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Source:  INDIVISUAL Newsletter
Today, MAN WITH A MISSION has announced the release of the overseas edition of a split EP with Anmerican Rock band, Zebrahead, titled “Out of Control”. The song was also used as the ending for the Japanese release of “MAD MAX : Fury Road”.

It already hit stores in Japan on May 20th. The overseas edition of the EP is set to released on August 21st. The overseas edition will feature a different album cover and track list. The artwork will be a vivid green color to contrast with the red and blue cover of the Japan release.

“Higher” (English ver.) will be included along with the collaborative song “Out of Control”, as well as “database feat. Ali (Zebrahead)" (MAN WITH A MISSION), and "Lockjaw" (Zebrahead). "Higher" will be the first release of the song that is used in “World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015” (PlayStationR3 disc edition).

Zebrahead’s new song, “Consider My Resignation”, will also be included on the EP.

The two bands will collaborate once again for their “Out of Control Japan Tour 2015” joint tour in October. The import edition will be available at most stores in Japan. Check it out before heading to the concert.

MAN WITH A MISSION×Zebrahead "Out of Control" MV

MAN WITH A MISSION×Zebrahead "Out of Control (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Ver.)" MV

Zebra head×MAN WITH A MISSION Split EP "Out of Control"
Released on 8/21(Fri) [Import editon in Japan] RDR106 1,700Yen (+tax)

M1: Out of Control / MAN WITH A MISSION x Zeberahead
M2: Lockjaw / Zebrahead
M3: Consider My Resignation / Zebrahead
M4: higher(ENG ver.) / MAN WITH A MISSION
M5: database feat. Ali (Zebrahead) / MAN WITH A MISSION


MAN WITH A MISSON Presents "Out of Control JAPAN Tour 2015"
10/13(Tue) Nagoya Diamond Hall w/Zebrahead
10/16(Fri) Saitama Super Arena w/Zebrahead
10/17(Sat) Saitama Super Arena w/Zebrahead
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Date: 2015.07.24
Artist:   INORAN  
Source:  Press Release
INORAN's long awaited 10th album “BEAUTIFUL NOW” will be released on August 26th, and finally the full tracklist has been revealed!

Here below you can find the album details:

2015/8/26(Wed) On Sale

First Limited Edition :
CD (10 tracks) + DVD ("Beautiful Now" MV) + Photo Booklet (over 100 pages) - 5,926yen (+tax)

Standard Edition :
CD only (10 tracks) -3,241yen (+tax)

M1 Beautiful Now
M2 might never see, might never reach
M3 Awaking in myself
M4 2Limes (featuring MINHYUK,PENIEL and ILHOON from BTOB)
M5 Fading Memory
M6 Lullaby of Winds
M7 Something about you
M8 Hold on
M9 Pink Spider
M10 All We Are

To make this album even more special, Inoran has collaborated with K-POP artist BTOB on the fourth track [2Limes].
Here below you can find the comments from BTOB members!

Comments from BTOB
It was an honor to have been featured on “2Limes”. I’ve always wanted to collaborate with Japanese artists so this is like a dream come true. When I first heard about our collaboration, I checked with our manager over and over again : ) I was very nervous to join the big star INORAN’s song, but there was a sense of excitement as well. When listening to the finalized mix, I felt the sexiness and energy of an adult.

BTOB Minhyuk:
Mr. INORAN, thank you so much for choosing us. When I first heard the completed track, I could only say “This is cool!” Something starts to fire up from within! It’s fabulous! I want to listen to it at a show! Infact, please let us join your show ; ) We’ll be there if you call us!

BTOB Peniel:
Thank you so much for allowing us to collaborate with you! I’ve listened to the track and feel the depth and true musicology a veteran musician has harvested in the years. This track has become an anniversary track for me.

Don't forget that INORAN will also be on tour in Japan this fall. Head over to the tour special page for all the details!

