The first show of the LIVE-GYM 2011 C’mon Dome Tour has just wrapped up, and we have the set list right here for you. There have been a few changes, but nothing too major. I liked the fact that they threw in a few more rarely played songs. Changes made to the set list are marked as bold.
Check out the set list after the break!
When asked to come to the school, Matsumoto gladly accepted the request: “If it’s for the kids, I’ll do it with pleasure”. He also spoke highly of the school’s new program called JAM PROGRAM. He thinks it’s a great thing to connect the children to one another and making new friends of music.
Tak talked about his experiences of being in a band at the event. He furthermore elaborated on various things from “How B’z succeeded”, “How I practiced playing the guitar” to “What’s a band?”, “What’s rock?”. Afterwards, they went on to a Question & Answer session where members of LIVEJAM could ask Matsumoto questions and he would try to reply in an easy to understand manner.
One of the children asked “When you were young, what would you do in your free time?” to which Tak replied “I played Super Mario. I was really good at it!”.
Another question was “Recalling past live performances, what moment will forever be in your memory?” to which Tak replied “Probably when Inaba suddenly disappeared from the stage. I could still hear him singing, but I couldn’t see him. When I wondered where he was, he actually fell off the stage. But even though he fell off the stage, he was still singing!”
Everybody was very delighted to have Matsumoto-san as a guest. They were listening very closely to everything he had to say and enjoyed the time with him. To finish off the event, they took a group picture:
Hey folks, it has been quiet on the B’z front these days, but I’m still alive and kickin’. Today, I bring you this piece of news: Tak Matsumoto is releasing another Epiphone Double Cutaway(DC) model in Japan. It’s available in Japan starting today at a price of 122,850 Yen. It comes with a hard case and a limited edition gigbag.
Judging from the picture above, it looks like Tak has already used that guitar while touring North America this year.
Epiphone has also posted quite a stunning article about Tak’s new gem:
Epiphone announces the new Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top Cherry Outfit, a stunningly beautiful guitar designed by Epiphone and Tak Matsumoto exclusively for Japan. From his blistering solo work and his long-standing association with the band B’z to his GRAMMY winning albums with renowned artists like Larry Carlton, Tak Matsumoto has proved himself not only one of Japan’s true masters of the fingerboard, but one of the world’s most powerful rockers. With a searing tone that is utterly infectious, Matsumoto has bridged the musical gap between East and West and proved that rock is truly a universal language. Now, Epiphone brings Tak’s unique design and superior tone home with the one-of-a-kind Limited Edition Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top Cherry Outfit which embodies Tak’s own asymmetrical take on the popular DC Standard Les Paul style with a carved Hard Maple cap with AAA Flame Maple Veneer and a stunning Black Cherry finish.
Check out the full article here: Introducing the Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top (Japan Only)
The private performance at Shibuya AX for the 1,000 lucky winners of the PEPSI NEX special campaign has just ended. As usual, we have the set list right here for you! Just so we can all envy those lucky people.
B’z will go back to touring from now on. Their next two performances will be on October 1st and 2nd at the Fukuoka Marine Messe and after that they’ll hit the Kobe World Kinen Hall for two performances on October 9th and 10th. C’mon!!
Check out the set list after the break!
B’z performance at the TV Asahi Dream Festival held in Nippon Budokan has just wrapped up. They were the last band to perform for the day. Always save the best for last, eh? In case anyone’s wondering: Doesn’t look like it’s going to be aired on television. Too bad.
We have the set list right here for you. Check it out after the break.
We’re all excited about the C’mon tour officially kicking off in Miyagi Sekisuiheim Arena, Sendai. We’d like to use the occasion to introduce the merchandise for the tour which will also be available for online purchase later. The merchandise is comprised of “Official Merchandise”, “Gacha Gacha Items” and “Charity Goods”. Charity Goods? Yeah. If you buy a charity charm set for 500 Yen, you help people rebuild the cities that have been destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
Gacha Gacha items are those you can get from the slot machines at the venues. Those usually include (among others): wristbands, sticker sets, etc.
We’re going to introduce the “Official Merchandise” part. Read on for more!