Exciting news for fans of LIPHLICH today. In mid-March, it was announced that LIPHLICH’s vocalist Shingo Kuga would be taking a rest from lives for a bit due to damage to his vocal cords. In April, it seemed like the news was only getting worse–Kuga went into full activity pause for a while, with a long tour and the release of single “GRATEFUL NONSENSE” just around the corner.
Luckily, there has finally been some good news from LIPHLICH regarding Kuga’s vocal condition. He is on the mend, and will be returning to band activities starting with a special concert on June 1st.
For more details, here is the announcement from their official homepage, translated by Jackson.
《Notice: LIPHLICH’s Vocalist Shingo Kuga to Return》
Thanks very much for your ongoing support of LIPHLICH.
After being diagnosed in mid-April with chronic laryngitis accompanied by vocal cord polyps, our vocalist Shingo Kuga took a brief activity pause in order to recover, but we are pleased to announced that his primary physician says that Shingo Kuga’s symptoms are approaching full recovery, and as of our concert on June 1st (see below), he will be able to return to the band.
※Note: our concerts in May will not feature vocalist Shingo Kuga, but will be played by guitarist Takayuki Arai, bassist Wataru Shindou, and drummer Maruyama Eiki as a three-piece.
We apologize sincerely for any and all inconvenience and worry we have caused our fans and affiliates, but hope you will join us in our happiness at this news.
Fuji Production Corp.
【Shingo Kuga Comeback Concert】
Sunday, June 1st, 2014 / Shinjuku LOFT
Like an Edison×LIPHLICH×Arlequin presents
Joint Special Concept Live&Event
Although vocalist Kuga will still be sitting out the concerts mentioned in May, fans can relax knowing that he will be making a full recovery, and back before the release of their next single. He will also be around for the “GRATEFUL NONSENSE” tour the band will be embarking on this summer.
Don’t miss the summer tour, or the new single! Be sure to keep on supporting LIPHLICH through the end of this rough time, and through the upcoming good times as well.
Stay posted for more updates!