9/3(Thu) Tokyo Kineme Club -NO NAME? MEMBERS’ LIMITED LIVE-
9/6(Sun) Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
9/8(Tue) Hiroshima Namiki Junction
9/9(Wed) Umeda CLUB QUA TTRO
9/12(Sat) Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
9/13(Sun) Kanazawa AZ
9/16(Wed) Kobe VARIT.
9/18(Fri) Kyoto Takutaku
9/19(Sat) Nagoya BOTTOM LINE
9/21(Mon) Sapporo cube garden
9/23(Wed) Sendai darwin
9/24(Thu) Kooriyam Hip Shot Japan
9/26(Sat) Mito LIGHT HOUSE
9/29(Tue) Tokyo EX THEATER ROPPONGI -B-DAY LIVE CODE 929/2015-

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Artist:   Alice Nine  
Source:  Press Release
Good news for Alice Nine fans!
The band revealed a new artist photo, a new PV and more details on the album [Ginga no oto] coming out on August 23rd.

Let's start with the artist photo and video!
This time, Alice Nine chose an all-white look,to symbolize starting from scratch with a clean slate.
The costume designer is the world-renowned YUMA KOSHINO, who previously worked with Alice Nine's vocalist Show in a TV program and accepted to design for them. The photographer is HIRO KIMURA, who has collaborated with both international and Japanese artists like Lenny Kravitz, Natsuki Mari and Watanabe Ken. Finally, the art direction is handled by TOSHIYUKI SUZUKI from United Lounge.
By bringing together the strength of these world-renowned creators, Alice Nine aimed at producing a work that could appeal not only to the Japanese audience, but also to the whole world.

You can check the full MV of [Spiegel] here below!

The band also revealed more details on the start-up EP [Ginga no oto]!
The EP will contain a total of 7 new songs (6 full songs plus 1 SE), it will cost 2500 yen and will be sold only at the venue on August 23rd. This is the tracklist:

・道化師 (Doukeshi)
・流星群 (Ryuuseigun)
・フリージアの咲く場所 (Freesia no saku basho)
・銃弾 (Juudan)

Despite the release being under an indie label, once again a lot of talent has been gathered for this record.
For instance, in the song [Freesia no Saku Basho], the band worked with Yoshimata Ryo, composer for movies and several NHK "taiga dorama" (historical fiction, more info here) such as "Atsu Hime" and "Gou: Himetachi no Sengoku". He arranged the strings for the song, while Muroya Koichirou Strings provided the sound of full orchestra, creating a song of unprecedented scale!

As for tour dates, Alice Nine has added more fanclub limited lives and two overseas performances!
The FC limited performances will be held on September 12th and 13th at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO. The title of the second day is "Kachoufugetsu", the same title as previous FC-limited lives in the past. This performance will probably be a bit different from the rest of the tour!

As for overseas lives, Alice Nine will be in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and they have added dates in Singapore and Malaysia, which they also visited last year, and this time they decided to have a 2-day performance in Singapore!

Please keep an eye on Alice Nine from now on, as they aim to reach higher! Don't forget to visit their website for more info, and don't miss their 11th Anniversary live in Tokyo this August!

Alice Nine 11th Anniversary Live ˹Re:birth-Hishou-˼
August 23 (Sun) [OPEN/START] 16:00/17:00
Toyosu PIT
General ticket sale starts August 1

