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Date: 2015.04.26
Artist:   G.L.A.M.S.  
Source:  Press Release
Awesome news for G.L.A.M.S fans! Mikaru (ex Dio, ex Black Line) solo project already visited Europe last year, and now he will be back for more!

The tour will be titled GLAMNIGHT and will see as support members Yudai (ex Blackline) on guitar, Tetsuto on bass and Syu (ex Blackline) on drums.
Details on cities and dates have not been completely revealed yet but fans can expect to see GLAMS in Europe in July.

These are some of the info available now:

05/07 - Lyon - TBA (FR)
10/07 - BAR LIVE 301 - Roubaix (FR)
11/07 - DenHaag - TBA (NL)
12/07 - Le Garage - Liège (BE)
18/07 - Gent - TBA (BE)

For Roubaix and Liege tickets are already available. You can buy either a regular or a VIP ticket:
the regular ticket costs 12€ (15€ at door), while the VIP tickets cost 25€ euros and include priority access to the concert, a meet-and-greet and photo with the band as well as an exclusive good.
Since the VIP tickets are limited in number, hurry up to get yours!
You can find them at the links below:

VIP Roubaix
VIP Liege
Regular Roubaix
Regular Liege

We will update you as soon as we have more info!
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Date: 2015.04.26
Artist:   Broken Doll  
Source:  Press Release
Brazilian J-music fans rejoice!
Japanese band Broken Doll will bring its colorful pop-punk to Brazil on the occasion of "Vila Anime" in Rio de Janeiro on May 24,th 2015!
You can find all info on the convention here.

For those of you who don't know them, Broken Doll is an 80s inspired band that combines pop-punk music with a vibrant, colorful Harajuku style.
Together with the band, the Broken Doll project also consists of a clothing and accessory shop in Shimokitazawa (but you can also buy online here!). You can take a look at their unique, kawaii style on this TokyoFashion article.

The band already did a world tour in 2014, so please welcome them warmly in Brasil too!
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Date: 2015.04.23
Artist:   VAMPS  
Source:  NP Original
Well, you better get ready for these Bloodsuckers, because they are coming soon!

Just a month and a half after the Worldwide release of their studio album BLOODSUCKERS, and a crazy US Tour with SIXX:A.M., the guys of VAMPS are ready to blow the roof off of the Best Buy Theater in New York City!

Nikki Sixx talked about playing with VAMPS before the start of the tour, "SIXX:A.M. just played our first Japanese show ever with VAMPS in Tokyo at Budokan. They really gave us our first opportunity to play in front of so many rock fans in Japan. We now want to extend the same for them by bringing them out on tour with us. We can't wait for our fans to discover them all across the US."

In just 8 days VAMPS will have their headlining show in New York! You are not going to want to miss this. Sex, blood, rock'n'roll!

Go get your tickets here!

Concert Details:
Date:Friday May 1st.
Location: the Best Buy Theater
Doors: 7pm, show starts 8pm
Ages: 16 & up

BLOODSUCKERS is available for purchase Internationally on iTunes
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Artist:   VAMPS  
"VAMPS LIVE 2014-2015" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 24, 2015, VAMPS announced.
Here are the details.

Limited Edition A (UIXV-90005)
1 Blu-ray + booklet - digipak ¥7,500 + tax
Includes a documentary on the tour.

Limited Edition B (UIBV-90005/6)
2 DVD + booklet - digipak ¥6,400 + tax
Includes a documentary on the tour

Regular Edition A (UIXV-10006)
1 Blu-ray + booklet + sticker ¥5,500 + tax
Includes bonus video footage.

Regular Edition B (UICV-10015)
1 DVD + booklet + sticker ¥4,500 + tax
Includes bonus video footage.

Universal Limited Edition(PDXV-1901)
In addition to the Blu-ray or DVD, this edition includes also some goods (handbag, t-shirt, towel)
Details here:
Author: Stefania
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Artist:   IA  
Source:  Press Release
Following up the successful opening in Seattle, Kinokuniya Bookstore New York and New Jersey will host the “KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION” between May 1 st and May 17th! Celebrating the newest installment of the novel, “KAGEROU DAZE VI” by JIN; the release of special soundtrack boxset titled “MEKAKUCITY M's” from “MEKAKUCITY ACTORS”, (the anime adoption of KAGEROU PROJECT); and “.dsd –SIDU Illustration Works 2011-2015”, the first art book by SHIDU, Kinokuniya New York and New Jersey will showcase rare and outstanding work by SHIDU, the original character creator of KAGEROU PROJECT. Both stores will also set up a special booth for the latest merchandizes, and the New York Store will invite fans to the exclusive concert movie screening on May 2 nd (6pm) at the event space on the second floor. It will be a sequel to the previous session held last December. It will include unseen KAGEROU PROJECT live concert footages as well as the most recent IA performance on Niconico Live.

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION” will also hit other Kinokuniya Books Stores in North America including Chicago (5/9-24), San Francisco (6/1-17), and also the new Santa Monica store (7/1-15)! Please stay tuned for more updates!

