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[UPDATE] B’z LIVE-GYM 2022 & New 2022 Studio Album Teased

Posted on December 25, 2021
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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.

[UPDATE 27/12/2021]
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

B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 -Whole Lotta NEW LOVE- Setlist (6.8.2019)

Posted on June 8, 2019
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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.

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B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 Venues Confirmed & New Support Members

Posted on January 24, 2019
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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

Brian Tichy (Drums) : Original drummer for “juice“, played drums on most tracks of the Tak Matsumoto Group‘s first album TMG I, and contributed to Tak’s 2016 solo album enigma.

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 LIVE-GYM 2019 Dates Teased [Update 03/01/2019]

Posted on January 1, 2019
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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)

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