BAND-MAID Announces Japan Tour Prior to US Tour, New Song to Appear in Hollywood Drama

21.April.2022 | MUSIC

Girl band BAND-MAID has announced a Japan tour scheduled just before the group begins its U.S. tour, set to draw over 20,000 spectators. This will be BAND-MAID’s first tour in two and a half years, and the band will perform five total shows in Osaka, Aichi, Miyagi, and Tokyo. Fanclub lottery sales began on April 15, 2022 with full details on the official website. 


The BAND-MAID US TOUR 2022 is scheduled to begin in October, and additional shows have recently been announced. The final Chicago show sold out on the same day that tickets went on sale. Of the 13 scheduled shows, nine have already completely sold out, proving that these girls aren’t only popular in Japan.


Additionally, BAND-MAID’s song Choose Me has been chosen to appear in the film Peacemaker, a Hollywood adaptation of the popular DC Comics series. The film is now available to watch on U-NEXT.

On May 10, also known as ‘Maid Day,’ BAND-MAID will be streaming a special chat on YouTube! More details will be revealed soon.

Will you be attending one of BAND-MAID’s upcoming shows?





  • BAND-MAID to Release Long-Awaited New EP This Summer

    13.May.2022 | MUSIC

    Girls band BAND-MAID announced two pieces of surprise news in a special video for fans on May 10, 2022, also known as Maid’s Day.


    First, the band members announced that they would release their second major EP this summer. Second, an event will be held at the Tokyo Garden Theater on January 9, 2023.


    SAIKI appeared very enthusiastic about the new EP. “We created it based on the theme of world domination,” she said. The work contains the member’s frustration felt during the pandemic, and they hope that fans will be able to empathize with the lyrics.


    On January 9, 2023, the band will start their 2023 activities and 10th year by holding a concert at the Tokyo Garden Theater. Expectations are high, as the group’s huge concert at Budokan was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.


    Tickets for the BAND-MAID PRE US OKYUJI in JAPAN, a four-city, five-show paid event to be held this summer, are already difficult to get, selling out quickly even though most of the events will be held on weekdays. The BAND-MAID US TOUR 2022 is scheduled to begin in October, and additional shows have recently been announced. The final Chicago show sold out on the same day that tickets went on sale. Of the 13 scheduled shows, nine have already completely sold out, proving that these girls aren’t only popular in Japan.


    In the special video, the girls talk excitedly about what the future holds and surprise viewers with a studio performance. The archived stream is available to watch until May 15 at 23:59, so check it out while you can!


    *Archive available until May 15 at 23:59


    Will you be attending one of BAND-MAID’s upcoming shows?

  • BAND-MAID Announces Dates for Largest-Ever U.S. Tour

    03.March.2022 | MUSIC

    In October 2022, maid-themed rock band BAND-MAID will embark on its largest-ever U.S. tour. The girls’ group has become massively popular overseas in recent years, with the total number of views on their YouTube channel surpassing 130 million. BAND-MAID’s previous four world tours have all sold out, and streaming videos of their shows have been viewed by audiences in more than 60 countries around the world. 


    This is the first time BAND-MAID will tour in the U.S. solo. Tickets will go on general sale tomorrow, March 3. 


    The tour will start with the band’s first appearance at the AFTERSHOCK Music Festival in California, which will feature many of the world’s most popular artists like KISS and Slipknot. Will you be grabbing tickets?


  • BAND-MAID to Perform at the World’s Largest Festival ‘AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL’ in California

    26.February.2022 | FES / MUSIC

    Internationally beloved hard rock band BAND-MAID has been invited to perform at AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL in Sacramento, California!


    The festival will take place across four days, from October 6 until October 9, 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, with headliners like KISS and Slipknot.


    BAND-MAID has also announced US stops on their global tour during 2022. More information is scheduled to be released soon!



  • BAND-MAID Founder Miku Kobato Releases New Music Video for Solo Project cluppo

    25.February.2022 | MUSIC

    Cluppo is a solo project by Miku Kobato, the guitarist, vocalist, and founder of the maid-dressed hard rock band BAND-MAID, which has amassed fans around the globe. Their first EP ‘hatofull’ will be released on March 9, 2022, and ahead of that date, the song POGO! is now streaming. A music video has also been unveiled!


    With a unique sound, cluppo is reinterpreting the music of the 80s and creating a new genre of music called ‘Hippie-Poppo.’ The new song POGO! is an ambitious work, blending the group’s peaceful image with rap-style vocals.