WHAT: “KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION” Special Art Exhibition by the illustrator, SHIDU who created original KAGEROU PROJECT characters
WHERE/WHEN: Kinokuniya Book Store New York
1073 Avenue of the Americas (Between 40th & 41st St)
New York, NY 10018 (map/directions)
Phone: 212-869-1700/ Fax: 212-869-1703
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00AM - 8:00PM, Sun 11:00AM - 7:30PM

Kinokuniya Book Store New Jersey
Mitsuwa Marketplace
595 River Rd. #106
Edgewater, NJ, 07020 (map/directions)
Phone: 201-496-6910/ Fax: 201-221-7707
Hours: Daily 10:00AM - 8:00PM
May 1st – May 17th 2015


ALSO: Concert Movie Screening for IA/KAGEROU PROJECT @Kinokuniya New York (May 2 nd 6pm /2nd floor event space)

KAGEROU PROJECT is a story-driven multi-media project created by musician/novelist JIN and illustrator SHIDU. The original story is a type of ensemble performance based on different characters who have super human abilities using their “EYES”. They group together, and solve problems and mysteries. The story slowly unfolds itself in sync with music, novels, manga, and other media, and it created whole new genre of Media Mix in Japan and beyond. KAGEROU PROJECT became a phenomenon supported by today's teenagers and their videos have reached more than 100,000,000 plays so far!

About IA
IA is a virtual singer brought to life on January 27, 2012 as a part of the VOCALOID™3 Library. The transparent and long sustained high notes are her best known characteristics as well as the versatilities of covering the overdrive rock tunes to the hyper rhythmic dance ensembles. In 2012, IA released her collaboration single with JIN and started her artist career by embarking her first live tour at Zepp Divercity. The two consecutive years from 2013, IA also became the image character for “SUPER GT”, Japan's biggest motorsports today, and sang official theme songs. Furthermore, IA made dance music collaboration with “GROOVE COASTER”, the successful video game/game app around the world, as well as releasing fashion items with the internationally well-known apparel brands IA made another contribution to “Otsukimi Recital”, the featured track in the hit anime series, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, and she was also included in the special CD for Evangelion Comic - Final Chapter, which many fans were waiting for. Since 2013, IA has become active worldwide by making successful live performances in France and Taiwan, as well as being featured in the acclaimed concert movie premiere at America's biggest pop culture convention, NY Comic Con 2014, followed by encore screenings in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In January 2015, IA appeared as AR for live performance at her 3rd year anniversary event in Tokyo. It was stream-casted over 47,000 devoted live viewers. On June 25th, the long waited music game, “IA/VT ‒ COLORFUL-“for PlayStation(R) will be released. All eyes are on IA for what's coming next! »» VOCALOID™ is a registered trademark of the YAMAHA Corporation.
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Date: 2015.04.15
Artist:   nüe  
Source:  Starwave Records Newsletter
"These beautiful days pierce my chest"

After their self-produced mini-album [Shinkai] sold out in the blink of an eye, nüe at last returns with their long-awaited new release! Features three tracks including [Siren], a favorite at their live shows!

April 24, 2015: available for pre-sale at live venues
May 27, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWNE-1
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 1,620yen(tax in)
Limit 1000 copies

CD playlist:
01. Siren
02. Self neglect
03. Jukai

To purchase please visit the Online Shop!
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Artist:   SCANDAL   moumoon   Passepied    THE BAWDIES  
Source:  Press Release
What a busy season for European J-music fans! We had already announced several concerts here, but we have more news for you!

moumoon and Passepied fans rejoice! The bands are heading to Europe for a series of lives! moumoon will be on the French soil in Lyon and Paris in May, and then will head to London for a joint show with Passepied on May 13th.
The two bands, together with Yosi Horikawa, will also represent Japan at "The Great Escape" music festival, which take place in Brighton (UK) from May 14th to May 16th. Info on the festival can be found here.
Tickets for the French dates of moumoon can be bought through B7Klan here, while tickets for the London coupling show (just 5£!) can be bought at the door and all info on the event can be found here.

The BAWDIES will also be visiting Europe in July, with three dates in Dusseldorf, Paris and London. Tickets will go on sale on April 18th on B7Klan website.

All-girl rock band SCANDAL is also heading to Europe with their tour "HELLO WORLD" that will touch Paris, London and Essen. If you're curious about their music, you can read our review of their latest work [HELLO WORLD] here.

Info for tickets both bands can be found on B7Klan website, here.

And don't forget MUCC (coming in May, info here) and Japan Night, which will have VAMPS among the guests, in London on July 10-11th!
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Date: 2015.04.04
Artist:   VAMPS  
VAMPS will be performing at the event JAPAN NIGHT (Japanese Music to the World) which will take place in London at indigo at The O2 on July 10 and 11.
Other Japanese artists will be joining this special event but at present no further details have been revealed.
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L'Arc~en~Ciel's documentary "Over the L'Arc~en~Ciel" will be once again distributed via internet, but will include a special live footage of "WORLD TOUR 2012", which wasn't included in the theatrical version.
The special footage includes the songs "X X X" and "STAY AWAY" from the live in London and "MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM" and "Driver's high" from the live in Jakarta.

The English subtitled version will be available on April 4th and 5th, and the Spanish subtitled version will be distributed on April 11th and 12th.
Tickets are already on sale.

Check out the following link for the full schedule:
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