RADWIMPS Tease New Visual and Video For Upcoming Virtual Concert
16.July.2021 | MUSIC
RADWIMPS are set to hold three virtual concerts titled SHIN SEKAI “nowhere” which will be streamed worldwide from July 16-18. The shows will be a unique musical experience that the band and fans will create and share in the virtual space of VARP. In promotion of the concert series, the band released a new 30-second clip and visual. They also held a pre-showing of the concert to the press.
New promo video
Members of the press were granted exclusive access to experiencing the show early at the WHITE CINE QUINTO film theatre inside Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo on July 12. The concert title appeared on the screen, and at the same time, the audience used their smartphones to enter the virtual space as an avatar where they experienced an interactive concert. A talk session was also held with RADWIMPS members Yojiro Noda, Akira Kuwahara, and Yusuke Takeda, as well as Yohei Kajiwara of PARTY, Kairi Manabe, and last but not least Kentarō Ochiai who was the MC for the show. They discussed creating SHIN SEKAI as well as the future of entertainment and music experiences.
Speaking about how the project came about, Noda said, “Last year, we said farewell so a lot of shows on the tour. It was a bottomless pit of sadness. It was at the time when we were wondering what we could do so that our music wasn’t eradicated that we met PARTY. We felt we could do something new, and decided on trying out this virtual concert.”
“It was my first time becoming an avatar,” said Kajiwara. “It was a lot of fun. For example, I could make myself big and enjoy things you can only do in a virtual space.”
Noda added to Kajiwara’s comment, saying, “We could go to space or another world whenever we wanted. Whatever you can’t do in a real concert, you can do at a virtual one.”そ
“If you go virtual, everyone around the world can be in the same place,” explained Takeda. “When I read comments on social media when we did this last time, I saw a lot of people say how they were able to enjoy themselves with people they didn’t know and communicate with people overseas. I feel we were able to foster something new for fans.”
Finishing up the talk, Noda’s final comments were: “I look forward to seeing how we can evolve this technology. I want everyone to be the first people at the door to experience all the incredible things and possibilities we will be able to deliver and to enjoy the excitement of our concerts with lots of others. Please look forward to it on the day.”
RADWIMPS – SHIN SEKAI “nowhere”
Dates: July 16, 2021 / July 17, 2021 / July 18, 2021
Times (Each Day): 11:00 / 16:00 /22:00 (JST)
Official Website: https://rad.varp.jp/en.html
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First Performance of ‘Maybe Baby’ Takes Place on First Day of New Tour
19.January.2022 | MUSIC
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her major label debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back in the news. The artist will perform at this year’s Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the United States, and released her first full-length album in three years ‘Candy Racer’ in October 2021. On January 16, Kyary embarked on the largest tour of her career, ‘Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 10th ANNIVERSARY JAPAN TOUR 2022 CANDY WAVE,’ which will see the singer performing 30 shows across Japan.
The first show was held at Atsugi City Cultural Hall in accordance with all local guidelines to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. Fans lined up, excited to see the artist for the first time in three years–and when Kyary took the stage clad in a bright green wig and costume, she showed her appreciation for those who have waited to see her again.
“Long time no see! I’m sorry I made you wait,” the singer said as the audience replied with massive applause. “Today, I’m starting my first tour in three years. I want to give you all a performance that will make you glad you came!”
The artist began by performing her newest track Maybe Baby for the first time. The setlist included 21 songs total including songs from Kyary’s newest album ‘Candy Racer’ and legendary tracks like PONPONPON and Fashion Monster.
In conjunction with the nationwide tour, the “LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project” was launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities. The 30 stops on the new tour include many that Kyary has not visited before, and were chosen based on the singer’s desire to perform for fans who may not typically be able to attend one of her shows. Wanting to show her gratitude, this is also a chance to inspire local industry and tourism, both of which have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic.
Keep an eye out for what Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does next!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perform at Coachella 2022
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be performing at the world-famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California this April! Scheduled to perform at the event in 2020, Coachella was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Back after two years, the lineup of performing artists has been posted to the official site.
