Monsters Not So “Human-clad” After All?

Is it just me, or does Karyu give anyone else the creeps? It’s just sort of a casual habit, but I like listening to music while I blog. Lately I’ve been listening to this (yes, this is a teaser) metal song where an intro leads into the sound of sirens. Well, as I was looking at this image, my eyes went steadily from Zero (who finally doesn’t look like a pedophile anymore, thank goodness), to Tsukasa, to Hizumi (nice, uh, trumpet you got there), and then right as they locked on Karyu, the sirens started up in the song–I don’t know if it was just my imagination or not, but the siren seemed to actually wail the words Karyu wants to eat you. I got so creeped out I had to change the song to U+K.

That is to say, D’espairsRay has created an official page where you can check all of the dates and the statuses of each concert in their world tour. Thank you for this, D’espairsRay! It’s incredibly aggravating having to go to each venue directly to check the status. So although they just gave me nightmares for the rest of the week, at least they made my daily life much easier.

World Tour 2010 Human-clad Monsters Official Page

GACKT YFC Tour +Japan Circuit+


ツアースケジュール

June 10 Zepp Tokyo      July 04 Zepp Osaka
June 11 Zepp Tokyo      July 06 Zepp Osaka
June 13 Zepp Tokyo      July 07 Zepp Osaka
June 16 Zepp Tokyo      July 09 Zepp Osaka

June 17 Zepp Tokyo

June 21 Zepp Nagoya       August 11 Zepp Sendai
June 22 Zepp Nagoya       August 12 Zepp Sendai
June 24 Zepp Nagoya       August 14 Zepp Sendai
June 25 Zepp Nagoya       August 15 Zepp Sendai

June 28 Zepp Fukuoka      August 17 Zepp Sapporo
June 29 Zepp Fukuoka      August 19 Zepp Sapporo
July  01 Zepp Fukuoka      August 20 Zepp Sapporo

July  02 Zepp Fukuoka

The tour schedule has finally been decided, confirmed, and released for the Japan circuit of GACKT’s metal-head livehouse tour. This certainly won’t be an amiable round, but I guess this is the kind of thing GACKT gets off on. He needs to be driven %150 and everything, so I suppose sandwiching a European debut between all of these Japan dates should suit him perfectly fine.
Looks like good business for the Zepp clubs, in any case.


Source: Official website

Images: one asian world, gackt.com


雅-MIYAVI TAKES ON TOKYO

That is going to be one weird kid.

For the precious heir-apparent PSC prince, MIYAVI, 2009 and 2010-so-far have been pretty heavy. In ’09 the eccentric self-proclaimed “Samurai guitarist” got married to pop-idol Melody and had a baby named Lovelie Miyavi. He then fully abdicated from PSC nobility, tossing crown and cape aside and striding off in all of his be-mulleted, tattooed glory to arise anew as (all caps) 雅-MIYAVI under his own, hand-made and home-grown label J-GLAM inc. (partner of EMI Japan). In ’10 he set out on his NEO TOKYO SAMURAI BLACK WORLD TOUR 2010, released a live DVD, best-of (fan’s choice) collection, and a new single (Survive). This month, lucky N. American fans will be able to participate in the above-mentioned tour, with dates spanning on through the end of June. All this between updating his lively Twitter.

But it would seem that the rock-act won’t be skipping home to bust out the Pikachu dolls with Lovelie. This popular papa will be hitting Tokyo up with a 12 date live-house tour entitled “‘TOUR in Tokyo’ 2010 Screaming Out from TOKYO” that will keep him preoccupied until the end of August.

“TOUR in Tokyo 2010” Screaming Out from TOKYO

8/ 1 ASTRO HALL
8/5 Shimokitazawa SHELTER
8/13 Shibuya Lush
8/14 Shinjuku LOFT
8/16 Shibuya O-nest
8/17 Shimokitazawa BASEMENT BAR
8/18 Aoyama Tuki miru Kimi Omou
8/23 Shibuya LIVE STAGE GUILTY
8/24 Shibuya CHELSEA HOTEL
8/25 Roppongi morph-tokyo
8/27 LIVE labo YOYOGI
8/31 Shindaita LIVEHOUSE FEVER
All Venues open 19:00 / start 20:00
Price:3,820Yen
General Sales Start:2010/7/3 (Sat)

Source: MJP, official website

Thanks to Sereitsu for the image!

Our D’esparation To Finally Pay Off!

Some of you (notably anyone who posted comments or Tweeted me this week) may have noticed that I haven’t been around very much lately. I apologize if there’s been a lag on moderating and replying to comments and contacting you– my personal life has been extraordinarily busy of late, and the past few days I have only had access to my computer in passing. Things should remain kind of hectic on through Thursday, as I still have 12 chord-progressions and 4 bass-lines to write before then. Yes, I know, I’m so not organized right now. After another very long day away from the Source, I was just checking all those necessary components of life– email, Facebook, Dashboard–, warding off sleep with the efficiency of a 4 year old fighting off a grizzly bear, when I happened to skim through my news-feed and find something that sobered me up as effectively as getting struck by lightning.

D’espairsRay World Tour 2010: UNITED STATES


You heard me right, baby! Finally, after months of tedious waiting and multiple panic-attacks and nervous breakdowns, they are here!  Only a few dates have been announced so far, but the rest of the locations are steadily flowing in.

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Monday, August 3rd

SAN FRANSISCO, CA, USA

Tuesday, August 4th

WASHINGTON

SEATTLE, WA, USA

Thursday, August 6th

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO, IL, USA

Monday, August 9th

CANADA

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

Wednesday, August 11

NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NY, USA

Saturday, August 12

GEORGIA

ATLANTA, GA, USA

Friday, August 14

TEXAS

DALLAS, TX, USA

Sunday, August 16th

HOUSTON, TX, USA

Monday, August 17th

The venues, times, ticket information, and the rest of the dates and cities are on the way. As of right now, some of the dates may be subject to change (they rearranged the schedule since I posted this). I’ll be updating every alteration to the current schedule, so this list isn’t static.

Source: Official Facebook

UPDATED: UPDATES CLOSED AS OF 6/13. FULL INFO HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED SEPARATELY.

girugamesh Stays at Home Summer ’10

+Updated 5/31+

Dates for girugamesh‘s summer tour 2010 were published this morning. For everyone who expected their winter/spring Japan tour to be followed up with something a little more international…sorry. I mourn with you.

However, the good news is (depending on how you felt about NOW, that is…) that a new single has been confirmed for Summer. The details have yet to be announced, but the teaser confirmation is out!

girugamesh SUMMER TOUR 2010 Dates

2010.7.2(fri) SOLD OUT
Harajuku ASTRO HALL

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.6(tue) SOLD OUT
Nagoya HUCK FINN

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.8(thu) SOLD OUT
Nishikujo BRAND NEW

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.10(sat) SOLD OUT
Okayama PEPPER LAND

OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

2010.7.11(sun)
Hiroshima Bad Lands

OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

2010.7.13(tue)
Fukuoka DRUM SON

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.15(thu) SOLD OUT
Himeji MUSHROOM

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.17(sat)
Tokushima club GRINDHOUSE

OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

2010.7.21(wed)
Kanazawa VanVan V4

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.23(fri)
Nigata CLUB JUNK BOX mini

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.7.25(sun)
Sendai MACANA

OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

2010.7.28(wed)
Sapporo COLONY

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.8.11(wed) SOLD OUT
Shibuya O-WEST

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00

2010.8.12(thu) SOLD OUT
Shibuya O-WEST

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00