A few days ago, we posted about the news that was circulating around the internet, that ケミカルピクチャーズ (Chemical Pictures) had announced via their official fanclub newsletter that they would be going on an activity pause.
Today, the announcement has been officially confirmed true, as they updated their official blog.
To everyone who has continued to support Chemical Pictures
To everyone who has been supporting Chemical Pictures,
After our country-wide oneman that starts in March is over, we will be going on a “live activity shutdown”.
Due to those being in the fanclub receiving the information first, there have been a lot of rumours and speculations, and therefore there were probably people who were confused by what was going on. For that, we are extremely sorry.
We are now making an official announcement from the band.
As far as our reasons go, we’ve been continuously doing activities as a band for three years now, and during that time we’ve had an activity pause, and member changes. We’ve been grateful to release a lot of works, but as a result of being careless, we feel that to produce a new Chemical Pictures, it’s necessary for us to take a break, and for each of the members to level up.
Therefore, we’ve announced a live activity shutdown”, so that we can prepare to advance to the next step.
This is the conclusion that both the members and management have reached through multiple discussions. We made this decision with faith that everyone will understand our position.
Starting with our three year anniversary oneman on March 14th at Takadanobaba AREA, we will commence on a country-wide tour. We plan to show you a Chemical Pictures compilation from who we are now at our tour final on June 22nd at Shibuya O-WEST.
Everyone, please come. Burn the memory of the current Chemical Pictures into your eyes. Please.
The band’s oneman live tour dates and venues are as follows.
March 14th @ Takadanobaba AREA
March 19th @ Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION
March 21st @ Hakata DRUM SON
March 22nd @ Kumamoto DRUM Be-9
March 25th @ Hamamatsu FORCE
April 14th @ Oomiya HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-3
April 29th @ Sendai MACANA
May 1st @ Sapporo SUSUKINO810
May 2nd @ Sapporo SUSUKINO810
May 4th @ Uchinomiya HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-2
May 25th @ Takasaki club FLEEZ
May 26th @ Niigata CLUB RIVERST
June 1st @ Osaka CLAPPER
June 2nd @ Osaka CLAPPER
June 9th @ Nagoya ZION
June 10th @ Nagoya ZION
June 22nd @ Shibuya O-WEST
All shows, except the tour final, cost 3,500 yen per ticket. The show on June 22nd is 3,800 yen. At each performance the band will be giving out a free CD to all those who attend.
Source: Chemical Pictures’ Official Blog
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