Amidst Koshi's solo efforts and the recent tie-in B'z song announcement「Fukiarenasai」 comes a surprise: 「Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru」 as a digital-only single! This marks the first time a Japanese song by B'z was released exclusively in digital form. The Detective Conan movie theme song and current Detective Conan anime series opening song 「Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru」 is available now on digital music services such as iTunes Japan for 250 Yen.
This release comes at a very strange timing, only allowing us to speculate why B'z have not released this song earlier, if they considered releasing it in digital form. The best time to release the song in digital form was while the movie was fresh in theatres. Instead, they chose to release it to tie it in with the upcoming release of the Detective Conan movie on DVD & Blu-ray originally slated for a October 5th release, but got delayed to October 26th due to production issues. Furthermore, this suggests that 「Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru」 will not be collected on the next B'z album or physical single, and was released in digital form such as to save on marketing efforts and the like.
B'z has today announced their first fanclub-only concert, possibly in preparation for their performance at the TV Asahi Dream Festival 2015 later this month. The show will be held at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball, where Koshi also performed during his solo tour in 2014. Tickets for this show are available only through the official B'z fanclub and only fanclub members are allowed to attend. Furthermore, face picture and ID are required for ID verification in order to enter the venue.
B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shinagawa Uchouten NIGHT-
November 19th, 2015 — Shinagawa Stellar Ball
Standing — 7000 Yen
Reserved Seat — 8000 Yen
The band has announced that it will be performing at this year's TV Asahi Dream Festival, which celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. Their previous, and first, performance at the festival dates back to 2011. This year's rendition of the festival is held from November 21-23 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. B'z will perform on the first day on November 21st. Tickets can be obtained through eplus from September 11 for 10,800 Yen per ticket.
It's just 30 minutes past midnight, and B'z quietly updated their official website to feature a flash popup playing a new song, Uchouten (有頂天 / Ecstasy)! It's a hard-rock tune that very well might be our long awaited 51st single! Check it out by heading over to http://www.bz-vermillion.com!
We suspect that we will get more information in the morning, in just about 6 hours! Stay tuned!
The first episode to NHK's new drama「Dark Suit」just ended, with B'z new song playing at the very end! Check it out below! In my opinion, this sounds more like a B-side song to me. The real single has yet to reveal itself! Stay tuned!
The band has today announced that 15,900,000 Yen have been collected by selling charity bracelets during last year's 25th anniversary tour B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-. The proceeds will be donated to SAVE THE CHILDREN JAPAN, an organization which helps children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The band will continue to support children in need who have been affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
After a two year hiatus, the World Music Awards make a comeback and will be held at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on December 20th. B'z has been nominated for World's Best Live Act and World's Best Group, and you have a chance to help B'z win the award. All you have to do is go to the respective pages, namely Nomation for World's Best Live Act and Nomination for World's Best Group and vote for B'z.
The band has been nominated for the World Music Awards in the past and won the award for "World's Best Selling Japanese Artist of the Year" in 1999. Unfortunately, they were not able to attend the show to receive the award in person. Instead, they recorded a video message to be shown on the show. You can check it out below.
B'z and Aerosmith have heated up about 34,000 rock fans at the QVC Marine Field last night at the two band's special event called AEROSONIC. B'z kicked off the event by rocking the stage first. The band performed 16 songs with fan favorites such as ultra soul, ZERO and Ichibu to Zenbu among them. After a while, the "main act"—this show was part of their Japan tour—went on stage: Aerosmith! Aerosmith performed 17 songs in total, one of which, Mama Kin, was performed with B'z as guest on stage!
It seems that security was not so tight at the event. Therefore a few people were able to film some performances, such as the one where Aerosmith and B'z perform together. Below you will find the video to said performance. You will notice how Steven Tyler confuses Tak's and Koshi's names, calling Koshi "Tak" and the other way around. Other than that, the performance is very hype, indeed. I highly recommend you watch it yourself, though!
The massive gig with B'z and Aerosmith is just around the corner and so the official merchandise has been posted on B'z official website. The merchandise posted there is just the B'z side of the available merchandise. You will be able to buy merchandise although you do not have a ticket. Unfortunately the only type of credit card they accept is B'z Party's Vermillion Card, so you will have to resort to paying in cash if you are looking to buy one of the items shown below.
Two special issues of the Music Freak magazine are going to be available for sale at LIVE-GYM venues during the band's B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- 25th anniversary tour. The two issues will be a compilation of the past featurings of the band in the Music Freak as well as Music Freak Es magazines. The first issue will be called 「music freak magazine & Es Flash Back B'z XXV Memories I」and will feature snippets from 1995 to 2003 for a total of 294 pages. The second issue is called 「music freak magazine & Es Flash Back B'z XXV Memories II」and will feature snippets from 2003 to 2012 for a total of 268 pages.
Both issues will go on sale at the same time and will cost 2,800 yen each. Where the magazines will be sold at the venue, will be announced on the official website on the day of the show.