Belated but unfortunate news for OROCHI fans. The band announced back in December that guitarist Yukimura would be leaving the band.
【An important announcement to everyone from OROCHI】
Thank you very much for always supporting OROCHI.
Today we have an important announcement for everyone.
After the oneman live held in Takadanobaba AREA on January 17th 2013, our guitarist Yukimura is going to retire from OROCHI.
Until the oneman, Ushiwaka, Yukimura and Shin are doing their very best, so please even from now treat OROCHI well.
~December 20th 2012
translation by chiva
This doesn’t seem to be putting a damper on activities for the band, as they will continue on with their upcoming European Tour, with sources from the venues stating that Yukimura will be in attendance. It doesn’t seem that all information has been finalized with certain livehouses, but the information available on OROCHI’s website is below.
8-9 March: Brussels, Made in Asia EXPO
10 March: Cologne, Germany
15 March, Roubaix, France, Bar Live 301
16 March, Den Haag, Netherlands, 330Live
28 + 29 March: Ukraine
31 March: Lausanne, Switzerland
When we have more information we will make it available!
In addition, Yukimura has created a new Ameblo and is starting a new band. More information will be available soon.