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B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- Review

Posted on March 5, 2016


Over two years have passed since the home video release of B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST-. The band has had their share of singles, albums, and solo works in the interim, but it is with the recently-released B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- that the band makes their big return to the live stage on DVD and Blu-ray.

Today, we have for you an exhaustive review and report on the band’s latest release. Please be advised that this review is written to be mostly as spoiler-free as possible with regard to the specific surprises of the show, but the song inclusions and beat-by-beat moments are discussed at length. Additionally, translations and summaries of Koshi’s dialogue with the band and the audience are included for those seeking clarification.

Read on to see exactly what awaits in the band’s latest home video offering and feel free to offer your own thoughts as well.


B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- Release Message

Posted on February 24, 2016

One day prior to official release 「B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-」 has debuted on #1 in the general Blu-ray and on #2 in the general DVD daily ranking at Oricon. Furthermore, the band has as usual released a message for their fans to celebrate their latest release.


B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- DVD & Blu-ray Digest

Posted on February 19, 2016

There’s less than a week left until the release of B’z latest live tour「B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-」 on DVD and Blu-ray. A digest video detailing all performances included in the release has today been made available on the band’s official YouTube channel. We have mirrored it here for your viewing pleasure!

「B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-」 Commercial On Air

Posted on February 9, 2016

With about two weeks left until the release of the home video of their 2015 tour 「B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-」 on DVD and Blu-ray, the commercial made its TV debut during the broadcast of Detective Conan last Saturday. This version of the commercial features songs 「Uchouten」, 「RED」 and 「Las Vegas」. Check it out!

B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT- on DVD & Blu-ray 2016.02.24!

Posted on December 31, 2015

EPIC NIGHT Home Video Banner

The 2015 tour that saw B’z play forty shows in five months is at last coming to home video! 「B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-」 is scheduled for release on home video February 24th, 2016 and will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray with a retail price of 6,800 yen. The 153-minute video captures the tour finale from July 26th at Nagoya Dome for the first time.

The tour, which came in support of their nineteenth album EPIC DAY, featured an eclectic setlist with revivals of several classic songs from years long past. The video naturally features a great many home video premieres, including for “Uchouten”, “Las Vegas”, “NO EXCUSE”, “Amari ni mo”, “Exit To The Sun”, “Black Coffee”, “Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado”, “Man Of The Match”, and the eponymous “EPIC DAY”. Popular hit single “RED” opens the show and will see its video debut on this release alongside 1994 B-side “YOU&I“, which had not been played live since 2000’s Pleasure LIVE-GYM “juice”.

One special inclusion in the release is the bluesy acoustic version of “ZERO” played in the middle of the show, which otherwise has not been played with such a revision. The high-energy setlist includes other singles “BURN -Fumetsu no Face-” and “Atsuki Kodou no Hate“, which both could only previously be found on one home release each (LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION- and 2002’s “GREEN”, respectively). Fellow GREEN song “Blue Sunshine” likewise returns since the tour of the same name

TIME” returns for the first time since 2010’s “Ain’t No Magic”, while newfound fan-favorite “HEAT” sees its first performance during a mainline LIVE-GYM. Another beloved gem “Swimmer yo!!” also sees only its third inclusion on a home video. Staple singles “Ai no Bakudan“, “ultra soul“, and “Ichibu to Zenbu” round out the setlist.







Blu-ray: 1 Disc
DVD: 2 Discs
Release: February 24th, 2016
Price: 6,800 Yen (tax incl.) / Approx. $58 USD
Pre-order: CD-Japan — Blu-ray / DVD

01. RED
03. YOU&I
04. TIME
05. HEAT
06. Amari ni mo
07. Exit To The Sun
08. Black Coffee
09. Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado
10. Man Of The Match
11. Atsuki Kodou no Hate
12. ZERO (Bluesy Acoustic Version)
13. Blue Sunshine
14. Uchouten
15. ultra soul
16. Swimmer yo!!
17. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
18. Las Vegas
20. Ichibu to Zenbu
21. Ai no Bakudan

LIVE-GYM 2015 -epic night- Zepp Namba and Zepp DiverCity Setlists!

Posted on June 22, 2015
The show at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo)

The show at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo)

The first two shows of the additionally announced shows have come to a close! Expectations were high for said shows, as fans were expecting these shows to potentially turn into a treasure trove for rarely performed songs. Koshi also made clear in an MC, why they added these shows: “There was a huge gap between shows after the Ajinomoto Stadium show, so we called the Zepp venues, and they happened to be free!”
Furthermore, a funny scene played out during the show at Zepp Namba: Tak told the audience to tell somebody if they’re feeling unwell. That somebody is going to come rescue them in that case. A fan in the crowd then shouted “Matsumoto-san! Please come rescue me!” to which Tak replied “I’m at work here… (laughs)”.

Check out the setlists for both shows below.