Great news for DaizyStripper* fans! After almost nine long months of absence, guitarist and leader Mayu is making his comeback to DaizyStripper this fall.
Fans were pessimistic, to say the least, when, last December, Mayu announced his intentions to take a break, citing a need to change. Although DaizyStripper continued as a quartet – with activity highlights including a summer album and tour, a single, and trips to Okinawa, Taiwan, and Ontario’s Anime North – fans remained in a state of heightened tension and awareness, reading into every sign that DaizyStripper was staring down doom.
Hopefully, now that Mayu’s back, those fears will be assuaged.
Late Saturday evening, following the Akasaka BLITZ final of the summer’s TRAGUS TOUR, Mayu took to his blog to write about the desperately awaited announcement of his return, scheduled to begin with November’s seven-stop Winter Box Disorder Tour. The message was brief but peppered with promise of a new beginning for Mayu as an individual and DaizyStripper as a whole.
As per today’s announcement, I will be returning [to DaizyStripper] as of the November Winter Box Disorder Tour.
[I’m sorry that] I think I’ve caused everybody worry and anxiety.
As I said I would before my hiatus, in these past 8 months, I’ve amassed a number of experiences that have enabled me to expand my capabilities.
There was plenty I was able to see [more clearly] from a distance, and I have become somebody who can continue forward as a new member of DaizyStripper.
The four who wrote an album and really saw the tour through, and me.
Before we continue [on a path of] non-stop progress, it’s not like we are returning to the five-member DaizyStripper of old, but rather, going forward, we want to show you an entirely new form of our five-member DaizyStripper, so look forward to it!
I’m looking forward to meeting you all again upon the stage in November!
Let me say “I’m home” then, okay?
Translated by jazz.
What better way to end an exciting summer tour than with an announcement that a beloved member is returning? Promptly after the announcement, DaizyStripper updated their homepage* with a photo of all five members, faces temporarily obscured by hoods, underneath a banner declaring, “complete reunion.”
For your chance to see Mayu as he returns to the stage, swing by one of the following dates on the Winter Box Disorder Tour – and grab your tickets while they’re available because they’re sure to to sell out soon!
DaizyStripper Fall Tour 2014 Winter Box Disorder
November 2 (SUN) Nagoya ELL
November 3 (MON) Kanazawa AZ
November 7 (FRI) Sendai darwin
November 9 (SUN) Sapporo CLONEY
November 15 (SAT) Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
November 16 (SUN) Okayama IMAGE
November 22 (SAT) umeda AKASO
Advance ¥4800 (drink fee excluded)
Mobile fan club pre-sale: August 30 (SAT) 23:00 JST through September 14 (SUN) 23:00 JST.
Official homepage presale: September 20 (SAT) 12:00 JST through September 28 (SUN) 23:00 JST.
2014 seems to be the year of reunion. S-T.net readers, which reunion got you the most excited – whether a one-off revival live, a returning member, or a fully reunited group?