w-inds. give an electrifying performance in Hong Kong for their tour finale!

15.November.2017 | MUSIC

Dance and vocal unit winds. held the final show of their tour winds. LIVE TOUR 2017 “INVISIBLE” at KowLoon Bay KITEC-Star Hall in Hong Kong on November 11th.


The 14 date tour began in July. The fact that this was their tour finale did not mean they would fall short as the three member group performed a staggering 23 songs including a double encore to a packed out venue of 3000 fans. The boys the first J-pop artist to be awarded the Consul General’s Commendation. They also boast huge popularity around Asia; this is the 9th time they have performed a solo concert in Hong Kong, the first being back in 2007.


But the achievements of w-inds. doesn’t stop there. 12 of their albums have consecutively won the “IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award.” Their major success and J-pop influence in Hong Kong over the years is clear to see. The group returned to Hong Kong this year to celebrate both their 10th anniversary and 10th show in the country since 2007.



During the encore, Ryohei (chorus/rap) electrified 3000 people wearing a pair of sneakers given to him by a fan at a recent press conference. Cries for more continued even after the encore had concluded. In response, member Ryuichi (chorus/rap) gave a heartful comment: “That one moment of our fans’ smiles as our music echoes throughout Hong Kong is irreplaceable.” Keita (vocals) also expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We will definitely be back in Hong Kong in 2018!”



The DVD and Blu-ray of this tour will be released later this month. w-inds. continue to remain fierce and push the boundaries. We look forward to seeing what kind of dance music they will deliver to us in 2018.



DVD/Blu-ray Release Premium Talk Event

【Date】Sunday December 17th – From 13:00/From 15:00 (2 slots)

【Location】An undisclosed place in the city.

 200 people will be randomly selected to attend the event after purchasing any edition of the DVD or Blu-ray and signing up.

<Application Deadline>By 23:59 on December 6, 2017



w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2017 “INVISIBLE”

On sale December 29, 2017

  • First Press Limited Edition DVD [2 discs]

┣【Bonus Videos】Live version of “Time Has Gone” and behind-the-scenes tour footage.

┗【Bonus Item】Premium Talk Event application ticket (13:00 slot) / 68-page special booklet

  • Regular Edition Blu-ray [1 disc]
  • Regular Edition DVD [2 discs]

┣【Bonus Video】Behind-the-scenes tour footage from the members’ perspectives (approx. 30 mins)

┗【Bonus Item】Premium Talk Event application ticket (15:00 slot)


 【Disc 1 Tracklist】*the tracklist is the same for all editions

  1. Come Back to Bed
  2. Backstage
  3. Complicated
  4. No matter where you are
  5. TABOO
  7. wind wind blow
  8. We Don’t Need To Talk Anymore
  9. Separate Way
  10. In your warmth
  11. A Trip In My Hard Days
  13. Boom Word Up
  14. Players
  15. Drop Drop
  16. Time Has Gone
  17. Let’s get it on (Reflection Remix by DMD)
  18. Superstar (Reflection Remix by DMD)
  19. SAY YES (Reflection Remix by DMD)
  20. New World (Reflection Remix by DMD)


EN2. In Love With The Music

EN3. Feel The Fate


  • First Press Limited Edition DVD [2 discs]

PCBP.53225 / ¥5,926+tax


【Disc 2 Contents (Bonus Videos)】

Live version of “Time Has Gone” and behind-the-scenes tour footage.

  1. Time Has Gone -Choreo Video (Live Version)-
  2. Behind The Scene -Tour Pamphlet Shooting-


【Special Booklet】

68-page special booklet containing live photos, member interviews and more.

 【Bonus Item】

Premium Talk Event application ticket (for the 13:00 slot on December 17, 2017)


  • Regular Edition Blu-ray [1 disc] PCXP.50541 / ¥5,926+tax
  • Regular Edition DVD [2 discs] PCBP.53226 / ¥4,907+tax


【Disc 2 Contents (Bonus Videos)】

Behind-the-scenes footage from the perspective of each member (approx. 30 mins total).

