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!

 

BAND-MAID “THE DAY OF MAID” SPECIAL TALK
*Archive available until May 15 at 23:59

 

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

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    Comment from cluppo

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    Comment from BAND-MAID Member Miku Kobato

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    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.

     

     

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