JAPAN NIGHT at HYPER JAPAN (London, UK)
- Event date
- 11, Jul. 2015 (Sat)
- VAMPS, ［Alexandros］, Ling tosite sigure
- Doors open
- indigo at The O2
On Sale 9:00am Friday 10th April
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.
Ling tosite sigure
TK (Toru Kitajima), vocal and guitar 345 (Miyoko Nakamura), bass and vocal Pierre Nakano (Masatoshi Nakano), drums Trio rock band, “Ling tosite sigure” is making a great breakthrough in Japan at the moment. They don’t make appearance in the media so often but word of mouth about the band’s performance is one of factors that boost the popularity of them. Not only their remarkable performance, but the band’s signature sound is also uniquely appealing; on their arrangements, sharp and tough guitar sounds, male-female intertwined high-pitched vocals, strong and steady distorted bass sounds, hard drum play, and progressive beats weave exquisite music… The sound of aggression touches the hearts of people through the albums. The band was formed in Saitama, a city little up north from Tokyo, Japan in 2002. TK (vocal, guitar) and 345 (vocal, bass) started first, and Pierre Nakano (drums) joined shortly. In 2004, they had the nationwide concert tour and sold over 2,000 copies of their indie CDs. In 2005, the band released their first album “#4” by their own label “NAKANO Records”. In 2006, with the release of mini-album “Feeling your UFO” in summer, they launched several tours and performed actively throughout the year. Through headliner tours from spring to summer in 2007 which attracted growing audience, they released the second album, “Inspiration is DEAD” in August, followed by their first single “Telecastic fake show” in April 2008. In December 2008, they signed a major label deal with Sony Music Associated Records and released their second single, “moment A rhythm”, as a limited edition combined with a photo book. In May 2009, they released the third album “just A moment”, which debuted at No.4 on the Oricon sales chart. In 2010, they had a massive nationwide tour "I was music", which led them to the headlining performance at Saitama Super Arena as SUPER FINAL. Soon after that they experienced overseas performance including "The Great Escape" held in Brighton, UK in May, which turned out to be their first U.K. tour. In September, their fourth album entitled "still a Sigure virgin?" reached the top position on the Oricon sales chart. The single “abnormalize”, originally written for the TV animation series “PSYCHO-PASS” as the opening theme, was released in November 2012. Their long-awaited fifth album “i’mperfect” finally came out in April 2013 and they started out a tour called “Dear Perfect”. Additional dates include their first headliner show at Nippon Budokan subtitled “10th Tornado Anniversary” , as well as the first one night show in Taipei, Taiwan. In November 2014, the single "Enigmatic Feeling", also the opening theme for animation series "PSYCHO-PASS" following the single "abnormalize", was released for the first time in a year and seven months. The band released their first best album "Best of Tornado" and the latest single "Who What Who What" same day in January 2015. "Who What Who What" was used for "PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie" as the title tune. From this February, they had made a success of the long-awaited headlining tour "Hyper Tornado Tour 2015."