    POGO! – cluppo (Music Video)

    To commemorate the advanced release of the song, a playback campaign is now underway on subscription services. Also, those who purchase the new EP early will get a mega jacket and an original A5-sized clear folder. Check out cluppo’s official website for more information!



    Comment from cluppo

    “POGO! shows a different side of cluppo, fusing coolness, cuteness, and colorfulness. The music video is a feast for the eyes but also hides a ton of information. Did you catch all of it? Watch it over and over again!”


  • BAND-MAID’s Miku Kobato and SAIKI to Appear on YOSHIKI CHANNEL

    17.February.2022 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID’s guitarist and vocalist Miku Kobato and vocalist SAIKI will appear on YOSHIKI CHANNEL on February 25, 2022 at 19:30!


    This will be BAND-MAID’s second appearance on YOSHIKI CHANNEL, with their first in 2019. During their last broadcast, SAIKI and YOSHIKI had a very fun impromptu chat, so fans can look forward to that (likely) happening again! Don’t miss this global chat between BAND-MAID and YOSHIKI, who both have made waves in Japan and the U.S. 


    BAND-MAID released the official band scorebook for ‘Unseen World’ last month, which includes exclusive photos and interviews fully translated into English.


    Be sure to keep an eye on the band during 2022!

  • Platinum End Season 2 Now Airing, Non-Credit OP and ED Videos Released

    31.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Platinum End has been a smash hit. Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the anime series will see its exciting conclusion in March 2022. The second season began on January 20, and the non-credit opening and ending theme videos have been uploaded to YouTube!


    The opening theme is Sense by BAND-MAID, which also served as the opening for season one. The animation has been updated to include new characters seen in recent episodes. New lyrics can also be heard this time around, so be sure to listen closely!


    2nd Season Non-credit Opening


    The long-awaited non-credit ending theme was storyboarded and directed by Kei Suezawa and drawn by both Suezawa and Kazuchika Kise. The song is Last Straw by Kuhaku Gokko which is also available to stream. 


    2nd Season Non-credit Ending


    A six-minute recap of the first season has also been posted to YouTube, so take a peek before you jump into season two!


    6-minute Recap of Platinum End Season 1



  • BAND-MAID to Embark on 2022 U.S. Tour

    17.January.2022 | MUSIC

    Hard rock band BAND-MAID has announced their first U.S. tour in two years! After holding an acoustic online live show on Christmas Day, 2021, the band announced the 2022 U.S. tour on their official website.


    BAND-MAID’s Christmas live show received a flood of comments from overseas fans and was viewed from over 50 countries around the world. In 2021, the group is making its Hollywood debut in the Netflix original movie ‘KATE.’


    This will be the rock band’s first overseas tour since 2019. Their previous four world tours managed to completely sell out. The dates for the U.S. tour and other details will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more info!


  • BAND-MAID Announces Online Christmas Show to be Broadcast Worldwide

    24.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Rock band BAND-MAID will hold a special acoustic concert on Christmas Day. The event will be streamed worldwide, and a commentary track will be subtitled in English to make the performance more accessible to a global audience!


    Instead of performing at a traditional concert hall, the performance will take place in a different setting. The band’s costumes were made just for the event, and merch will be available online. Consider this the best Christmas gift ever from BAND-MAID!


    Comment from BAND-MAID Member Miku Kobato

    We’re ready to serve up something special for Christmas this year!
    Instead of wearing my normal maid uniform, I’ll be wearing something special just for the holiday. 
    We’ll be commenting live during the performance too!
    Of course, I was really particular about the setlist this time around, so I’m excited to show the fans something really unique this time around.
    Let’s spend a wonderful Christmas together!

    The event will be streamed at 11:00 JST on December 25 and will be archived. Tickets are on sale now, so check out the official website for more information.


    BAND-MAID’s ‘Official Score for Unseen World’ will go on sale on January 31, 2022. To commemorate this release, a new campaign has been announced, with 30 winners winning A1-sized posters of the album’s cover art. 

    An A4-sized clear folder will be awarded to those buying the album as a purchase bonus. See the website for more details and other bonuses. 


    What will BAND-MAID accomplish in 2022? Keep an eye on this incredible band and their quest to go global!

  • BAND-MAID Reveals Details of Christmas Day Online Acoustic Concert

    11.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Hard rock band BAND-MAID will stream a special acoustic concert on Christmas Day, and more details have been announced! Tickets are now available to purchase and the concert will be streaming around the world, so please check the link at the bottom of the page for more information!


