of one of their members, Suchmos have cancelled all remaining dates on their upcoming overseas tour.




    Rock band [ALEXANDROS] are also heading on tour in Asia throughout June and July. The band are currently on their “Sleepless in Japan Tour” in promotion of their newest album Sleepless in Brooklyn and will take their concerts across Asia for 8 shows, starting with Shanghai on June 21 and wrapping in Seoul on July 21. This also marks their first time performing in Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Sleepless 2019 Asia Tour

    2019/6/21 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/23 @ Beijing Omni Space, Beijing

    2019/6/28 @ Jakarta (*Venue TBA)

    2019/6/30 @ Moon Star Studio 1, Bangkok

    2019/7/5 @ Music Zone @ E-Max, Hong Kong

    2019/7/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/7/19/ @ Bentley Music Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur

    2019/7/21 @ MUV HALL, Seoul


    [ALEXANDROS] Official Website:




    Sakanaction have announced that they will play in Shanghai and Shenzhen at the end of June. Upon unveiling the news the band created their own Weibo account, a Chinese social media platform. The rock band will release their new album 834.194 in June, their first album release since sakanaction was released 6 years ago in March 2013. The Asia dates were added to their ongoing Japan tour. This will be their second set of headline concerts outside in Japan since they performed overseas for the first time back in 2013 in Taiwan. The band are known for their use of cutting-edge technology at their shows, so foreign fans can look forward to seeing what they have in store for them next month.


    ▶︎ SAKANAQUARIUM 2019 “834.194”

    2019/6/28 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/30 @ A8 Live, Shenzhen


    Sakanaction Official Website:



    Earlier this month, five-piece maid rock band BAND-MAID announced the European leg of their 2019 world tour, one which will begin this June and one whose decided theme is Gekidou, or “tumultuous.” All shows on BAND-MAID’s 2018 world tour sold out completely. The initial European leg of their long-awaited new world tour will take them to 3 countries for 4 performances. They will then head to the US in September.


    Related Article: BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour


    ▶︎BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 【激動】 ~gekidou~

    6/22 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

    6/23 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

    6/24 @ Bochum, Germany @ Zeche

    6/26 @ Hamburg, Germany @ DAS LOGOS

    9/26 @ NYC Gramercy Theater, US

    9/28 @ Dallas Cambridge Room, US

    9/30 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US

    10/1 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US


    World Tour Info:

    BAND-MAID Official Website:


    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, m-flo & More

    The biggest names in Japanese pop music are set to take over Los Angeles at QTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY which is set to take place at THE NOVO by Microsoft on July 3, 2019. Both OTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY serve as the opener to Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the US, which will run from July 4 to 7. CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Crazy Boy, HIROOMI TOSAKA and m-flo are set to deliver Japanese entertainment to US lovers of Japanese music and entertainment.


    Related Article: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata & CRAZYBOY to Perform at QTAQUEST LIVE in Los Angeles



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 18:30

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: CRAZYBOY / HIROOMI TOSAKA / m-flo / CAPSULE / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN/START 22:00

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: ☆Taku Takahashi / TeddyLoid / Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) / …and more


    Event Website:



    Ai Otsuka

    This year, Ai Otsuka celebrates her 15th anniversary since her debut. The singer-songwriter released her greatest hits album Ai am BEST, too in January this year, and she is currently in the midst of her nationwide Japan tour. 5 Asia dates have been added to the tour. Her previous Asia tour took her to just three cities: Taipei, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, but this year she is spreading her wings and will perform in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Taipei.


    ▶︎ AIO PIANO at ASIA vol.2 

    2019/7/17 @ Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, Guangzhou

    2019/7/19 @ 特侖蘇音楽庁, Chengdu



    2019/8/17 @ ATT SHOW BOX 大直, Taipei


    Ai Otsuka Official Website:



    If you love Japanese music and a Japanese band or artist are coming to a city near you this year, then be sure to show your love and support by getting your hands on a ticket to see them live.

  • Female Japanese rock band BAND-MAID announce America tour!

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    Female Japanese rock band BAND-MAID have announced their world tour that will take place at four locations in three countries. On top of that, they have just published the news that they will be travelling all over North America in late September for their America tour!!


