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B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Setlist (12.31.2017)

Posted on December 30, 2017

Just three days ago, B’z cut short a show at FM802 ROCK FESTIVAL RADIO CRAZY 2017 due to illness affecting Koshi’s throat as covered in a previous report. Today, the band have returned to the live stage in strong form at Nagoya Dome with a complete showing. Following the earlier cancellation, fans on Japanese social media encouraged Koshi to take a break and not push himself for the show performed here. The band performed two shows at the same venue, after which the band will have a one week break. Further dates will see the tour running through February 4, 2018 in Osaka.

A new unreleased song has also been used as an Ending SE since December 23rd, where it debuted during the Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome showing.

The full setlist is posted below to avoid spoilers for those attending the shows, along with tallies on when each song was last played live.


B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Setlist (12.14.2017)

Posted on December 14, 2017

B’z have just kicked off their latest tour B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” in support of latest studio album DINOSAUR! The first show took place in Hokkaido at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. The tour will run through a February 4, 2018 date in Osaka.

The full setlist is posted below to avoid spoilers for those attending the shows, along with tallies on when each song was last played live.


“LIVE DINOSAUR” Tour Good Announced!

Posted on December 12, 2017

The tour goods for B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” have been revealed! The usual range of T-shirts, towels, and smart phone accessories are all accounted for and preserved below. The tour proper kicks off on December 14 in Hokkaido and runs through a three-night date at Kyocera Dome Osaka in February.

A home video of the tour is expected to be released in summer 2018.

Tour Brochure / Shopping Bag / Rubber Key Holder / Pick Key Holder / Tour Truck

Hand Towel / Smartphone Ring / Smartphone Pouch / Graphic Photo Towel / Muffler Towel


B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Logo Revealed

Posted on November 13, 2017

A long-awaited update on the official website has given us our first glimpse at B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” in the form of the tour’s logo. The tour kicks off in Hokkaido on December 14 and will span eighteen total shows. The finale will come at Kyocera Dome Osaka in mid February over three nights and may be the subject to filming for their next home video. Notably, this is their first tour since B’z LIVE-GYM ’91~’92 “IN THE LIFE” to span two years and the first to take place in winter since the comparably lengthy B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon-.

The titular album, DINOSAUR, is due out in two weeks on November 29, 2017 and can be pre-ordered internationally from the retailers below:

CDJapan: Regular Edition, Limited DVD Edition, Limited Blu-ray Edition

YesAsia: Regular Edition, Limited DVD Edition, Limited Blu-ray Edition

Amazon Japan: Regular Edition, Limited DVD Edition, Limited Blu-ray Edition

B’z New Album DINOSAUR Out November 29!
LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Confirmed

Posted on September 20, 2017

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.

B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 Announced!

Posted on June 5, 2017

Nearly two full years since the close of their last tour, B’z will soon embark on the as-yet untitled B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018! The tour will serve to promote the band’s upcoming twentieth studio album which is expected to be announced and released in late fall or early winter. The title for the 18-stop tour will likewise be announced alongside the album, and may come around August when the band are playing their currently scheduled music festival showings.

This is the third time the band have staged a cross-year tour, following LIVE-GYM ’90~’91 “RISKY” and LIVE-GYM ’91~’92 “IN THE LIFE”. It is also not unlikely the band will revive “Itsuka no Merry Christmas” for the first time since LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon- for the December showings.

The dates announced today are as follows:

Dec. 14/16/17 — Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
Dec. 23/24 — Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome
Dec. 30/31 — Nagoya Dome
Jan. 7/8 — Tokyo Dome
Jan. 13/14 — Saitama Super Arena (※Performed as a Dome showing)
Jan. 20/21 — Sun Dome Fukui
Jan. 27/28 — Sekisui Heim Super Arena
Feb. 1/3/4 — Kyocera Dome Osaka

The duration of LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 may not appear in line with comparatively massive undertakings like LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- and LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- that toured smaller and larger venues alike. While there will certainly be a LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 that picks up where this leaves off next year, it’s worth noting that 2002’s “GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~” also spanned 18 shows, LIVE-GYM 2003 “BIG MACHINE” was just 12, “MONSTER’S GARAGE” in 2006 was only 17, and “Ain’t No Magic” from 2010 was played over 19 dates.