Merry has barely even finished their most recent nationwide tour, and they are already planning to set out on another one. Merry had quite a rough year in 2013, but they made it through their tour in style. In early 2014, they will embark on a 17-stop tour entitled 「THE ZOMBIE ～地獄に堕ちた野郎ども～」 (Jigoku ni Ochita Yarou Domo)
Just last month, Merry finished off their tour for single “Zero” with a 2-day performance at Shibuya-AX. The tour was not an easy one, as bassist Tetsu fell ill and ended up not being able to finish. He was replaced by Yukke of Mucc. Vocalist Gara updated fans on Tetsu’s condition at the final concert. Tetsu wants the band to continue activities, and Merry has certainly taken this wish to heart–just after announcing to fans this message from Tetsu, they went on to reveal their next tour.
The Zombie tour will span from April to May and cover 17 locations, hitting most of the major cities. Merry has also announced that fans that attend the final tour date at Zepp Diver City wearing zombie makeup will be given small gifts. The final date of the tour is subtitled “D.D.D.,” the meaning of which has not yet been revealed. Gara and Tetsu have made the following comments about the tour.
2013 was a difficult year for Merry.
In 2014, Merry, having fallen as far as we have, will crawl up from the depths of hell, just like zombies.
Sorry, but since nothing is really scary anymore…
I am so grateful that the other 4 members of Merry are holding up to the band’s name and continuing to move forward while I get better.
I’ll be watching as well, so even if I’m not on stage, I still consider myself a zombie.
When I return, let’s get even crazier!
The tour will feature Merry, excluding Tetsu. Tickets are 4590 yen (for hell) and VIP tickets will also be sold on the last day of the tour at 10590 yen (for heaven).
4/12 @ HEAVEN’S ROCK Kumaya VJ-1
4/13 @ Nagano LIVEHOUSE J
4/15 @ Toyohashi club KNOT
4/17 @ Hiroshima CAVE-BE
4/18 @ Matsuyama Salon Kitty
4/24 @ Shizuoka Sunash
4/26 @ Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
4/27 @ Kumamoto DRUM Be-9 v2
4/29 @ Okayama CRAZYMAMA 2nd ROOM
5/2 @ HEAVEN’S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin VJ-3
5/3 @ HEAVEN’S ROCK Utsunomiya VJ-2
5/4 @ Sendai HooK
5/10 @ Kobe VARIT.
5/11 @ Kyoto Takutaku
5/16 @ Nagoya Electric Lady Land
5/18 @ umeda AKASO
5/24 @ Zepp DiverCity -【D・D・D】-★ZOMBIE NIGHT
This will be a very intense tour for Merry; a way of helping them support their bassist as he gets better. If you are going to the tour final, don’t forget zombie makeup. Also, don’t forgot to check out their most recent single, “ZERO.”