Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 19, 2021 at 13:00 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will be streaming their 30th anniversary concert on August 22, 2021.
The 30th anniversary concert was originally celebrated on May 29-30, 2021, at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo. With COVID-19 protocols in place, the two-day concert had a total of 20,000 fans who were also lucky to be the first to witness the band's single in over four years, Mirai. Mirai is the opening theme song for Blue Protocol, an MMORPG developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. The game will be released in 2021.
Now, it's a chance for fans all over the world to witness the two-day concert via livestream service Veeps.
Details are as follows.
Date: August 22, 2021 at 21:00 (JST)
Archive: Available until August 23, 2021, at 23:59 (JST)
Price: 30 US dollars
Tickets: Buy tickets on Veeps
To the anime community, L'Arc-en-Ciel is famous for viral anime theme songs, such as READY STEADY GO (2nd OP Song for Fullmetal Alchemist), The Fourth Avenue Café (4th ED Song for Rurouni Kenshin), Driver's High (1st OP Song for Great Teacher Onizuka), and Honey (4th ED Song for ReLIFE).
L'Arc-en-Ciel (French, 'The Rainbow', stylized as L'Arc~en~Ciel) is a Japanese rock band founded in Osaka in 1991. With over 40 million records sold, their concerts sold out 16 times at the 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome. They were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden. In 2003, they were ranked 58 on a list of the top 100 Japanese pop musicians by HMV Japan. Their world tour in 2012 brought them to 14 cities around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta, Seoul, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Currently, their members consist of hyde/HIDE (lead vocals), tetsuya/TETSU (bass, backing vocals, bandleader), Ken (guitars, backing vocals), and yukihiro (drums, percussion).
When tetsuya/TETSU takes over for vocals, the group switches to their alter-ego, P'unk-en-Ciel (stylized as P'UNK~EN~CIEL), with hyde/HIDE playing the guitar, Ken the drums, and yukihiro the bass. P'unk-en-Ciel's songs have a more punk sound, and their music is usually heavier and faster with a different tone thanks to tetsuya's vocals.