We haven’t updated on exist†trace‘s activities in a couple of months, but don’t take that to mean they’ve been on vacation! The femme fivesome are fresh off the heels of their first major album, VIRGIN‘s, May 23rd release, and the accompanying evening performance as part of Shinjuku LOFT’s master+mind series. They are currently preparing for a Saturday event live at Meguro ROCK MAY KAN on June 16.
But we’re here today to remind you about their upcoming June 23rd one-man performance “Just Like a Virgin” at Shibuya O-WEST and to announce that it will be streamed on nico-nico live!
The niconico page has a helpful little countdown to let you know just how many days, hours, and minutes (but not seconds) niconico members will have to wait until the live opens at 5:00pm Japanese time and the simulcast begins airing bright and early on June 23rd at 4:00am EDT, half an hour before curtain. (Be sure to confirm the difference between your local timezone!) The time difference is unfortunate, but how often do you have an opportunity to see a Japanese concert, in Japan, from abroad *as it is happening*? And so far, it doesn’t seem like sitting for this will cost you anything (except maybe your precious beauty sleep).
The theme of the performance, and presumably much of the setlist, will come from their latest album, VIRGIN, which includes the catchy rock single DAYBREAK and the jazzy duet GINGER, as well as 11 other tracks for a total of 13 songs. The limited edition – of which there are still 20 copies available on CDJapan! – includes a DVD with three full PVs and a generous, if not overflowing, handful of live recordings.
For those who are in Japan? Lucky you! Hop to it and get your tickets to their oneman. Trust me, I speak from experience: you will not regret it!
exist†trace one-man live『Just Like a Virgin』
6/23（SAT） Shibuya O-WEST open 17:00/start 17:30
Ticket Price：Preorder ￥3,150
Ticket Pier：0570-02-9999（P:160-577） Lawson Ticket：0570-084-003（L:77284）
O-WEST Ticket Window Disk Garage：050-5533-0888（Weekday 12:00～19:00）
niconico SIMULCAST LINK, begins 1:00am PDT and 4:00am EDT
NOTE: you will need a niconico account (Japanese or English) in order to log-in and view!
Correction June 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT: I mistakenly referred to the group as a foursome, when in fact they are a fivesome! Jyou, miko, Mally, Naoto, Omi – whichever one of you it was that I managed to leave out, please accept my apologies for the slip. Thank you to fan kaxxina for pointing out my error.