PIERROT: I SAID「HELLO」

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 natalie.mu

PIERROT - HELLO PV (2006)

PIERROT Band Photo - http://natalie.mu/music/gallery/show/news_id/114368/image_id/271482

Images source: natalie.mu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierrot_0412
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IiAO4VmLpaGxM_e1C0knw
OHP: http://www.pierrot.jpn.com/  (the official announcement page)
Yahoo Japan News: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140411-00000354-oric-ent
Natalie.mu News: http://natalie.mu/music/news/114368

SUGIZO x Kyo on the cover of Motto2

(Source: miraka69)

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 natalie.mu

Image source: natalie.mu

Via: ryan (JROCKNYC cbox)
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierrot_0412
OHP: http://www.pierrot.jpn.com/  (the official announcement page)
OHP: http://www.pierrot-site.com/  (Update: the original domain now owned by a fan)
Extra info from: http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000102302

JROCKNYC: What Would YOU Ask YOSHIKI?

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In preparation of YOSHIKI’s upcoming Classical World Tour, JROCKNYC has been given the opportunity to interview YOSHIKI, and would like to know what YOU, our readers, would like to ask him. Make your questions good, interesting, and worthwhile! And remember the #1 rule of interviewing - avoid asking yes/no questions. The fate of this interview is in your hands! 

Please submit your questions below in the comments section and we will compile a list to ask YOSHIKI. 

EDIT:
Deadline to submit questions : April 18th.
 Will update this post at a later time. 

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Tour Overseas Ticket Lottery

Get your tickets for LUNA SEA’s 25th Anniversary Tour THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- now! 

【Booking】 http://reserve-ticket.net/ls25th-tour/
【Duration】 Friday,April 4th,2014 12:00~Monday,April 21th, 2014 18:00 *Japan Time

LUNA SEA’s 25th Anniversary Tour & 2 New Best Albums

Continuing to celebrate their 25th anniversary, LUNA SEA has announced a nationwide tour titled “THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- with a total of 16 stops.

LUNA SEA 25th ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR
THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will-

2014
6/7-6/8 MATSUDO MORI NO HALL 21
6/14-6/15 NIIGATA PREFECTURE CIVIC CENTER
6/28-6/29 HONDANOMORI HALL
7/5-7/6 KURASHIKI CIVIC HALL
7/12-7/13 NAGANO PREFECTURE HOKITO BUNKA DAI-HALL
7/26-7/27 OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER MAIN HALL
8/9-8/10 NAGOYA CONGRESS CENTER CENTURY HALL
8/30-8/31 SENDAI SUNPLAZA HALL
9/6-9/7 SHIZUOKA CITY CULTURE HALL
9/13-9/14 SAPPORO NITORI BUNKA HALL

2015
1/10-1/11 OMIYA SONIC CITY
1/17-1/18 IBARAKIKEN KENRITSU BUNKA CENTER
1/24-1/25 UENO GAKUEN HALL(HIROSHIMA)
2/7-2/8 KANAGAWA KENMIN HALL
2/21-2/22 FUKUOKA SUNPALACE
2/28-3/1 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A

In addition, they will release 2 best albums, NEVER SOLD OUT 2, a live best album, and LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Ultimate Best -THE ONE-, a singles collection spanning throughout the band’s 25 year history all the way to “THE ONE -crash to create-.” A box titled LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary “Ultimate Best -THE ONE-” + “NEVER SOLD OUT 2″ will also be released, that contains both albums. All are scheduled to be released on May 28, 2014.

NEVER SOLD OUT 2
UPCH-1980/1 / ¥3,121(tax in)

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Ultimate Best -THE ONE-
UPCH-1982/3 / ¥3,542(tax in)

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary “Ultimate Best -THE ONE-” + “NEVER SOLD OUT 2″
UPCH-9944 / ¥7,441(tax in)

Anyone else getting tired of best albums?

Medieval Teens

A decade of celibacy was too much for many young men, and apprentices got a reputation for frequenting taverns and indulging in licentious behaviour. Perkyn, the protagonist of Chaucer’s Cook’s Tale, is an apprentice who is cast out after stealing from his master — he moves in with his friend and a prostitute.

In 1517, the Mercers’ guild complained that many of their apprentices “have greatly mysordered theymself”, spending their masters’ money on “harlotes… dyce, cardes and other unthrifty games”.

Young people also expressed their opinion of the moral conduct of elders, in traditions known as charivari or “rough music”.

http://m.bbc.com/news/magazine-26289459