2014 was plagued by member shuffles for ROMANESQUE A LIVE. First came the addition of a new guitarist, MITSUKI, which, following the release of their winter single, Messiah, signaled a new age for the group. Unfortunately, MITSUKI fell ill and soon had to temporarily withdraw from band activities, abruptly halting the band’s progress.
Then, fans were left ambivalent with the joint news of MITSUKI’s return but vocalist Urua and guitarist Shun‘s dual departure. ROMANESQUE A LIVE opted to take a hiatus to “refresh themselves,” but the hiatus did not last all that long. Less than 6 months since the announcement of their downtime, ROMANESQUE A LIVE is back on the up-and-up – and they’re symbolically refreshing their name, too.
Their new name, officially, will be ROMANESQUE 「Exceed」A LIVE, abbreviated to the more succinct Re;aL. According to drummer Kiddo (神童-キッド-), formerly 煌-Kirameki-, the reason behind the name change is that, “”Exceed” [means] not just to transcend, but that we want to take a new step into the scene as a new entity.”
Officially, they’ll begin activities under this new moniker at a January event live that they will be sponsoring at indies hot-hub Shibuya Rex.
Re;aL Shidou Shusai EXCEED OF REAL Vol.1
January 22, 2015 (THU) @ SHIBUYA-REX
OPEN 16:00 | START 16:30
Re;aL / Zaoce / JENNIE / 月鷺-つきさぎ- (Tsukisagi) / HERMIT CREW / Vazella / Mitht / Vice / and more…
Advance ￥3300 | Day-of ￥3800
General sale starting December 6th on e-plus. Numbers 1-50 will be sold, in random order, starting with the December 4th Death trap Records live at Ikebukuro EDGE.
*Band reservation also available.
Bear in mind – this name change also means their homepage will be shifting to the (under construction) Re;aL homepage from their old ROMANESQUE A LIVE homepage, so update your bookmarks and RSS feeds!