I was in Japan from January 15-21 for ONE OK ROCK’s Eye of the Storm JAPAN TOUR concert in Yokohama Arena and now you can read my live report! I miss them so much. Enjoy!
RADWIMPS just announced that guest performances will be included on the BD/DVD release of their ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019. This means that the band’s performance of IKIJIBIKI with Taka will be included! The BD/DVD retails for 6800 yen + tax and will be released on March 18, 2020. It will also include a tour documentary so perhaps there will be some backstage footage of Taka with RADWIMPS.
Aussies, rejoice! ONE OK ROCK is coming your way in March!
The band will be hitting up 4 cities, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane at the beginning of March. Supporting them will be Set It Off and Stateside. Tickets go on sale December 13 at tickets.destroyalllines.com. Cheers!
Happy birthday, Toru!
Our beloved Leader turns 31 today! His birthday was celebrated a little early in Shizuoka, where he got caked for the first time ever. It’s been a while since he celebrated a birthday in Japan. Usually the band is touring overseas at this time.
In other news, PRIMAL FOOTMARK 2020 is currently available for pre-order! There is an original poster bonus, shipped either rolled or folded, available for continuing members who order by December 31st. The book retails for 3600 yen and will start shipping in late January to mid-February. The PRIMAL FOOTMARK member website is planned to open in early February.
I recently stumbled across an old interview with Taka on the Music Natalie website. It was quite insightful, especially considering how much the band has accomplished since then, so I decided to translate it. Check out my translation here!
Happy birthday to me! You know what that means? Present for YOU!
Check out my latest interview with European videographer and photographer Jamie Carter!! His wife is expected to give birth today too so it’s possible his newborn daughter and I may be birthday buddies! A big congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Carter!
NHK’s ONE OK ROCK World Tour Document program, which originally aired on NHK last week on October 19, 2019, will be aired overseas on NHK World Premium! It will be aired on October 31st in Asia, the Pacific Ocean region, Latin America, and Europe at 10:05AM Japan time, and on November 15 in the U.S. and Canada at 12:35 Eastern time. Check out the official news post here and refer to your local cable/satellite provider to see if they carry NHK World Premium!
It is not known whether or not the program will include subtitles.
Happy 109 Day!
To commemorate “Wanoku Day,” I’ve got a new interview for you all! This time, I had the pleasure of talking with graphic designer KENTA MORI. Check out the interview here!
Honda also surprised us with a behind-the-scenes movie of how the ONE OK ROCK x Honda Power Products commercial was filmed as well as some new images. They can be found on the GVP website.
And as if that wasn’t enough, NHK announced that they will be broadcasting a 1-hour documentary about ONE OK ROCK’s World Tour on October 19 at 11PM, Japan time! This will be the second time that the band has appeared on the network, the first time being for the 18 Fes. program. Check this page for a special message from the band and a short commercial. Unfortunately it is not likely that the program will be available outside Japan.
MAX’s Lights Down Low (feat. Taka from ONE OK ROCK) is now out!!! Listen here on YouTube!
I personally think this is one of the best collaborations to date. The song works so well with Taka’s vocals, and his voice really meshes well with MAX’s. Taka never ceases to amaze me with his beautiful voice.
Also updated the website so that the track samples on each of the lyrics pages are through Apple Music instead of Spotify.