ONE OK ROCK to Join Muse on North American Tour Starting February 2023
14.November.2022 | MUSIC
ONE OK ROCK has become an incredible success with audiences around the world. The Japanese rock band will join Muse’s North American tour starting in February 2023 as special guests along with Evanescence, and the three musical acts will tour arenas in the US and Canada for around a month.
The band released their album Luxury Disease in September. Immediately following this, ONE OK ROCK headlined a 23-city North American tour, selling out a number of shows.
Be sure to follow ONE OK ROCK as they continue their upward climb to become international superstars!
WILL OF THE PEOPLE WORLD TOUR 2023
02/25/2023 Chicago, IL – United Center
02/26/2023 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/28/2023 Austin, TX – Moody Center
03/02/2023 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
03/03/2023 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
03/05/2023 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
03/07/2023 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
03/09/2023 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/11/2023 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
03/12/2023 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
03/14/2023 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/15/2023 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/17/2023 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
03/19/2023 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
*ONE OK ROCK will perform from February 25 until March 19.
Official Site: https://www.oneokrock.com/jp/tour/
ONE OK ROCK is now massively popular around the world. The rock band has just announced a Japan Dome tour set to be held in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and Saitama starting in January 2023.
The band released the new album LUXURY DISEASE in September, followed by a 23-city North American tour. Venues across the states have completely sold out, and ONE OK ROCK has already announced that it will join MUSE on its North American tour. Keep an eye out for more information!
ONE OK ROCK 2023 LUXURY DISEASE JAPAN TOUR
January 28, 2023: Aichi / Vantelin Dome Nagoya
January 29, 2023: Aichi / Vantelin Dome Nagoya
February 4, 2023: Fukuoka / Fukuoka PayPay Dome
February 5, 2023: Fukuoka / Fukuoka PayPay Dome
February 11, 2023: Osaka / Kyosera Dome Osaka
February 12, 2023: Osaka / Kyosera Dome Osaka
April 4, 2023: Tokyo / Tokyo Dome
April 5, 2023: Tokyo / Tokyo Dome
April 22, 2023: Saitama / Belluna Dome
April 23, 2023: Saitama / Belluna Dome
BAND-MAID Completes U.S. Tour with Over 20,000 in Attendance, Welcomed Back to Japan in a Huge Way
09.November.2022 | MUSIC
Globally popular girl band BAND-MAID has successfully concluded their first solo tour in the U.S. in about three years. Immediately after returning to Japan, the group was met with a sold out crowd when they performed as the supporting act for the Guns N’ Roses JAPAN TOUR held at Saitama Super Arena on November 6, 2022. Following the event, BAND-MAID even became a trending topic on Twitter!
BAND-MAID made a splash during their U.S. tour, playing a total of 13 packed shows and getting plenty of media coverage. Given that the Guns N’ Roses JAPAN TOUR was the group’s first performance after returning home to Japan, it received massive attention from fans both locally and abroad.
Miku Kobato (Gt. & Vo.), KANAMI (Gt.), MISA (Ba.), and AKANE (Dr.) strolled onto the stage and performed the instrumental track from now on. The audience was shocked watching these petit girls in maid outfits perform such heavy rock! SAIKI (Vo.) appeared as the following song, DICE, began to play, with her powerful voice tearing through the intense ensemble. BAND-MAID’s goal of world domination certainly came through in their performance–of course, the song DOMINATION began to huge fanfare, with the girls being shown on the big screen next to the stage. It was clear that each of them was enjoying the performance to the fullest. During Manners, MISA’s incredible bass took the spotlight, with the sound of shredding guitar punctuating the powerful track. Miku Kobato’s strong chorus was also a fan favorite, and as the song Daydreaming began, SAIKI’s voice captivated the audience. BAND-MAID left the stage amidst a sea of applause after performing a total of seven songs ranging from quiet instruments to rock ballads.
