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The last time I wrote a live report, I went to the United States for the first time to see B’z for the first time. This year, I finally had saved enough money to be able to go to Japan. It was a huge dream of mine to be able to attend the PLEASURE 2013 tour. And so I made my way to Japan on September 6th. First time in Japan, first ever Pleasure concert experience. I was so excited.
Read on after the break as it’s incredibly long!
Last night, B’z has wrapped up their hall tour with their last show at the Aizu Fugado Hall. The band’s hall tour involved 19 stops all over Japan—all of which sold out in no time. The lucky few who were able to get tickets got the chance to see the band up close in a very intimate setting.
The band will now go on a one week break before teaming up with American rock band Aerosmith for a once-in-a-lifetime event called AEROSONIC at the Chiba Marine Stadium. Aerosmith is very excited to be given the chance to perform with B’z on stage again. The last time B’z and Aerosmith were on stage together, was during the 2002 FIFA World Cup concert.
Following the AEROSONIC gig, B’z will kick off their Pleasure 2013 stadium tour at Sapporo Dome on August 24th, leading up to the grand tour finale in Nissan Stadium on September 21st and 22nd. Look forward to our full coverage of the Nagoya Dome, Kyocera Dome Osaka and Nissan Stadium concerts!
The band has finally posted the official tour merchandise available for purchase at the upcoming LIVE-GYM shows. The main tour merchandise will be available for purchase at B’z The Store at a later date. As usual, we have translated them such that you can take a good look at them.
Since there are a lot of items, you will find them all after the break!
B’z has officially started their summer tour schedule with a SHOWCASE show in Nago (Okinawa)! This show, B’z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-, is serving as a warm-up for the upcoming summer tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- that will be commemorating their 25th anniversary. For the curious: The “75” in the title represents the local, with “NA” representing “7” and “GO” representing “5”.
In addition, we’ve gotten our first look at this season’s tour goods. The goods, shown below, were on sale at the venue and will soon be available on B’z The Store.com. Expect a LOT more items to be unveiled when those for the LIVE-GYM tour are announced!
Please note: As we are going to attend B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- shows in Japan, we are not going to take a look at the setlists for the SHOWCASE show as well as upcoming shows. Therefore the setlists will not be published on the site or the wiki until the tour has come to an end. Please do look forward to detailed show reports from us!
Check out the tour goods after the break!
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.
The logo for the upcoming 25th Anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- has been posted on the band’s official website as well as the LIVE-GYM’s website. It conveys the “summer feeling” very well and raises hopes for a very heated tour! Additionally, the support members for this year’s tour have been announced. Unsurprisingly, the support members are the same as during last year’s tour!
Keyboards: Takanobu Masuda
Drums: Shane Gaalaas
Bass: Barry Sparks
Guitar: Ohga Yoshinobu