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Nov 14 2016

VAMPS shine bright like a diamond in L.A. (El Rey 2016 Live Report)

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VAMPS El Rey Theatre, November 7, 2016 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen VAMPS is a band full of surprises. When photos of HYDE as Harley Quinn and K.A.Z as the Joker came out from their Halloween party, it took the Japanese pop and rock community by storm. I couldn’t believe I …

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Nov 09 2015

VAMPS and APOCALYPTICA to release collaborative single SIN IN JUSTICE

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Formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), Japanese rock band VAMPS will be touring the UK with Finnish heavy cellists Apocalyptica in November; VAMPS, one of Japan’s most successful and visually arresting acts, were last in the UK for two bill-topping shows at the O2 in London, part of the Hyper Japan …

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Oct 15 2015

VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2015)

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VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen October 15, 2015 VAMPS, led by HYDE (L’arc-en-ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are music veterans who have rightfully enjoyed much success at home in Japan. With success, there is a natural tendency to want more. Seeing other Asian musicians taking the opportunity to tour outside of their home country, HYDE …

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Oct 11 2015

VAMPS – The Roxy Theater 2015 (Live Report)

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VAMPS The Roxy Theater, October 5, 2015 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen (http://www.emiphotograph.com) “How bad do you want us!?” HYDE yelled to the crowd. They were thirsty, judging by the never-ending screams that lasted throughout the entire show at L.A.’s famed Roxy Theater. VAMPS’ opening stint for SIXX:A.M earlier in spring …

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May 08 2015

VAMPS Rocks New York Fans on Final Stop of U.S. Tour

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VAMPS finished the sole headlining show of their 2015 American tour on May 1st by delivering an extra-long concert for their Bloodsucker fans at New York’s Best Buy Theater, located in the heart of Times Square. VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), started their 12-city, month-long American tour …

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Apr 19 2015

VAMPS drink deep in L.A. – VAMPS at Club Nokia 2015

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VAMPS Live at Club Nokia, April 11, 2015 Live report by Nhu Nguyen Back in February, VAMPS invited Sixx:A.M. to join their two day rock festival at Nippon Budoukan, giving the American band their Japanese debut. On day two, it was announced VAMPS would be a support act for Sixx:A.M.’s first U.S. headlining tour on …

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Mar 23 2015

VAMPS Interview (Mar 2015)

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VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen March 23, 2015 VAMPS are a busy group in Japan and their busy schedule is bringing them stateside! The men are gearing up to support their international release of BLOODSUCKERS with the Sixx:AM tour and two Florida rock festivals in April, and a New York headlining show on May 1st …

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Mar 09 2015

VAMPS to Release International Edition of “Bloodsuckers” before New York Concert

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VAMPS will follow March 23rd international CD release with multi-city tour and May 1st headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will perform a headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1st. Tickets are on sale …

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