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As the ticket lottery for Vermillion Card holders (fanclub only) starts today, further details regarding the ticket tiers have been announced. In addition to the fanclub-exclusive SS-seat category, a new fanclub-exclusive ticket category will be added: Premium Seat. Furthermore, a new fanclub-exclusive seat category (similar to S-seat) was added for Vermillion Card holders: VC-seat. A VC-seat is essentially the same as S-seat.
In addition to a very good seat in the SS-seat category, you will get exclusive merchandise with a Premium Seat:
– A special pass including neck strap for the premium category
– A -STARS- memorial medal in an acryl case
– A -STARS- memorial design tapestry
– A Mini tote bag
The below image shows the different seating layouts:
Ticket prices at a glance:
Premium (fanclub only): 29,000 Yen
SS-seat (fanlcub only): 16,000 Yen
VC-seat (Vermillion Card only): 12,000 Yen
S-seat: 12,000 Yen
A-seat: 9,000 Yen
Standing: 12,000 Yen (Ehime, Fukui and Okinawa shows only)
Beginning with the new year B’z have announced the schedule for their upcoming 35th anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2023 -STARS-. The tour kicks off on June 17th, 2023 at the Saga Arena in Saga. After hitting a few hall shows, the band moves on to stadium-grade shows such as Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo), Nissan Stadium (Yokohama), Sapporo Dome (Sapporo) before the tour concludes in Osaka at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai. Oddly enough, this time around the tour does not end with a big show at the Nissan Stadium or Ajinomoto Stadium.
Fans can assume a SHOWCASE will also be announced shortly before the tour officially kicks off.
Early fanclub lottery (Vermillion Card holders) will begin on January 15, with results being announced on January 26. The “official” fanclub lottery will start on January 18 with results announced on February 10. The Club-Gym lottery (available to everyone) will start February 13. If you’re looking for the general availability of tickets, this will be from June 3.
As with B’z latest album tour in support of their album “Highway X”, tickets will be only available as digital tickets due to Corona precautions. Fanclub members will receive a printed memorial ticket afterwards.
Further information such as ticket prices will be provided on January 15th.
B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2023 -STARS- Tour Schedule
June 17, 2023 – Saga Arena
June 18, 2023 – Saga Arena
June 24, 2023 – Hiroshima Green Arena
June 25, 2023 – Hiroshima Green Arena
July 1, 2023 – Ehime Prefecture Budokan
July 2, 2023 – Ehime Prefecture Budokan
July 8, 2023 – Aichi Sky Expo Hall A
July 9, 2023 – Aichi Sky Expo Hall A
July 15, 2023 – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
July 16, 2023 – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
July 22, 2023 – Sundome Fukui
July 23, 2023 – Sundome Fukui
July 29, 2023 – Ariake Arena
July 30, 2023 – Ariake Arena
August 5, 2023 – Okinawa Arena
August 6, 2023 – Okinawa Arena
August 19, 2023 – Ajinomoto Stadium
August 20, 2023 – Ajinomoto Stadium
August 26, 2023 – Sapporo Dome
September 2, 2023 – Nissan Stadium
September 3, 2023 – Nissan Stadium
September 9, 2023 – Shizuoka ECOPA Stadium
September 10, 2023 – Shizuoka ECOPA Stadium
September 16, 2023 – Fukuoka PayPay Dome
September 17, 2023 – Fukuoka PayPay Dome
September 21, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai (B’z Anniversary)
September 23, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Koshi’s birthday)
September 24, 2023 – Yanmar Stadium Nagai
B’z have streamed their most recent live concert “B’z presents LIVE FRIENDS” on December 24th, 2021. At the end of the stream, “LIVE-GYM 2022 Tour Confirmed!!” was shown on-screen followed by website updates shortly thereafter.
Further details regarding the 2022 tour as well as the upcoming new studio album will be revealed in January. Stay tuned, everyone!
Some dates already seem to have been posted at the respective venues, such as this one below for Hiroshima Green Arena, taking place June 25th and 26th, 2022.
Currently the following shows and dates are confirmed:
May 21st, 22nd — Shizuoka
May 26th, 28th, 29th — Tokyo
June 9th, 11th, 12th — Ehime
June 25th, 26th — Hiroshima
July 1st, 2nd — Fukuoka
July 9th, 10th — Osaka
July 16th, 17th — Okinawa
August 11th, 13th, 14th — Yokohama
The 2019 LIVE-GYM “Whole Lotta NEW LOVE” has kicked off at Kagoshima Arena with the first of a full summer of shows. It was preceded by B’z SHOWCASE 2019 –Makaitenshow– earlier in the week with the same setlist. It’s unknown how many songs will alternate through the tour but we will keep you updated!
