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First Preview of New Song “HINOTORI” & Exhibition Thank You!

Posted on June 17, 2018
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B’z have just posted a video entitled “Thank you all for coming to B’z 30th Year Exhibition” which features a preview of new song “HINOTORI”! The song, whose title serves as the basis to B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-, is being unveiled in the video for the first time.

As part of the exhibit dubbed “SCENES”, preliminary lyrics and the first sheet of music were on display. In the audio guided tour, the band revealed the song is actually a sequel to 1995 single “LOVE PHANTOM“—thus explaining it being referred to as the song’s second opus on the sheet of music in Tak’s handwriting. The opening in the video when played backwards should sound appropriately familiar as a result. Too, the font used in the tour logo should appear similar when compared to the original single’s cover. Lastly, in the audio guide, it was mentioned that the song will be framed from the original female character’s point of view.

The committee in charge of the exhibition also posted on the official website a statement as part of the exhibition’s closing, which ended by concluding that while “SCENES” as an event has ended:

“Of course, this is not the end. B’z will continue into the future, in search of new scenery no one has yet seen.”

B’z will embark on their thirtieth anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- on July 7 at the Okinawa Convention Center and run through September 21 and 22 at Ajinomoto Stadium. A home video release should reasonably follow in January or February of 2019.

Ranking Every B’z Song’s Chances for Pleasure 2018

Posted on May 30, 2018
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B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- will serve to commemorate the band’s thirtieth anniversary on the music scene and will culminate with a pair of performances to mark the exact date, on September 21 and 22. This is their tenth Pleasure outing in all—a moniker given to non-album tours that essentially serve the purpose of playing their best output without regard for a single era or recent release.

As part of a series of articles discussing the band’s catalogue to date, we are looking at which signature tracks we expect to hear on the live stage this year as well as those we think are probably not going to make an appearance. Additionally, we’ve taken guesses as to which lesser-heard songs may or may not make their way onto the setlist as well. Several different factors were weighed in judging each song’s chances, including how recently they’ve been performed, how recently they’ve made their way to home video, and the general unlikelihood certain songs would appear.

Naturally, this list is ultimately all conjecture. B’z always pack surprises into their setlists and we expect this year will be no different. Be sure to read beyond the break to see our Pleasure 2018 rankings for every song in the B’z catalogue!

Almost A Lock

100%HINOTORI New Song
99%Pleasure 2018 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~
99%Ai no Bakudan
99%BAD COMMUNICATION
99%girigiri chop
99%Ichibu to Zenbu
99%juice
99%Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
99%LOVE PHANTOM
99%RUN
99%ultra soul
99%ZERO

Looking Good

90% RED
90%BLOWIN’
85%Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi…
85%Easy Come, Easy Go!
85%OH! GIRL
80%Brotherhood
80%Hadashi no Megami
80%Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
80%Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
80%NATIVE DANCE
80%Negai
80%OCEAN
80%Taiyou no Komachi Angel
80%TIME

In Contention

70%HEAT
70%Koubou
70%Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
65%ARIGATO
65%HOME
65%Koi Jyanakunaru Hi
65%STARDUST TRAIN
60%Crazy Rendezvous
60%Eien no Tsubasa
60%Wonderful Opportunity
55%CHAMP
55%Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
55%Shoushin
55%Still Alive

Plausible Inclusions

50%Don’t Wanna Lie
45%Calling
45%Seimei
45%Uchouten
45%Yasei no ENERGY
40%ALONE
40%love me, I love you
40%New Message
40%SPLASH!
40%VAMPIRE WOMAN
40%YOU & I

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B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- Tour Logo Unveiled

Posted on May 29, 2018
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B’z have just released the logo proper for the upcoming thirtieth anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-. As expected due to its translation of “Phoenix”, the motif of the song is present in the image that will form the tone of the show and its tour goods which will be unveiled within the week prior to the first show. The tour begins on July 7 at the Okinawa Convention Center and runs through September 21 and 22 at Ajinomoto Stadium. A home video release should reasonably follow in January or February of 2019.

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 Tour Title Announced: “HINOTORI”!

