It’s finally been announced that ONE OK ROCK will be performing the theme songs for the final two Rurouni Kenshin live-action movies, The Final and The Beginning. Each movie will feature a new song.
The Final will hit theaters in Japan on July 3, 2020 and The Beginning on August 7, 2020.
ONE OK ROCK and their staff have announced that due to COVID-19, the concerts in Nagoya and the entirety of the Asia Tour have been postponed. They will try to have the concerts rescheduled, but in the event there are scheduling conflicts with the venues, the concerts may be relocated or canceled. More details will be announced as they become available.
年間で最も優れたアーティストに授与される賞「ARTIST OF THE YEAR」を受賞したのは、ONE OK ROCK！
— SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS 2020 (@awards_sstv) March 13, 2020
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!