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

Posted on January 1, 2019

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)

New Song “Tsuwamono, Hashiru” Featured in Rugby World Cup Ad

Posted on November 1, 2018

The latest song from the to-be-revealed 2019 B’z Studio Album has been announced with the title “Tsuwamono, Hashiru” (or “Soldier, Run”). It is currently featured in a Lipovitan D energy drink ad campaign for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan.

The song will be found on the album to be released in the first half of next year along with “WOLF” and “Majestic“.

New Song “WOLF” Featured in Suits Japan Remake

Posted on October 9, 2018

Another all-new B’z song titled “WOLF” will be used in the Japanese series Suits as the theme song. The drama, a remake of the U.S. series by the same title, had its first airing October 8 on Fuji TV with the song playing at the end.

No release date is announced for the song but it should appear on the 2019 studio album announced weeks ago.

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- Setlist (09.22.2018)

Posted on September 22, 2018

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-

B’z wraps with B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- with two dates in Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.

The band talked about their experiences in the past 30 years, starting from their first live performance in 1989 and guitarist Tak Matsumoto mentioning how thankful they are to B’z fans throughout all these years.

Two more T-shirts were produced exclusively for each day of the finale. September 21 consists of a red T-shirt with the numbers 321 and the word Pleasure visible. While the September 22 “Final” black T-shirt contains a picture of B’z with “LET’S ROCK HARD” listed underneath:

B'z 30th Year Thank You Message

B'z 30th Year Thank You Message

In addition, the band posted an image confirming that a new album is under production, with also a LIVE-GYM tour planned for 2019:

B'z 30th Year Thank You Message

Finally, WOWOW has announced that the HINOTORI finale will be broadcast on WOWOW Prime on November 24, 2018.

The B’z Instagram page includes several images taken from the finale.

The full setlist for today’s performance along with changes to the setlist is posted below, to avoid spoilers, along with tallies on when each song was last played live. In addition, notes are also included on changes to the setlists for the three performances this week.


New Song “Majestic” Featured in Pocky Commercial

Posted on September 1, 2018

An all-new B’z song entitled “Majestic” is now serving as the theme to a new Glico Japan Pocky commercial, depicting the parent-child relationship of the fictional Akai family, with Pocky as its main focus. The commercial will begin airing in Japan from September 4, 2018.

An Instagram account has also been created, showcasing the daily life of the Akai family.

Shorter 15 second and 30 second versions of the commercial are also available for viewing below.