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As previously announced at the end of July, the first ever B’z Loud-Gym—a monthly fan-centric meetup at numerous clubs and bars around Japan—will continue meeting monthly at various venues around Japan. At each gathering, specially-tailored live footage will be showcased for attendees. The theme for the second gathering will be “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT”, but first we have details on the September event that took place on September 21.
At the September event dubbed “GREETING NIGHT”, previously unreleased footage from B’z SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town- was shown amidst a slew of classic live concert moments featured as part of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX:
B’z Loud-Gym #1 ~GREETING NIGHT~ Setlist
— Introduction by Tak & Koshi —
1. LADY NAVIGATION — B’z LIVE-GYM 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
2. ZERO — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
3. Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
4. Hadashi no Megami — B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”
5. BLOWIN’ — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’92 “TIME”
6. Don’t Leave Me — B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-“
7. Negai — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
8. love me, I love you — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
9. LOVE PHANTOM — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure’95 “BUZZ!!”
10. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~ — B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”
11. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni — B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”
12. May — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”
13. juice — B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”
14. RING — B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”
15. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan — B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 “Brotherhood”
16. MOVE — B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”
17. Atsuki Kodou no Hate — B’z LIVE-GYM 2002 “GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~”
18. IT’S SHOWTIME!! — B’z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure “IT’S SHOWTIME!!”
19. OCEAN — B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”
20. Ai no Bakudan — B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”
21. Ichibu to Zenbu — B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 “Ain’t No Magic”
22. MY LONELY TOWN — ★Unreleased★ Bʻz SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town-
23. ultra soul — ★Unreleased★ Bʻz SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town-
Second Event: “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT”
The second event scheduled for October and given the moniker “IN YOUR TOWN NIGHT” seems like it will live up to the distinction. There, audio from this year’s B’z SHOWCASE 2017 -B’z In Your Town- will be played for attendees. Specifically, the audio recorded at the July 26 show at the Biwako Concert Hall in Shiga Prefecture will be presented. This may bode well for those hoping for the tour to receive the home video treatment in the future and possibly may signal some inclusion as bonus footage on a future release, such as the upcoming studio album DINOSAUR.
B’z SHOWCASE 2017 -B’z In Your Town- Setlist
[July 26, 2017]
2. Liar! Liar!
3. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
4. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
6. SAFETY LOVE
9. Hadashi no Megami
10. MY LONELY TOWN
11. Ichibu to Zenbu
13. Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
16. girigiri chop
17. ultra soul
19. Still Alive
A list of all venues participating in the October 2017 event can be found on the official website.
What is expected to be the finale for Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas’s CHUBBY GROOVE promotions has at last wrapped with a performance at SUMMER SONIC SHANGHAI 2017. While this is Koshi’s first performance in China proper, it is not his first time working in Asia outside of Japan. In 2001, B’z performed two Pleasure-themed shows in Hong Kong and Taipei as part of B’z LIVE-GYM in Taipei & Hong Kong 2001.
For those that missed the album itself, it is available for purchase worldwide on iTunes.
[August 26, 2017 at SUMMER SONIC SHANGHAI 2017]
Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas’s mini-reunion for their CHUBBY GROOVE promotions continue with a triple billing alongside visual kei icon Miyavi and J-rockers Made in Asia. The latter features Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~ and Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~ supporting guitarist Duran on guitar.
Luckily, the setlist is an expanded and unique version of the setlist the band played for SUMMER SONIC 2017. Most interestingly, it also saw Koshi reunite with Duran and welcome newcomer Miyavi to the stage for a full band rendition of The Clash’s “Police On My Back” near the end of the show:
INABA/SALAS with Miyavi & Made in Asia
[August 23, 2017 at Toyosu PIT]
2. Kunou no Hate no Sore mo Kotae no Hitotsu
3. My Mirai
4. ERROR MESSAGE
5. Shoumen Shoutotsu
9. SAYONARA RIVER
10. Police On My Back (featuring Miyavi & Duran)
As previously announced at the end of July, the first ever B’z Loud-Gym—a monthly fan-centric meetup at numerous clubs and bars around Japan—will take place next month on September 21. Its theme will be “GREETING NIGHT”. The first details of what will be shown have just been revealed for the first time and will be sure to please longtime fans.
Sample footage from the “B’z LIVE-GYM COLLECTION” contained in B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX will be screened at the venues, along with at least partial performances from B’z SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town-! The footage for the latter will be sourced from the band’s showing at the Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre on July 30, 2009. Notably, very little footage from the 2009 SHOWCASE tour is publicly available, with only some moments sampled in the Magical Backstage Tour documentary contained on limited edition copies of seventeenth studio album MAGIC.
It is unknown exactly how much footage will be played from the show, though it has long been requested for home video by fans due to the presence of several rarities, including “Crazy Rendezvous“, “VAMPIRE WOMAN“, “MY SAD LOVE“, “THE GAMBLER“, and “Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo“.
B’z SHOWCASE 2009 -B’z In Your Town- Setlist
[July 30, 2009]
3. Ichibu to Zenbu
4. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
6. Crazy Rendezvous
7. VAMPIRE WOMAN
8. MY SAD LOVE
9. THE GAMBLER
10. Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo
11. Blue Sunshine
12. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
15. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
17. SUPER LOVE SONG
18. MY LONELY TOWN
19. ultra soul
A list of all venues participating in the September 21, 2017 event can be found on the official website.
Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas have just wrapped up two shows in Japan with their double showing at SUMMER SONIC 2017. The pair of shows took place on August 19 and 20 in Osaka and Tokyo respectively with the performances being a truncated rendition of their CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017.
The full setlist is preserved below:
INABA/SALAS at SUMMER SONIC 2017
[August 19 & 20, 2017]
The pair are not finished yet, however: they will play a special triple-billing with MIYAVI and Made in Asia on August 23 and then head for what is presumed to be their final CHUBBY GROOVE promotion: SUMMER SONIC SHANGHAI 2017.
The summer touring for B’z has only just come to an end, and we first bring you news on their appearances at RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 in EZO and the ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2017. As expected, the setlist used for both shows were truncated for the abbreviated stage time compared to earlier dates for B’z SHOWCASE 2017 -B’z In Your Town-.
Given the shows have already completed, the setlist is preserved below:
B’z Summer 2017 Festival Appearance Setlists
[August 5 & 11, 2017]
It is not uncommon for B’z to include recent singles that would appeal specifically to festival-goers as well as their perennial hits for such occasions, as opposed to the fan-centric SHOWCASE outings. The band’s appearance for SUMMER SONIC 09, for example, spanned thirteen songs—all thirteen of which were singles.