  1. Documentary of RYOHEI
  2. Documentary of KEITA
  3. Documentary of RYUICHI


【Bonus Item】

Premium Talk Event application ticket (for the 15:00 slot on December 17, 2017)


Official Website: http://www.w-inds.tv/



  • w-inds Releases Original Album ‘20XX “We are,” First Album in Three Years

    29.November.2021 | MUSIC

    Dance vocal group w-inds. released their 14th original album ‘20XX “We are” on November 24, 2021. This is the group’s first full album in three years, their last being ‘100.’ It’s also the first original album for the new two-member w-inds.


    The new album includes the song Beautiful Now, released in December 2020, along with ten other tracks all composed by lead vocalist Keita Tachibana. Produced during the pandemic, this release marks the group’s 20th anniversary and conveys the incredibly deep emotion related to both this happy occasion and the painful state of the current world. 


    Check out an interview with w-inds. Below, where they already hint at another album in the works. 


    w-inds. Official Interview About ‘20XX “We are” with Shoichi Miyake


    ‘20XX “We are” ranked 4th on the Oricon Daily Album Ranking on November 23. Even after 20 years, the group still makes a splash each time new music is released!


    The official music video for The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) is premiering soon as well, so don’t miss it!


    The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) / w-inds.(Official Music Video)*Video will premiere on November 27, 20:00



    On December 29, the duo will hold an online show nine months after their last stream. 


  • DA PUMP & Lead Collaborate with w-inds. on ‘The Christmas Song,’ Track Now Streaming

    25.November.2021 | MUSIC

    Dance vocal group w-inds. has released a new song perfect for the holiday season! The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) is now available to stream. The track is from the group’s upcoming original album 20XX “We are,’ scheduled to be released on November 24, 2021. 


    The release has already become a trending topic in Japan. This year w-inds. is celebrating 20 years since their debut. Their first time serving as opening act was at a DA PUMP’s concert, while Lead performed as the opening act for the first time at a w-inds.’s concert. The three groups are, as expected, very close friends at this point, and this Christmas track is filled with good vibes only. The jacket artwork was designed by U-YEAH from DA PUMP, and each singer wrote lyrics for their respective parts. 


    The music video for the song will premiere on November 27 at 20:00, after the release of the album 20XX “We are.” 


    The Christmas Song (feat. DA PUMP & Lead) / w-inds.(Official Music Video)
    https://youtu.be/3uE9FhIv-dU  *Video will premiere on November 27, 20:00


    On December 29, the w-inds. Online Show 20XX “We are” will be held, marking nine months since the duo’s last online show. 

  • Album Art for w-inds New Album ‘20XX “We are” Released

    28.September.2021 | MUSIC

    Dance vocal group w-inds has released the cover art for their upcoming 14th original album, titled 20XX “We are.” The album will be released on November 24, 2021. 



    The photo features the two performers in front of a building that looks distinctly not Japanese. After 20 years in the business, it captures the refined elegance and dignity of w-inds and makes us more excited to hear what this album will bring to the table. 


    This will be the first album released by the group in three years and the first original album for the group as a duo, after Ryuichi Ogata’s departure in June 2020. 20XX “We are” will include 10 songs, including Beautiful Now, with all tracks being produced by Keita Tachibana. 


    On September 24, a new music video appeared on the official w-inds YouTube channel. 


    Pony Canyon’s special site has also opened preorders for the Special Box edition of 20XX “We are,” which includes an 80-page photo book and an instrumental version of the album. These are made-to-order, and preorders will be open until October 8, 2021. 


