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The GazettE – “THE NINTH” Phase #04 -99.999- at The Wiltern Los Angeles (Live Report)

The GazettE The Wiltern (Los Angeles) – April 30, 2019 Concert Review by Nhu Nguyen (photo: @the_gazette_official) “Wow, where did all these visual kei kids come from?” I wondered as I watched a near-endless line of people head into the Wiltern Theatre for the GazettE’s THE NINTH world tour kick-off show — fans mobbing the …

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MIYAVI releases sweet Mother’s Day gift featuring wife MELODY

To celebrate Mother’s Day, MIYAVI has released a remixed version of “Where Home Is” featuring his wife MELODY. “There’s no place like home with Mom. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!” the samurai guitarist wrote on social media. Before performing this song in 2017 at LA’s Belasco Theater, he shared that it was written by the couple. “She’s …

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ONE OK ROCK “Eye of the Storm” at Hollywood Palladium (Live Report)

ONE OK ROCK Hollywood Palladium – March 19, 2019 Concert Review by Nhu Nguyen At the L.A. stop of ONE OK ROCK’s “Eye of the Storm” North America tour, the band gave me everything I wanted from their newly-released album: power, punch and passion. When I first listened to the album, it didn’t rock me …

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MIYAVI to headline Anime Boston 2019 in April

Musician and actor MIYAVI will headline Anime Boston 2019 with a live performance on Friday, April 19th. MIYAVI is the fifth Japanese guest announced for this year’s convention. The “Samurai Guitarist” is currently recording new solo material after releasing his collaboration album SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3 – Worlds Collide in December 2018, followed a special album …

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MIYAVI celebrates SAMURAI SESSIONS Vol. 3 album release at El Rey (Live Report)

MIYAVI El Rey Theatre – February 23, 2019 Concert Review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by David Cirone MIYAVI celebrated the release of his SAMURAI SESSIONS Vol. 3 – Worlds Collide album at a special show on Saturday, February 23, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Vol. 1 of the guitarist’s SAMURAI SESSIONS collaboration …

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the GazettE releases dates for 2019 world tour THE NINTH

Merry Christmas from the GazettE — fans are getting a world tour in 2019! Titled, “WORLD TOUR 19 THE NINTH PHASE #04-99.999-“, the band will kick off the international leg of their “THE NINTH” tour in Los Angeles on April 30, 2019, and visit South America and Europe through June 2019. Fans in Asia should …

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the GazettE releases Halloween concert videos in 58 countries

the GazettE gave international fans an awesome treat this Halloween! Fans in 58 countries and regions including the US and Canada now have the chance to digitally experience the spooky madness of their epic sold-out Halloween shows in Tokyo performed on October 30 and 31, 2017 entitled HALLOWEEN NIGHT 17 THE DARK HORROR SHOW SPOOKY …

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SCANDAL brings the “Special Thanks” party to House of Blues Anaheim (Live Report)

SCANDAL House of Blues Anaheim September 9, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen A healthy line of Scandal fans snaked in front of House of Blues in Anaheim Sunday night hours before the 8pm start time for SCANDAL from JAPAN US & Mexico Tour 2018 “Special Thanks” – they’d waited three years for the band’s …

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MIYAVI kicks off US leg of DAY 2 World Tour with charisma, power, and truth

MIYAVI El Rey Theatre – May 8, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen I’ve literally lost count of how many times I’ve watched MIYAVI live. He’s always charismatic –- from his comments to his stage presence to the way he plays guitar. People are completely enamored by him — it’s hard …

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Esprit D’Air returns to Europe on Constellation tour

Japanese metal band, Esprit D’Air, extends their Constellation Tour with four stops across Europe this September. Continuing on from their 7-day headlining tour held earlier this February, the new dates include concerts in Barcelona, Paris, and Japanese music festival, AVO, in the Netherlands. The upcoming tour will also feature a concert in London after having …

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