AKA-ON is a brand new label starting its activities in June. They currently have four bands signed: PIECE, ラドック (Raddock), メメント・モリ (Memento-Mori) and 劇情テノール (Gekijo Tenor). To commemorate the launch, they will be releasing a compilation CD before going on a country-wide free tour!
AKA-ON COMPILATION DISC vol. 1 comes out on June 16 and features four tracks, one by each band currently signed to the label. It costs 1,050 yen.
1. PIECE – フリーハンター (free hunter)
2. ラドック (Raddock) – zillion
3. メメント・モリ (Memento-Mori) – ハイカラ音頭 (high collar ondo)
4. 劇情テノール (Gekijo Tenor) – 全盲キャスト (zenmou cast)
In addition to this release, the four bands will embark on a tour with 21 stops – and each of the lives is free! There are two ways to obtain a ticket:
1. People who buy AKA-ON COMPILATION DISC vol. 1 will find a ticket attached to the obi. These can be exchanged for entrance tickets at the live hall between 30 minutes and one hour before the concert starts. The entrance tickets will be numbered at random and are valid for one live only. Don’t tear the ticket off the obi, or you won’t be able to exchange it anymore! This ticket also serves as admission for the handshake event that will be held at each venue.
2. People who don’t buy the CD can still attend by going to the venue at the time it opens and lining up behind those who have the numbered tickets.
June 18th @ Shin’yokohama SUNPHONIX HALL (two lives, one in the afternoon and one in the evening)
June 20th @ Urawa Narciss
June 25th @ Kashiwa Thumb Up
July 2nd @ Sendai BIRDLAND
July 3rd @ Kooriyama #9
July 7th @ Aomori Quarter
July 9th @ Morioka Club Change
July 10th @ Akita Club SWINDLE
July 17th @ Motoyawata ROUTE14
August 20th @ Shizuoka Sunash
August 21st @ Nagoya HOLIDAY
August 22nd @ Hamamatsu FORCE
August 27th @ Hiroshima Namiki Junction
August 28th @ Okayama CRAZYMAMA 2nd Room
August 29th @ Osaka HOLIDAY
September 3rd @ Nagano LIVE HOUSE J
September 4th @ Niigata GOLDEN PIGS BLACK
September 5th @ Kanasawa vanvanV4
September 10th @ Takasaki Club FLEEZ
September 12th @ Mito LIGHT HOUSE
September 19th @ Utsunomiya HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-2