B’z Official Website Renewal & CLUB-GYM Hints

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Tobias in B'z News

In anticipation of upcoming B'z activities, B'z Official Website's design has received an overhaul and now features a more modern design language. It is now much easier to view the website on smartphones as well!

The "TOUR/TICKET" link on the renewed website reveals something interesting: It points to "bz-party.com/clubgym/", which presents a "COMING SOON!!" page. This could mean that B'z will announce a CLUB-GYM soon. The last time B'z conducted a CLUB-GYM tour was in 1989, dubbed "BAD-CLUB-GYM". However, this time, the tour may actually be a fanclub member exclusive tour. More details will probably be revealed once the renewed B'z PARTY website has gone live.

B’z New Years Message 2017: New Material in the Works to Follow Solo Projects!

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Tobias in B'z News

We at OFF THE LOCK wish everyone a happy new year! Per usual, B'z have released a message for their fanclub members to celebrate the beginning of a new year. It appears that this year we'll be able to look forward to a new B'z album! But first, Tak and Koshi will be embarking on their solo collaboration projects. On September 21st, 2017, B'z will celebrate their 29th anniversary since their formation in 1988, and enter their 30th year as a band. For sure, preparations for the 30th anniversary Pleasure 2018 tour are already underway and will be announced around that time.

Check out the subtitled video below for more details!

B’z Digital Exclusive Single 「Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru」 Available Now!

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Tobias in B'z News


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 SHOWCASE 2015 -Shinagawa Uchouten NIGHT- Announced

Posted on November 5, 2015 by Tobias in B'z News

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

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B’z To Perform At TV Asahi Dream Festival 2015

Posted on September 7, 2015 by Tobias in B'z News

dreamfestival2015 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.

New Song「Uchouten」Revealed — Possibly New Single?!

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Tobias in News

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!

B’z「Exit To The Sun」On Air

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Tobias in News

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!

B’z Donates Proceeds of Selling Charity Bracelets

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Tobias in News

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.

B’z Nominated At World Music Awards 2013

Posted on August 29, 2013 by Tobias in News

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 Heat Up QVC Marine Field At Aerosonic Event

Posted on August 10, 2013 by Tobias in News

Where there is B'z, there are flames and fireworks.
Source: B'z Facebook page

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!

Source: BARKS.jp

Source: BARKS.jp

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!