A9 Back to the Future

It would seem that the first round of the 2010 tours are starting to wrap up here, with a few carrying on until the end of this month. Many of the summer tours have already been announced, but it would appear that there are still plenty coming. Today’s draw is a double announcement from danceable visual princelings Alice Nine. The pretty boys will release a new single on August 4th (details pending), and they will hit Japan with another tsunami of a tour, this time spanning across four months.

It looks like the boys are also sporting a slightly more mature look lately. I believe this was the look that was used for the CDJapan special offer last month, and is now featured on their MySpace and official website.

Alice Nine Summer Tour 2010 : “FLASH LIGHT from the past”

July 5th @ Shibuya O-EAST
July 10th @ Niigata LOTS
July 12th @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24
July 13th @ Sapporo PENNY LANE 24
July 15th @ Hakodate club COCOA
July 19th @ Yokohama BAY HALL
July 21st @ Kashiwa PALOOZA
July 25th @ Live House Hamamatsu Madowaku
July 28th @ Ebisu LIQUIDROOM
July 31st @ Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
August 1st @ Toyama club MAIRO
August 10th @ Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
August 12th @ Kyoto FANJ
August 14th @ Nagoya CLUB QUATTRO
August 15th @ Nagoya CLUB QUATTRO
August 18th @ Sendai darwin
August 19th @ Sendai darwin
August 24th @ Shinagawa Stellarball
September 15th @ Kooriyama Hip Shot Japan
September 17th @ Aomori QUARTER
September 19th @ Kanazawa AZ
September 20th @ Fukui Hibiki no Hall
September 22th @ Kobe VARIT.
September 24th @ Takamatsu Olive Hall
September 25th @ Kouchi BAY5 SQUARE
October 5th @ Namba Hatch
October 9th @ Okayama CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
October 11th @ Fukuoka DRUM LOGOS
October 13th @ Zepp Nagoya
October 17th @ Zepp Sendai

Standing tickets (advance): 4750 yen. Seated tickets: 5250 yen.

January 6th (’11) TOUR FINAL “TOKYO GALAXY” @Nippon Budoukan

Tickets 6300 yen (advance),  6825 yen (doors).

Source: Shattered Tranquility

Alice in Wonderland…Move over!

Seriously! For Visualists, there’s a new Alice now. Although not a bland blond promenading through psychedelico and British humor nobody else understands, Visual Kei has a new aural wonderland and an Alice to go with it, the Visual boy-band PSC Company offspring, Alice Nine is taking the Jrock world by storm.

They will summon up a (sort of) new wonderland for us on March 24th with the release of their greatest hits album, Complete Collection 2006-2009. The album will feature their hits songs released during the respective years of activity….The happiest news of all is, CDJapan is offering an exclusive promotion for the release. Not only will pre-orders placed before March 18th win the external bonus poster (while first-press is available), but they will also include a band photo, and a member photo of your choice. (Photo size: 18.0 x 12.8 cm)

In addition, the members of Alice Nine will autograph the band photo for 40 lucky purchasers who preorder the CD before March 18, 2010 11:59pm (Japan Standard Time). AWESOME! The 40 lucky winners will be chosen at random from orders placed before March 18th etc, and will not be announced.

**Click: Alice Nine greatest hits release promotion**

Good luck!

Alice in Wonderland

And I don’t mean the blue-skirted bumpkin of psychedelic children’s book fame! Last month Visual Kei poster-boys Alice Nine confirmed 8 dates for a Spring ’10 Japan tour.

Alice Nine + Alice Nine Tour 201o  The Reason of Geometry『幾何学ノ理』+ *

3/22(月・祝)CLUB CITTA’川崎 (Kawasaki)
3/27(土)新潟LOTS (
3/31(水)Zepp Sendai
4/3(土)広島CLUB QUATTRO (
4/4(日)福岡DRUM LOGOS (
4/6(火)Zepp Osaka
4/8(木)Zepp Nagoya
4/10(土)Zepp Tokyo


Details will be added soon.

So, going down the rabbit-hole?


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+ Note: I’m not sure about the title of the tour, but I’m pretty sure it’s The Reason of Geometry +lit: Geometry’s Reason+. -gp