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Artist:   hide   X Japan  
Source:  Press Release
“JUNK STORY hide 50th anniversary documentary” is the very first documentary about hide, the late X JAPAN member and world famous Japanese rock musician, and it shows how he was trying to find his own methodology and thought for his fans. We get a close up on his personality with variety of angles such as aesthetic, philosophy, dreams, and his view of tolerance.

Where: IFC Center, 323 6th Ave at West 3rd St. NYC

Ticket: $14 USD (adult) http://www.ifccenter.com/

Author: Sheila
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Artist:   WagakkiBand  
Source:  Press Release
Following up their sold out live concert at Club Nokia on July 4th as part of Cool Japan Festival presented by ANIME EXPO 2015, WagakkiBand Concert Movie will premiere in NYC at “NY Comic Con presents NY Super Week at IFC Center”.

Where: IFC Center 323 6th Ave at West 3rd St. NYC

Ticket: $14 USD (adult) http://www.ifccenter.com/


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Artist:   VAMPS  
VAMPS announced that the new tour, "VAMPS LIVE 2015-2016: JOINT 666",will start in November, with 6 performances in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

The tour will feature a joint live show with artists from both Japan and abroad.

VAMPS LIVE 2015-2016 JOINT 666
■Ticket Price (drinks not included): Pre-order 6,600yen (w/o tax)
■General Sales Date: October 18th, 2015 (Sun) 10:00 am

Tokyo ZEPP TOKYO
November 12th, 2015 (Thu) / 13th (Fri) / 15th (Sun)  <JOINT ACT: TBD>
November 16th, (Mon) / 18th (Wed) / 19th (Thu)  <JOINT ACT: HIM>
For Inquiries: DISKGARAGE 050-5533-0888

Osaka NAMBA HATCH
December 5th, 2015 (Sat) / 6th (Sun) / 9th (Wed) /10th (Thu)  <JOINT ACT: TBD>
December 12th, 2015 (Sat) / 13th (Sun)  <JOINT ACT: Nothing More>
For Inquiries: Kyodo Information 0570-200-888

Nagoya ZEPP NAGOYA
January 9th, 2016 (Sat) / 10th (Sun)  <JOINT ACT: TBD>
January 13th, 2016 (Wed) /14th (Thu) / 16th (Sat) / 17th (Sun)  <JOINT ACT: Apocalyptica>
For Inquiries: Sunday Fork Promotion 052-320-9100

▶OPEN 18:00 / START(JOINT ACT) 19:06 (Weekdays)
▶OPEN 16:00 / START(JOINT ACT) 17:06 (Weekends)

TICKET INFO [Pre-sale]
■VAMPS Official FC『VAMPADDICT』
9/25/2015 (Fri) ~ 9/29 (Tue)
■HYDE Official Mobile Site『HYDERoom』
10/1/2015 (Thu) ~ 10/4 (Sun)
■uP!!!au Smart-Pass Pre-sale
10/1/2015 (Thu) ~ 10/7 (Wed)
■Ticket Office Pre-sale『Ticket Pia』
10/3/2015(Sat) ~ 10/7 (Wed)
Author: Stefania
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Date: 2015.09.22
 Concert 
Artist:   V.I.P.   I-AI  
Source:  Press Release
Visual Kei duo I-AI- will be in Dublin, Ireland for the "Eirtakon" convention, which takes place at Croke Park Convention Center from November 13th to November 15th. For more info, visit the convention website

V.I.P (I-AI-'s Hiroaki solo project) will also be on the "SOMA ESSENTIAL TOUR vol.1" around Europe and Russia. These are the dates!

