In just over two weeks, Matenrou Opera* will be releasing a hotly anticipated single, Tonari ni Suwaru Taiyou, their second release since drummer Yu‘s return. Not long after, they will be embarking on their month-long oneman AVALON TOUR from September to October.
Now, we’ve got word that there’s a full album in the mix, too!
At the end of last year, drummer Yu, who had taken medical leave due to a spinal injury, triumphantly returned to Matenrou Opera, and soon after, the band announced a single and a spring tour. Soon after came the announcement of yet another single, due to drop this summer.
And while these singles – Orb and Tonari ni Suwaru Taiyou, respectively – have assuaged some amount of fans’ desperate longing, it just hasn’t felt like enough.
After a long year and a half – which, in VK time, is an eternity -, Matenrou Opera is releasing their third major album, AVALON, on September 3rd. Although details are still sparse, AVALON will include the A-sides from the aforementioned singles as well as new tracks for a total of 12 songs. The first press edition will primarily feature special art designed by Romancing Sa・Ga illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, along with one of 5 randomly selected other jackets featuring the individual members.
Matenrou Opera | 3rd Major Album AVALON
Release date September 3, 2014
First Press (CD only) ¥2800 (tax incl.)
The exact details of the album are to be determined, but we will keep you posted as they filter in.
As an added incentive, Matenrou Opera is running a special campaign for fans who purchase both Tonari ni Suwaru Taiyou and AVALON, wherein they have a chance to win one of several prizes, the grandest of which is a “premium free pass” that would gain five randomly selected winners (and one guest each) entry to any date on the AVALON TOUR. (Second prize is a pair of invitations to the tour final for 10 entrants, and third prize is a laminated replica staff pass for 30 entrants).
In addition to this exciting announcement of an album, Matenrou Opera has also released the following short version of their PV for Tonari ni Suwaru Taiyou, along with some behind-the-scenes footage, to get fans hyped twice over:
Lastly, we mentioned as a bit of a footnote that Matenrou Opera would be hosting an event live, Skyscraper Rendezvous ’14, at TSUTAYA O-EAST. The details for that live have finally been released, so be sure to mark your calendars as Matenrou Opera will be joined by angela, cinema staff, and Cyntia!
Matenrou Opera Presents Skyscraper Rendezvous’14
August 7 (THU) TSUTAYA O-EAST
OPEN 17:00 | START 18:00
Featuring (in no particular order) Matenrou Opera / angela / cinema staff / Cyntia
Advance ¥4500* | Day-of ¥5000*
*Drink fee excluded
General sale begins July 12 (SAT). Details at homepage.
And a reminder, in case, in all the excitement, you forgot about the tour:
Matenrou Opera AVALON TOUR
September 17 (WED) TSUTAYA O-EAST
September 19 (FRI) Kanazawa AZ
September 20 (SAT) Niigata GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
September 23 (MON, Hol) Sapporo KRAPS HALL
September 25 (THU) Aomori Quarter
September 27 (SAT) Morioka Club Change WAVE
September 28 (SUN) Sendai darwin
September 30 (TUE) Osaka BIGCAT
October 2 (THU) Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION
October 4 (SAT) Kumamoto DRUM Be-9 V2
October 5 (SUN) Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
October 7 (TUE) Matsuyama SALONKITTY
October 9 (THU) Kobe VARIT.
October 11 (SAT) Kyoto takutaku
October 13 (MON) Nagoya BOTTOM LINE
October 18 (SAT) Hibiya Yagai Daiongakudou
Details, including start times and ticketing, at homepage.
Check back for more on Matenrou Opera’s activities as they pick up speed once more!
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