If you happen to be in Japan in October, you sure shouldn’t miss this.
5 of the biggest legends of the visuale kei scene will enter the stage at Japan’s biggest visual kei festival ever:
VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016!
And dozens more artists will be announced soon…
Dates: 14th – 16th October
Place: Makuhari Messe – Japan’s largest convention center
Artists announced so far:
hide with Spread Beaver
October 14th 2016
X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, GLAY, UNITE. (ユナイト), CLØWD, lynch., Psycho le Cému, LADIES ROOM, GARGOYLE, TOKYO YANKEES, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, DaizyStripper, HERO and more…
October 15th 2016
X JAPAN, GLAY, hide with Spread Beaver, Sid (シド), Kameleo (カメレオ), VALS , Plastic Tree, A9, R-shitei (R指定), LM.C, DEZERT, ASH DA HERO, FEST VAINQUEUR, Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ), heidi., The THIRTEEN, defspiral and more…
October 16th 2016
X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, Golden Bomber (ゴールデンボンバー), MUCC, Ａngelo, Kiryu (己龍), vistlip, cali≠gari, Royz, DIAURA, THE SLUT BANKS, D=OUT (ダウト), Versailles, THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S and more…
It’s been nearly thirty years since the birth of Visual-Kei in Japan, and the event will be Japan’s biggest-ever Visual-Kei festival, bringing together bands from across the country for an estimated audience of 100,000 people. X JAPAN, who have been on hiatus since the sudden hospitalization of their guitarist PATA, will make a full return at the festival.
【Event Name】 ：VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten
【Dates】 ：October 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun), 2016
【Venue】 ：Makuhari Messe Hall halls 9-11
【Doors/Performances begin/Performances end】：Doors 8:00AM / Begin 9:00AM / End 10:00PM (times subject to change) ※ On 10/16 (Sun), performances are currently planned to end at 9:00PM.
【Scheduled to appear】： X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, GLAY, hide with Spread Beaver, Golden Bomber, many more bands to be announced
【Promoter・Planning】：VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Executive Committee
Rakuten VISUAL JAPAN LLC
【Management・Production】：Udo Artists. inc.
【Produced in collaboration with】：Rakuten management
【Enquiries】：VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Executive Committee’s office
(Rakuten management) (+81)-(0)3-6695-0497
【official web site】 ：Japanese | English
・Rakuten ticket pre-sales August 10th (Wed) 12:00 to 15th (Mon) 23:00
・Play Guide pre-sales August 16th (Tue ) 10:00 to 22nd (Mon) 23:00
・Rakuten Ticket・Family Mart pre-sales August 23rd (Tue) 10:00 to 29th (Mon) 23:00
・Regular sales date September 3rd (Sat) 10:00
・One day ticket (all standing) 14,000 yen (incl. tax)
・Three day ticket (all standing) 39,000 yen (incl. tax)
・VIP ticket (one day ticket / all seats reserved /includes a special take home director’s chair) 60,000 yen (incl. tax)
【Enquiries regarding tickets】：Rakuten ticket customer support
Phone：050-5817-9070 (weekdays 10:00-17:00)
Source: Resonance Media press release
Changed name: from X to X JAPAN 1992 to distinguish from an American punk group with the same name.
|Guitar: hide (Hideto Matsumoto) (松本秀人)
Dec 13th 1964
May 2nd 1998
|Bass: TAIJI (Sawada Taiji) (沢田 泰司)
July 12th 1966
July 17th 2011
- Vo. Toshi → DYNAMITE → NOISE → X → X JAPAN, TOSHI(solo) → TOSHI(solo), X JAPAN, TOSHI with T-HEART → ToshI, X JAPAN
- Gt. Pata → Black Rose → JUDY → X → X JAPAN, PATA(solo) → P.A.F. → Dope HEADz → Ra:IN → Ra:IN, X JAPAN
- Gt. Sugizo → PINOCCHIO → KASHIMIR → LUNA SEA → SUGIZO(solo) → LUNA SEA → SUGIZO[solo], SUGIZO & THE SPANK YOUR JUICE, SHAG → The FLARE, SUGIZO[solo], SHAG → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K. → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K., S.K.I.N., Juno Reactor, X JAPAN → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K., S.K.I.N., Juno Reactor, X JAPAN, LUNA SEA
- Ba. Heath → PARANOIA → Chaos Mode → Beet Sweet → Sweet Death → Majestic Isabelle → Media Youth → PARANOIA → X JAPAN → X JAPAN, HEATH(solo) → HEATH(solo) → HEATH(solo), Dope HEADz → HEATH(solo), RATS → HEATH(solo), Lynx → X JAPAN, HEATH(solo) → X JAPAN, TOSHI with T-EARTH→ X JAPAN, HEATH(solo)
- Dr&Pi. YOSHIKI → DYNAMITE → NOISE → X → X, V2 → X JAPAN, YOSHIKI(solo) → YOSHIKI(solo) → VIOLET UK, globe, YOSHIKI(solo) → VIOLET UK, YOSHIKI(solo), S.K.I.N. → VIOLET UK, X JAPAN, S.K.I.N.
- Gt. hide → (SABER TIGER→SAVER TIGER) → X → X JAPAN, hide(solo) → hide with Spread Beaver, zilch → [deceased May 2nd 1998]
- Ba. TAIJI → TRASH → DEMENTIA → PLOWER → X → FATIMA, DEAD WIRE → X → LOUDNESS → D.T.R., Kings → D.T.R. → Cloud Nine → Otokaze → Taiji with Heaven’s, The Killing Red Addiction, D.T.R., Cloud Nine, TSP → [deceased July 17th 2011]
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