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PRIMAVERA RECORD Director Goes AWOL; F@NNY Disbands
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:19am in Disbandments, Gossip, Lives, New Releases, Translations

PRIMAVERA RECORD Director Goes AWOL; F@NNY Disbands

After an arduous end to 2013, F@NNY has chosen to throw in the towel.

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On August 14th, F@NNY kicked off their activity restart with a one-man live. Since then, however, they have unable to contact the director of their affiliated label PRIMAVERA RECORD. F@NNY, who seems to have been the only band on the label, were soon faced with expenses not meant for themselves, but for the missing director. The debt kept piling up. Despite having restarted with a fresh new system and a positive attitude, the band soon found themselves unable to keep up with this predicament.

And so the band has announced that their disbandment following March 2014. We have the official announcement for you in English, translated by yours truly and edited with the help of our dear Adventure Tim:

We have an important announcement for our continuous supporters.

Starting with the one-man live on August 14th, 2013, F@NNY has continued with band activities under a new system.
The band turned over a new leaf and we members tried to advance our activities with more strength than ever before.
However, since the latter half of August, we have been unable to contact Director Ohashi from the record label that we are affiliated with, PRIMAVERA RECORD.

F@NNY has been paying the overdue funds* that Director Ohashi left behind, and even though we have worked together as a band more unified now than ever, we arrived at the conclusion, “Even if we continue band activities the way they are, it’s not good for the band.” As a result of many discussions,
F@NNY will be disbanding after March 2014.
The date and venue of the final live will be announced on the OHP and members’ blogs in a few days.
(*Translator’s note: these are likely overdue funds directly related to the record label)

Due to this, the various things we had planned for 2014 –
F@NNY’s 1st ONEMAN “Tokyo Rainvow☆Trip→” at Ikebukuro EDGE, the single and album releases beginning in December, and the 5-city tour in March – have all been suspended.

To those of you who have supported us until now, we are sorry for this betrayal-like result.
In no way does this mean that the members have not been getting along or have been quarreling.
We have performed band activities together enjoyably with our F@NNY-ko* (*Translator’s note: the nickname they have for their fans) but because, as a band, we felt like we had reached our limit from paying all of Director Ohashi’s debts, we decided to stop band activities.

We will bundle up all of our gratefulness until the very last and perform with all of our might, so please continue to support us.

We are not turning our backs on each other by any means. We would appreciate it if you would accept this as a time in which we are recharging our batteries.

This is the end, but there will probably be a lot of fans who lose their motivation or are shocked by this announcement.
We will not give up or let you down no matter what.
Without fail, we will try our best to spend our time trying to make you smile.

December 10th, 2013
F@NNY – all members

Bassist Rin also made a post on his personal blog following the announcement:

I’m sorry for this sad announcement.

We couldn’t fulfill the dream we chased with these members and everyone.
I’m really frustrated.

It’s like announcing your breakup with your girlfriend that you really loved; afterwards, it’s really sad.

But I feel a little relieved.
I truly felt like we were all well-loved.

F@NNY-ko we met in Tokyo. F@NNY-ko who couldn’t come because of exams. F@NNY-ko who told us they’d come by the area again.
I told a lot of lies, like “We’ll go again” and “We’re waiting.”
I’m really sorry.

Nothing but bad things have happened since August.
I wanted to die, I took a lot of medicine, I lost my appetite, and there were a lot of nights that I couldn’t sleep.
It’s not just me – the other members have certainly had a lot of painful experiences, too.

But the time I spent with the members was really warm and happy.
And I was saved by the smiles of the F@NNY-ko that I could see from the stage.
Thank you so much.

But this isn’t the end yet, so I won’t say goodbye until March.

I’m not trying to butter you up or anything, but please show F@NNY a lot of your smiles until the very end.

Because familiar things are so close to you, they seem like they’re always going to be there.
Treat them with importance before the norm is no longer the norm.

You never know when the bands you like are going to break up, so enjoy them now with all you’ve got.
That feeling is surely what supports us.

Our next live is our hosted one on December 24th.
Come see us, okay?
I’ll smile a lot, so you smile too.

I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.

Because I don’t want to end in a place like this.

Thank you.

Rin.

December 10th, 2013

While the details of their final show have not been announced yet, you can trust S-T to keep you updated.

F@NNY has had a rather short run since their restart, but they have managed to put out one venue-limited single. Starting from the January 14th live, you can pick up 「花蘇芳」(Hanazuou) at any of their upcoming shows for just 500yen. For details on F@NNY’s lives announced so far, check out their schedule below:

January 14th @ Shinjuku RUIDO K4
Ticket: 3000yen advance/3500yen same day
With: DOLLARS / ゼノ。(Xeno.) / アルルカン (Arlequin) / Zeal / Fixer… / ONE JOY ROGUE / リーゼロッテ (Rosetta)

January 22nd @ Shinjuku RUIDO K4
Ticket: 3000yen advance/3500yen same day
With: Li’call / Sick2 / オッドウェイ (Oddway) / ASTRID CROWN / 0801弐209XX6 / etc.

January 23rd @ Birth Shinjuku
Ticket: 2800yen advance/3300yen same day
With: D’sko / (limited-time project band) Harmonia / etc.

January 24th @ Ikebukuro EDGE –Sei Birthday Event–
Ticket: 3000yen advance/3500yen same day
With: 伝染歌謡一座 バラッド (Densenkayouichiza Ballad) / evil / レガリア (Regalia) / Du’Al/オッドウェイ (Oddway) / vurst / もきゅセッション (Mokyu session)

February 28th @ Birth Shinjuku
Ticket: TBA
With: TBA

March 27th @ Ikebukuro EDGE
Ticket: 3000yen advance/3500yen same day
With: D’uAl / グレヱテル (Gretel) / マーブルヘッド (Marblehead) / ORGE / R’ezlt / 246R.

F@NNY is keeping their head held high despite all this mess; the band is rehearsing diligently in preparation for their upcoming shows. So, why not stop by one of their shows while you still have the chance? As Rin said, you never know when the bands you like are going to break up, so enjoy them while you can.

Source: vkdb, Rin’s Official Ameblo, OHP

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