Saturday, 28 April 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- Singapore

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DURING THE SHOW
Setlist:
Thanks to L'Arc~en~Ciel WT



01. Ibara no Namida
02. CHASE -English version-
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY
04. HONEY
05. DRINK IT DOWN
06. REVELATION
07. hitomi no juunin
08. X X X -English version-
09. DAYBREAK’S BELL
10. forbidden lover
11. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
12. SEVENTH HEAVEN
13. The Fourth Avenue Cafe
14. STAY AWAY
16. READY STEADY GO
16. anata
17. winter fall
18. Blurry Eyes
19. niji

More to Come...
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- Paris

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EDITED 2012.04.15

Bienvenue!! De nouveau à Paris.





Before the Show 




L'arc~en~Ciel members arrived in Paris on Thursday coming from London by train (Eurostar). A photo of their departure station was posted by Mr. Oishi Masahiro in his Facebook.



Then, they did some sightseeing (I'm elaborating here!!),

Photo by Oishi Masahiro




VIDEOS


Haido san and ken san were interviewed by some media channels.

nolife-tv


      




BFMTV





DURING THE SHOW


Set list:
Thanks to Shi no Hai


01. いばらの涙
02. CHASE -English version-
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY
-MC hyde-
04. HONEY
05. DRINK IT DOWN
06. REVELATION
07. 叙情詩
08. X X X -English version-
09. fate
10. forbidden lover
11. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
-MC ken-
12. SEVENTH HEAVEN
13. Driver's High
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO

-encore-

16. あなた
17. winter fall
18. Blurry Eyes -MC tetsuya-

-MC hyde-
19. 虹

(01.Ibara no Namida/07.Jojoushi/16.Anata/19.Niji)






                
                


MC

 hyde: "Salut Paris! Ça fait longtemps! Vous vouliez me voir? Moi aussi ! Merci beaucoup ! Amusez-vous bien!" (Hello, Paris!! It's been a long time and no see!! Did you want to see me? Me too!! Thanks a lot!! Enjoy yourselves!! Have fun!!)



ken: "Je suis venue de Londres en Eurostar, mais les toilettes étaient occupés alors j'ai acheté des cadeaux pour hyde. J'ai acheté des chamallow moelleux comme c'est qui sont entre les jambes de Hyde" .(I came from London by Eurostar, but the toilette in all the wagons were busy, so I bought hyde some presents instead. I bought some marshmallows that are as soft as those between hyde's legs (he meant his balls >.<)". ken san repeats the talk about hyde's marshmallows once again to make himself clear!!






haido san with his marshmallows in his hands~




 ken san also said he saw vast beautiful fields during the trip. ken bought for hyde, together with the marshmallows (O.O), a megaphone toy which instructions were in French




 ✿...and 3 Eiffel Towers. One of them was filled with bonbon and another one with cognac. He said hyde can collect Eiffel Towers now.


After receiving all these presents, Haido san thanked ken san in French.


hyde:"Merci"





tetsuya:"Vous voulez manger ma banane?" (Would you like to eat my banana?)


✿ When Haido san introduced the last song, he said: "C'est la dernière chanson, L'Arc-en-ciel", addressing NIJI in French :D During NIJI, some fans in the audience raised a huge paper where was written "WE LOVE YOU L'Arc-en-Ciel", as a try to convey all their love in those words and the general feelings felt from the whole venue. As if replying to their message, smiling brightly Haido san waved them saying "We Love You! Merci!"





