Three 'THE ORAL CIGARETTES' members test positive for COVID-19, four upcoming performances postponed
Written by: Jayson Beltrano
Published on: January 17, 2022 at 19:31 PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese alternative rock band THE ORAL CIGARETTES will be postponing their four upcoming performances of their 3-month long national tour THE ORAL CIGARETTES Hall Tour 2022 "SUCK MY WORLD" which is supposed to begin on January 24. This is due to three of the rock band's members contracting the COVID-19 virus within the week.
Lead vocal and guitarist Takuya Yamanaka was the first to be diagnosed with the coronavirus on January 13 after experiencing fever the night before. He was then followed by guitarist Shigenobu Suzuki and drummer Masaya Nakanishi which both tested positive. All three members are undergoing medical treatment at home and are recovering after experiencing fatigue and having a fever.
The test result for the remaining member, bass and vocalist Akira Akirakani is yet to be revealed.
Due to the unprecedented event, four upcoming performances including the first day of their national tour were postponed.
January 24, 2022 (Monday) 100 Years Hall in Nara Prefecture
January 26, 2022 (Wednesday) Osaka Prefecture ORIX Theater
January 27, 2022 (Thursday) Osaka Prefecture ORIX Theater
January 29, 2022 (Saturday) Okayama Civic Center
The band's remaining performances will continue as scheduled once the members are cleared from the virus and have finished the required isolation period.
February 5, 2022 (Saturday) Kumamoto Civic Center Sears Home Dream Hall (Kumamoto Civic Center)
February 6, 2022 (Sunday) Fukuoka Prefecture Fukuoka Sun Palace
February 13, 2022 (Sunday) Kagawa Prefecture Regzam Hall Large Hall (Kagawa Prefectural Citizen's Hall)
February 15, 2022 (Tuesday) Hyogo Prefecture Kobe International Hall Kokusai Hall
February 17. 2022 (Thursday) Kanagawa Prefecture Kanagawa Prefectural Citizens Hall
February 25, 2022 (Friday) Miyagi Prefecture Sendai Sun Plaza Hall
February 27, 2022 (Sunday) Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa Opera Theater
March 1, 2022 (Tuesday) Aichi Prefecture Nagoya International Conference Center Century Hall
March 2, 2022 (Wednesday) Aichi Prefecture Nagoya International Conference Center Century Hall
March 4, 2022 (Friday) Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall
March 13, 2022 (Sunday) Hokkaido Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru
March 23, 2022 (Wednesday) Tokyo Tokyo Garden Theater
March 24, 2022 (Thursday) Tokyo Tokyo Garden Theater
THE ORAL CIGARETTES is best known for performing the opening theme song "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" of the anime Noragami Aragoto, "Catch Me" of Akashic Re:cords, "Black Memory" of Ajin:Demi-Human, and "Red Criminal" of Scarlet Nexus.