October 2nd - Kharkiv, Ukraine @ Jara club
October 3rd - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine @ RK club
October 4th - Kyiv, Ukraine @ MonteRay Live Stage
October 6th - Kaluga, Russia @ Amra club
October 7th - Kursk, Russia @ Tochka club
October 8th- Bryansk, Russia @ House club
October 9th - Tula, Russia @ Irlandets pub
October 10th - Voronezh, Russia @ Colosseum Club
October 11th - Saratov, Russia @ BarDuck
October 13th - Ryazan, Russia @ Planetarium club
October 16th – Stockholm, Sweden @ Ungdomens Hus Tuben (free entrance!)
October 17th - Bucharest, Rumania @ Asia Fest
November 15th - Dublin, Ireland @ Eirtakon

All info can be found on Nyanko Scandal Factory.
Author: ladycaos
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Artist:   ADAMS  
Source:  Press Release
Good news for ADAMS fans!

First of all, the Japanese "Neosexual" rock duo will release a new double CD! Titled “Original Love”, half of it will be a "best of" album, while the other half will include new tracks and ADAMS most popular songs.
The album, produced by ADAMS'Shota Yokoyama (HIGHFeeL), will also include 3 collaborations with other well-known Japanese artists: composer, vocalist and keyboardist HORA - 洞 (Schwartz Stein, Kaya, God Synthesis…), producer and composer KALM (Velvet Eden, Kalmia, Art Cube…) and DJ, producer and label owner Hiroyuki Arakawa. The physical pre-relase will take place on November 22nd.


Additionally, to celebrate the release of “Original Love”, ADAMS has also planned a new world tour, including Hong Kong, several countries in Europe and the US!
Here are the confirmed dates!

Nov 22: Hong Kong (CN), Focal Fair
Nov 26: Roubaix (FR), Live 301
Nov 27: Dijon (FR), Tokyo Games Center
Nov 28: Warsaw (PL), Mokon
Nov 29: Lyon (FR), Japan Touch
Dec 03: Amstelveen (NL), P60
Dec 04: Berlin (DE), Cortina Bob
Dec 05: Cologne (DE), Jap Ro (with LADY BABY)
Dec 06 : Brussels (BE), Fanclub & guests party
Dec 11: Prague (CZ), Chapeau Rouge
Dec 12: Budapest (HU)
Dec 13 : Helsinki (FI), Gloria
Dec 30 : TBC Knoxville (TN)/USA
Dec 31 : Maryville (TN)/USA
Jan 01 : Concord (NC)/USA

More dates may be added soon, so don't forget to check ADAMS official website.
This is also a good chance to join the official fanclub and take advantage of all the exclusive content!
Author: ladycaos
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L'Arc~en~Ciel new single "Wings Flap" to be released on December 23!

Here are the various editions.

Special Limited Edition
KSCL 2662-2664 CD+BD+PHOTOBOOK
¥3,000+tax

■ Luxury Special Package
■LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO PHOTOBOOK (20p)
-CD-
1. Wings Flap
2. HONEY -L'Acoustic version-
3. Wings Flap (hydeless version)
4. HONEY -L'Acoustic version- (hydeless version)
-BD-
●Wings Flap -LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO Edition-
●LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO -Opening Animation-
●Wings Flap -Music Clip-
Preorder deadline: 13 ottobre

Limited Edition
KSCL 2665-2666 CD+BD
¥1,944+tax

-CD-
1. Wings Flap
2. HONEY -L'Acoustic version-
3. Wings Flap (hydeless version)
4. HONEY -L'Acoustic version- (hydeless version)
-BD-
●Wings Flap -Music Clip-
●LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO -Opening Animation-

Regular Edition
KSCL 2667 CD
¥1,204+tax
-CD-
1. Wings Flap
2. HONEY -L'Acoustic version-
3. Wings Flap (hydeless version)
4. HONEY -L'Acoustic version- (hydeless version)
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Date: 2015.09.15
 Concert 
Artist:   IA  
Source:  Press Release
IA, who’s known as a virtual artist - originally developed as a voice library for [VOCALOID ™3], the voice synthesis program released in 2012 – will make her NYC debut with her Special 3D Live Showcase on October 11th at Gramercy Theater.

