I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: D is one band that I am always glad to see flourishing in the Visual Kei industry. Despite concerns about their move to major, the band has continued to do well, both in terms of increasing their international presence and following, as well as continuing to maintain and preserve their signature melodramatic Goth sound and style. A few moments of much-repented doubt, and several ridiculously horrible PVs aside, I have been nothing but impressed by the recent work D has put out, as well as by their ability to continue to sound, and look, fresh and inspired without losing touch.
I’ll admit, I had to spend hours practicing my poker-face before I felt confident in my ability to post this announcement in articulate, semi-fluent prose that at least aspires to cohesive sentences and properly formulated paragraphs. I won’t hide it – I’ve been waiting to make this announcement for a long time.
Today I am psyched to announce D‘s overseas debut with their first European tour, titled “VAMPIRE SAGA in Europe ~ Path of the Rose ~“. Setting out on May 7th with a live in Paris, France, the EU will go goth with 10 performances. Coffins close on May 22nd in Helsinki, Finland.
“VAMPIRE SAGA in Europe ~ Path of the Rose ~”
05/07 Divan du Monde – Paris / France
05/08 Melkweg – Amsterdam / Netherlands
05/11 Logo – Hamburg / Germany
05/12 Firlej – Wroclow / Poland
05/14 Marche gare – Lyon / France
05/15 Feierwerk – Munich / Germany
05/17 Werkstatt – Cologne / Germany
05/19 Academy – London / UK
05/21 Toshka – Moscow / Russia
05/22 Gloria – Helsinki / Finland
North American cowboys don’t despair – D will also be making their first foray into the wild wild west in June, when they make an appearance at one of America’s largest anime conventions, the illustrious A-Kon in Dallas, Texas.
Home to many Visual Kei debuts and overseas appearances, A-Kon is a great starting place for the Vampire boy-wonders to make a strong first impression on Visualist and non-Visualist con-goers alike. Although yours truly will be spending that weekend wallowing in embittered concert-envy, I wish Texan (and traveling) Visualists much joy in this opportunity…Kind of.
A-Kon runs from June 10th – 12th, and is held at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. The website has yet to list official information, but stay posted .
To get stoked for the show, pick up a copy of D‘s latest original album, Vampire Saga, which hit shelves on January 12th.