Sukekiyo live on 2014.05.02 in Nippon Seinenkan, Tokyo


There are strong old school VK vibes in this setup. Would love to see this in person.

Via: Kyo Official on Facebook


As it turned out the Pierrot announcement at Studio Alta (also broadcasted on Nico Nico) is for a mini tour of two reunion shows titled “DICTATORS CIRCUS FINAL" in October. No other specific details were given besides the tour dates and a montage of a flower blooming along with Kirito coming back to pick up the mic after violently kicking it down (the last scene from their "Hello" PV). So here are the two shows and their individual subtitles:

  • October 24th - I SAID「HELLO」-
  • October 25th - BIRTHDAY -

ORICON STYLE at Yahoo Japan News made some interesting comments regarding the title of the tour yesterday. The writer speculated that despite the tour title having the world “FINAL” in it, this might not indicate it is a one time only deal due to the fact that Pierrot’s first major album was titled “Finale.” Ironically, their last single released 8 years ago was “Hello" as seen in the announcement video above. Of course we would have to see how much of a reunion we’re really getting in October.

A temporary fanclub has been set up to sell advance tickets and I have a feeling both shows would be sold out mad fast. Pierrot had a really loyal following fanbase and the band treated them really well. You could only buy the full length live DVDs of their shows in the fanclub while the regular mass market editions had only a small portion of the setlists. When I was trying to decide which live DVDs to get years ago, it was frustrating compared to collecting Laruku DVDs.

This announcement had an estimated 7000 turnout, guess the loyal fanbase is still alive.

PIERROT Reunion tour announcement at Studio Alta (April 12, 2014) from


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BREAKING: An Announcement for an Announcement from PIERROT?

All we know so far is to standby at the giant monitor at Studio Alta in Shinjuku on this Saturday at 4pm. Pierrot disbanded back in 2006 and it was announced on April 12th, so this date is not a coincidence. How many are guessing that this is another reunion? Hey, I’m not complaining. (Goes off to listen to “Private Enemy” again.) XD What is your favorite Pierrot album?

Here’s a photo of the so-called studio display, in case you’re going to see this event in person.

Studio Alta in Shinjuku from

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OHP:  (the official announcement page)
OHP:  (Update: the original domain now owned by a fan)
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In Tokyo, cherry blossoms ARE GO!

Tokyo to Host Summer Olympics in 2020

The awarding of the Games to Tokyo is a welcome boost for the nation after the tsunami and nuclear disaster that laid waste to its northern Pacific coast two years ago.

But the Olympics will heighten global scrutiny of Japan’s containment and cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant…

Good! Japan needs a pick-me-up, and more eyeballs on fixing Fukushima.

Tokyo Dreams - a short film about Tokyo commuters sleeping on trains


I just wrapped up another tour with Steve Appleton yesterday, along with the usual suspects JJ, Thomas, and Taiki.

Rehearsal day was very long. We only had a handful of new songs, but we were also adding in older songs we hadn’t played before.

The first show was at Shibuya Duo Music Exchange,…

Always good to see jimi’s still performin’ some!