    Just recently, the band announced their collaboration with Live Nation; the worldwide event promotion company known for having worked with Madonna and Lady Gaga. Following this announcement, the band have already snapped up the opportunity to kick off a live tour in America!

    BAND-MAID have finalised their plans for their tours in Japan and overseas and their participation in a rock festival. The girls’ theme for 2019 is turbulence, and to get fans to really get in the mood, they have been unveiling their thrilling entertainment plans for the year one after the other.  


    There’s no end to BAND-MAID’s energy and passion. Make sure to give the girls all your attention because you can’t miss what they have in store for you!

  • BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour

    02.May.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID, a name which by now should strike you with energetic exhilaration and musical admiration. This quintuple line-up of hard-rocking maids are no stranger to performing live, with a string of dates locked in for them to perform at some of Japan’s biggest rock festivals this year.


    With that in mind, overseas fans can start to get excited as the band have just announced the European leg of their 2019 world tour, one which will begin this June and one whose decided theme is Gekidou, or “tumultuous.”


    All shows on BAND-MAID’s 2018 world tour sold out completely. The initial European leg of their long-awaited new world tour will take them to 3 countries for 4 performances. US shows are scheduled to be announced in the near future.


    BAND-MAID’s event promoter for this tour is Live Nation who have worked with some of the biggest names in music including Madonna, Lady Gaga and over 2000 other artists. They manage well over 20,000 concerts a year.


    Below are comments from the members regarding the upcoming tour.


    ・Miku Kobato (Vocals/Guitar)

    “For us, whose goal is world domination, getting to work with such a wonderful event promoter as Live Nation is reassuring and makes me happy. To all of the Masters and Princesses of the world, we work hard so that we can deliver to you a glorious Serving [concert].”


    ・Saiki (Vocals)

    “I was really surprised and am glad that we were able to join hands with such [an event promoter] as Live Nation. We will also work hard to ensure we can hold more Servings around the world.”


    ・KANAMI (Guitar)

    “I am so excited to get to join up with Live Nation! We will work hard so that we don’t lose to all the other international artists already associated with them! I hope we can endeavour to have fun together as we head towards world domination!”


    ・AKANE (Drums)

    “We’ve linked up with Live Nation!! I’m so happy!! We will push through with everything we’ve got to ensure this is a new step forward for BAND-MAID!! We ask for your kind support!!!”


    ・MISA (Bass)

    “I am honoured to be teaming up with Live Nation. We will work hard so that we can perform at overseas festivals and more in the future. And I want to drink some delicious sake with everyone!”

  • Concert Review: BAND-MAID Announce 2019 Overseas Tour & Wrap Up Japan Tour Finale

    15.January.2019 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID wrapped up their BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2018-2019【Shinryaku】 at with two final shows at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST in Tokyo on January 11 and 12. This is a report of the concert on the 12th for which tickets sold out on the same day as their release.


    Both nights had entirely different set lists. Across the two days the five-member rock band performed to 4,000 Masters and Princess of varying ages.


    Excitement amongst fans was evident for all to see as they waited patiently in the venue which was wrapped in a bewitching atmosphere brought about by the projection of a western-style house on the stage curtain. The start of the final “Serving” was imminent―the name for BAND-MAID’s concerts referring to them serving their Masters and Princesses as maids.

    Akane’s fierce drumming beat the crowd into a frenzy as her silhouette appeared on the curtain followed by bassist Misa, guitarist Kanami, vocalist and guitarist Miku Kobato and vocalist Saiki. BAND-MAID opened the final night of their long tour with DICE.

    “Shinkiba, I can’t hear you!” cried Saiki, provoking fans to scream louder. The band followed up with the non-fiction days and then Moratorium for which the curtain finally dropped, kindling the fire in the crowd.


    BAND-MAID threw out an aggressive set list, starting with the song glory which is used as the ending theme song for the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

    Kobato greeted fans with her call-and-response catchphrase “Kuruppo!” before giving a warm welcome to fans to their Serving. They went on to play DOMINATION, a BAND-MAID-defining number that encapsulates their ultimate goal: world domination.

    The final treat of the first half of the show was the performance of without holding back ~instrument~, an instrumental song written specially for this night.

    At the start of the second half, Kanami stood before her keyboard and played gracefully to the tunes of start over and Daydreaming. The Masters and Princesses were sucked deeper into the world of BAND-MAID and their set which was a variation of slow and fast songs.

