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LIVE DINOSAUR Home Video Released & B’z Message Translated!

Posted on July 3, 2018
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Today is the release of B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” on home video! As can be seen above, we have translated the band’s customary release message and archived it for those interested. Both DVD & Blu-ray editions are now available from the following retailers.

Order the DVD Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

Order the Blu-ray Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

Additionally, a digest is now available showcasing several key songs (but not nearly all of them!):

LIVE DINOSAUR Blu-ray & DVD Commercial On-Air! [UPDATE]

Posted on June 24, 2018
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The first promotional material for B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” on Blu-ray & DVD has just been aired on Japanese television. As shown above, the commercial utilizes the audio from “Akai Kawa” in its debut appearance on home video.

As previously reported, both the two-disc DVD and single disc Blu-ray packages will be available on July 4, 2018, for a price of 6,800 Yen ($61.28 USD) with 21 songs performed in all—thirteen of which are making their home video debuts!

UPDATE: A second commercial is now airing with glimpses at even more songs and footage.

Pre-order DVD Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

Pre-order Blu-ray Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” on DVD & Blu-ray July 4, 2018!

Posted on May 22, 2018
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Some five months after the close of the tour, we finally have confirmation of the first release for the B’z 30th year commemoration: B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” on DVD & Blu-ray! Their most recent tour, the eighteen-date stand featured all but one song from the titular twentieth studio album DINOSAUR alongside a slew of classics including “ultra soul“, “BANZAI“, and “MOTEL“.

Recent double A-side single tracks “Seimei” and “Still Alive” were likewise joined by the long-awaited return of 1997 single “FIREBALL” after lying dormant for fifteen years. The 1994 album ballad “Akai Kawa” from The 7th Blues receives similar treatment as it not only makes its home video debut but also is performed for the first time in twenty-three years!

As previously reported, the taping was done at the Saitama Super Arena.on January 13 and 14. Both the two-disc DVD and single disc Blu-ray packages will be available on July 4, 2018, for a price of 6,800 Yen ($61.28 USD) with 21 songs performed in all—thirteen of which are making their home video debuts!

B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” on DVD & Blu-ray
Release: July 4, 2018 (6800 Yen)

Pre-order DVD Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

Pre-order Blu-ray Edition: CDJapan / Amazon.co.jp

1. Seimei
2. CHAMP
3. Kodoku no Runaway
4. Haruka
5. Rooftop
6. FIREBALL
7. MOTEL
8. Akai Kawa
9. SKYROCKET
10. Sore Demo Yappari
11. Itoshiki Yuurei
12. Yowai Otoko
13. Purple Pink Orange
14. Ichibu to Zenbu
15. DIVE
16. Dinosaur
17. King Of The Street
18. Fukiarenasai
19. Still Alive
20. ultra soul
21. BANZAI

Denotes a song receiving its home video debut

B’z will again be touring later this year for B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- with the first date coming three days after the release of today’s home video package. The tour will run through a two-night event at
Ajinomoto Stadium where B’z famously performed with American rock legends Aerosmith in 2002.

B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Filmed in Saitama

Posted on January 25, 2018
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Fans that attended the band’s January 14 LIVE-GYM show at the Saitama Super Arena were greeted with an announcement as they entered that the show would be filmed. This was the second of two shows at the venue, with the band performing the same setlist on both nights as well as wearing the same on-stage outfits. This marked the first time during the tour that the two power ballads early in the setlist that had been alternated throughout remained constant for consecutive shows.

Most likely, pick-up shots were also filmed as a precaution on the first night in the event additional footage was needed during editing. This was similarly the case with B’z LIVE-GYM 2006 “MONSTER’S GARAGE” and its celebrated home video release. The show was primarily filmed at Tokyo Dome, but certain portions from their showings at Nagoya Dome and Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome were supplemented as well.

