SCANDAL Conclude “47 Prefecture Tour” and Announce New October Tour!

19.July.2017 | MUSIC

4-member Japanese rock band SCANDAL completed their ’47 Prefecture Tour’ with their final show at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on July 17th. The huge tour began earlier this year in March and lasted almost 4 months as the girls took their music around the entirety of Japan.

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The tour was held in line with the release of their 10-year anniversary greatest hits album “SCANDAL” which hit shelves back in February. This meant that the band could put on a show consisting of songs both old and new, freely moving up and down the long list of songs in their discography.

 

There were 53 concerts in total, each of which featured different set lists, allowing them to make each and every show a special one for fans in all regions.

 

As the members stepped out onto the stage for the final concert of the tour at Toyosu PIT, screams echoed throughout the room from the crowd as their excitement shot to 100 in an instant.

 

SCANDAL begin their set with “SCANDAL BABY” which was voted as their number one song in a fan poll. They followed it up with numerous singles including  “Shunkan Sentimental”, “Shoujo S”, “DOLL” and more, as well as new songs such as “FREEDOM FIGHTERS” and “HELLO” from their greatest hits album.

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At the highest point in their career, vocalist and guitarist Haruna commented during show, “I am so happy that so many people around the country were able to come and see us live at this 47-prefecture tour. It was a long tour, and there were times when were pretty tired, but the time spent meeting everyone like this has been the absolute best thing. I love this moment, and so I want to continue being a band. Although the tour ends after today, our journey will continue. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I want to go to as many places a possible. So please stay with us along the way”. Upon saying that, a round of applause and a gracious cheer ensued from the crowd.

 

SCANDAL announced at the show that they will be heading on their first ever tai-ban tour in October which elicited another cheer from the crowd. A tai-ban is a type of concert where several artists are on the timetable and where sets are generally shorter than at a solo concert. The band revealed that they will be performing in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, where they will be joined by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, 04 Limited Sazabys, and BLUE ENCOUNT respectively.

 

Regarding their first tai-ban tour, the members gave enthusiastic comments, stating “We have done so many solo concerts up to now, and that’s why we want to show our strong relationship with everyone to fans of other bands too. We also want everyone to visit other bands’ concerts as well”.

 

SCANDAL will also be appearing at plenty of rock festivals and events this summer. They have become an even stronger band since finishing up their 47-prefecture tour. We can look forward to seeing them at new shows and anticipating what they have in store next.

 

◾️Information
SCANDAL TOUR 2017: “SCANDAL 47 Prefecture Tour” – Set-List @ Toyosu PIT, July 7, 2017

 

1. SCANDAL BABY
2. Shunkan Sentimental
3. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
4. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
5. Shoujo S
6. Flashback No.5
7. Take me out
8. Bitter Chocolate
9. HELLO
10. Sisters
11. FREEDOM FIGHTERS
12. Koe
13. Awanaitsumorino, Genkidene
14. Taiyou Scandalous
15. DOLL
《 ENCORE 》
EN1. Image
EN2. LOVE SURVIVE

■SCANDAL TOUR 2017: “SCANDAL no Tai-Ban Tour”
Date: October 6, 2017
Venue: Zepp Tokyo
Line-up: UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, SCANDAL
Time: OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
Enquiries: HOT STUFF PROMOTION 03-5720-9999

Date: October 20, 2017
Venue: Zepp Nagoya
Line-up: 04 Limited Sazabys, SCANDAL
OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
Enquiries: SUNDAY FOLK PROMOTION 052-320-9100

Date: October 21, 2017
Venue: Zepp Osaka Bayside
Line-up: BLUE ENCOUNT, SCANDAL
Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
Enquiries: SOUND CREATOR 06-6357-4400

【Event Information】
■rockin’on presents ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2017
Date: August 5th-6th, 11th-12th, 2017
* SCANDAL will perform on Saturday August 6th
Venue: Hitachi Seaside Park
Official Website: http://rijfes.jp/

■RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 in EZO
Date: August 11th-12th, 2017
*SCANDAL will perform on Friday August 11th
Venue: RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 in EZO outdoor stage
Official Website: http://rsr.wess.co.jp

■MONSTER baSH 2017
Date: August 19th-20th, 2017
*SCANDAL will perform on Saturday August 19th
Venue: Sanukimanno Park, Kagawa Prefecture
Time: OPEN 9:00 / START 11:00 (subject to change)
Official Website: http://www.monsterbash.jp/

■Akita CARAVAN MUSIC FES 2017
Date: September 2nd-3rd, 2017
*SCANDAL will perform on Sunday September 3rd
Venue: Choukaikougen Hanadate Bokujou Kouen, Hanadate Ground, Akita Prefecture
(Hanadate-96 Yashimamachi Jōnai, Yurihonjō-shi, Akita-ken)
Akita CARAVAN MUSIC FES Official Website: http://www.acmf.jp/2017/

■Kishidanbanpaku 2017
Date: September 16th-17th, 2017
*SCANDAL will perform on Saturday September 16th
Venue: Sodegaura Seaside Park, Chiba Prefecture
Official Website: http://www.kishidanbanpaku.com/

■Magu Rock 2017
Date: October 1, 2017
Venue: Shimizu Marine Park (S-Pulse Dream Plaza)
Official Website: http://www.magurockfujisonic.com