In addition to their appearance at MERRY ROCK PARADE 2022 on December 18 in Japan, the band will also perform solo at Tokyo Garden Theater on January 9, 2023. This will be the largest solo performance in the band’s history, so fans won’t want to miss it!
MERRY ROCK PARADE 2022
Dates: December 17 – 18, 2022
Time: Doors open at 9:00, show starts at 11:00
BAND-MAID will perform on December 18
BAND-MAID TOKYO GARDEN THEATER OKYUJI
Tickets now available to preorder at eplus
Date: January 9, 2023
Sales Period: November 5 – November 13 at 23:59
BABYMETAL Announces First International Tour in 3 Years with Swedish Metal Band Sabaton
21.October.2022 | MUSIC
Joakim Brodén, the vocalist for Sabaton, served as a guest performer on the song Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén) found on Babymetal’s third album METAL GALAXY released on October 11, 2019. This will be the first time that the two groups have performed live together since the BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN EXTRA SHOW – DARK NIGHT CARNIVAL in October 2018 at Saitama Super Arena.
BABYMETAL will release its first concept album, THE OTHER ONE, on March 24, 2023. Ahead of release, five singles will be available to download and stream worldwide, with one releasing in October, November, January, February, and March. Be sure to watch out for Babymetal as they rock the world once again!
Ado Wins Big for Two Consecutive Months: Recochoku Announces Best Songs for September 2022
10.October.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for September 2022.
Ado tops both the single and album charts for the second month in a row with her tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, the main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022. The theme song for the film, New Genesis, ranked top in the weekly rankings on September 7, September 14, and September 28. Back in August, Ado dominated the charts as well, with I’m Invincible and Where the Wind Blows taking the top spots.
Ado also took first place in September’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. A number of other popular artists worked on the album, including Yasutaka Nakata, Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Vaundy, FAKE TYPE., Hiroyuki Sawano, Yuta Orisaka, and Motohiro Hata. The album for the film also ranked top in the weekly rankings on September 7, September 14, and September 28.
In August, Ado took the top spot for both most popular song and most popular album on RecoChoku’s download ranking, and the singer has done it again in September.
If you haven’t listened to Ado’s collection of songs from the new ONE PIECE film, this is your sign to do so.
RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – September 2022
(Announced October 1, 2022)
1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
2nd Place: Hitotsuboshi – KOH+
3rd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
4th Place: Velvet – back number
5th Place: I’m Invincible (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado
1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
2nd Place: Luxury Disease – ONE OK ROCK
3rd Place: YUZU ARENA TOUR 2022 SEES -ALWAYS with you- Yuzu
4th Place: Hitotsuboshi ~Galileo Collection 2007-2022 – KOH+
5th Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST Starts Nationwide Tour Featuring 29 Shows in 17 Cities, Announces Additional Dates
30.September.2022 | MUSIC
BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy band created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, has continued to rise the ranks in the Japanese pop music world. The group has just started its first nationwide tour, ‘BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023,’ which will see the boys perform 29 shows in 17 cities. The tour began in Hiroshima on September 23.
The group released its first album, BE:1, on August 31, and it immediately reached the top slot on the Billboard Japan Overall Albums Chart. At the first stop on the tour, the boys performed plenty of tracks from the album, including Bye-Good-Bye which has been streamed over 100 million times. They also sang the album’s leading track Scream and Message, their first love song. As BE:FIRST’s popularity soars, the group announced two additional shows to take place in Tokyo and Osaka. Keep an eye on what they do next!
January 26, January 27, 2023 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
January 31, February 1, 2023 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
BE:FIRST Nationwide Tour / Additional Shows
Special Tour Website: https://befirst.tokyo/tour/be1/
Rina Sawayama Releases Second Album, Announces First Japan Tour
22.September.2022 | MUSIC
Born in Niigata and living in London, international singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released her second album Hold The Girl on September 16. The album is Sawayama’s first in two and a half years and was written and recorded over the past year and a half. With an overarching pop sound, the album blends other genres expertly, from country, electro, and R&B to folk, metal, and rock. Hold The Girl manages to track Sawayama’s personal growth, sharing her goals for the future while fully accepting her past. The album has already received rave reviews from media outlets worldwide, including Rolling Stone, The Times, DIY, The Mail on Sunday, and more. “Among contemporary pop stars, Rina Sawayama certainly stands out,” The Times reads.
Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, stopping in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Her performance at Summer Sonic 2022 was a smash hit, so don’t miss your chance to see her live if you couldn’t make it!
Hold the Girl – Rina Sawayama (2nd Album, Released September 16)
Japan Tour Dates:
January 17, 2023 – Diamond Hall, Nagoya
January 18, 2023 – Zepp Osaka Bayside, Osaka
January 20, 2023 – Tokyo Garden Theater, Tokyo
ONE OK ROCK Releases New Album ‘Luxury Disease’ Worldwide, First Album in Over Three Years
13.September.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become hugely popular, expanding its activities worldwide in recent years. On September 9, the band released its first new album worldwide in three and a half years, Luxury Disease. Although the album includes six songs that have already been released, the rest of the new release has remained a mystery–until now.
After their last more experimental album, the band stated that this new release would be a proper rock album. Each track has a distinct personality, ranging from emotional numbers to heart-wrenching, passionate ballads that are typical of ONE OK ROCK, and even rock opera songs that are completely new for the members. Ed Sheeran, Satoshi Fujihara (Official HiGE DANdism), and other top artists and creators from both Japan and abroad contributed to the album.
The limited first edition includes a bonus DVD with two acoustic tracks, allowing listeners to hear the differences between the original arrangements and the different lyrics found on the international versions.
This album is sure to inspire, and you won’t want to miss it–especially since it’s streaming on music services now!
Luxury Disease – ONE OK ROCK
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Buy, Download, Stream: https://OOR.lnk.to/LDJPu
ONE OK ROCK Releases Single ‘Let Me Let You Go,’ Making-of Video Ahead of Album Release
01.September.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become hugely popular, expanding its activities worldwide in recent years. The group has just released the single Let Me Let You Go from the upcoming album Luxury Disease, set to hit shelves on September 9, 2022. The track was co-written with Ashton Irwin, a member of 5 Seconds of Summer.
The song, with its sad melody, highlights both strength and weakness, showing a different side to the band and pulling away from the standard rock number. Previously, the group released Save Yourself, another song from the upcoming album that fits more into ONE OK ROCK’s wheelhouse.
Along with the song’s release, a Live Documentary Video for Let Me Let You Go was also uploaded to YouTube. The video is mainly filled with live footage, but also includes rehearsal and backstage footage, as well as drama-style footage shot for the project.
Let Me Let You Go – Live Documentary Video
ONE OK ROCK has been releasing new tracks one after another ahead of the new album next month, so be sure to stay tuned for more!
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Limited First Edition (CD+DVD): ¥3,960 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD): ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Imported Edition (CD): ¥2,450 (Tax Included)
Pre-Order, Pre-Add, Pre-Save: https://OOR.lnk.to/LDJPu
North American Tour Dates
09/19/2022 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/20/2022 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/21/2022 Dallas,TX – House of Blues
09/23/2022 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/24/2022 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
09/25/2022 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
09/27/2022 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/28/2022 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/30/2022 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/01/2022 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/02/2022 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
10/04/2022 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/05/2022 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
10/07/2022 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/08/2022 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/09/2022 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
10/11/2022 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/12/2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/14/2022 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/15/2022 Vancouver, BC – Harbour Event Centre
10/16/2022 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/19/2022 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10/20/2022 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
GOOD THING FESTIVAL 2022
12/02/2022 Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
12/03/2022 Centennial Park, Sydney
12/04/2022 Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
ONE OK ROCK Collaborates with Official Hige Dandism’s Satoshi Fujihara on New Album
30.August.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has become massively popular worldwide in recent years. On September 9, 2022, the group will release its new album Luxury Disease, and fans will be excited to know that Satoshi Fujihara from Official Hige Dandism will appear on the track Gravity in an incredible collaboration.
