We have both good news and bad news for fans of ROMANESQUE A LIVE today.
In January, it was announced that Mitsuki, formerly of L’avie EN would be joining ROMANESQUE A LIVE as lead guitarist. However, it seems that he encountered health troubles very early in his career with the band. The exciting news today is that he is recovered, and has been officially back onstage with ROMANESQUE A LIVE as of their show on April 9th at Shibuya REX!
Unfortunately, this news is accompanied with a less happy announcement–vocalist Urua and guitarist Shun will be leaving the band. Both are leaving for personal reasons.
Read the official announcement from their homepage below, translated by bambi.
Thank you very much for your support of ROMANESQUE A LIVE.
Our guitarist Mitsuki has now recovered and will be back onstage with us in time for the live we’ll be hosting on April 9 at Shibuya-Rex. However, we’re very sorry to have to tell you that our vocalist, Urua, and our other guitarist, Shun, will be leaving us.
We know many of you were very worried about Mitsuki, which makes it even harder to have to break another piece of bad news to you now — but we are also truly grateful to you for your warm and heartfelt encouragement during this difficult time.
Urua is leaving because of personal circumstances that have made it difficult for him to engage in a career in music, at least for the time being. Shun has decided to pursue another opportunity. We realise this may be of little consolation, but we will be performing our last show together on April 16 at Shibuya duo Music Exchange and would love to see you there.
We apologise for the suddenness of this annoucement and hope for your understanding.
ROMANESQUE A LIVE
ROMANESQUE A LIVE has encountered a lot of bad luck since their beginnings as a band back in 2008, with band members coming and going fairly frequently. Despite that, they have managed to tour quite a lot, and as of 2013, they have been making great progress with releases as well. They even have the second part of their two one coin singles set for release this April.
It seems as though they have hit another bump, and losing two members certainly will not be easy. Hopefully they will be able to continue as they have in the past.
Don’t miss them at the April 16th show mentioned in the translation, as it will be their last live with the current lineup.
April 16th @ Shibuya duo Music Exchange
Open 15:00, Start 15:30 Advance 3500 Yen, Day of 4000 Yen
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