AFTER THE SHOW


Articles

natalie (Japanese)
Orient Extrême (French)
Doko? (French)

More to Come .
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Friday, 13 April 2012

明日☆

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Tomorrow is L'Arc~en~Ciel live in Paris!! I really would like to be in Paris now with honey-chan... Anyway, I've just watched this video of hyde and ken inviting everybody to join their party tomorrow at Le Zénith de Paris. Haido san is all smiling and cute (^o^) and ken finds the right words to describe the overall feelings!! O.O 






En Français


hyde: "Salut, c'est L'Arc~en~Ciel. Demain, on est en concert au Zénith de Paris.
          Ce sera un concentré du meilleur de ce qu'on a fait en 20 ans de carrière.
          On compte sur vous pour venir au concert".

ken:   "J'imagine que vôtre sang bouillonne en attendant le concert de demain. Mon sang
          aussi bouillonne, mais surtout entre mes jambes".

hyde:   (sourire)


In English

hyde: "Hello, we're L'arc~en~Ciel. Tomorrow, we'll hold a concert at Zénith de Paris. 
          It'll be concentrated on it the best we've done along these 20 years of career.
          We count on you to come to our concert". 


ken:   "I imagine your blood must be boiling in anticipation for the live tomorrow by now. 
          My blood is also boiling, but specially between my legs"

hyde: (smile)


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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

20th L’Anniversary L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012- LONDON

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EDITED 2012.04.13

"The Most Intimate Show of the World Tour"





Before the Show

L'Arc~en~Ciel members seemed to arrive in London on April, 9th at the Heathrow airport. The fans tried their best to welcome the band at the airport but there was some lack of precise information on their arrival, so no photos nor videos of their arrival.

Photos by Oishi Masahiro
  
             


On the day of the show 2012.04.11

Before the show:






       





DURING THE SHOW


Set list:

Thanks to Shi no Hai



01. いばらの涙
02. CHASE -English version-
03. GOOD LUCK MY WAY
04. HONEY
05. DRINK IT DOWN
06. REVELATION
07. 瞳の住人
08. X X X -English version-
09. DAYBREAK'S BELL
10. forbidden lover
11. MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM
12. SEVENTH HEAVEN
13. Driver's High
14. STAY AWAY
15. READY STEADY GO
-encore-
16. あなた
17. winter fall
18. Link
19. 虹

(01.Ibara no Namida/07.Hitomi no Juunin/16.Anata/19.Niji)



MC

Haido san talked mostly in English. In the beginning, he said: "Hello, London! Let's enjoy our time here. I'm excited because it's our first time here. I'm really happy!! I wanted to see you. Are you ready?"


 ken MC: "The only British that I knew was Sean Connery. The second was Roger Moore. You know? In case you are interested, (...) The thing that made me particularly happy as a child is in fact that every James Bond movie there was a sex scene in the first 5 minutes. I think James Bond is purely macho and popular with the ladies... Anyway, I've been to London several times and I always somehow ended up at London Dungeon. But this time I went to play golf and couldn't go to London Dungeon. I wish that had London Dungeon in Tokyo. Tokyo Dungeon. I bought tetsuya some presents at Cool Britannia yesterday".




tetsuya : "Thank you"
ken: "Cool neck pillow. So cool. And Cool leggings. And tube map on his arse". 




(tetsuya shows off the pants with a tube map printed on it. We can see Haido san following the MC ^.^ )




ken: "Tube map on his arse. He will never get lost in London now. Okay, Aren't you all bored by my voice by now? Are you enjoying yourselves? Are you enjoying yourselves? Myself will present the song Seventh Heaven!!" 


Ken MC!! video 1, video 2


tetchan asked the crowd "Do you want to lick my lollipop?". But he only threw bananas to the crowd. Then he asked "Do you want more?"




During ‘Link’, hyde communicated with both the downstairs floor and the balcony, singing with a big smile on his face proving how much he was enjoying the evening’s stage. tetsuya also made the fans laugh during ‘Link’, by suddenly starting the MC in Cantonese, and jokingly telling them ‘Mistake!’. After ‘Link’, hyde told the audience ‘You are the best!’, thanking them for the excitement and enthusiasm during the evening.

In his last MC, haido san talked all in English: "Thank you, London. Did you enjoy? I did as well~ I'm so happy. I went, I went... I went to London Dungeon... yesterday. So lovely place (smile) but too long. I love London!! (audience: I love you~ (^__^)/ ) I want to see you again~ Thank you so much. Tonight the last song is NIJI.  I’ll be back!".


Kawaii~!!!!


