By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
Ace of Spades
The group formed by EXILE’s Takahiro, GLAY’s Hisahi, Losalios’ TOKIE, and The Mad Capsule Market’s Motokatsu Miyagami can be seen in the upcoming release of High & Low the Live. The huge movie spectacle staged at four locations in Japan with over a million people in attendance will finally hit store shelves in DVD and Blu-Ray format.
The film that contains elements of car and bike stunts, drama, samurai warriors with swords, and musical performances. Over 450 performers were used in the making of this movie. Some of the artists who took part were EXILE, J Soul Brothers III, PKCZ, JAY’ED, E-girls, and EXILE TRIBE.
The film was the first ever comprehensive branding entertainment project brought to the screen by Nippon Network Television Corporation (Nippon TV) and the talent management firm of LDH whose artists appear in the movie. There was both a TV drama tie-in and talk of a manga expansion.
High & Low the Live will be available for purchase on March 15, 2017.
Limited Edition: Luxurious Three Bikes BOX Specification, Unpublished Photo Booklet Included
RZBD-86296 ~ 8
3DVD + smapler ¥ 7,980 (excluding tax)
RZXD-86299 ~ 300
2 Blu-ray + smapler ¥ 8,980 (excluding tax)
RZBD-86301 to 3
3DVD + smapler ¥ 6,980 (excluding tax)
RZXD-86304 ~ 5
2 Blu-ray + smapler ¥ 7,980 (excluding tax)
Announced on Aldious’ official website, two tentative dates were added to the Aldious 2017 tour. Both dates will be at Club Quattro venues. The first will be on Friday, June 23rd at the Umeda Club Quattro in Umeda, Kita-kun, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. Doors will open at 18:30 (6:30pm) and performance will start at 19:00 (7:00pm). The second date will be Saturday, July 15th at the Nagoya Club Quattro in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Doors will open at 18:00 (6:00pm) and performance will start at 18:30 (6:30pm).
Umeda Club Quattro
Booking page: http: //www.club-quattro.com/umeda/tickets/detail.php?id=6920
For inquiries: Umeda Club Quattro / 06-6311-8111
Nagoya Club Quattro
Reservation page: http://www.club-quattro.com/nagoya/tickets/detail.php?id=6895
For inquiries: Nagoya Club Quattro / 052-264-8211
One of the 1980’s and 90’s biggest female bands will release their East Japan Great Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction and Restoration concert from 2016. The concert held March 26th at the TOYOSU PIT in Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture was filmed and is now being released on both DVD and Blu-Ray. Titled as the Princess Princess Tour 2012-2016 Saikai -For Ever- Kouyasai at TOYOSU PIT, the concert will be released through Amazon Japan on March 8, 2017.
Included will be the 2 hour and 13 minute concert, a 30 minute documentary, and a photo book (not all releases will have these benefits so please check details before ordering).
PUFFY (known as Puffy AmiYumi in North America) have announced their first American tour since their PuffyAmiYumi Tour ’06 Splurge! Splurge! Splurge! This tour known as their Puffy AmiYumi US Tour 2017 “Not Lazy” has only three dates confirmed through their official website. There are two dates in California and one date in Texas. Hopefully more dates will be made available.
Puffy AmiYumi US TOUR 2017 “NOT LAZY”
Date： 4/4(火) OPEN 19:00 (7:00pm) / START 20:00 (8:00pm)
Venue： The Belasco Theatre (Los Angeles, California)
Venue’s Official Website： http://thebelasco.com/
Date： 4/6(木) OPEN 19:00 (7:00pm) / START 20:00 (8:00pm)
Venue： The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, California)
Venue’s Official Website: http://www.theregencyballroom.com/
Date： 4/9(日) OPEN 19:00 (7:00pm) / START 20:00 (8:00pm)
Venue： Trees (Dallas, Texas)
Venue’s Official Website： http://www.treesdallas.com/
Puffy was first formed in the mid 1990’s by the Sony Music label and over their career have had a string of hit singles and top-selling albums. They gained international popularity and in 2003 sang the theme song “Teen Titans Go!” to the animated Teen Titans series that aired on Cartoon Network and The WB. In 2004 Puffy AmiYumi got their own animated series based off the duo called Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. As with Teen Titans, this series also aired on The Cartoon Network. The show’s theme was performed by Puffy and lasted 3 seasons and 34 episodes. The series was so popular that floats of the animated characters appeared along with the real Puffy AmiYumi during the 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The VooDoo Hawaiians will be performing at the Okinawa Rocks!! concert April 8, 2017 at the Okinawa Output in the city of Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. The Hawaiians will share the venue with bands SHOCKING Pink (ショッキング桃色) and Omoi Transformer (オモイトランス). Doors will open 19:00 (7:00pm) and show will begin at 19:30 (7:30pm). Tickets are ¥2,500 in advance or ¥1,500 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased through Takara record shop (Tel: 098-863-3061 or e-mail: Erecord@takara-r.com).
Or visit the official website at http://eplus.jp/.
〒900-0033, 2 Chome-5-7 Kume, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0033, Japan