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[UPDATE] B’z to provide new Detective Conan Opening

Posted on January 5, 2022

Detective Conan and B’z have a long history of opening / ending as well as theme songs for movies. Today, the band has announced that their new song titled “SLEEPLESS” will serve as the opening song to Detective Conan starting January 8th, 2022.

The song is likely to be featured on the to-be-announced 2022 studio album. More information will be revealed soon.

[UPDATE 08/01/2022]
Check out the new song below! Furthermore, the lyrics along with a first translation are available in the B’z wiki.

B’z New Song “Live” to Serve as Theme Song

Posted on December 26, 2021

A few days ago, the band has announced that their new song “Live” will serve as the theme song to the upcoming Japanese movie “Usogui”. The movie starring Ryusei Yokohama will hit theatres in Japan on February 11, 2022.

The song is likely to be on B’z upcoming 2022 album.

A short bit of the song was revealed as part of morning news. Check it out below!

[UPDATE] B’z LIVE-GYM 2022 & New 2022 Studio Album Teased

Posted on December 25, 2021

B’z have streamed their most recent live concert “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS” on December 24th, 2021. At the end of the stream, “LIVE-GYM 2022 Tour Confirmed!!” was shown on-screen followed by website updates shortly thereafter.

Further details regarding the 2022 tour as well as the upcoming new studio album will be revealed in January. Stay tuned, everyone!

Some dates already seem to have been posted at the respective venues, such as this one below for Hiroshima Green Arena, taking place June 25th and 26th, 2022.

[UPDATE 27/12/2021]
Currently the following shows and dates are confirmed:

May 21st, 22nd — Shizuoka
May 26th, 28th, 29th — Tokyo
June 9th, 11th, 12th — Ehime
June 25th, 26th — Hiroshima
July 1st, 2nd — Fukuoka
July 9th, 10th — Osaka
July 16th, 17th — Okinawa
August 11th, 13th, 14th — Yokohama

New Concept Album “FRIENDS III” Releases December 8!

Posted on October 22, 2021

The previously teased “FRIENDS III” concept album has finally received a release date: December 8, 2021! After “FRIENDS II” made a departure from the concept to follow a narrative with its “AOR” concept, “FRIENDS III” returns to the original concept by telling a story throughout each of the seven tracks featured on the album.

In addition, a newly recorded version of the classic “Itsuka no Merry Christmas” is featured as a music video on DVD on the limited edition of the release.

“FRIENDS III” will see its live debut during the upcoming concerts “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS” scheduled to take place on November 16/17, 2021.


Release Date: 08/12/2021
Price: 2500 JPY + tax

2.Season End (シーズンエンド)
3.midare chiru (ミダレチル)
4.Friends Ⅲ
6.konna toki dake anata ga koishii (こんな時だけあなたが恋しい)

B’z Announce “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS” & Tease “FRIENDS III” Album

Posted on October 17, 2021

Just as the band’s most recent and first ever rock project “B’z presents UNITE #01” wraps up, B’z continues their activities by announcing a pair of live shows titled “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS“. The two in-person shows held at Tokyo Garden Theatre on November 16 and 17 will follow the “FRIENDS” motto under which B’z have already released “FRIENDS” and “FRIENDS II“.

The two in-person live shows are followed by a live stream of the show on December 24th, which is available as a video-on-demand afterwards until January 3, 2022. Fanclub members will get to see an exclusive 30 minute making-of video in addition.

In addition to the live shows, the band has teased the release of their upcoming concept album “FRIENDS III” which marks the release of their first concept album in 25 years following the release of “FRIENDS II” in 1996. The songs for “FRIENDS III” were created by Tak during his quarantine times as he moved back and forth between Japan and the U.S during the on-going pandemic. No further details on the album content are known except that it is coming “this winter” and will be released following the two live shows.

B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS

Tokyo Garden Theatre — November 16, 2021 OPEN: 16:00 (JST) START: 17:30 (JST)
Tokyo Garden Theatre — November 17, 2021 OPEN: 16:00 (JST) START: 17:30 (JST)

Live Stream — December 24, 2021 START: 20:00 (JST)
Video-on-Demand — December 24, 2021~January 3, 2022

SS Ticket (front row; fanclub only): 19,000 JPY
S Ticket: 15,000 JPY
Live Stream: 4,500 JPY

B’z Support Members:
Akira Onozuka (Keyboard), Yoshinobu Ohga (Guitar), Yukihide“YT”Takiyama (Bass), Noriyasu “Kaasuke” Kawamura (Drums)

FRIENDS Special Band:
<Percussion> Nobu Saito, <Chorus> Yuiko Tsubokura, <Violin>・1st Rie Kodera, Kie Terashima, Mai Tanizaki, ・2nd Erina Sato, Kei Amano, Momoko Arai, <Viola> Yoko Mitani, Hirono Ohtsuji, <Cello> Kazune Koshikawa, Chiharu Miki, <Flute> Rie Akagi, <Saxophone> Fire Watanabe, <Trumpet> Osamu Ueishi, <Trombone> Azusa Tojo

B’z Releases New Song “UNITE” October 1st

Posted on September 17, 2021

B’z have announced that they will release a new song titled “UNITE” on October 1st. The new song will be available on streaming services as well as a digital single for download. The band has also released a teaser together with the announcement.

The song ties into the Band’s first rock project titled “B’z presents UNITE #01” scheduled to kick off tomorrow, September 18. B’z will be performing together with GLAY and MR. CHILDREN respectively on these dates:


September 18, 2021 — Osaka
September 19, 2021 — Osaka

Live-Stream: October 4th, 2021 ~ October 10th, 2021


September 28, 2021 — Yokohama
September 29, 2021 — Yokohama

Live-Stream: October 11th, 2021 ~ October 17th, 2021