As we posted earlier this morning, Versailles has announced that they will be stopping activities at the end of the year.
Many fans have realized that the message went up and down on the official site numerous times, and it seems that the it was originally made to come out tomorrow. Rumours say a hacker interfered with the band’s site, also posting a video and tour dates of a completely different artist.
The same announcement is now posted on their official site. Some fans have pointed out that in the original Japanese announcement they have used 「休止」 regarding their activities and that the English reads ‘activity stop’. Please note that along with meaning rest, 「休止」 can also mean stop, and as the English announcement posted earlier is directly from the band’s site, we can only assume that the translation is correct unless it’s clearly confirmed otherwise.
Along with the announcement to end their activities, Versailles have announced both a final tour, and album.
The third album, which titled 「Versailles, will come out on September 26th in two types. A first press edition that contains a CD and DVD for 3600 yen, and a regular edition (CD only) for 3159 yen. More details on that as they are released.
Their final tour will be called “Chateau de Versailles” and it kicks off on November 11th.
November 1st @ Yokohama SUNPHONIX HALL in YOKOHAMA ARENA
November 4th @ Hakata DRUM Be-1
November 7th @ Hiroshima Namiki Junction
November 9th @ Nagoya ELL
November 17th @ Niigata Live Hall GOLDEN PIGS
November 19th @ Sendai darwin
November 21st @ Sapporo cube garden
November 28th @ Osaka umeda AKASO
Versailles TOUR 2012 “Chateau de Versailles” FINAL
December 20th @ Tokyo NHK Hall
Tickets to the shows in November all cost 4800 yen, and the tour final is 5,555 yen. Livehouse ticket sales start on October 6th, and the NHK Hall tickets will be available starting on November 4th.