Posted on April 9, 2018
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The thirtieth anniversary tour, B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018, finally has a title: HINOTORI. Translating to “Phoenix”, this is the first time in which a mainline B’z tour has included a Japanese word in its title. Given the precedent in both 2008 and 2013, one could reasonably expect a new song entitled “HINOTORI” to be included during the shows.

The tour’s proper logo has not yet been unveiled but should follow in the months ahead, along with information on the band’s thirtieth anniversary releases. B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- begins on July 7 at the Okinawa Convention Center and runs through September 21 and 22 at Ajinomoto Stadium. A home video release should reasonably follow in January or February of 2019.

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 Announced

Posted on February 4, 2018
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B’z have just wrapped up the final date of B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” in Osaka with a surprise announcement taking place straight after the members left the stage — an upcoming Pleasure tour!

The band’s official website has also been updated with the dates of B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018, with a two-day special fan club event taking place in Hawaii on September 28 and 29, titled “B’z PARTY Presents Pleasure in Hawaii”. The two-day event will include a talk session and an exclusive concert. A new video has also been posted to coincide with these announcements.

The full setlist of the Osaka finale is posted after the break to avoid spoilers.

B’z LIVE-GYM PLEASURE 2018 Tour Dates

2018/07/07 Okinawa Convention Center
2018/07/08 Okinawa Convention Center
2018/07/14 Sekisui Heim Super Arena
2018/07/15 Sekisui Heim Super Arena
2018/07/21 Ecopa Arena
2018/07/22 Ecopa Arena
2018/07/28 Hiroshima Green Arena
2018/07/29 Hiroshima Green Arena
2018/08/04 Nissan Stadium
2018/08/05 Nissan Stadium
2018/08/11 Ehime Prefecture Budokan
2018/08/12 Ehime Prefecture Budokan
2018/08/22 Sapporo Dome
2018/08/28 Nagano Big Hat
2018/09/01 Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome
2018/09/02 Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome
2018/09/06 Toyota Stadium
2018/09/08 Toyota Stadium
2018/09/09 Toyota Stadium
2018/09/15 Yanmar Stadium Nagai
2018/09/16 Yanmar Stadium Nagai
2018/09/21 Ajinomoto Stadium
2018/09/22 Ajinomoto Stadium

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B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER Lyrics & Translations

Posted on January 28, 2014
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It’s that time of year again, when B’z have released their latest home video package to the great anticipation of every fan. This time around, the band have offered up B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST-, a DVD and Blu-ray release that showcases their recent 25th anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- in full, along with a full documentary chronicling every step of the way.

The dome portion of the tour also marked the live debut of a new song entitled “Endless Summer“. The hard-rocking titular tune was written specifically for the occasion to exhibit the theme of the tour, and of course, we’ve translated it in full for all international fans to enjoy. Additionally, we have rounded up the lyrics and translations to each and every song performed on the tour below so that you won’t miss a beat!

LYRICS INDEX

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- 25th Anniversary Finale at Nissan Stadium

1. Endless Summer
2. ZERO
3. Pleasure 2013 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~
4. LADY NAVIGATION
5. Taiyou no Komachi Angel
6. Negai
7. Sayonara Nanka wa Iwasenai
8. GOLD
9. C’mon
10. Rain (Tak’s Solo)
11. Kakushin
12. Aikawarazu na Bokura
13. Ai no Bakudan
14. Ichibu to Zenbu
15. LOVE PHANTOM
16. Q&A
17. NATIVE DANCE
18. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
19. girigiri chop
20. RUN
21. juice
22. ultra soul

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- Hall Tour Finale at Aizu Fugado

1. Q&A
2. F・E・A・R
3. LADY NAVIGATION
4. STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~
5. Yumemi ga Oka
6. Utopia
7. Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
8. Happiness
9. Survive
10. GOLD
11. Rain (Tak’s Solo)
12. The Wild Wind
13. Dead End
14. Perfect Life
15. NATIVE DANCE
16. OH! GIRL
17. girigiri chop
18. Ichibu to Zenbu
19. ALONE
20. BAD COMMUNICATION