What with fireworks being in the near future for us Americans, it’s a fitting time for the band with a firework namesake to rise up out of the shadows and shower us with sparks. At least, that’s what I hope ends up happening. BUCK-TICK has announced not only a new single (due out Sept. 1), but also an extensive nationwide tour.
The single, titled Kuchizuke, with b-side Yougetsu, will be their first release since the awesome dark pop track Dokudanjou Beauty. I really liked what they did with Dokudanjou Beauty, and I hope Kuchizuke holds up to the same standard. However, I hope that they don’t take the same direction and release another poppy song. So many bands these days try something different and then repeat it one single later and just ruin the whole thing (coughD’espairsRaycough). To be honest, I’m not really sure where they can go from here, but I have a lot of faith that they’ll surprise me (Beauty did), and do something different again. I’m really glad to see them stirring it up with some activity. There’s been too much silence from them this year, and they’re one band I’ve been waiting to see get back on the field.
A note on their “new look”. Not worth Googling, in my personal opinion. Imai (the only one whose look actually changes) looks like a creepy teenage girl. Personally, I liked their Beauty look way too much to accept this one so easily. I thought for once Imai looked kind of cool rockin’ the Perm. Everyone else looks like they usually do, which is good.
BUCK-TICK TOUR 2010
October 15th @ Saitama Shibunka Center
October 17th @ Nara 100 Nen Kaikan
October 23rd @ Toyama-ken Tami Kaikan
October 24th @ Ryuutopia Niigata City Geijutsubunkakaikan Gekijou
October 27th @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
October 28th @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
October 31st @ Kanazawa Kenmin Hall
November 3rd @ Sunport Hall Takamatsu Dai-Hall
November 5th @ Hiroshima ASTERPLAZA Dai-Hall
November 7th @ Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan
November 10th @ PARTHENON Tama
November 13th @ Tochigi-ken Sougoubunka Center Main Hall
November 14th @ Yokosuka Geijutsugekijou
November 21st @ Chiba-ken Bunkakaikan Dai-Hall
November 23rd @ Gunma Ongaku Center
November 16th @ Kobe Kokusai Kaikan Kokusai Hall
November 28th @ Kyoto Kaikan First Hall
December 1st @ Oomiya Sonic City
December 3rd @ Fuji-shi Bunkakaikan Rose Theatre Dai-Hall
December 5th @ Hokuto Bunka Hall – Chuu Hall (Nagano-ken)
December 10th @ Sendai Izumity 21
December 12th @ Sapporo-shi Kyouiku Bunkakaikan
December 15th @ NHK Osaka Hall
December 16th @ NHK Osaka Hall
December 18th @ Chuukyou Daigaku Bunka Shimin Kaikan Aurora Hall (Nagoya)
Tickets: JPY 6300. On sale 8/28/10.
Pre-order their new single now! Kuchizuke [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] / BUCK-TICK
Source/ translation: shattered tranquility
Image: Official website