This year, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Ye (Kanye West) will be headlining the event, which also includes artists from around the world. Kyary will perform on April 16 and April 23.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her debut and is set to begin her largest nationwide tour to date on January 16. The artist will be performing 30 shows across Japan.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Dates: April 15 – 17, April 22 – 24
*Kyary will perform on April 16 and April 23
Coachella Official Site: https://coachella.com/
Coachella Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachella
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Site: http://kyary.asobisystem.com
Lovely Summer-Chan Announces Long-Awaited ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE’ Release Tour
14.January.2022 | MUSIC
When singer-songwriter Lovely Summer-chan announced ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE’ tour in Tokyo, tickets sold out on the same day. The artist has just announced that an additional performance will be held on March 3, 2022 at Tokyo LIQUIDROOM.
AH! Music Video
I Told You A Lie Music Video
This tour will celebrate the singer’s third album ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE,’ which was released in September 2021 and won the grand prize at the APPLE VINEGAR Music Awards 2021. It will also coincide with the LOVELY SUMMER SONIC event.
This will be the first tour in some time due to the ongoing pandemic, so look forward to it!
THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVELY SUMMER SONIC Tour 2021-2
Tokyo LIQUIDROOM – March 3, 2022
Doors Open 18:00 / Show Starts 19:00
Osaka umeda TRAD – February 19, 2022
Doors Open 17:15 / Show Starts 18:00
Aichi BOTTOM LINE – February 20, 2022
Doors Open 17:15 / Show Starts 18:00
Tokyo WWWX – February 25, 2022 *Thank you, SOLD OUT!
Doors Open 18:00 / Show Starts 19:00
Lawson Ticket: https://l-tike.com/lovelysummerchan/
※Student discount tickets for the Osaka concert will only be available on e+.
Official Site: https://www.lovelysummerchan.com/
RADWIMPS to Provide Theme Song for ‘The Last 10 Years’ Film
The theme song for the film ‘The Last 10 Years’ will be performed by RADWIMPS. The track is titled Uruubito, and fans can look forward to hearing the heartwrenching song in the movie when it releases on March 4, 2022.
Vocalist and guitarist Noda Yojiro worked on the theme song as well as the film’s soundtrack after reading the script. This will be the third time RADWIMPS will be in charge of the entire soundtrack of a film, previously working on ‘Kimi no Na wa.’ and ‘Tenko no Ko.’
‘The Last 10 Years’ Trailer
Comment from Noda Yojiro (RADWIMPS)
This is my first time working on a live-action film, and it was a new and challenging experience. As I watched the scenes in the film, I had trouble deciding how I should approach Matsuri and Kazuto and those living around them.
I’ve probably watched this film 100 times already, and yet, when all of the arrangements were completed and the orchestra performed the final recording, I was still in tears as I watched it on screen.
Matsuri’s life is filled with meaning, and I know that viewers will leave with a new view of how best to live their life.
Comment from Fujii Michihito (Director)
When I read the script for ‘The Last 10 Years,’ the music created by Noda Yojiro flowed so naturally with the story of Matsuri and Kazuto.
Noda created the music before seeing the film, basing his inspiration on the script itself. Filming proceeded while the cast listened to his music. This work could have only been completed with his guidance. I hope that you’ll experience this incredible film when it releases in theaters next year.
‘The Last 10 Years’ is an adaptation of Kosaka Ruka’s novel of the same name. It tells the story of Matsuri, a 20-year-old woman who learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She makes the decision not to fall in love until she meets Kazuto, a man who has lost the will to live. Matsuri is portrayed by Komatsu Nana, while Kazuto is played by Sakaguchi Kentaro.
The Last 10 Years
In Theaters March 4, 2022
Official Site: yomei10-movie.jp
RADWIMPS Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
Live Report from RADWIMPS ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE’ Tour
16.December.2021 | MUSIC
On November 23, 2021, RADWIMPS released their new album ‘FOREVER DAZE’ on the 16th anniversary of their major-label debut. A new report has been published highlighting the first day of the band’s new tour on December 4 at Pia Arena MM.
RADWIMPS Official Live Report
“It went by in the blink of an eye. Thank you so much for coming out. All I can do is say ‘thank you.’ There is so much more I’d love to say, but when I see all of your faces like this, all I can manage to get out is ‘thank you.’ Meeting each and every one of you makes this all more real. I’ve been waiting to be able to do this for such a long time. Thank you.”
This is how vocalist Yojiro Noda thanked the audience with all his heart and soul at the end of the show. The first day of the ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022’ was a joyous occasion after nearly two years of the pandemic, with fans gathering to praise the band’s first new album in three years ‘FOREVER DAZE.’
