New Sugizo’s “Will” & JAME interview

© Zhang Jingna

Sugizo has posted a new blog on his website in Japanese & in English and on MySpace in English & Japanese.  He talks about X Japan tour and his concern for the recent Chinese-Japanese conflict. In addition, He posted another entry as well, but he didn’t translate in english. You can find it here. Don’t forget to read it, enjoy it and leave a comment :)

Also, JAME has been lucky enough to interview Sugizo after Los Angeles concert. It’s a very interesting reading. You can check it here.

X Japan live at the Fox Theater (September 28, Oakland, CA)

X Japan’s North American Tour has reached its second stop. This time in Oakland, California.

© Karinimiki on Twitter

X JAPAN NORTH AMERICA TOUR  @ the Wiltern Theatre (Oakland, California, 2010.9.28)

【Start】

SE.New Opening

01.Jade

02.Rusty Nail – English Ver. -

03.Silent Jealousy – English Ver. -

04.DRAIN

05.SUGIZO Violin Solo / Yoshiki Piano Solo / Yoshiki & Sugizo Duo

06.紅 – English Ver. -

07.Born To Be Free

08.YOSHIKI Drums Solo

09.I.V.

10.X

E1-1.ENDLESS RAIN

Sugizo Violin Interlude

E1-2.ART OF LIFE – 2nd movement -

SE.Forever Love Last Mix

【Exit】

Setlist is the same as it was in Los Angeles. You can read all the info we’re getting on X Boards in the thread about this tour (around the seventh page you can start reading reviews and getting pictures of this gig), but here you have a little glimpse of pics, vids & reviews that we’re getting.

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Pictures

Live105radio gallery by whitemenace

Ethan Rogers (Dead Star) on Facebook

7×7

Soundspike

SFStation

DigitalDiversion

Net on Plixi

Karinimiki on Twitpic

area014 (INA) on Twitpic

thepitwalk on Twitpic 1 2 3

Hirokiful on Yfrog (tons of pictures here!)

UrbanEnvy on Flickr

Minwoo on Flickr

Misono on Flickr

The Owl Mag on Flickr

KebinH on Flickr

Videos

Soundcheck by TylersConcertVideos

Intro + Jade by tuneout (more vids in the channel)

Intro + Jade by jukkakhan (more vids in the channel)

Intro + Jade by jikinoko (more vids coming soon?)

Intro + Jade by tsubakichan

Intro + Jade by atenza544

Jade by asiagal2 (more vids in the channel)

Silent Jealousy by CINEMA18

Silent Jealousy by royal2878 (more vids in the channel)

Yoshiki & Sugizo Piano & Violin Duo by Ariaza

Sugizo Violin Solo, Yoshiki Piano Solo, Yoshiki & Sugizo Duo + Kurenai by lucidlunacypresents

Kurenai by KKDisco (plus Art Of Life)

Kurenai by iAnimeAddicted (plus X)

Born To Be Free by TuaMater (plus Silent Jealousy)

I.V. by photomistress (more vids in the channel)

X by alonzomomo

“We are X!” by htjester (more vids in the channel)

Art Of Life by khu834 (more vids in the channel)

Endless Rain by UrbanEnvyNYC (plus Art Of Life )

Endless Rain by d1rtyh4rryb

Endless Rain by hsakuragi

Endless Rain + SUGIZO violin by SierraHyde (plus Born To Be Free)

Forever Love SE by misono82

Best moments by Tpekie

Foreverblueskies’s Youtube Channel

Fan Reviews

AR3Y0UAWAK3

Press

Spinningplatters

San Francisco Weekly

Mercury News Review

The Owl Mag

Next stop: Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA) on October 1 (Friday)

X Japan live at the Wiltern Theater (September 25, Los Angeles)

X Japan North American tour started yesterday’s night with a huge success. As we promised, Sugizo Source will update you with info about this tour.

© happyanime on Twitter

© happyanime107 on Twitter

X JAPAN NORTH AMERICA TOUR  @ the Wiltern Theatre (Los Angeles, California, 2010.9.25)

【21:40 Start】

SE.New Opening

01.Jade

02.Rusty Nail – English Ver. -

03.Silent Jealousy – English Ver. -

04.DRAIN

05.SUGIZO Violin Solo

06.紅 – English Ver. -

07.Born To Be Free

08.YOSHIKI Drums Solo

09.I.V.

10.X

E1-1.ENDLESS RAIN

E1-2.ART OF LIFE – 2nd movement -

SE.Forever Love Last Mix

【23:45 Exit】

You can read all the info we’re getting on X Boards in the thread about this tour (around the second page you can start reading reviews and getting pictures), but here you have a little glimpse of pics, vids & reviews that we’re getting.

