28Aug/150

Koshi Inaba Live 2014 ~en-ball~ DVD & Blu-ray Out in November

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Tobias in News

Koshi Inaba's solo live tour from last year is finally seeing its release. The full show at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in November. No further details were given at this point.

Expect further information in September, as new releases are usually announced one and a half months in advance.

5Aug/150

Koshi Inaba Live 2016 ~en III~ Dates Announced! [UPDATE]

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Tobias in News

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One and a half years after Koshi's last solo tour at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball, his new solo tour en III has been announced! The tour will run from January 16, 2016 to March 6, 2016 with the final three dates at the legendary Nippon Budokan.

Tickets will be available through the fanclub and ticket offices. A date for when tickets go on sale hasn't been announced as of yet.

[UPDATE 8/28]
With the official announcement (previously fanclub only) of Koshi's latest solo tour, the tour logo as well as support members have been revealed!
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[Support Members]

Keyboards: Kosuke Oojima
Bass: Corey McCormick
Support Guitar: Duran
Drums: SATOKO
Support Guitar: JUON

General ticket sale starts November 28th, 2015.

Koshi Inaba Live 2016 ~en III~

January 16, 2016 — i-Messe Yamanashi
January 17, 2016 — i-Messe Yamanashi
January 22, 2016 — Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena
January 30, 2016 — Sundome Fukui
February 6, 2016 — Hiroshima Green Arena
February 7, 2016 — Hiroshima Green Arena
February 11, 2016 — Nippon Gaishi Hall
February 12, 2016 — Nippon Gaishi Hall
February 17, 2016 — Marine Messe Fukuoka
February 22, 2016 — Kobe World Kinen Hall
February 23, 2016 — Kobe World Kinen Hall
February 27, 2016 — Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center
March 3, 2016 — Nippon Budokan
March 5, 2016 — Nippon Budokan
March 6, 2016 — Nippon Budokan

22Jun/151

LIVE-GYM 2015 -epic night- Zepp Namba and Zepp DiverCity Setlists!

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Tobias in News
The show at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo)

The show at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo)

The first two shows of the additionally announced shows have come to a close! Expectations were high for said shows, as fans were expecting these shows to potentially turn into a treasure trove for rarely performed songs. Koshi also made clear in an MC, why they added these shows: "There was a huge gap between shows after the Ajinomoto Stadium show, so we called the Zepp venues, and they happened to be free!"
Furthermore, a funny scene played out during the show at Zepp Namba: Tak told the audience to tell somebody if they're feeling unwell. That somebody is going to come rescue them in that case. A fan in the crowd then shouted "Matsumoto-san! Please come rescue me!" to which Tak replied "I'm at work here... (laughs)".

Check out the setlists for both shows below.

[SETLIST SPOILER WARNING] [SETLIST SPOILER WARNING] [SETLIST SPOILER WARNING]

16Jun/150

-epic night- Merchandise Revealed

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Tobias in News

The official merchandise for the upcoming B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -epic night- shows has been announced. There will be one exclusive T-shirt featuring the -epic night- logo as well as Tak and Koshi. This T-shirt is sold exclusively at the B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -epic night- shows, and will not be available for purchase at the stadium shows. Furthermore, only said T-shirt and the charity mug are available for purchase at the -epic night- shows. No further merchandise is available.

The T-shirt costs 2,500 Yen and is available in sizes XS,S,M,L,XL.

B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -epic night-

June 18th — Zepp Namba (Osaka)
June 22nd — Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo)
July 14th — Zepp Nagoya
July 21st — Zepp Fukuoka

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16Jun/150

B’z Score 48th Consecutive #1 Single with “RED”!

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Tobias in News

With its first week on sale drawing to a close, it has been confirmed that "RED" has become the latest B'z single to debut at the top of the Weekly Oricon Singles charts in Japan. The single sold over 157,000 copies in its first week.

This extends their record of consecutive number one singles to 48 in a row, dating all the way back to the release of their first chart-topper, "Taiyou no Komachi Angel", in June of 1990. The band's nationwide tour titled B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- is currently underway.

Source: Oricon

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15Jun/150

B’z Headlining ROCKROCK 20th Anniversary Show With LOUDNESS

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Tobias in News

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ROCKROCK, the famous rock bar in Osaka, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The bar has been visited by countless rock bands touring Japan, including B'z. They are celebrating the anniversary with a special show called 「ROCK BEYOND ROCK」 held at Zepp Namba in Osaka on July 7. Japanese heavy-metal band LOUDNESS was the first act to be announced to headline the show. Today, B'z has been added to the lineup! General sale starts June 20.

B'z as they visited ROCKROCK a couple of years ago

B'z as they visited ROCKROCK a couple of years ago

14Jun/150

[UPDATE 6/14] EPIC NIGHT Stadium Tour Kicks Off in Tokyo

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Tobias in News
The crowd at Ajinomoto Stadium

The crowd at Ajinomoto Stadium

[UPDATE 6/14: Added Setlist for 6/14 show]

The stadium part of the EPIC NIGHT tour has kicked off in Tokyo at the Ajinomoto Stadium today. And we have the setlist right here for you!

Check it out below.

[SETLIST SPOILER WARNING] [SETLIST SPOILER WARNING] [SETLIST SPOILER WARNING]

10Jun/151

「RED」 Release Message & Lyrics Translated!

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Tobias in News

B'z 52nd single 「RED」 is officially out today, and has already sold 71,001 copies pre-release day, topping the Oricon daily chart. As usual, Tak and Koshi turn to their fans and released a message celebrating the release of their new CD. We have translated it for you — as always! Don't forget to check out the translated lyrics in the B'z Wiki!

For those of you that have ordered the "Wristband Edition": 100 copies have been signed by Tak, Koshi and Hiroki Kuroda! Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones to receive one!

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4Jun/150

「RED」 Short Version MV On Air & Promotion Start in Hiroshima

Posted on June 4, 2015 by Tobias in News
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Tram in Hiroshima as seen from the street.

With under one week until the release of 「RED」, music channels have started airing the short version of the music video, which basically is the first half of the song. Furthermore, promotion for the new single has started in the streets of Hiroshima. Trams are decorated with posters advertising the new single.

Check out the short version of the music video below!

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Inside the tram.

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Inside the tram.

If you haven't pre-ordered 「RED」 yet, you can do it HERE.

24May/150

「RED」 Social Network Campaign

Posted on May 24, 2015 by Tobias in News

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The band has launched a social network campaign, which will be conducted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The campaign runs from May 23 to June 14 23:59. You can find more details regarding the respective social networks below.

Facebook / Twitter

Post your versification beginning with "R" "E" and "D"! From all published posts, a few will be randomly chosen and awarded with a "RED" present.

An example given on the website:

renai demo shigoto demo
( R ENAI... )
en wo taisetsu ni
( E NWO... )
deai wo taisetsu ni
( D EAIWO... )

Instagram

Post your "RED" pictures using the hashtag on Instagram!

  • Follow bz_red on Instagram
  • Post your picture on Instagram using the hashtag #BzRED
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