Day one took place on December 4 at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa. In addition to RADWIMPS members, drummers Mizuki Mori and Masafumi Eno, as well as guitarists Taiking (Suchmos) and Mizuki Masuda (miida) joined the band for this tour only. Since the tour has just started, I won’t spoil the set list and production, but the ensemble brought some incredible energy to the stage. RADWIMPS seemed to take on new life with each and every song performed, and the audience was slowly and steadily inspired by both Noda’s incredible vocals and the powerful instrumentals. As Noda said in a comment regarding the new album, “No matter how hard things get, I can always make music.”
How will the new songs found on FOREVER DAZE fit in with the band’s classic tracks? The performance features graphics from visual artist Kento Yamada that will wow audiences more than they could ever anticipate. The curtain has risen on this new RADWIMPS. Get ready to see them in a whole new light.
（text： Shoichi Miyake）
The ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022’ is coming to six locations across Japan for twelve shows total. For more information, check out the official website!
RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich’ From New Album
01.December.2021 | MUSIC
Rock band RADWIMPS released their new album FOREVER DAZE on November 23, the 16th anniversary of their major debut. The group has released the official music video for SHIWAKUCHA, a track featuring guest performer Awich. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Spikey John, the video harnesses the song’s message through stillness, passion, and drama. Pay special attention to the lighting!
SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich – RADWIMPS (Official Music Video)
Two guitarists make surprise appearances in the video: TAIKING (Suchmos) and Mizuki Masuda (miida) will also join RADWIMPS on their FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022 starting December 4.
For more information on the new album and tour, check out the band’s official website!
・Regular Edition (CD only): ¥3,000 (Tax not included)
・15th Anniversary Box (Limited First Edition)
CD+Blu-ray+68 page photobook: ¥10,000 (Tax not included)
CD+2DVD+68 page photobook: ¥10,000 (Tax not included)
・Made-to-order 15th Anniversary Box with Goods
CD+Blu-ray+68 page photobook+Goods: ¥15,000 (Tax not included)
CD+2DVD+68 page photobook+Goods: ¥15,000 (Tax not included)
Streaming Link: https://lnk.to/RadFD
FOREVER DAZE Special Site: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
TV Anime Series ‘Run with the Wind’ to Hold Orchestral Concert in Tokyo
The concert featuring the TV anime series Run with the Wind based on the novel Run with the Wind by Shion Miura, will be held on December 29, 2021 at Ebisu The Garden Hall.
For this concert, Production I.G, the animation company that produced the anime series Run with the Wind, will be involved in the video production. Based on scenes selected by composer Yuki Hayashi, the video has been re-edited for the concert and will be delivered with a live performance by the gorgeous musicians.
The day will surely be a special one, where you can enjoy the music of the special band orchestra alongside a number of masterly scenes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the world of the film before the Hakone Ekiden, the university relay race in January that the characters are striving for!
Original work: Run with the Wind by Shion Miura (Shincho Bunko)
TV Anime ‘Run with the Wind’ Orchestral Concert
When: December 29, 2021 from 18:00（Gates open at 17:30）
Where：Yebisu the Garden Hall
Kyodo Tokyo https://tickets.kyodotokyo.com/kazetsuyoconcert
E plus https://eplus.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Ticket Pia https://w.pia.jp/t/kazetsuyoconcert
Lawson Ticket https://l-tike.com/kazetsuyoconcert
Rakuten Ticket http://r-t.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Official Site: https://kazetsuyo-anime.com
RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘TWILIGHT’ From Band’s New Album
25.November.2021 | MUSIC
FOREVER DAZE, the new album from the hugely popular band RADWIMPS, is right around the corner, set to release on November 23. The group’s track TWILIGHT was used to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime series and the 100th volume of the manga series, and the music video for the song has just been released.
TWILIGHT – RADWIMPS Music Video
RADWIMPS FOREVER DAZE Trailer
The group has explained that FOREVER DAZE is filled with musical challenges and unique collaborations. RADWIMPS will start a new six-city 12-show Japan tour in January 2022.
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Special Site: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
#AppearanceYokohama Concert to Feature Real Artists Beside VTubers
Net label Appearance will hold a special live event on November 28, 2021, featuring popular VTubers and music artists at Yokohama Bronth at the Miratomirai waterfront area in Yokohama.
