JAPAN NIGHT in TIMM
- Event date
- 23, Oct. 2014 (Thu)
- [Alexandros] / SAKANACTION / VAMPS
- Doors open
- Zepp DiverCity TOKYO
JAPAN NIGHT Phase 2 confirmed!
JAPAN NIGHT, a new Japanese music festival, was born at KOKURITSU KYOGIJO on May 28 & 29, 2014.
Phase 2 of JAPAN NIGHT has been confirmed.
[Alexandros], SAKANACTION, VAMPS
Music industries from all over the world will gather at the "11th Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM)" on October 23, 2014.
Three music groups will convene at Zepp DiverCity in Odaiba and play Japanese music to the world.
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They have released four albums, and all of their album release tours have sold out.
They have been the support act for several overseas acts such as Muse, Primal Scream, and Kasbian. In recent years, they have expanded their overseas activities by performing at “SXSW” in the US, “THE GREAT ESCAPE” in England, and by playing “one-man”(no supporting act) concerts in Taiwan.
In Japan, they sold out, on the first day, their first Nippon Budokan on March 28, 2014. They are scheduled to perform at festivals all over the country this year as well.
They released a new single, “Adventure/Droshky!”, and their “Live at Budokan 2014”album in June. The single ranked in the top 10 of the Oricon ranking chart, despite it being an independent release. They are a four-piece rock band that is currently representing Japan.
Sakanaction, formed in 2005 in Sapporo (north area of Japan), is a rock band having its very own style by mixing various factor of music such as high-literary lyrics, nostalgic and folky melody, club and rock sounds. They became famous in Japanese major music scene via the single “Arukuaround” (Jan. 2010 / ranked 3rd at Oricon chart) which ranked high in the sales chart in January 2010.
With the following 4th album kikUUiki (Mar. 2010 / ranked 3rd) the band gave a lot of topics for the advanced attitude and sense to graphics, music videos etc. as well as music.
Following their 5th album “DocumentaLy”(Sep. 2011), 6th album “sakanaction”(Mar. 2013 / ranked 1st at Oricon chart) not only became their first No.1 hit album, but also kept ranked in Top10 charts for 4 weeks in a row, giving them their longest selling album as well.
The band’s live performance is attracting extremely high attention to the music scene. They always introduce the latest technology at the time, and the experience of their live act gives us the feeling as if watching a movie with high completeness.
Tickets for their own nationwide concert tour are always sold out. They are one of the top live band in the Japanese music scene, performing as the headliner at many music festivals which a lot of Japanese and foreign artists shows up.
The IDENTITY from Sakanaction always attracts your expectation and interest.
VAMPS were formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) in 2008. In the 5 years since their formation, they played a total of more than 250 live shows both in Japan and internationally. Their shows prove that they’re a rock band like no other, playing a variety of gig styles such as their signature “take-over” style live shows at the ZEPP venues throughout Japan, Arena venues, outdoor events such as at the Laguna Beach and their annual Halloween Event.
Their enthusiastic approaches to the overseas music scene saw them play internationally in North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of their world tour. Their second album ‘BEAST’ ranked 4th in the sales charts in South America, the first time a Japanese artist has achieved such a feat. DVD footage of their much talked about Chilean show ‘VAMPS LIVE 2010 WORLD TOUR CHILE’ ranked 1st in the Japanese music DVD charts.
In 2013, VAMPS signed with Universal Music/Delicious Deli Records, fuelling expectations for further national as well as global activities. Their first release since signing with Universal, ‘VAMPS LIVE 2012’, featuring footage from the Namba show of their 49-show tour, ranked 1st in the Oricon Weekly Bu-ray charts (May 6th, ranked 3rd in the DVD Weekly charts and 7th in the total charts). On July 3rd they released ‘AHEAD/REPLAY’, which ranked 3rd in the Oricon Weekly Single Charts.
Having released their best-of album ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL’ in September 2013, they teamed up with LIVE NATION, known for producing live shows for international stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna and U2. Since then their international live activities have flourished, having completed a European tour in Autumn 2013 and performing at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, one of UK’s major rock festivals this summer. Recently releasing their DVD/Blu-ray ‘VAMPS LIVE 2014: LONDON’ which features their live show played at KOKO, London on Mar 28 2014, VAMPS continue to go where no other Japanese rock band has been before.