    The official scorebook for BAND-MAID’s “Unseen World” will also be released on January 31, 2022. In addition to the band’s score for all 13 tracks on the album, the book will include member interviews, special photos, and an instrumental CD of the album. The interviews will be translated into English for international fans. The “Unseen World” standard edition (instrumental) CD will have a special paper jacket only available by purchasing this scorebook. 


    The interviews available in the book are rare, with six staff members giving their perspective on what it’s like to work with BAND-MAID. 


    Will you be catching this concert on the merriest day of the year?


  • BAND-MAID to Hold Acoustic Live-Stream Available Worldwide on Christmas Day

    07.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Hard rock band BAND-MAID will stream a special acoustic concert on Christmas day. The event will be available to watch globally, so don’t worry about missing out!


    This will be the group’s first attempt at an acoustic performance with no audience and will be pre-recorded. Everything within the stream was created with Christmas in mind, and the audio commentary will have English subtitles. More information detailing tickets and the stream’s start time will be announced soon. 


    The official scorebook for BAND-MAID’s “Unseen World” will also be released on January 31, 2022. In addition to the band’s score for all 13 tracks on the album, the book will include member interviews, special photos, and an instrumental CD of the album. The interviews will be translated into English for international fans. 


    Stay tuned for more details on the event coming soon!

  • Anime Series Platinum End Creditless Opening Released

    17.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The anime series Platinum End has finally started, and the creditless version of the opening animation is now available on YouTube. The first series is directed by Hideya Takahashi, while Kazuchika Kise is in charge of the second series. Character designs are being provided by Koji Odate. The opening theme is Sense, performed by rock group BAND-MAID. 


    Creditless Opening


    Each of the four Blu-ray and DVD releases will contain six episodes, and the first volume will be released on January 19, 2022, including a special case and a drawing by Koji Odate. Other gorgeous extras will be included with future releases, such as rough sketches and original drawings by the series’ creator, a booklet containing interviews with the staff and cast, and more. Be sure to check Twitter and Instagram for special store-specific goods!



  • TV Anime Platinum End Unveils Second PV, Third Key Visual

    12.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    The second PV for the upcoming Platinum End anime, airing in October 2021, has been released. The new PV is full of new scenes and also features the voice actors of Hanakago Saki (CV: M•A•O), Mukaidou Nanato (CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki), Uruuu Kanade (CV: Ishikawa Kaito), Revel (CV: Hanae Natsuki), and Yamada Mimi (CV: Maeda Kaori). Check it out to see an exciting preview of the Platinum End world and the spirituality of protagonist Kakehashi Mirai.


    Second PV

    The third key visual has also been unveiled alongside the PV. It features Kakehashi Mirai, Uryuu Kanade, Mukaidou Nanato, Hanakago Saki, and Sokotani Hajime, who make up five of the God Candidates, reflecting the beginning of the story. Pay close attention to the quotes from each character as you check out the new visual.


    BAND-MAID will be performing the opening song “Sense,” while “Kofuku-ron” by Miyashita Yū will close the anime. BAND-MAID, performing the OP, are a Japanese rock band whose heavy sound greatly contrasts their maidlike appearance, garnering support from fans and media all over the world. Miyashita Yū, performing the ED, is a multi-talented singer and illustrator who is known online for writing lyrics, composing and arranging songs, and producing animated music videos. BAND-MAID’s Sense has been previewed through the second PV, with the TV size music video due to release on September 6.


    In addition, a pre-screening has been scheduled to be held at Shinjuku Wald 9 on October 3. The screening will show the first two episodes, followed by a talk show with Miyu Irino (voice of Kakehashi Mirai), Ogura Yui (voice of Nasse), and Ishikawa Kaito (voice of Iryuu Kanade). Applications to attend the screening are open now, so be sure to check the official homepage for more details.


    Comment from Kobato Miku (BAND-MAID)

    “I read JUMP comics on a daily basis, so it feels like a dream come true that BAND-MAID could be involved in this project-po. Beyond that, I read Platinum End from start to finish, so I feel so honored and happy that we were chosen to perform the opening theme-po. I hope our song will energize the world of Platinum End-po.”


    Comment from Miyashita Yū

    The mystery of the original series, the transition from despair to hope, the core strength and courage of the protagonist’s heart and whatnot – I was conscious of each of these feelings as I performed my song. The song tells of the divine and yet powerful, of how even through pain, we can look towards the present, the future, and even the world. It was hard work blending in the superimposed voices throughout the track to suit the song and lyrics, so I would be greatly happy if you could pay attention to them.