The #AppearanceYokohama event will feature Mashiro Ayano, a singer popular for performing tracks for popular anime series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Darwin’s Game. VTuber sifar is popular throughout Japan for her rock tracks, while cosplay girls band mimiQ_Lyric aims to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world.
Those interested will be able to purchase streaming tickets through Z-aN, and anyone in Japan can also buy tickets at the venue. The live stream will feature HD multi-angle footage so viewers can enjoy the full range of the show. Performing VTubers will utilize Monolis, a system allowing them to go anywhere and interact with people in their life-sized forms. This is in cooperation with the Wasabi Music School.
Who are you excited to see perform?
Date: November 28, 2021
Doors Open at 15:30
Address: Yokohama Bronth 2F (5-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Official Event Site: https://appearance.site
Streaming Tickets: https://www.zan-live.com/live/detail/10123
Venue Tickets: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/7hjlj
Used as the theme song for the mobile RPG Gran Saga, RADWIMPS’ new song MAKAFUKA now has a full music video! The track will be included in the band’s new album FOREVER DAZE, scheduled to release on November 23, 2021. The song is now available on streaming sites and can be pre-ordered on iTunes. Fans are also able to pre-add the full album to their libraries.
RADWIMPS MAKAFUKA Music Video
To celebrate the new song, an SNS song sharing campaign has begun! Fans are encouraged to share the song from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube Music with the hashtag #MAKAFUKA on Twitter or Instagram Stories. By taking a screenshot of their post and uploading it to the special entry page, listeners will snag a FOREVER DAZE wallpaper and background image perfect for a Zoom meeting. Those listening on Spotify will see a snippet of the MAKAFUKA music video in the background which can also be included in an Instagram Story.
The band’s FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022 is underway, taking the band to six locations across Japan to play twelve shows.
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/RadMAKAFUKA
Song: MAKAFUKA – RADWIMPS
Listening Period: Until November 18 at 23:59
Entry Page: https://umusic.jp/RadMakafuka
Song Links: https://lnk.to/Makafukasns
*The above link will take you to the applicable sites in your region to listen to the song.
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Special Website: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
Singer yama to Hold Two-Day Planetarium Concert at Tokyo Skytree Town
Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU will hold a special two-day live event featuring one of the most beloved singers of this generation, yama. LIVE in the DARK w/yama will take place on December 8 and 9, in which the artist will be surrounded by glittering stars as he sings some of his more popular tracks.
By holding a concert inside a planetarium, guests will be able to focus more intently on the sounds being made while surrounded by darkness. The video production during the performance will be handled by HERE., a visual design studio known for working with other popular artists. Would you want to experience a live show in such a unique venue?
LIVE in the DARK w/yama
Dates: December 8 & 9, 2021
Times: 1st Stage – Doors Open 17:30, Show Starts 18:00 / 2nd Stage – Doors Open 19:30, Show Starts 20:00
Official Site: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/livedark/yama
ticket board: Presale Tickets (By lottery)
Running: November 2 at 12:00 – November 7 at 23:59
General Tickets (First come, first served)
On sale November 17 at 20:00~
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol. 5 to Feature Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S
04.November.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese FM radio station J-WAVE (81.3 FM) has announced its fifth live event coming to Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The station’s popular late-night program SPARK takes place from Monday to Thursday at 24:00-25:00 each week and is the inspiration for these incredible performances. This time, Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S will both be taking the stage on December 9, 2021.
Sayaka Yamamoto serves as SPARK’s MC each Monday. Piano-rock band SHE’S collaborated with the singer on her song oasis released in February, with vocalist and keyboard player Ryouma Inoue producing the track and SHE’S arranging and performing the music.
I’ve worked with SHE’S musically in the past, and I’m so excited to work with them again like this. It will also be the first time for me to perform against an entire band alone, so I’m also super nervous. I’ll do my best to put on a great show!
After arranging and producing the song oasis for Yamamoto, she invited us to see her solo concert. I remember getting goosebumps because she had evolved so much, and she was so incredibly cool. I can’t wait to see what kind of live show this will turn out to be, and I hope we can sing something together!
SHE’S Vocalist Ryouma Inoue
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5
Airing: December 9, 2021 / Doors open at 17:30, Show starts at 18:30
Where: Zepp DiverCity Tokyo
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5: https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
*Presale ticket lottery open until November 9 at 23:59 at https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
Official Site: http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/spark/