12Apr/151

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- Yokohama Arena (4/2) Live Report

Posted on April 12, 2015 by Tobias in News
Yokohama Arena main entrance

Yokohama Arena main entrance

B'z has finally kicked off another tour, and this time it's an album tour in support of their latest album, EPIC DAY. Last time, I went to their 25th anniversary tour B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-. My expectations were high, of course, as I am used to great shows by B'z. So this time I chose to attend one of their hall shows (should I get tickets!) and went with Yokohama Arena, as these shows were in a time frame where I had time to make a trip to Japan. I entered the ticket draw through the official fanclub, B'z PARTY, and bam!, I was lucky enough to get four tickets to the show on April 2nd. My friends, however, weren't so lucky, but I could provide them with tickets so they could attend as well.

So how did B'z fare in Yokohama Arena on their latest tour? Find out in my detailed review after the break!
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12Apr/150

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- 4/11 & 4/12 Setlist

Posted on April 12, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at the Ecopa Arena

The crowd at the Ecopa Arena

Here's the set list for the two B'z shows at the Ecopa Arena!

Check it out below.

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7Apr/150

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- 4/2 & 4/4 & 4/5 Setlist

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at Yokohama Arena

The crowd at Yokohama Arena

Here's the set list for the three B'z shows at the Yokohama Arena!

Check it out below.

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29Mar/150

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- 3/28 & 3/29 Setlist

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena

The crowd at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena

Here's the set list for the two B'z shows at the Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena!

Check it out below.

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29Mar/151

First Glimpse At 「RED」

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Tobias in News

Today, Hiroshima Toyo Carp's pitcher Hiroki Kuroda made his first appearance on the mound. Fans have of course caught everything on tape, and you can hear how 「RED」 is cued once his name is announced! This one is the clearest version we could find. Enjoy the video!

24Mar/151

B’z New Song 「RED」 For Hiroshima Toyo Carp’s Pitcher Kuroda

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Tobias in News

red_newspaper2This morning, newspapers are reporting that B'z has written a song specifically for Hiroshima Toyo Carp's pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. The song will be played when Kuroda makes an appearance on the mound. His first appearance is scheduled to be during the match on March 29th, which is probably also the first chance we'll get to hear the song. A CD release has yet to be determined.

The song came about when Kuroda and Matsumoto met in Los Angeles in February this year. Kuroda specifically requested Matsumoto to do a song for him, which he gladly accepted, as he thought he'd be able to conceive a fitting song for Kuroda. While B'z has made theme songs for sports shows in the past, this is the first time where B'z is making a "themed" song for an individual. According to the newspaper article, the song has a country music intro which then transitions into a rock tune. The lyrics, as well, try to reflect Kuroda's way of life.

Kuroda, on the other hand, wants to return the favor by showing a good performance and good pitching.

22Mar/150

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- 3/21 & 3/22 Setlist

Posted on March 22, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at Sundome Fukui

The crowd at Sundome Fukui

Here's the set list for the two B'z shows at the Sundome Fukui!

Check it out below.

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20Mar/150

「EPIC DAY」 Digital Download Available 3/25

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Tobias in News

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While「EPIC DAY」has been in stores since March 4th, the album hasn't made it to digital channels yet. But this is about to change as it was announced that「EPIC DAY」will be available right now on BEING GIZA STUDIO's smartphone and Chaku Uta Full stores. Furthermore, the album will be available on Japanese iTunes and other digital download stores (such as mora) on March 25th.

20Mar/150

「Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado」 Featured In Huis Ten Bosch Commercials

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Tobias in News

On March 14th, it was announced that「Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado」will serve as the background music to the latest version of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park TV commercials. Check it out below!

13Mar/151

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- 3/13 Setlist

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at Iki Bunka Hall

The crowd at Iki Bunka Hall

Here's the set list for B'z show at the Iki Bunka Hall!

Check it out below.

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