Who says doctors never get sick? LuLu, as a band, appears to be in poor health. Back in November, we reported the medically themed LuLu would be going on an indefinite hiatus following the departure of guitarist Sayuki. The news came mere months after the resilient band had made a triumphant return after a previous hiatus, one related to the departure of bassist Ryusuke and the illness of vocalist Taa. Now, it seems like their web presence is also succumbing to the disease.
According to Sayuki, this present hiatus, which will start after their January 19th performance at Ikebukuro BlackHole, differs fundamentally from the previous hiatus and may very well signal the end of the band. (Read more of Sayuki’s feelings here.) As if another twist of the knife in the still-breathing body of LuLu, today the band announced that, after some time – perhaps until the domain expires -, the band’s official webpage – http://lulu-hospital.com/ – will shut down.
According to their official Twitter account, no decisions have been made about the band’s Facebook, Twitter, or blog pages.
LuLu has shown a fighting spirit since the onset, but will this hiatus prove be terminal? There’s always hope for recovery, but LuLu fans would do well to visit while they still can. Their final live – a solo performance – will feature a last chance to take a picture with the band, a nice souvenir for the interim or a memento mori that all bands will someday dissolve.
LuLu Oneman Katsudou Kyuushi Tandoku Shinsatsukai (Pre-Hiatus Individual Examination Live)
January 19, 2014 (SUN) @ Ikebukuro BlackHole
Open 17:00 | Start 17:30
￥3,000 Advance | ￥3,500 Day-of (drink fee excluded)
There will be a photo session!
Photo session details
All customers who purchase ¥3,000 worth of goods from LuLu’s merchandise table will be able to take a photo with a member or with all 5 members of the band.
- Please bring your own camera.
- You will receive a photo ticket with your purchase of over ¥3,000 [worth of goods].
- Whether you will be able to take a picture with one member and who that will be, or whether you will be able to take a picture with the entire band, will be determined by your randomly distributed photo ticket.