  • w-inds Releases First New Album in 3 Years, Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary

    20.August.2021 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop boy band w-inds will release their 14th original album on November 24. The release comes as the two members celebrate their 20-year milestone. w-inds initially hit the Japanese music scene in 2001 with their first single Forever Memories


    The album is titled 20XX “We are,” and is the pair’s first original album in 3 years. It will include the song Beautiful Now, released in December 2020, along with ten other tracks. Lead vocalist Keita Tachibana composed all songs on the album. 


    Preorders have begun on Pony Canyon’s special product site, with various limited edition and special box edition releases available. Certain packages will include photobooks and instrumental versions of the album, along with Blu-ray or DVD releases. The larger special box editions are made to order, and can be preordered until 23:59 on October 8. 


  • w-inds. Release Music Video For New Song ‘Beautiful Now’

    06.December.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop boy band w-inds. released their new song Beautiful Now on December 2, 2020, which comes as the first track to be released by the band since Ryuichi Ogata left earlier this year on June 1. The band also a the music video for the song on their official YouTube channel.


    The music video was directed by Hideaki Sunaga who is working with w-inds. for the first time. It features members Ryohei Chiba and Keita Tachibana as they embrace the new formation of w-inds.. The choreography was created by Sota and kooouya of GANMI. Chiba and Tachibana are joined by six dancers in the video, which features beautiful drone shots and scenery.


    w-inds. – “Beautiful Now” (Music Video)

    w-inds. will release a greatest hits album promoting their 20th anniversary on March 14, 2021. This also falls on the date that w-inds. first formed 20 years ago. The band launched a 20th anniversary website last week and have also launched a project where fans can vote for which of their favourite tracks they want to see on the album. The band also shared their own playlist of 20 songs via their anniversary website.


    To find out more about the 20th anniversary celebrations of w-inds., click here.

  • w-inds. Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Greatest Hits Album Announcement

    28.November.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop boy band w-inds. will mark hit their 20th anniversary milestone since their debut on March 14, 2021. Thursday (November 26) also marked exactly 20 years since the band’s first street performance at Yoyogi Park. To commemorate the occasion, the band members, Ryohei Chiba Keita Tachibana, posted a new artist photo of themselves.


    The band also recently launched their official 20th anniversary website, “w-inds. Beautiful 20th,” where they have announced the release of a greatest hits album to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It will be released on March 14, 2021.


    w-inds. have launched a project where fans can vote for which of their favourite tracks they want to see on the album. The band also shared their own playlist of 20 songs via their anniversary website.


    But it doesn’t stop there, as w-inds. also opened official TikTok and Instagram accounts, and will release the new song Beautiful Now digitally on December 2, 2020.

  • w-inds.’ Keita Tachibana Drops 2nd Single in 12-Month Song Series

    19.February.2019 | MUSIC

    Keita Tachibana, the vocalist of dance and vocal pop boy band w-inds. has release his new digital single Live For Yourself, the second in a series of twelve consecutive release coming out over a period of 12 months.

    KEITA announced the return of his solo project on January 18 after almost 3 years and made headlines when he announced he would release new singles digitally every month for 12 months.


    The singer stated that Live For Yourself pushed him to try new challenges. The song has a ‘floating’ sound that rocks the listener to and fro coupled with straight lyrics. Once again, the track was completed entirely by KEITA himself including the singing, music and mastering.

  • w-inds. Member Keita Tachibana Restarts His Solo Career After 3 Years

    20.January.2019 | MUSIC

    Keita Tachibana, a member of the Japanese dance and vocal unit w-inds., has announced that he is restarting his solo music career under the name KEITA once again after over 3 years. His last solo released was the album FRAGMENTS which hit shelves back on December 16, 2015.


    KEITA will carry out everything on his own – from the vocals to the composition and mastering. He plans to release a series of digital singles for 12 consecutive months.


    It begins with Don’t Leave Me Alone which was released on January 18. The song was also posted on the artist’s official YouTube channel. Check it out below.

    Look forward to the continuation of KEITA’s music throughout 2019.

