Badman announced some rather upsetting news earlier this month. Badman, a relatively new quartet that was picking up steam since 2013, announced the loss of their guitarist on February 3rd.
Takaya Kubo, Badman’s guitarist, announced he would be departing. No reason was given for his sudden departure, leaving many fans feeling confused and depressed.
AdventureTim has translated the band’s succinct announcement for Badman fans.
BADMAN’s guitarist TAKAYA KUBO will soon be departing the band.
Please don’t worry, as no changes have been made to our present schedule.
To our affiliates and kind supporters, we fear this sudden announcement may come as a shock, and we apologize.
We hope you will continue to honor BADMAN with your favor in the future.
Badman’s three remaining lives have been added below, so if you’re in Japan make sure that you see the band before they take a brief activity pause.
2/19 @ Ikebukuro EDGE
ACT: BADMAN／gaNesha／ROGUE／ポルターガイスト(Poltergeist) ／愛國セッション／D’sko／EXEQUTE
2/25 @ Nagoya ell.SIZE
2/26 @ Osaka RUIDO
Act: BADMAN／エルム (ELM)／SAVAGE／ROGUE／Virgil／Ultimate Sonic
There have been no additions to the schedule, so fans will need to patiently wait until more news is announced.
However, there is some good news if you’ve got some skills with a guitar. Badman announced on their OHP that they’re in need of a guitarist (full-time or support) and are taking applications. If you think you’ve got what it takes and meet a few simple requirements, send in your letter of interest (serious applicants only.)
- Can devote themselves to the band
- Lives in Tokyo
- Can arrange and compose