© Angie Wang

Pictures

LA Weekly Gallery

Pancake’s Photobucket

HappyAnime107 on TwitPic

Angie Wang on Facebook

JHouseRock on Plixi

TonyChaos on Flickr

Kalavinka on Flickr

Twink6 on Plixi

Mtzk_YS on Yfrog

Tons of pictures from Twitter

Getty Images

JRockRevolution

Videos

X Japan @ The Wiltern by JRockRevolution

Jade by Tsukyoko (more vids in the channel)

Jade by SteffieLove

Rusty Nail by shiranyan (more vids in the channel)

Silent Jealousy by tukutuki213 (more vids in the channel)

Silent Jealousy by zolef (more vids in the channel)

Silent Jealousy by TonomuraBix

Sugizo Violin Solo by happyanime107 (check more vids in the channel)

Sugizo Violin Solo, Yoshiki Piano Solo, Yoshiki & Sugizo Duo by ohmessyme

Kurenai by vyrinn

Born To Be Free by YanisRei (more vids in the channel)

I.V. by hydetheguitarrist (more vids in the channel)

X by lisaky777 (more vids in the channel)

Endless Rain by singwith

Endless Rain by Takeshin1000 (plus Yoshiki & Sugizo Piano & Violin Duo)

Art Of Life by cosoriano (more vids in the channel)

Art Of Life + SE Forever Love by xenanina

Forever Love (SE Ending with Yoshiki crowd surfing) by alekzalee (more vids in the channel)

HACHIKOJAPAN’s YouTube Channel

“Cool moments” by thofficial

Report by BRIDGEUSA (Japanese)

Digest Part 1 by 40yrsoldvirgin (check the other 4 parts in the channel soon)

Fan Reviews

Pancake (who made amazing puppets of Yoshiki, Toshi & hide and got the chance to give them to Yoshiki & Toshi personally)

Biki

Shunshou’s LiveJournal

Press

JRockRevolution

LA Weekly

Barks (Japanese)

Natalie.mu (Japanese)

Venuszine

Natalie’s World

JMusic Ignited

Second stop: Fox Theater (Oakland, California) on September 28 (Tuesday)

X Japan North American tour starts this weekend!

© Barks.jp

Slow news’ days. Sugizo has been rehearsing hard with X Japan guys because, this weekend, the long-awaited X Japan North American tour kicks off in Los Angeles.

X Japan’s 2010 North American Tour Video Message

On Sugizo Source, we will keep you updated with all the info about the gigs (reviews, pictures & vids)

In this past week, Yoshiki has been asking to the fans to “create” the setlist for this tourand vote for their favourite songs. You can still vote on JAME USA but have in mind that today is the final day to vote. Go here and let them hear your voice!

In the meantime, we have a small clip of “Silent Jealousy”  during rehearsals. Enjoy it here (thanks to Antch77 on Youtube)

New “Sugizo’s Will”. Tickets for Luna Sea in Bochum & Los Angeles now on sale

Sugizo has posted a new blog on his website in Japanese & in English and on MySpace in English & Japanese. Read it, enjoy it and don’t forget to leave a comment :)

Since last Wednesday, tickets for Luna Sea are on sale.

If you want to go to Bochum:

NeoTokyo Price: 60,00 €  (+ 9,00 € for delivery costs outside Germany and using a credit card as payment option)

KonTicket Price: 62,15 € (+ 5,00 € for delivery costs)

If you want to go to Los Angeles:

LiveNation Prices: US $63,95 for UNRESERVED GENERAL ADMISSION // US $118,00 for VIP PACKAGE (VIP package holders will have access to the balcony and they will be given a gift bag that will contain: 1) Japanese Tour Photo Book autographed by all band members. 2) A letter from the band 3) Tour Merchandise 4) Tour T-Shirt)

Sugizo’s FC “SOUL’S MATE” OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL FANS! “HOW TO JOIN” GUIDE

© Sugizo OHP

We start this week with great news: Our friends at Luna Sea Info gave the “scoop”: Sugizo’s fanclub “Soul’s Mate” is open for international fans.

We, in Sugizo Source, have created a guide where we explain how to join in english, because the forms are in plain japanese.

You can check it here and whenever you want, up in our homepage bar.

How to watch LS’ TV Asahi special and world tour related info

If you’ re wondering how to watch Luna Sea’ s TV Asahi special tonight, here you have a program you can use to watc japanese TV & listen japanese radio. This program is Keyhole TV.

Here’s a tutorial where you will be able to find the download link and how to use the program (note that TV Asahi doesn’t show up with the name. Now it’s listed as テレビ朝日)

Don’t forget to tune in at 3:25 JST!

In other news, we have more information about the upcoming tour and its ticket sales.

It’s been announced that Los Angeles’s concert tickets will be on sale on September 8 at 10:am PDT on LiveNation. Ticket price is US $63.95. Grab yours before it sells out

And more info about their German date. Neo Tokyo will offer a bus from Berlin to Bochum and back on the day of the concert. Price is € 50. You can read more about this here

Mick Karn’s update.You can still download SGZ’s track to raise funds

Photo taken at Truth? album recording in London (1997)

For the ones who doesn’t know Mick Karn, he is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter, who came to fame as the bassist for the art rock band Japan and he worked with artists such Peter Murphy from Bauhaus and Sugizo and so many others.

