The first news of the B'z 25th anniversary year is here, and... it's BIG! In typical B'z fashion, the celebration is being kicked off in a huge way! Beginning January 30th, the band will be releasing not one, not two, but THREE previously unreleased LIVE-GYMs on home video in the span of only three months!
The news came down on B'z PARTY (the official B'z fanclub in Japan) this morning and you won't have to wait long! For the first time ever,B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" will be seeing its home video debut, while—finally—we will be able to see the full shows of LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" and LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN" (previously highlighted on compilation discs released over the years). ACTION will be coming in January, with the other two to follow in February and March respectively.
What is perhaps most noteworthy about these releases is the fact that so many of the songs being released are coming to home video in live form for the very first time. The 2008 single "BURN -Fumetsu no Face-" will make its live debut on the ACTION release, along with album songs "Junjou ACTION" and "Perfect Life", plus prized B-side "New Message" (among many others). The 2008 tour was especially exciting for fans for—at the time—offering one of the best balanced setlists the band had put together and should be a fantastic watch when it hits DVD & Blu-ray on January 30th.
January 30, 2013 — B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" on DVD & Blu-ray
February 27, 2013 — B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" on DVD
March 27, 2013 — B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN" on DVD
All releases will cost you 6,300 Yen. There is no additional content.
Set lists after the break! A ☆ denotes a song making its home video debut.
Sorry to disappoint you if you were looking for new set lists here. B'z didn't change anything at all. The concert on May 13 contained the same set list as the concert on May 9. Also, the concert on May 14 contained the same set list as the concert on May 10. If you want to check out the set lists, please click the links below.
The second day of ACTION just ended in Nippon Budokan, and we have the new set list right here for you. Well, it's not really new. They switched a few familiar songs again.
Check out the whole set list below.
The first day of ACTION just ended in Nippon Budokan, and I bet every one of those 14,951 B'z fans went home with a smile on their face. Why? Well, they played a complete new version of a song today.
Check out the whole set list by reading on!
BZ-LIVEGYM.COM has been updated to include the latest impressions on the last two ACTION concerts in Nagano Big Hat on May 4 & 5. Check em out by clicking HERE. As always, click on "ARENA LIVE REPORT" and select the latest entry from the list. Enjoy!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's set list if there happen to be any changes.
B'z seems to have finally updated their set list to feature 3 new songs. What's weird about the whole thing is that they didn't play the new set list at yesterday's(May 4th) concert in Nagano Big Hat. The venue is able to hold 8,000 in its concert hall. That's probably why they're staying there for a longer time.
We'll see how B'z will change their set list with the upcoming 4 days of ACTION in Nippon Budokan. Nippon Budokan will be able to hold 14,951 fans, so it's going to be interesting how B'z is going to adapt to that.
Anyway, check out today's set list below.
BZ-LIVEGYM.COM has been updated on May 1st and now features a report on the concert in the Saitama Super Arena on April 24th & 25th. The venue is able to hold 37,000 fans in its big arena. By looking at the pictures, you can only imagine how awesome the atmosphere must have been.
If you're wondering why we didn't post a new set list for this concert: We didn't post an update because nothing has changed in the set list. It's still the same as the one that has been played in the Mie Kenei Sun Arena on April 19th.
You can check out the LIVE-GYM report for the Saitama Super Arena HERE. Click on "ARENA LIVE REPORT" and select the second button from the left in the list.