North American Tour Kicks Off in Vancouver

Posted on July 21, 2011

B’z no… B’z no… B’z no LIVE-GYM ni youkoso!

B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see- kicked off in Vancouver yesterday. Most of the people in the crowd seem to have been Japanese, but the overall concert was great, it seems. According to various voices on the internet, B’z also played some songs in English… and I don’t mean the songs we know that are in English, but songs that are originally in Japanese, sung in English. I’m going to keep the set list a secret, since everyone who’s not going will probably watch the livestream of the gig in Los Angeles.

Here’s also a video taken by a Japanese who films the queue in front of the Vogue Theatre. You can hear him say “mostly Japanese” as he walks along the queue.

And here are some impressions that have also been posted on the Official facebook page:

16 responses to “North American Tour Kicks Off in Vancouver”

  1. Chi says:

    wooooooooooooooooooooow, so curious to see, can’t wait for LA concert, so bad that I cannot watch this, I’m going on vacation today… again, I think I’ll start to hate holidays XDDD

    B’z no LIVE GYM ni yokosoooo!! *-*

  2. pleasure2020 says:

    I want to know the set list, please.

    1. Tobias says:

      I’m not going to post it, but I can send it to you via Email.

      1. Lum says:

        You could post the setlist under a cut or try some spoiler plugin 😉

  3. pleasure2020 says:

    Please. Thanks! Let me guess #3 is Friction. 😀

  4. jangonz says:

    OMG it was such an amazing concert!

    1. Tobias says:

      Did he speak in English to the audience? Since he said “Hisashiburi”(=been a long time) in the video I posted

  5. jangonz says:

    Yes, he did. He would speak in Japanese and then translate in English and vice versa. Quite a few songs in English too!

    1. Tobias says:

      That’s pretty cool! Thanks for the report ^^

  6. pleasure2020 says:

    Is it possible the LA set list will be different since it will be broadcast online? I hope they will include more songs… If you notice LA show starts earlier than the other cities.

    1. Tobias says:

      Yes. There might also be special guests. Stevie Salas posted on his facebook page: “Sunday night Me, Adam Beach and Jimi Dunlop will be in Hollywood rockin at the Nokia Theatre with my boys from Japan the BZ”

  7. Bean says:

    I came up from Portland to see this show. I did the same thing 8 years ago to see them in Seattle, so I figured “Why not?” This venue was sold out, but the theater itself didn’t feel nearly as crowded as the Showbox did 8 years ago. As far as the performance, it far exceeded my expectations! The setlist was a perfect blend of hard rocking hits, and beautiful ballads. You will not be disappointed.

    I was talking to a few fans after the show and one of them told me this. “I’ve seen B’z Live Gym six times, but this is the only time I have ever heard them play (The song they opened with.)”

    All in all, it was an amazing experience. The city, the fans, the performance, everything. I certainly hope that they don’t wait another 8 years to come back to North America. Perhaps a full tour that hits all of the major cities again?

  8. Bean says:

    Also, here is the only picture that I was able to capture during the show. This was after the encore, right before they left the stage.

    I wanted to take more pictures, but I was having TOO MUCH FUN!


    Thank you B’z and Canada for the memories.

    1. Tobias says:

      What a great picture! 😀 Glad you had fun! I’m personally looking forward to watching the livestream 🙂

  9. pleasure2020 says:

    I added a Facebook event for the streaming

    So if you are watching, you can chat in semi real time using the wall post.

  10. LIfeAbove11 says:

    Japanese supergroup The B’z at Club Nokia – with exclusive photos of the performance – only on – at

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