The ticket are on sale for general public through Gramercy Theater Box Office and Live Nation ticketing site http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004F230CD2A74C.

Following up her sold out live concert at Club Nokia on July 4th as part of Cool Japan Festival presented by ANIME EXPO 2015, IA ‘s 3D live performance will finally be witnessed by her long waited east coast fans. This special 3D live showcase will be packed with IA’s hit songs, KAGEROU PROJECT classics, and full of visual surprises. Special merchandises will be sold at the venue as well as NY Comic Con exhibition (booth#439, “1st Place Official Shop – HACHIMAKI – ) for the Comic Con attendees. VIP ticket will include special goods and priority entry.

Stay tuned for more update at IA’s official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE

When: Oct 11, 2015 7pm (door)
8pm – 9pm (show)
Where: Gramercy Theater 127 East 23rd St, NYC (between Park & Lex)
What: IA SPECIAL 3D LIVE SHOWCASE in NY
Tickets: $35 (advance)
$45 (day of)
$75 (VIP)

IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID3. 「IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-」 and「IA ROCKS」are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views.
IA started her artist career by embarking on a live tour in 2012, followed by a dance music collaboration with the game, “GROOVE COASTER”, as well as collaborations with several fashion brands. IA is also the featured singer of KAGEROU PROJECT by the multi-talented JIN and also included in Evangelion final chapter comics CD. Since 2013, IA has reached out to her international audience by doing live shows in France and Taiwan as well as the string of successful concert movie screenings in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. IA made her North American live performance debut with more than 2000 screaming fans in July 2015. On July 30th, 「IA/VT ‒COLORFUL-」for PlayStation(R) was released and ranked #2 on the game chart. IA will be performing her first solo concert in Japan on September 19th.
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Artist:   HOTEI TOMOYASU  
Source:  Press Release
HOTEI has revealed the lyric video for his latest single ‘Texas Groove’ taken from the upcoming album Strangers, the first international release of his career on October 16th through Spinefarm Records.

‘Texas Groove’ is a pulsating electro-blues boogie featuring the southern soulstress Shea Seger and her smoky vocals. Having toured with John Mayer, David Gray and the band James, Seger’s enriching presence was the perfect choice to accompany Hotei’s vibrant guitar playing.

Born and raised in Texas herself, Shea Seger’s own solo career has seen her receive acclaim and support from fellow musicians such as Elton John, Pat Benatarand Pharrell Williams and share the stage with Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks,Ronnie Wood and Gang of Four amongst many others.

Now living in London, Seger also features on another track on Hotei’s Strangers, the glossy punchy rock anthem ‘Kill Or Kiss’,sitting proudly alongside a number of other impressive guests.

Asprevious single ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ – one of two tracks featuring punk visionary Iggy Pop – illustrated, Hotei’s unique cultural perspective is one that transcends and eclipses the confines of genre. And that’s exactly what Strangers does.

From the heavy weight industrial synths of ‘Move It’ (co-starring Rammstein guitarist and Emigrate frontman Richard Z. Kruspe), through the dub-driven rhythms of quintessentially British trip-hop that propel‘Barrel Of My Own Gun’ courtesy of old friend and collaborator Noko of Apollo 440, to the brooding James Bond-style suspense of ‘Kill To Love You’ featuring the distinctive voice of Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck, Strangers is an album of rich variety and unique sonic textures.
And those cinematic sensibilities are also to be found in Hotei’s most famous composition, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’ which was used to memorable effect by Tarantino in Kill Bill, and is included on the album.

While Strangers may be Hotei’s first official international release, it was always inevitable that Japan’s greatest guitar hero would break new ground, fuelled by his original inspirations.