AFTER THE SHOW



Articles


Excerpt: " Hyde himself confidently strutted his stuff, gyrating his hips and flirtatiously gesturing to the crowd; a real crooner of his generation, whose sentimental vocals were on absolutely superb form tonight. 

The overall synergy of L’arc~en~Ciel is pretty much benchmark stuff; they’ve honed their craft to an art, with tetsuya and ken passing the baton between themselves effortlessly and yukihiro showing himself to be a machine on the drum kit - all would showcase considerable skill during their solo numbers".


Headline: "We are aware that L'Arc-en-Ciel's world tour is far from over, and some people have yet to see the band perform live. So we have decided to provide you with a spoiler free review of the night, as not to ruin the show for those of you who are due to see the band in the coming months!"


Excerpt: "The stage was small but backed by video screens that accentuated the drama of the performance. The acts were played against vibrant abstracts and elemental sequences, which transformed into images from nature such romantic falling cherry blossoms to a surreal circling coelacanth".

natalie (Japanese. See translation below!!)


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L'Arc~en~Ciel become one with their fans in their long-awaited London gig

L’Arc~en~Ciel’s London leg of their WORLD TOUR 2012 was held at the indigO2 on the 11th April (local time).

This London gig was the band’s first gig since their much talked about performance at the Madison Square Garden in New York, and it kicks off the second half of their world tour. L’Arc~en~Ciel have previously visited England back in 1997 to do some recording, but it was their first time performing in the UK. It was a sold out performance, proving their popularity in Europe.

Excited cheers were already heard during the sound check prior to the opening, giving a foresight into the evening’s excitement ahead. In his opening MC, hyde greeted the London audience with the words “Hello London! I wanted to see you!”, calling for them to enjoy a wonderful time together. The audience responded with a huge cheer, celebrating the realisation of the band’s first London gig.

As in New York, they performed ‘CHASE’ and ‘XXX’ in English. During 'REVELATION', the audience raised their fists in response to the the members’ incites. Then they were enchanted by hyde’s beautiful voice during ‘Hitomi No Jyuunin’. As part of the MC, ken handed tetsuya a bag, telling the audience ‘I bought tetsuya some cool presents at Cool Britannia (an English souvenir shop) yesterday’. The bag contained souvenirs such as a Union Jack neck pillow and leggings, and some underwear. “ So cool!”, Ken happily and proudly told tetsuya, who was at a slight loss for words. As the audience reached its maximum energy, yukihiro performed a powerful drum solo, driving them into a frenzy.

After the interval, the performance of ‘Anata’ opened with the audience singing along to the words shown in Roma-ji on- screen, bringing the band and the audience together in unity. During ‘Link’, hyde communicated with both the downstairs floor and the balcony, singing with a big smile on his face proving how much he was enjoying the evening’s stage. tetsuya also made the fans laugh during ‘Link’, by suddenly starting the MC in Cantonese, and jokingly telling them ‘Mistake!’.

After ‘Link’, hyde told the audience ‘You are the best!’, thanking them for the excitement and enthusiasm during the evening.

The final song was ‘Niji’. The masterpiece created in England 15 years ago was delivered with a sense of emotion, with each member delivering their feelings by performance. When leaving the stage, hyde saluted the audience ‘See you again, I’ll be back!’, promising the London fans a reunion.


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At the venue on the following day, traces of the live still remained as a rainbow coloured the skies over IndigO2...






... While they were all leaving London to reach their next destination of the World Tour: France~




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興奮してる

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Tomorrow (today ^^;) is finally L'Arc~en~Ciel's live in London!! I'm very anxious and excited about everything~ These photos were posted by their manager and it only makes me looking forward for the great moment even more. I think it'll be a huge success~!! I'm really curious about which tunes they'll choose to enter the setlist, how they'll dress ... and all the details about this live. I hope their official twitter and Oishi's twitter are updated a lot during the live, so I can follow the events =) I really can't wait to participate this World Tour practically!! 

Haido san, wait for my aid from May~ I'm coming too!!

And, honey, enjoy yourself tomorrow. I'm there with you u.u

Good Luck L'Arc's Way

Chu!



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Sunday, 1 April 2012