Last month, Dir en Grey vocalist Kyo announced that his solo project sukekiyo would be performing in Tokyo and Kyoto this May. April has brought even more exciting news.
The first bit of news might be disappointing for those who haven’t gotten around to purchasing tickets for those upcoming shows – tickets to all shows are completely sold out! The 6-stop tour, titled 「別れを惜しむフリは貴方の為」(Wakare wo Oshimu Furi wa Anata no Tame), is to bounce between both big cities in a somewhat theatrical production. The May 5th show, subtitled 「－寡黙の義―」 (Kamoku no Gi), features an interesting and specific set of rules for attendees. Let’s hope someone catches video footage of it for us!
For those of you lucky ones who managed to grab a ticket, you might want to save that little ticket that says 当選券 when you receive your Initial Limited Edition copy of sukekiyo’s debut album “IMMORTALIS” being released on April 30th. Why, you ask? It’s a lottery ticket. A couple of days ago, sukekiyo announced an exciting lottery in commemoration of the solo project’s debut. Let’s take a look at the list of prizes listed on their OHP (translated by yours truly):
Grand Prize: polaroid photoshoot [with the band] (1 winner)
Second Prize: invitation to rehearsal/sound check (5 winners)
Third Prize: polaroid photos taken by Kyo (10 winners)
Fourth Prize: signed poster (20 winners)
Fifth Prize: original IC card sticker
In other news, the full list of collaborating artists for “IMMORTALIS” has been announced. Those who purchase the Initial Limited Version of “IMMORTALIS” via Kyo’s official store will get the rare chance to enjoy collaborations and remixes of brand-new sukekiyo songs, including ones with LUNA SEA/X JAPAN’s SUGIZO and Devilslug, made up of KORN’s own Jonathan Davis and Sluggo. Check out the full track list below (from sukekiyo’s English OHP):
sukekiyo “IMMORTALIS” Bonus CD
aftermath Collaboration with KIRITO (Angelo)
kugui Remixed by PABLO (P.T.P)
zephyr Remixed by TK (Ling tosite sigure)
in all weathers Remixed by Devilslug
nine melted fiction Remixed by SHUJI ISHII (cali≠gari, GOATBED)
hemimetabolism Remixed by SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN)
scars like velvet Remixed by Shin Murohime
the daemon’s cutlery Remixed by Hitoki
hidden one Remixed by HISASHI (GLAY)
mama Remixed by Takaha TACHIBANA/Yousei Teikoku
aftermath Remixed by acid android
A special 30-second clip of the PV for “in all weathers” has been released, featuring singer and songwriter Otsuka Chihiro. You can view the video below:
What else does sukekiyo have in store for us? Keep checking S-T for all of your latest sukekiyo updates!