A home video release of B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” is expected to follow later this year, in May, June, or July. To avoid spoilers for those attending the remaining shows, the setlist for the prospective home video is preserved below.
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B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX Announced, with Two Editions!
New Song “CHAMP” as 7-Eleven Commercial Theme

Posted on June 29, 2017
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The biggest B’z release in their history has just been announced: the mammoth B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX! The release is their most expensive to date with two differing editions priced at 50,000 yen ($445 USD) and 70,000 yen ($623 USD). The latter edition offers access to two special live shows set to take place in December that are detailed below.

Both releases collect all fifty-three singles—from 1988’s “Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite” to “Seimei/Still Alive“—and all of their corresponding B-sides for a total of 117 songs with unique packages throughout for both editions. Additionally, both also come with a set of two DVDs that contain live footage of every single from previous LIVE-GYM concerts—with some never before released prior.

It has also been announced that an all-new song entitled “CHAMP” will be used as the theme to a 7-Eleven Fair commercial beginning July 1. It is expected the song will be tied to the as-yet-untitled 2017 studio album though inclusion on another single is not out of the question.

Black Edition
Price: 50,000 yen / Release Date: August 30, 2017

B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX — Black Edition

The “Black Edition” features all fifty-three singles released to date in a vinyl-sized luxurious box and will be available at retail on August 30. The book-style folders contain a set of re-designed golden discs for each individual single and the two bonus DVDs detailed below. A large 100-page lyric book of similar dimensions will be included as well with a litany of high quality photos from the band’s history.

Additionally, most major Japanese retailers are offering specific bonuses on a first-come, first-served basis:

Musing: Tapestry (B2 Size)
Tower Records: Bandana
Yamano Music: Card Holder
HMV: Makeup Mirror
Tsutaya Records: Folding Umbrella
Shinseido: LP-size Tote Bag
Amazon: W-Pocket Clear File (A4 Size)
Rakuten: Clear File (A4 Size)
Other Stores: Post Card Set

Trailer Edition [7-Eleven Exclusive]
Price: 70,000 yen / Made-to-Order, Delivers December 20, 2017

B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX — Trailer Edition (7-Eleven Exclusive)

Pre-orders for the 7-Eleven exclusive “Trailer Edition” will be available from July 1 through August 7 with delivery expected to begin as of December 20. The massive package weighs in at 8kg (17 lbs) and must be pre-ordered as each will be made-to-order. The titular trailer contains fifty-three individual premium-packaged hardcase sleeves for each single that has been specially designed for each and is unique from the aforementioned “Black Edition”. Those that reserve will be sent special B’z-branded gifts in October, November, and December as well.

7-Eleven Presents B’z PREMIUM LIVE Banner:
Two shows at Zepp Tokyo and Zepp Osaka Bayside with 2,500 capacity each

Lastly, a pair of special shows will take place prior to B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 in December: one at Zepp Tokyo on December 5 and another at Zepp Osaka Bayside on December 7. Entrance to the shows will be determined by lottery following reservations of the “Trailer Edition” above at 7-Eleven locations beginning in September. Each show is limited to 2,500 people with each winner receiving a pair of tickets.

B’z LIVE-GYM COLLECTION DVD Set
Included in Both Editions

In addition to all fifty-three singles on individual CDs, both editions will include a pair of DVDs featuring dedicated live footage of each and every single from past LIVE-GYMs—with some utilizing previously unreleased footage. This includes the proper home video debuts of “May“, “Kimi no Naka de Odoritai“, and “LADY-GO-ROUND“.

