Tag: L’arc-en-Ciel

L’Arc~en~Ciel to open Christmas show pre-sale to overseas fans

L’Arc-en-Ciel fans not living in Japan can soon enter a ticket lottery for the chance to purchase a ticket to the supergroup’s upcoming Christmas shows on December 19th and 20th at Tokyo Dome. Don’t sleep on it, though. The application for the ticket lottery will only accept entries Thursday, October 11th at 12:00 PM – Wednesday October 17th …

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HYDE kills it in Osaka during explosive solo tour (Live Report)

HYDE HYDE LIVE 2018 – ZEPP OSAKA BAYSIDE August 1st, 2018 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Takayuki Okada Opening on a huge matte painting of an alleyway in the neon hellscape of a near-future city, the stage was bathed in the light of matrix rain. HYDE climbed off of a large stone throne …

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HYDE to release first single in 12 years

HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel / VAMPS) will resume his solo activities with the release of his 8th single entitled “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, 2018. The song is about how one must make their own way when confronting times of strife, but without anyone extending a helping hand. The single also comes with the 2nd …

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YOSHIKI brings Blade Runner chic to VAMPS Halloween Party 2017

X Japan leader YOSHIKI reunited with VAMPS frontman Hyde on the final day of Halloween Party 2017 for a powerful collaboration performance. YOSHIKI flew directly from France to make the October 29th concert at Makuhari Messe after completing an exhausting promotional tour of Europe for the award-winning documentary film We Are X. YOSHIKI and Hyde …

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VAMPS – UNDERWORLD (Review)

VAMPS UNDERWORLD Review by Nhu Nguyen VAMPS doesn’t mess around. Their fourth album UNDERWORLD cuts the frills and packs a punch. While their previous album Bloodsuckers was a game of lure and seduction, pushing and pulling with alternating fast and slow songs, UNDERWORLD snatches its victims from the get-go with its tightly-packed energy. “What do …

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JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2016

Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album/single jackets for 2016, chosen by JRock247 contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, and Nhu Nguyen. Click here to view the full list, including Gackt, Onmyouza, exist†trace, L’arc-en-Ciel, BAND-MAID, Kaya, and many more!

VAMPS Live at El Rey 2016 (Photo Gallery)

VAMPS El Rey Theatre, November 7, 2016 Photos by Emi Nguyen Supplemental Photo Gallery Click here for more photos and live report

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VAMPS headlines North American tour in November and unleashes new music video

VAMPS continues their world conquest by announcing an American headlining tour for November and dropping a double single that has the Japanese Rock juggernauts collaborating with Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate/Rammstein). In the midst of all this, they are also prepping for their next full length album.

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VAMPS’ HYDE rocks the cover of Rolling Stone Japan

VAMPS and L’arc-en-Ciel frontman HYDE has landed the cover of Rolling Stone Japan’s January 2016 issue, on stands now. http://www.rollingstonejapan.com/magazines/detail/24920 VAMPS Live 2015 Bloodsuckers was released on Dec 9th and reached #1 on Oricon’s Daily DVD Chart and Daily Music DVD chart. The band will perform on MTV Unplugged on January 19 in connection with …

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VAMPS and APOCALYPTICA to release collaborative single SIN IN JUSTICE

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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