    Saiki pierced the bodies of the Masters and Princesses during the acoustic anemone with her voice and kept their gazed lock with the subsequent hard rock tunes Matchless GUM and FREEDOM. The two guitars and one bass all came together to perform before the band went on to play Bubble, a song used as the main theme for the Japanese TV drama Perfect Crime.


    Kobato took to lead vocals for TIME as BAND-MAID stormed their way into the final act of the tour finale.

    The members invited the crowd into a world of rock with their standard string of songs you.Play and Choose me. Saiki then announced, “This will be our last song! Let’s give it all we’ve got, Shinkiba!” The song in question was Don’t you tell ME which rolled into the climax of the night.

    BAND-MAID we’re actually supposed to have concluded the concert here. “Are you okay with this, Shinkiba? Do you want more?! Hold on a sec,” said Saiki. The members came together in front of the drums and started talking to each other. “We’re not done yet either!” In a surprising turn of events, the band shredded their way into FORWARD, a song that wasn’t on the set list.


    At the end of the show, fans were treated to another surprised: the music video for Bubble, the band’s fifth single set to be released tomorrow on January 16.

    The Bubble music video will be released on YouTube in the near future. BAND-MAID have also announced an overseas tour. Details will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.


    Photography: MASANORI FUJIKAWA

  • BAND-MAID begin world tour and latest album available world wide

    13.December.2018 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID has released latest album “Just Bring It” in America and Canada on CD ahead of the band’s world tour, which includes San Fransisco this month and the UK, France, Germany and Spain in November. The album and their previous material has also been made available in Spotify for the first time outside of Japan, as well as latest double A-side single “Daydreaming / Choose me.”



    On the CD release in America, guitarist and vocalist Miku comments:


    “We’re happy and very excited that Masters and Princesses overseas are enjoying our music. It fills our hearts with excitement and joy! We’re also excited about returning to America, the first country we served overseas!”



    Regarding the tour, Miku adds,


    “We’re looking forward to see Masters and Princesses, new and old! And also for shopping and eating lovely food in each city – we can’t wait!”




    Burn! Burn! BAND-MAID Moe Moe Cune

    (Sun) 10 September: JPOP SUMMIT, San Francisco. USA

    (Fri) 3 November: O2 Academy Islington, London. UK

    (Sat) 4 November: La Boule Noire, Paris. France

    (Sun) 5 November: Zeche, Bochum. Germany

    (Wed) 8 November: Bi Nuu, Berlin. Germany

    (Thu) 9 November: Backstage, Munich. Germany

    (Sun) 12 November:  Salamandra, Barcelona. Spain


    Just Bring It

    1. Don’t you tell ME
    2. Puzzle
    3. Moratorium
    4. YOLO
    5. CROSS
    6. OOPARTS
    7. Take me higher ! !
    8. So,What?
    9. TIME
    10. you.
    11. Awkward
    12. decided by myself
    13. secret My lips


    BAND-MAID official web site:


  • BAND-MAID to Release New Single ‘Bubble’ Alongside ‘glory’ in January

    11.December.2018 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID announced last month that they will release their fifth single alongside their already-announced fourth single glory―the ending theme for Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS―on January 16, 2019. The title of the track has been revealed to be Bubble and it will be used as the main theme for the upcoming Japanese drama series Perfect Crime.

    The series stars model and actress Reina Triendl and actor and singer Dori Sakurada. It is an adaptation of the hugely popular manga series of the same name which has over 6 million downloads across digital manga sites and is especially popular with women in their 20s and 30s. This is the first time BAND-MAID have performed a main theme for terrestrial broadcasting drama.


    Speaking about the experience, vocalist Saiki commented: “It’s a manga that we read in our own time so we were shocked to get the call. [Guitarist and vocalist]Miku Kobato wrote the lyrics just for this drama so we would be happy if people enjoy both the series and Bubble.”

    The CDs for both BAND-MAID’s fourth single glory and fifth single Bubble have also been unveiled.


    BAND-MAID’s ongoing third world tour has enjoyed sold-out venues both inside and outside Japan. Look forward to what 2019 has in store for the band, beginning with two new singles dropping on January 16.