  • w-inds. Conclude 2018 Tour in Hong Kong & Release Two Songs From Live DVD/Blu-ray

    12.December.2018 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop boy band and dance unit w-inds. concluded their LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” on December 8 with a final show at KowLoon Bay KITEC-Star Hall in Hong Kong.


    The tour began in July and has seen the trio perform 14 concerts across Japan before hitting up Hong Kong in a finale that featured a huge set list of 27 songs. w-inds. boasts immense popularity across the region of Asia and even rank as the first J-pop artist to receive a commendation for their diplomatic establishments abroad. The Hong Kong concert marked their 10th performance there, the first being back in 2007.


    A tapestry was raised by local fans at the venue which read “w-inds. & Hong Kong, An Irreplaceable 10 Years.” Ryuichi Ogata from the group acknowledged the messaged and gave his heartfelt thanks, saying “Same here, thank you for an irreplaceable ten years!”


    Ryohei Chiba thrilled the crowd by talking in Cantonese about their stay in Hong Kong. At the end of the show, Keita Tachibana wrapped up their 2018 tour with his final comments: “This is the end of our tour this year, but of course we will be writing new stuff next year and aim to return to Hong Kong. Will you come again if you’re able to next year? Let’s definitely meet again, Hong Kong!”

    This concert is being used to commemorate “日本秋祭IN香港”, an ongoing event that has been held since October to promote Japanese culture in Hong Kong. The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong who planned this event praised the three members: “The accumulation of ten years is extraordinary event for a Japanese artist. We will continue to support them with all our might from next year onward.”


    「Celebration」from「w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”」DVD/Blu-ray


    「Long Road」from「w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”」DVD/Blu-ray


    w-inds. have also released two live videos of Celebration and Long Road from the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of their w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” which hit shelves on December 12. Fans who purchase both the first press limited edition of the DVD along with either the regular edition DVD or Blu-ray and sign up within the specified period will receive a tour towel. Full details can be found on their official website.

  • Boy band w-inds. wrap up tour finale announcing their 10th live in Hong Kong to follow!

    08.September.2018 | MUSIC

    Dancing pop boy band trio “w-inds.” performed the finale of their tour “w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” at Hall A, Tokyo International Forum.


    The boys also announced the release of the LIVE DVD/Blu-ray of their tour, which fans can purchase from Wednesday 12th December. They have also announced their 10th solo live performance which will take place in Hong Kong – this finale has been packed with fun announcements for their fans!


    Updates on all their future action will gradually follow overtime!


    On Saturday 18th August, 100 fans were invited to “w-inds. New Album “100! Premium Live from YouTube Space Tokyo” to witness the band before their very eyes at YouTube Space Tokyo. The performance was live streamed on w-inds.’ official YouTube channel.


    Join the boys’ worldwide fan base and plunge into the excitement of the band’s performance on the 29th floor at Roppongi Hills’ stage!





    w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”

    Release date:12th December 2018

    First-run DVD (2 discs) +2 CDs Luxury digipack

    PCBP.53254 / ¥5,926 + tax

    【Bonus footage】Documentary of w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”: Side A (provisional name)

    【Bonus CD】07.09.2018 Tokyo International Forum Tour Final Performance


    Standard edition Blu-ray (1 CD)

    PCXP.50589 / ¥5,926 + tax


    Standard edition DVD (2 CDs)

    PCBP.53255 / ¥4,907+ tax

    【Bonus footage】 Documentary of w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100”: Side B(仮)


    ※ Further information will be released in the future.


    W-inds. LIVE TOUR 2018 “100” in Hong Kong

    Date:Saturday 8th December

    Venue:Kitec-Star Hall Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre – Star Hall

    Doors open:19:15 /Start time: 20:15

    Ticket prices:HK$1380 HK$880

    Standard ticket:To be confirmed

    Queries: Hong Kong Ticketing


    For further information, visit this site: https://premier.hkticketing.com


  • Concert Review: w-inds. Hold Their Premium Live Show at YouTube Space Tokyo

    20.August.2018 | MUSIC

    Dance and vocal trio w-inds. held a premium live performance at YouTube Space Tokyo which is located on the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills.