In June this year, Mick announced that he’s being diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer and he is in serious financial difficulties, specially worried about the wellfare of his wife & child.

After this announcement, many friends of Mick have been reached to support him and help. Midge Ure (Ultravox) is planning a charity concert probably reuniting Japan members and other 80s classics. There are concerts, exhibitions planned, where all the fund will go to Mick’s appeal fund. Even there’s a new Dali’s Car (Peter Murphy & Mick Karn’s sideproject in the 80s) in mind.

In this atmosphere, Sugizo decided to re-arrange an old track he & Mick made in the past and re-release it to raise funds.

Today, we received an update from Mick on his official website:

We realise that you are all concerned for Mick’s health and would like more updates but I am sure you appreciate that this is still a very private matter and that cancer treatment/results don’t happen overnight.

We can tell you that thanks to the appeal fund, Mick and his family were able to move to London where he is currently being treated. This really wouldn’t have possible without the support of Mick’s friends and all of you who have raised money for the fund – so a huge thank you, it’s so appreciated.

When we feel it’s appropriate we will post updates and in the meantime thank you for your continued love, support and understanding.

These are great news but your help is still needed. The track SGZ re-released “Missing Link” is still on Mick Karn’s website for download and you can decide how much you would like to donate for receiving the track (from £0.99GBP to £10.00GBP . All donations received will go directly to the MK fund.

Our heartfelt thanks again to Sugizo for this beautiful track, and our biggest thank you to all the people who’s helping. It’s our way to giving Mick back all the good things he has given to us for 30 years.

Luna Sea Bochum ticket sale moved to September 8, Hong Kong & Taipei ticket sale

Luna Sea at Hong Kong Press Conference (31.08.10)

© Oricon

Finally, the sale ticket for Luna Sea’s only european stop has been moved to September 8, starting at 12 pm CEST (11pm GMT, 19pm JST)

No pre-ticket reservations can be made.

Ticketlink:  www.neotokyo.de / www.konticket.de

Info about the gig

RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany

November 27th 2010

Doors: 17:30
Showstart: 19:00


Hong Kong ticket sale starts on September 3.  You can read the details here

On the same day, Taipei ticket sale also starts. Details here

We keep updating the previous posts with more “Luna  Sea in the media”. Check it out!

LUNA SEA 20th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR REBOOT revealed

Press Conference @ Hong Kong (31.08.10)

from lunasea's ustream channel

Today in Hong Kong, starting at 16pm JST, Luna Sea showed up where their story as a band stopped 10 years ago.

They revealed what “REBOOT” is about, and their plans: a world tour coming on the way.

Here are the dates

LUNA SEA 20th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR REBOOT

November 25 (Sat), Ruhrcongress (Bochum, Germany)
Ticket sale: http://knoticket.de (on sale Sept. 2)
Prices: € 55

December 4 (Sat), Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles, USA)
Ticket sale: http://www.livenation.com
Prices: US $ 5o

December 11 (Sat), Asia World Expo (Hong Kong)
Ticket sale: http://hkticketing.com
Prices: HK $ 380/680/980

December 18 (Sat), Taipei Trade Center (Taipei, Taiwan)
Ticket sale: G Music Site (on sale Sept.3)
Prices: NT $ 1200/2400/3600
Source: Luna Sea Official Homepage

FINAL+
Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)

12/23/2010 (Thurs/Holiday) OPEN 15:00 / START 17:00
12/24/2010 (Fri) OPEN 16:30 / START 18:30
Prices: 9000 yen (tax. included)

Sugizo Press Conference @ Hong Kong (31.08.10)

from lunasea's ustream channel

The guys revealed their excitement about this reunion, their desire to play a new song in the tour and their gratitude to the fans around the world who want them in their countries.

There will be TV special on TV Asahi on Saturday to Sunday night, somekind of documentary, where “REBOOT” will be explained. On TV Asahi, from 3:25 to 4:25 JST (20:25 to 21:25 CEST)

You can read the official press note here

The vid from the press conference will be subbed soon. Meanwhile, you can check the press conference without them on Luna Sea’s UStream Channel

Now the press corner. We will post them as soon as they get released

LUNA SEA WORLD TOUR ON THE MEDIA

TheSun.Co.CC (Hong Kong Arrival, in Chinese)

Natalie.mu (Japanese)

Oricon

MusicJapan+ (English)

Barks (Japanese)

CINRA.net (Chinese)

Yahoo! Japan (Japanese)

Sponichi (Japanese)

Sina.com.hk (Chinese)

Sina.cn VIDEO (Chinese)

Sing Tao Daily (Chinese)

Wenweipo (Chinese)

Hong Kong Daily News (Chinese)

MetroHK (Chinese)

Sanspo (Japanese)

Orient Extrême (French)

Tom.com (Images, Chinese)

Yule.sohu.com (Chinese)

Hunatv.com (Chinese)

Takung Pao (Chinese)

ChinaTimes (Chinese)

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