No. Title Performance
01. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’91
02. Kimi no Naka de Odoritai★ DEBUT ★ B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’91 ★ UNRELEASED ★
03. LADY-GO-ROUND★ DEBUT ★ B’z LIVE-GYM -BREAK THROUGH- ★ UNRELEASED ★
04. BE THERE B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 -FIREBALL-
05. Taiyou no Komachi Angel B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’91
06. Easy Come, Easy Go! B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA
07. Itoshii Hito yo Good Night… B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’92 -TIME-
08. LADY NAVIGATION B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- (Aizu Fugado)
09. ALONE B’z LIVE-GYM ’91~’92 -IN THE LIFE-
10. BLOWIN’ B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’92 -TIME-
11. ZERO B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’93 -JAP THE RIPPER-
12. Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni… B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 -RUN-
13. Hadashi no Megami B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 -RUN-
14. Don’t Leave Me B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES
15. MOTEL B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES
16. Negai B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’95 -BUZZ!!-
17. love me, I love you B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’95 -BUZZ!!-
18. LOVE PHANTOM B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’95 -BUZZ!!-
19. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~ B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 -Spirit LOOSE-
20. MOVE B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 -Spirit LOOSE-
21. Real Thing Shakes B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 -Spirit LOOSE-
22. FIREBALL B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 -FIREBALL-
23. Calling B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 -FIREBALL-
24. Liar! Liar! B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 -Brotherhood-
25. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 -Brotherhood-
26. HOME B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 -Brotherhood-
27. girigiri chop B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 -Brotherhood-

No. Title Performance
01. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
02. May★ DEBUT ★ B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 -juice- ★ UNRELEASED ★
03. juice B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
04. RING B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 -juice-
05. ultra soul B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
06. GOLD B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
07. Atsuki Kodou no Hate B’z LIVE-GYM 2002 -GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~-
08. IT’S SHOWTIME!! B’z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure -IT’S SHOWTIME!!-
09. Yasei no ENERGY B’z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure -IT’S SHOWTIME!!-
10. BANZAI B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
11. ARIGATO B’z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
12. Ai no Bakudan B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
13. OCEAN B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
14. Shoudou B’z LIVE-GYM 2006 -MONSTER’S GARAGE-
15. Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu B’z LIVE-GYM 2006 -MONSTER’S GARAGE-
16. SPLASH! B’z LIVE-GYM 2006 -MONSTER’S GARAGE-
17. Eien no Tsubasa B’z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
18. SUPER LOVE SONG B’z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
19. BURN -Fumetsu no Face- B’z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
20. Ichibu to Zenbu B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 -Ain’t No Magic-
21. DIVE B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 -Ain’t No Magic-
22. MY LONELY TOWN B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 -Ain’t No Magic-
23. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon-
24. Don’t Wanna Lie B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon-
25. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku- B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA
26. Uchouten B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-
27. RED B’z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-

Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage- at Nippon Budokan on DVD & Blu-ray 2016.09.21!!

Posted on August 12, 2016
Tak Matsumoto News

voyage_bdTak Matsumoto’s latest live show 「Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage-」 has finally been announced as a home video release! The release will feature the final show at the Nippon Budokan on DVD and Blu-ray, and will be out on 28th anniversary of the B’z debut: September 21st, 2016. Bonus content will feature two optional angles to the guitar spectacle for select songs:

  1. Stage View: Stage view allows viewers to experience the whole atmosphere and stage scene while taking in the music.
  2. Close-up View: Ever wanted to know how Tak plays his guitar? Well, now you can! Close-up view allows viewers to see Tak’s fretwork up close for the entire song.

[SET LIST]

01. Dream Drive
02. enigma (+ STAGE VIEW)
03. Vermillion Palace (+ CLOSE-UP VIEW)
04. Step to Heaven
05. Koi Uta
06. Hana (+ STAGE VIEW & CLOSE-UP VIEW)
07. Theme from Fist of the North Star ~The Road of Lords~ (+ STAGE VIEW & CLOSE-UP VIEW)

08. Theme from ULTRAMAN
09. THE THEME OF B.J. (+ STAGE VIEW)
10. THE WINGS (+ STAGE VIEW & CLOSE-UP VIEW)
11. 99
12. Wanna Go Home
13. Hopes
14. Under The Sun
15. Drifting (+ STAGE VIEW)

16. The Voyage (+ STAGE VIEW)
17. Mystic Journey
18. Ups and Downs (+ STAGE VIEW & CLOSE-UP VIEW)
19. enigma ~epilogue~ (+ STAGE VIEW)
20. RED SUN ~ SACRED FIELD (+ CLOSE-UP VIEW)
21. GO FURTHER (+ CLOSE-UP VIEW)
22. #1090 ~Million Dreams~ (+ CLOSE-UP VIEW)

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