Alice Nine Tour 2015 ˹Re:birth-Tenshou-˼
Sep 3 (Thu) Sendai darwin
Sep 5 (Sat) Kooriyama HIPSHOT
Sep 15 (Tue) Hamamatsu Madowaku
Sep 17 (Thu) Osaka BIG CAT
Sep 19 (Sat) Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
Sep 21 (Mon, public holiday) Kanazawa AZ
Sep 23 ( Wed, public holiday) KYOTO FAN J
Sep 25 (Fri) Nagoya BOTTOM LINE
Sep 29 (Tue) South Korea, Baekam Art Hall
Oct 3 (Sat), 4 (Sun) Shanghai (venue announced later)
Oct 10 (Sat) Taipei, ATT
Oct 11 (Sun) Taichung, TADA
Oct 13 (Tue) Beijing, MAO
Oct 15 (Thu) Wuhan, VOX
Oct 17 (Sat) Guangzhou, SD
Oct 18 (Sun) Hong Kong, E-MAX
Oct 24 (Sat), 25 (Sun) Singapore, LASALLE The Singapore Airlines Theater
Nov 1 (Sun) Malaysia, KL LIVE

Fanclub limited performance
Alice Nine Tour 2015 ˹Re:birth-Tenshou˼ NUMBER SIX.ONLY
Sep 12 (Sat) Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO
NUMBER SIX. Presents ˹Kachoufugetsu˼
Sep 13 (Sun) Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO

For inquiries about FC lives, contact: SIREN ENTERPRISE 03-3447-8822

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Date: 2015.07.22
Artist:   SCANDAL  
Source:  Sony Music Newsletter
SCANDAL successfully concluded their 5 month-long, 41-show (31 domestic venues plus international shows in 10 cities, 8 countries) solo world tour SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 HELLO WORLD which started from January 2015. It has been 8 months since SCANDAL released their last single and after this year's tremendous success, they are all set to show off their newest single, Stamp!

This new song was written by MAMI (guitar & vocals) during their world tour (both melody and lyrics); sound produced by Kenji Tamai of the agehasprings; and engineered by Tom Lord-Alge, a 3-time Grammy winning producer & engineer who is known for working with The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, P!nk, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne etc. It is clear through this work that they have grown as an artist from the last world tour; and is conveyed in the new track's American pop-rock feeling.

The single can be purchased Here on iTunes
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Artist:   VAMPS  
Following the announcement of their Latin American Tour, VAMPS revealed that they will be performing in Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA, on October 5 and October 7 respectively.

Here are the details.

The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015

Slim’s, San Francisco, USA
October 7, 2015

Tickets on sale starting July 24, 2015.
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Date: 2015.07.14
Artist:   VAMPS  
Between September and October, VAMPS will be doing a tour in South America.
Here are the details:

Friday, September 25, 2015
Espaco Das Americas (São Paulo, Brazil)

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Teatro Caupulican (Santiago, Chile)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
El Teatro Flores (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Pepsi Center WTC (Mexico City, Mexico)

Tickets will be on sale July 17 at the following links:
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BARKS will be selling overseas tickets for L'Arc~en~Ciel's upcoming live "L'ArCASINO", which will be held in Osaka at Yumeshima Outdoor Special Stage on September 21 and 22, starting July 13.

[Advanced Ticketing]

[Ticketing Period]
7/13/2015 (MON) 12:00 ~ 7/21 (TUE)16:00 (JST)

[Lottery Result Check & Payment Period]
7/24/2015 (FRI) 12:00 ~ 7/27 (MON)23:59 (JST)

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Date: 2015.07.06
Artist:   VAMPS  
Source:  Press Release
first London shows taking place on 10 & 11 July bringing the best talent from Japan to us here at Indigo at The O2. The two fabulous shows coincide with Hyper Japan, which will be taking place on the same dates in The 02.
JAPAN NIGHT was initially held in 2014 as the last music event at Kokuritsu Kyogijo (National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo), welcoming leading Japanese artists including L'Arc-en-Ciel with the theme “Move with the music of Japan”. The new show will bring us both fresh and
established talent with a strong line-up that will culminate in a performance from the fantastic VAMPS truly not a performance to miss.

“We are proud to be chosen as the promoter of the 1st JAPAN NIGHT in London and we will make sure that this will be a memorable concert for all Japanese music fans in London!” said Rob Hallett, CEO of Robomagic.

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