Honda revealed its fourth collaboration with ONE OK ROCK today, this time for Power Products. View the commercial on YouTube here! It features the song Head High and includes a cool scene where the band is performing the song. This commercial is what the boys were recording in the dessert a few months ago while on tour.
In the Shibuya area of Tokyo, the Shibuya 109 building currently displays an ad for #10969GVP, teasing the message, “Something good is coming on September 20th.” Keep an eye on Honda’s GVP page for updates! And don’t forget to “keep your head high”!
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY, RYOTA!!!!!
Now the entire band is in their 30s. It’s kind of hard to believe. Ryota mentioned in his Instagram post that Tomoya showed up at his house with a surprise and that he’d post about it later. So much suspense!!
Mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks! The official ONE OK ROCK YouTube channel will be premiering the full concert video for both Ambitions Japan Dome Tour and with Orchestra Japan Tour worldwide on August 24 and 25, respectively, at 10PM JST. The videos will not be archived so don’t miss your chance to watch them (for free)!
Saturday, August 24 @ 10PM JST
ONE OK ROCK Ambitions Japan Dome Tour 2018
Sunday, August 25 @ 10PM JST
ONE OK ROCK with Orchestra Japan Tour 2018
Check out the news post on the official website for more info. If you enjoy the concerts, don’t forget to purchase a copy from Amazon Japan!
Congratulations to ONE OK ROCK for winning Artist of the Year at this year’s MTV Japan Video Music Awards!
JulenPhoto released his photo diary book Tour Dreams last week and boy do I have something special for you guys– A book review and an interview with JulenPhoto himself!!! The interview includes lots of interesting insights into JulenPhoto’s photography that were not touched upon in the book, and also some funny tidbits about our favorite band. Check out the (quite lengthy) feature here!
I’m back from my trip to California! My friends and I followed ONE OK ROCK around for three days. Check out the first of my reports, Sacramento, here!
Lots of things going on today. Additional tour dates have been announced for the Eye of the Storm Japan Tour!
The following have been added:
- 2019/10/28-29 Okinawa @ Okinawa Convention Center Tenjitou
- 2020/01/29-30 Tokyo @ Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Also, the official YouTube channel has uploaded teaser trailers for the upcoming releases of Ambitions Japan Dome Tour and with Orchestra Japan Tour! Both will be available August 21. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy!
Julen’s photobook has also been released in Japan. Get your copy here if you haven’t already!
Happy birthday, Tomoya!!
The bestest drummer who ever drummed turns 32 today! Congratulations!
Calling all drummers!
Tomoya is currently holding a giveaway for his old SJC drum set. To enter, you must post a video of you drumming to your Instagram feed. It doesn’t matter what song you play or whether you play solo or with an ensemble, or if you play with the original audio as a guide in the background. You must tag Tomoya (@tomo_10969) and the official ONE OK ROCK account (@oneokrockofficial), and use the hashtag #tomoyaドラムセットプレゼント企画. Entry deadline is July 31 at 11:59PM JST. Limit 1 entry per person. Tomoya will choose one winner from the entries and the winner will be notified via DM from the official ONE OK ROCK account. Reselling the prize is prohibited. Snare drum, cymbals, stands, and pedals are not included.
Entries don’t seem to be restricted to residents of Japan but considering the rules are only written in Japanese and that overseas shipping would cost an arm and a leg, I think it’s pretty safe to say that people outside Japan are not likely to be chosen. It’s a cool chance to possibly have Tomoya see your drumming though so good luck to anyone who decides to enter!
Full details can be found on Tomoya’s Instagram post here.