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To commemorate their thirtieth year on the music scene, a large-scale B’z exhibition titled “SCENES” will be held in Tokyo and feature memorabilia spanning their entire career. The exhibition will be split into two halves: a first term covering 1988-2002 and a second half covering 2003-2018. In addition to original stage costumes worn at the time, Tak’s favored guitars as well as photographs and images being seen for the first time will be shown. Various treasured belongings of the members will appear as well.
In 2006, the band held an exhibition at LIVE-GYM venues titled “Treasure Land”. This included clothing and props used throughout their various tours to that point. The “SCENES” exhibition will be the first time in which such an event is open to the public.
Additionally, as part of the “B’z 30th Year” promotions, the band will be involved in thirty separate tie-in promotions with thirty different companies, including a B’z-themed version of The Game of Life board game which celebrates its fiftieth year in Japan next year. Others include B’z specific items from apparel brand New Era and American leather outlet Schott.
As previously announced at the end of July, the first ever B’z Loud-Gym—a monthly fan-centric meetup at numerous clubs and bars around Japan—will continue meeting monthly at various venues around Japan. At each gathering, specially-tailored live footage will be showcased for attendees. The theme for the second gathering will be “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT”, but first we have details on the September event that took place on September 21.
At the September event dubbed “GREETING NIGHT”, previously unreleased footage from B’z SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town- was shown amidst a slew of classic live concert moments featured as part of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX:
B’z Loud-Gym #1 ~GREETING NIGHT~ Setlist
— Introduction by Tak & Koshi —
1. LADY NAVIGATION — B’z LIVE-GYM 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
2. ZERO — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
3. Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
4. Hadashi no Megami — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
5. BLOWIN’ — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’92 “TIME”
6. Don’t Leave Me — B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-“
7. Negai — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
8. love me, I love you — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
9. LOVE PHANTOM — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
10. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~ — B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”
11. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni — B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”
12. May — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”
13. juice — B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”
14. RING — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”
15. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan — B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 “Brotherhood”
16. MOVE — B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”
17. Atsuki Kodou no Hate — B’z LIVE-GYM 2002 “GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~”
18. IT’S SHOWTIME!! — B’z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure “IT’S SHOWTIME!!”
19. OCEAN — B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”
20. Ai no Bakudan — B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”
21. Ichibu to Zenbu — B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 “Ain’t No Magic”
22. MY LONELY TOWN — ★Unreleased★ Bʻz SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town-
23. ultra soul — ★Unreleased★ Bʻz SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town-
Second Event: “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT”
The second event scheduled for October and given the moniker “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT” seems like it will live up to the distinction. There, audio from this year’s B’z SHOWCASE 2017 -B’z In Your Town- will be played for attendees. Specifically, the audio recorded at the July 26 show at the Biwako Concert Hall in Shiga Prefecture will be presented. This may bode well for those hoping for the tour to receive the home video treatment in the future and possibly may signal some inclusion as bonus footage on a future release, such as the upcoming studio album DINOSAUR.
B’z SHOWCASE 2017 -B’z In Your Town- Setlist
[July 26, 2017]
2. Liar! Liar!
3. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
4. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
6. SAFETY LOVE
9. Hadashi no Megami
10. MY LONELY TOWN
11. Ichibu to Zenbu
13. Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
16. girigiri chop
17. ultra soul
19. Still Alive
A list of all venues participating in the October 2017 event can be found on the official website.
Over two full years have passed since the release of the band’s nineteenth studio album EPIC DAY, and now, we finally have the title of the long-teased follow-up! The new album, titled DINOSAUR, is launching in two months with a release date of November 29, 2017! The announcement and a tease of what is to come can be heard in the video below:
Additionally, the previously-reported 2017-2018 LIVE-GYM tour finally has its own appropriately tongue-in-cheek title as well: B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR”. The tour will kick off in December and be the first of their 30th anniversary year. Recurring support members Shane Gaalaas (Drums), Barry Sparks (Bass), Takanobu Masuda (Keyboards), and Yoshinobu Ogha (Guitar) will be again returning.
The album’s tracklisting as well as any special offers that will accompany its release will be revealed in the near future.
With the dawn of the band’s 30th anniversary year and the release of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX, the official B’z website has changed its splash page to one that will support yearly vignettes for the band’s long history. The latest, for 2016, covers Koshi Inaba solo single “Hane“, Tak Matsumoto solo album enigma, and B’z digital singles “Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru” and “Fukiarenasai” can be viewed below:
With the dawn of the band’s 30th anniversary year and the release of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX, the official B’z website has changed its splash page to one that will support yearly vignettes for the band’s long history. The latest, for 2015, covers “Uchouten“, EPIC DAY, and “RED” and can be viewed below:
With the dawn of the band’s 30th anniversary year and the release of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX, the official B’z website has changed its splash page to one that will support yearly vignettes for the band’s long history. The latest, for 2014, covers Tak Matsumoto’s solo album New Horizon and Koshi Inaba’s solo album Singing Bird and can be viewed below: