JAPAN NIGHT in JAKARTA (Indonesia)
- Event date
- 4, Apr. 2015 (Sat)
- VAMPS、[Alexandros]、TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA
- Doors open
- The Kasablanka @ Kota Kasablanka Mall, Jakarta
VIP seats (Front block seating)：Rp 1,600,000
*with JAPAN NIGHT special poseter
Standing (Rear block)：Rp 750,000
February 18 (Wednesday) 12:00pm ~
VAMPS were formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) in 2008. In the 7 years since their formation, they have played a total of more than 350 live shows both in Japan and internationally. Well known for their signature “take-over” style live shows at the ZEPP venues throughout Japan, the duo continue to play a vast variety of shows, including arena venues, outdoor gigs and their famous annual Halloween Event.
VAMPS have had their sights set on the overseas music scene ever since their formation, with their touring history including 10 shows in the U.S in 2009 and a tour around Asia, Europe, North and South America in 2010. In 2013 they signed with Universal Music/Delicious Deli Records, which saw the release of their album “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL” in 118 countries worldwide. Having teamed up with global concert producers “Live Nation” the same year, their global expansion took off with a flourish.
On the 25th June 2014, the duo released “VAMPS LIVE 2014: LONDON”, featuring footage from their acclaimed London show. The same month saw them play at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, one of the UK’s biggest rock festivals.
Their 9th single ‘GET AWAY/THE JOLLY ROGER” was released on the 20th August 2014, followed by 10th single ‘VAMPIRE’S LOVE’ on the 8th October. On the 29th October their first original album in 4 years, ‘BLOODSUCKERS’ was released. With the album in tow, VAMPS have recently played their first national live house tour in a year, ‘VAMPS LIVE 2014-2015’, and are currently on their arena tour ‘VAMPS LIVE 2015 “BLOODSUCKERS”’.
[Alexandros] officially started in 2007.The band has released four albums, and their release tours have all sold out. Despite being independent, their single and album releases have all charted in the Oricon top 10.
[Alexandros] have opened up for bands like MUSE, PRIMAL SCREAM, and KASABIAN when they have played in Japan. Recently, they have played overseas at “SXSW” in the U.S., “THE GREAT ESCAPE” in England, and “one-man” concerts in Taiwan. They sold out their first Nippon Budokan solo show, held on March 28, 2014, the day tickets went on sale. The band continues to headline festivals all across the country.
[Alexandros] have planned global activities with Universal Music in 2015, and will also release their first single and late-night drama tie-up in nine months, called “WATARIDORI / Dracula”. In June, they will release their first full album in two years. [Alexandros] will play their second Nippon Budokan solo show in July, and start on an album release tour in the autumn.
This four-piece is a representing the state of rock music in Japan today.
TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA
In the late 1980s, a group of musicians rose from the Tokyo street/club scene, and called themselves, "Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (TSPO)." It was not long after that their overwhelming live performances attracted significant attention from Tokyo audiences, and the band released their first independent record, the vinyl only "TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA" with its now-famous yellow jacket.
Ever since, the band has been pursuing its unique sound of “Tokyo Ska,” blending and redefining musical genres to the delight of fans in and out of Japan. They have also taken their acclaimed live show worldwide, performing in Europe, US and Latin America, including world-class festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Vive Latino.
After over 25 years in the business, TSPO remains the one and only band who can offer a convincing range of ska, jazz to rock. Their authentic musicality has earned them many fans within the industry as well - the band was asked by legendary ska originators, Skatalites, to open their US tour, and dub master, Dennis Bovell, always adjusts his schedule so he's available to work on TSPO's tracks. Whenever international artists or industry executives visit Japan, finding TSPO records is always a top priority. With fans from all ages and all walks of life, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has cemented themselves as an global icon for ska lovers everywhere and will continue to do so for many years to come.