7ORDER Announces Details of Largest-Ever National Tour, ‘Date with…….’

15.October.2021 | MUSIC

Up-and-coming seven-member J-pop group 7ORDER is scheduled to embark on a massive winter tour across Japan! The first performance will take place in Tokyo on November 27, 2021, and the final show will be held at Yoyogi National Stadium on February 26 and 27, 2022. The 7ORDER LIVE TOUR 2021-2022 ‘Date with…….’ tour will be coming to thirteen locations nationwide. 

 

The group clearly isn’t interested in taking a break any time soon, with their most recent tour wrapping in September. The 7ORDER Musha Shugyo TOUR ~NICE “TWO” MEET YOU~ eight-city tour was a massive success, with over 20,000 tickets sold. 

 

Check the tour dates below to see if 7ORDER is coming to your city soon!

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    Merchandise

    T-shirt (2 designs): ¥3,190 each

    Mobile Battery (2 designs): ¥3,850 each

    Mini Towel (4 designs): ¥880 each

    Lunch Bag (2 designs): ¥1,650 each

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    *3 of each item per person maximum. The purchase limit may be changed or removed without prior notice.

     

     

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    7ORDER x Sanrio Characters Crane Game prize plushies (4 types)

     

     

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    What would you like to buy from this collection?

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    Free coaster for those who purchase something

     

    Exclusive merch line-up

    Acrylic Key Rings | 7 Designs | ¥1,100 Each

    Mug | ¥1,980

    Stickers | ¥1,320

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    Kanazawa’s J-DIGS project began as a way to promote the rich catalogue of Japanese record label Nippon Columbia which was established 110 years ago. The project now has its own YouTube channel, so if you love music from Japan, be sure to check it out below.

     

    Additionally, a Chee Shimizu playlist taken from his 2013 book Obscure Sound is also available to listen to on music platforms with genres ranging from psychedelic to spiritual, experimental, cosmic, tropical, groovy, and more.

     

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