L’Arc-en-Ciel, one of Japan’s most celebrated rock bands, will make their long overdue U.S. return on March 25th with a performance at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Originally scheduled for March 23rd at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the show has been moved to the world famous arena due to the overwhelming demand of fans. This will mark the first time a Japanese band headlines MSG. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, January 28th. Visit www.larc-en-ciel.com for details.
In support of their 20th Anniversary, L’Arc-en-Ciel will bring their epic pop rock – a sound that has sold over 40 million records, scored the band back to back #1 albums and broken numerous concert records – to their most passionate US supporters for only the second time in 20 years, creating an authentic J Rock pilgrimage for fans of the genre hungry to see the real thing.
Check out this live performance of “HONEY,” one of the band’s most popular songs:
Formed in 1991 in Osaka, Japan, L’Arc-en-Ciel has mesmerized crowds since the very beginning. No matter the year, with their unique melodies and edgy sounds, the band, responding to the zeitgeist, has had a hit song to match the times. Like all great musicians, the band’s music has evolved over the years and has had a lasting influence. From their early work to their most recent offerings, which ranges from Goth rock to jangly guitar pop reminiscent of The Cure’s lighter moments and U2-esque stadium anthems, L’Arc-en-Ciel has continually captured audiences worldwide.
In 2004 the band made their first and only performance in the USA (Baltimore) to an audience of 10,000 people; and has since performed in China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei), and France (Paris), playing to millions of fans and proving that L’Arc~en~Ciel’s sound extends across borders.
Returning in May 2011 from a three-year hiatus, the band came together for two sell-out shows in aid of Japanese Tsunami relief at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium. The performances in front of 100,000 fans reestablished the band’s position at the center of the Japanese Music scene.
L’Arc~en~Ciel will embark on their “L’Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012” this March visiting Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, London, and Paris, before concluding back in Japan. Tour dates below.
L’Arc-en-Ciel recently released a spectacular box set called “TWENITY” which runs the full gamut of their music. Visit www.larc-en-ciel.com for more details.
L’Arc-en-Ciel will release a new album “BUTTERFLY” on February 8, 2012 via iTunes.
Stay tuned for more information!
L’Arc-en-Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012 dates:
March 3rd Asia World Expo Arena Hong Kong, China
March 7th Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand
March 10th Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China
March 17th TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall Taipei, Taiwan
March 25th Madison Square Garden New York, New York
April 11th indigO2 London, UK
April 14th Le Zenith Paris, France
May 5th Jamsil Gymnasium Seoul, Korea
May 12th Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Japan
May 13th Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Japan
May 19th Universal Studios Japan Open Air Special Stage Osaka, Japan
May 20th Universal Studios Japan Open Air Special Stage Osaka, Japan