All of the tour’s goods have been revealed as well, including T-shirts and all tour-specific specialty items here.
The full setlist is posted below along with tallies on when each song was last played live.(more…)
B’z have announced the details for their upcoming 2019 LIVE-GYM tour that will support their 2019 Studio Album. Because the album has not been fully announced, the title for the tour isn’t available either.
The tour will also mark the departures of the band’s longtime support members: Shane Gaalaas on Drums (with the band since 2002), Barry Sparks on Bass (with B’z from 2003, 2008-2018), Takanobu Masuda (1992-1997 & 1999-2018) on Keyboards, and Yoshinobu Ohga (2011-2018) on 2nd Guitar. The decision was made by the band in order to try a new sound for their 31st year. Fans on social media have been overwhelmingly supportive of the outgoing members with many hoping to see them with the band again in the near future.
In their places will be all-new support members who have not performed with the band before though some have worked with Tak and Koshi in various capacities in the studio:
B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 Support Members
Mohini Dey (Bass) : 21-year-old Indian internet sensation who has been endorsed by Steve Vai. This is her first participation with B’z or Tak/Koshi solo activity.
Sam Pomanti (Keyboards) : Provided backing vocals for “Rooftop” and “SKYROCKET” on DINOSAUR.
Yukihide “YT” Takiyama (2nd Guitar) : Contributed arrangement and recording to all but one song on DINOSAUR and some backing vocals.
B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 Venues
Kagoshima Arena – 6/8 (Sat), 9 (Sun)
Mie Prefectural Sun Arena – 6/14 (Fri), 15 (Sat)
Kobe World Memorial Hall – 6/19 (Wed), 20 (Thu), 22 (Sat), 23 (Sun)
Sundome Fukui – 6/28 (Fri), 29 (Sat)
Osaka Jo Hall – 7/3 (Wed), 5 (Fri), 6 (Sat)
Yokohama Arena – 7/9 (Tue), 10 (Wed)
Zepp Nagoya – 7/16 (Tue), 18 (Thu), 19 (Fri)
Ehime Prefecture Budokan – 7/26 (Fri), 27 (Sat)
Saitama Super Arena – 7/30 (Tue), 31 (Wed)
Zepp Fukuoka – 8/3 (Sat), 4 (Sun)
Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena – 8/8 (Thu), 10 (Sat), 11 (Sun)
Takasaki Arena (Gunma) – 8/24 (Sat), 25 (Sun)
Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Sapporo) – 8/30 (Fri), 31 (Sat)
Makuhari Messe Event Hall – 9/3 (Tue), 4 (Wed)
Hiroshima Green Arena – 9/7 (Sat), 8 (Sun)
Marine Messe Fukuoka – 9/10 (Tue)
B’z is kicking off the New Year of 2019 by posting an image with the hashtag #Bz2019 on Twitter and Instagram. On the same day, fans around Japan have also spotted B’z concert dates being advertised in their local cities.
Although there is no official announcement from the band yet, fans have compiled a preliminary list of dates spotted throughout Japan. However, details regarding the exact venue in which the concerts will take place is still under wraps. The following is a list of dates found so far, with the tour currently slated to run from June to September 2019:
B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 Tour Dates
Update 03/01/2019: Added dates for Fukui, Yokohama, Saitama and Gunma (a total of 36 dates)
Kagoshima – 6/8 (Sat), 9 (Sun)
Mie – 6/14 (Fri), 15 (Sat)
Kobe – 6/19 (Wed), 20 (Thu), 22 (Sat), 23 (Sun)
Fukui – 6/28 (Fri), 29 (Sat)
Osaka – 7/3 (Wed), 5 (Fri), 6 (Sat)
Yokohama – 7/9 (Tue), 10 (Wed)
Nagoya – 7/16 (Tue), 18 (Thu), 19 (Fri)
Ehime – 7/26 (Fri), 27 (Sat)
Saitama – 7/30 (Tue), 31 (Wed)
Fukuoka – 8/3 (Sat), 4 (Sun)
Miyagi – 8/8 (Thu), 10 (Sat), 11 (Sun)
Gunma – 8/24 (Sat), 25 (Sun)
Sapporo – 8/30 (Fri), 31 (Sat)
Chiba – 9/3 (Tue), 4 (Wed)
Hiroshima – 9/7 (Sat), 8 (Sun)
Fukuoka – 9/10 (Tue)