Over The L’Arc en Ciel Documentary Recieves London Screening

Over The L'Arc en CielA documentary film of L’Arc-en-Ciel‘s latest world tour will come to London this March with a screening at East London’s Rich Mix cinema on Sunday 8 March.

In 2012, L’Arc-en-Ciel, the prestigious Japanese rock band, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an international excursion which included the headlining gig at Madison Square Garden, rock’s most hallowed cathedral. It was the first ever for a Japanese act and during the tour, they played 17 shows for a total audience of half a million people across 14 cities, including a show at London’s Indigo at the O2.

The gigantic world tours is now turned into a documentary film, “Over The L’Arc-en-Ciel” which will be shown in a limited release for 8 days in select cinemas.

The Japanese-American director Ray Yoshimoto filmed the backstage scenes of the Madison Square Garden performance, a momentous occasion for Japanese music as a whole, and the band’s unknown aspect along with their overwhelming live performances.

After the announcement of releasing this film in Japan, many enthusiastic fans around the world raised their voices for international release of the film. To respond to the requests, it is now confirmed that the documentary will be shown in London as well as Indonesia, Thai, Singapore and Hong Kong where L’Arc-en-Ciel visited during their WORLD TOUR in 2012.

Tickets for the London screening are on sale now with a face value of £12.20.

VAMPS Rocking Back to Europe This October


Hard rocking, hard rolling and hard touring; VAMPS have announced that they will once again tour Europe!

VAMPS, a unit of two members; hyde from legendary rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel, and K.A.Z from Oblivion Dust, will be returning to Europe this October. They will play at London’s O2 Academy Islington on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October. Tickets for Monday’s show have now sold out. The remaining tickets for Sunday’s performance are available from TicketWeb by clicking here.

Since 2008 VAMPS have been rocking live houses all over the world with their mixture of rhythmic rock and sexy vocals. Not only do they love it live, they also make an intoxicating mix in the studio with a string of singles, every one of which has been in the Japanese charts.

London has played host to hyde once before for a legendary show by L’Arc~en~Ciel in 2012, we can’t wait to have him back with VAMPS. European tour dates are as follows:

28 September: Barcelona, Sala Apolo
1 October: Paris, L’Olympia
3 October: Berlin, Kesselhaus
6 October: London, O2 Academy Islington
7 October: London, O2 Academy Islington

As well as announcing this tour, VAMPS have also revealed a new album, SEX BLOOD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, which will contain re-recordings of all their hit singles to date. There is not yet a date for release. We can’t fault their classic choice of album title.

For more information on the London show:
London O2 Academy Islington
Ticketmaster ticketing for this event

L’Arc en Ciel: Returning to London?

Japanese pop-rock group L’Arc en Ciel could be returning to London for their next world tour – the power is in your hands. The band has opened up a voting system from their homepage (click here for access), asking fans which city the unit should hit for their second world tour. The past tour included a sold out show at London’s indigO2 in April 2012, and marked the first UK performance for hyde and the band. Let’s make sure they return!

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London’s Official L’Arc en Ciel Burger on Sale Until Sunday

Still hungry for some L’Arc en Ciel after last night’s sold out show at London’s Indigo2? Didn’t manage to eat any of tetsuya’s bananas or lick his lollipops? Fear not, thanks to Soho’s KUA-AINA burger bar, you can stick some L’Arc branded beef down your throat. The chain’s store in Foubert’s Street (click here for a map) is celebrating the band’s UK debut by creating the L’Ar-KUA-AINA-burger; a burger consisting of a 1/3lb burger patty, bacon, cheese, grilled onions, fried egg, tomato and lettuce – oddly enough, no bananas.

The burger is only on sale until this Sunday (15 April), so best get a move on and try it before it’s too late!

L’Arc en Ciel: London Show Almost Sold Out, New Single on Sale Now

According to AEG Live, Japan’s veteran pop-rockers L’Arc en Ciel have almost sold out London’s indigo2 ahead of the group’s first UK concert on 11 April 2011 – the remaining tickets can be snapped up from Ticket Master and See Tickets while stocks last. If you’ve already got yours (and even if you haven’t), celebrate the achievement with the release of the unit’s latest single CHASE, out worldwide from today and available in the UK from Amazon.co.uk and Play.com.

The title track from the CHASE single also features as the theme to Wild 7, the live action adaptation of Mikiya Mochizuki’s classic manga of the same name which is also hitting cinemas in Japan today. CHASE includes four tracks; the regular version of ‘CHASE’ and a ‘hydeless version’ (meaning it is clean of vocals), plus the song ‘My Dear (L’acoustic version)’ and its hydeless variation.

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