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As friends from high school, Yuhei, Shinsuke, Hideyuki, Izumi and Shun formed HY in 2000 and began playing in the streets of Chatan. They soon gained a strong fan base and in September 2001, released the first album Departure. It was an Okinawa-exclusive release, and sold out instantly. In 2002, following the successful solo gig at Ginowan Seaside, Park which drew more than 2,000 fans, Departure was released nationwide in April. It was well received and certainly left a strong impression on many listeners. HY toured vigorously in 2002. Starting from Paris Music Festival in June, they played at a number of music festivals in the summer in Japan which brought them the recognition of being a solid live band. HY went on their first national tour at the end of this year. Perhaps the highlight of 2002 was when HY co-headlined a gig at Budokan with American rock band, Linkin... read more
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