Satoshi Fujihara has gone on record to cite Taka as the person who inspired him to become a vocalist. Since then, Taka has appeared as a guest on Official Hige Dandism’s radio show and Fujiwara appeared as a guest at ONE OK ROCK’s live performance at ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2022, bringing the two artists even closer together. This collaboration was a long time coming, and Gravity feat. Satoshi Fujihara will only be included on the Japanese edition of the album. Ahead of the song’s release, a portion of it has been unveiled on ONE OK ROCK’s social media accounts, so be sure to check it out!
With the album only a few weeks away, the countdown has begun! Will you be listening?
ONE OK ROCK to Appear in Tower Record’s ‘NO MUSIC, NO LIFE’ Campaign for the First Time in 11 Years
25.August.2022 | MUSIC
For the first time in over a decade, ONE OK ROCK will appear in Tower Records’ popular NO MUSIC, NO LIFE campaign. Special posters will appear at all Tower Records and TOWERmini stores starting September 3, 2022.
The last time ONE OK ROCK appeared on posters for the campaign was in September 2011. The band will release its first original album in three and a half years, Luxury Disease, on September 9. While the previous album saw the group tackling different genres, ONE OK ROCK’s signature rock sound seems to have returned. Luxury Disease was created along with producer Rob Cavallo and other overseas artists.
Those who purchase the album will be entered into a drawing to win a B2-sized version of the NO MUSIC, NO LIFE poster. Entries can be submitted through the 59 participating Tower Records stores and Tower Records Online. Don’t miss your chance to get a hold of this rare poster with a special message from Taka!
ONE OK ROCK – NO MUSIC, NO LIFE.
Official Site: https://tower.jp/nomusicnolife/
Luxury Disease – ONE OK ROCK
Release Date: September 9, 2022
BiSH Releases Highly-Anticipated Music Video for ‘Sayonara Saraba’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
On August 6, BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ released the music video for their song Sayonara Saraba! The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Official Music Video)
Sayonara Saraba was created in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK and MEG from MEGMETAL and features lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. This is the first time BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group.
The coupling song, A long way to go, was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK.
The music video was directed by Kento Yamada, who has produced a number of other videos for the group.
The teaser trailer, released previously, shows a stylish video with an eye-catching red and black color scheme.
Sayonara Saraba – BiSH (Teaser)
More information regarding the 9th and 10th consecutive single has been released! The 9th song will be released on September 21, while the 10th will be released on October 26. Be sure to give them both a listen!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
・First Run Limited Edition (Single CD＋Blu-ray＋Live CD＋Photobook)
Price: ¥11,000 (Tax Included)
・DVD Version (Single CD＋DVD)
Price: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
・CD Version (CD only)
Price: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
BiSH iS OVER! Special Site: https://www.bish.tokyo/BiSH_iS_OVER/
Taka from ONE OK ROCK and KENTA from WANIMA Create New Track for BiSH
03.August.2022 | MUSIC
BiSH, known as a ‘punk rock band without instruments,’ has released a teaser video of the making of their newest song! Sayonara Saraba was performed in collaboration with Taka from ONE OK ROCK with lyrics written by KENTA from WANIMA. The video was uploaded on July 31 on BiSH’s official Twitter and YouTube pages.
This is the first time that BiSH has collaborated with an outside producer for a series of releases, and this electrifying rock number shows a different side of the group. The coupling song A long way to go was composed by Taka and MEG from MEGMETAL and written by JxSxK.
The 8th single released across 12 consecutive months will drop on August 31. It can be preloaded now.
The full-length making-of video is now available on the BiSH official YouTube channel, so give it a watch!
Sayonara Saraba Documentary
New artwork for Sayonara Saraba has also been unveiled. The visuals have a dark and cool feel, matching the track’s rock image.
BiSH has announced that it will disband in 2023. As new information is released prior to the group’s dissolution, we’ll be sure to cover it.