    The show was held to celebrate the release of their new album 100 now on sale. In line with record’s title, this premium concert was limited to 100 invitations.

    The members stepped onto the stage donning a chic jacket style, the Tokyo nightscape serving as their backdrop.


    It’s Saturday night. I bet it’s been a busy week for you all. I wonder how you’re all living your lives these days? This weekend… with our music…” Ryuichi whispered to the audience.


    Keita butted in, saying, “Shouldn’t we be a bit a bit cooler? (laughs).”


    Ryohei followed this up too. “Right? I mean, the night is beautiful.


    The atmosphere of the room turned peaceful at their chatter.

    The performance began with the summer tune Bring back the summer, the first song on their new album. This was followed by a new arrangement of one of their early hits SUPER LOVER ~I need you tonight~.


    Keita has started posting gaming videos on YouTube recently. During an interval, he made the audience laugh, saying: “I was told that once I get 10,000 subscribers, it’d be cool if I played games here [YouTube Space Tokyo], so I’ve decided it’ll be games the next time we come here.”

    Moving onto the second half of the concert, the band performed We Don’t Need To Talk Anymore, a song self-produced by Keita. They then performed a string of tracks from 100 including Temporary, We Gotta go, and Dirty Talk which was released early as a single. The group put on a thrilling performance of fantastic dancing and singing backed up by a skilled live band as well as entertained the crowd with conversation.


    The concert was streamed live on YouTube which saw lots of messages from fans overseas too who had tuned in for the premium experience.


    w-inds. are currently on a nationwide tour in Japan to promote 100. If you’re in Japan then you’ve got to experience seeing them live for yourself. Details can be found on their official website.



    New Album – “100”

    Now On Sale.


    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, Special Photo Booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000) [PCCA- 04682]

    *Blu-ray includes “Time Has Gone,” “Dirty Talk” and “Temporary” music videos and “100 – Behind The Scenes”


    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000) [PCCA-04683]


    w-inds. Official Homepage: http://www.w-inds.tv/

  • w-inds.’ New Album ‘100’ Release Event at YouTube Space Tokyo to be Streamed Live

    01.August.2018 | MUSIC

    Male trio dance and vocal group w-inds. have announced a special event to commemorate the release of their new album 100 which was released on July 4.

    The event will take place at YouTube Space Tokyo located on the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills. The group will perform a special live show on the day.


    The entire show will also be live streamed on YouTube via their official channel, meaning those unable to make it won’t miss out on the fun.

    Additionally, 90 lucky people will be randomly selected to be invited to the event via the group’s official fan club “w-inds.day” and on C CHANNEL, Japan’s biggest video streaming site aimed at women.


    Full details on how to apply for the event can be found on the official w-inds. website.



    w-inds. New Album「100」Premium Live from YouTube Space Tokyo

    Date: August 18, 2018

    Time: Open 6:00pm / Start 7:00pm / Finish 8:00pm (subject to change)

    Location: YouTube Space Tokyo (Roppongi Hills 29F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

    Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnGkLq5iETU

    w-inds. Official Homepage & Mobile Site: http://www.w-inds.tv/


    ■C CHANNEL Applications

    40 people to be randomly selected via the C CHANEL app for invitation to the event.

    Application: https://goo.gl/PcEWqL


    New Album – “100”

    Now On Sale.

    First Press Edition: Special packaging, CD, Blu-ray, Special Photo Booklet (76 pg.) – ¥4,630 (w/ tax ¥5,000) [PCCA- 04682]

    *Blu-ray includes “Time Has Gone,” “Dirty Talk” and “Temporary” music videos and “100 – Behind The Scenes”

    Regular Edition: CD-only – ¥2,778 (w/ tax ¥3,000) [PCCA-04683]