■ORANGE RANGE presents TVs Night 017 in Togyuujou FINAL
Date: October 14, 2017
Venue: Okinawa-shi Outdoor Stage (2 Chome-1-1 Moromizato, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa-ken)
Time: OPEN 12:00 / START 13:00 (subject to change)
“TVs Night 017” Website: http://orangerange.com/tvsnight017/

【Greatest Hits Album – “SCANDAL”】
Kanzen Limited Edition (2 CDs + Candy Stripper×SCANDAL T-shirt)
¥6,000 (tax excluded) [ESCL-4810~ESCL-4812]
https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&cd=ESCL-4810

First Press Limited Edition (2 CDs + DVD)
¥4,200 (tax excluded) [ESCL-4813~ESCL-4815]
DVD Contents: SCANDAL TOUR 2016 “YELLOW” IN EUROPE ROAD MOVIE
https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&cd=ESCL-4813

Regular Edition (w/ First Press Packaging) (2 CDs)
¥3,500 (tax excluded) [ESCL-4816~ESCL-4817]
https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&cd=ESCL-4816

【Digital Download】
▼iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1194852186?at=10lpgB&ct=4547366295382_wn&app=itunes

 

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    SCANDAL – “Living in the city” Remote Video (Short ver.)

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    TOMOMI | Comment

    This song is about an ordinary day living in Tokyo. Tokyo is a city where it feels like if all the switches are always turned off, you’ll end up swallowed by a sense of isolation. It’s become a place where after 10 years of moving here, I want to say, “I’m home” [when I return]. A lot of the things that have made me who I am today can be found in the ordinary days spend living here. When I realised that, I found myself fallen in love with the place, and I got set to work in encasing those feelings into a song.

     

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    We decided to release the song during the midst of our new stay-at-home lives, and so for the first time ever we recorded it all at our homes, and made a remote video to go with it. I hope you enjoy the song as well as seeing the band members in their homes.

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    SCANDAL – “Living in the city” Official Audio

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    ‘A.M.D.K.J.’ Music Video

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    A Statement by Hiroshi Usui

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    Towards the end of the concert, the band performed their latest single Saishuheiki Kimi which dropped just last month as well as their danceable rock number Take Me Out.

     

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    Regular Edition CD Cover

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    First Press Limited Edition B CD Cover

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    The band also premiered the music video on YouTube at midnight in Japan on the same date. Flurries of messages whirled in the comment section from excited fans around the world as they watched the timer roll down in anticipation of the video’s release.

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    SCANDAL just concluded their Fuzzy Summer Mood tour with the finale being held at Zepp Tokyo on Thursday. The tour took the band to 12 cities across Japan for 15 shows.

     

    For this tour, SCANDAL changed things up by having every show featuring a completely different set list. After each show they posted those set lists onto Spotify so that both fans that attended the show and those who could not could relive the experience.

    At the Zepp Tokyo show, Haruna, Mami, Tomomi and Rina were welcomed onto the stage with excited cheers from fans. The night begin with the band performing Masterpiece, their latest single released back in March. Without taking a breather, they followed it up with Take Me OutLOVE SURVIVE and other upbeat tracks. In the middle of the set they played the city pop number Mabataki for the first time for which the crowd stood intently to listen.

    In the second half of the show SCANDAL performed an unreleased new track entitled Fuzzy. Fans shifted from fist pumping to intent listening as the song went from a fast-paced melody to bittersweet lyrics.

     

    This was followed up by Shunkan SentimentalAwanai Tsumori no, Genki Desu ne and Image amongst a host of others. The last song of the encore was SCANDAL BABY which saw the crowd come together to sing at the top of their lungs.

    At the end of the night SCANDAL announced that they will perform again in Tokyo and Osaka this November for a taiban (battle-of-the-bands) tour where they will be joined by fellow artists. This marks their first taiban tour since 2017 when they were joined by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN in Tokyo, 04 Limited Sazabys in Nagoya, and BLUE ENCOUNT in Osaka.

     

    Cameraman: Takeshi Yao

  • Concert Review: SCANDAL’s 2019 Japan Tour Has Different Set Lists For Every Concert

    04.June.2019 | MUSIC

    SCANDAL’s “Fuzzy Summer Mood” 2019 tour began at Zepp Nagoya on June 1. The tour is set to take the rock band to 12 locations across Japan to perform 15 concerts.

    This tour is unique from their other tours however as every date features completely different set list. The unpredictability of what the girls will play is part of the excitement for this summer tour.

     

    SCANDAL headlined HUSH!! Full Music 2019 at Hac Sa Beach in Macau on May 1. The first date of the Fuzzy Summer Mood tour served to usher in Japan’s new Reiwa era.

    The concert featured the SCANDAL’s first performance of Mabataki taken from their single Masterpiece / Mabataki which they released on March 27 under a private music label called “her.” The rest of the set list was made up of a string of classic upbeat live tunes as well as songs they haven’t performed in several years. The band also performed a new song titled Fuzzy which they have only just finished recording.

    The tour will wrap up at Zepp Tokyo on July 11. A number of the shows have already sold out, so if you’re in Japan and looking to catch them live be sure to grab a ticket ASAP.

     

    SCANDAL are posting playlists of each set list on the tour over on Spotify, so whether you get to see them live this summer or not you can still be part of the experience.

    The above-pictured new artist photo was also released when the tour started. It’s the complete opposite of their previous artist photo which was shot in the early morning with each member wearing white clothes. This time we see them donning black outfits and standing on the city sidewalk in the evening.

     

    Photography: Takeshi Yao

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