Hotei comments, "When I was a teenager, I was going to the record shops to buy everything I could by The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin... I soon realised that almost all of it was British. With idols like David Bowie and T-Rex, I’ve always felt a strong connection to the UK, and now that I am living in London, ‘Strangers’ allows me to take a step out of this new space to introduce myself. I want to connect with people individually and let them understand me through my music.”

Hotei will be playing live at the Islington Assembly Hall on October 21st .
Tickets: http://bit.ly/HoteiOct2015

Strangers will be released October 16th through Spinefarm Records.
Pre-order the album here.

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Date: 2015.09.11
 Concert 
Artist:   SuG  
Source:  Neo Tokyo
After eight years of absence, SuG are finally back to rock Europe and heat the cold season!

The band has experienced a lot and grew during their absence: 2009 they got shinpei [Dr.] as a new member – he’s looking forward to his début in Europe on the upcoming tour! Their concerts can be best described with one of their songs as a big “LOVE SCREAM PARTY” with the crowd clapping and jumping along to up-tempo tunes, percussive guitars and sweet melodies.

29.11.15 - Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
30.11.15 - Backstage, Paris, France
02.12.15 - O2 Academy 2, London, UK
03.12.15 - Machinenhaus, Berlin, Germany
05.12.15 - Technikum, Munich, Germany
07.12.15 - Moscow Hall, Moscow, Russia
08.12.15 - Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland

Ticket sales will start on 16th of September

Cologne: www.eventim.de & www.neotokyo.de
Paris: www.fnacspectacles.com , www.ticketmaster.fr & www.digitickcom
London: www.o2academyislington.co.uk
Berlin: www.konticket.de & www.neotokyo.de
Munich: www.konticket.de , www.eventim.de , www.muenchenticket.de & www.neotokyo.de
Moscow: www.go2show.biz
Helsinki: www.tiketti.fi
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Date: 2015.09.07
 Concert 
Artist:   Synk;yet  
Source:  Starwave Records Newsletter
Synk;yet will award ten pairs of tickets free of charge for fans of non-Japanese nationality to attend their oneman live, [-Shinjyu no sono-], at Shinjuku ReNY, Tokyo on October 23, 2015!

■Application deadline: October 1st, 2015
■Announcement of winners: In the interest of impartiality, those selected as winners will be notified directly in early October.
■How to apply: Send an email to info@starwaverecords.jp with “Synk;yet Free Oneman Live Tickets." The email should contain your name, sex, date of birth, address, phone number, and email address.

NOTE:
※Offer available only to non-Japanese nationals who will be in Japan on October 23, 2015.
※Japanese nationals are not eligible.
※Each applicant may submit only one application.
※Winners will cover their own transportation and other expenses.
※Tickets can be exchanged at the livehouse reception area on the day of the show.
※Tickets are redeemable only by the winners and may not be transferred, sold, or traded to other parties.

For all inquiries:
Starwave Records Co., Ltd.
Email: info@starwaverecords.jp
Synk;yet: http://synkyet.com
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Date: 2015.09.07
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Artist:   ONE OK ROCK  
Source:  FB
ONE OK ROCK are going to tour Europe in December!

Here the dates:

12/02 Ekaterinburg – Tele Club, Russia
12/03 St Petersbung – Glavclub, Russia
12/04 Moscow – Yotaspace, Russia
12/06 Dublin – Academy, Ireland
12/07 Manchester – Academy2, UK
12/08 Glasgow – Garage/ABC, UK
12/10 London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, UK
12/11 Antwerp – Trix, Belgium
12/12 Cologne – Live Music Hall, Germany
12/13 Wiesbaden – Schlachthof, Germany
12/15 Hamburg – Docks, Germany
12/16 Berlin – Postbahnhof, Germany
12/17 Munich – Theaterfabrik, Germany
12/19 Milan – Alcartraz, Italy
12/20 Zurich – X-Tra, Switzerland
12/21 Paris – Olympia, France
12/22 Amsterdam – Paradiso, Netherlands
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