Just this evening, an startling announcement was posted to lynch.’s OHP and social media accounts by the band’s record label, notifying fans that bassist Akinori was arrested two days ago.
We sincerely thank you for supporting lynch.
Regrettably, bassist Akinori of the band lynch. was arrested by the Aichi prefectural police department on November 22, 2016. Though we are currently confirming the details, we would like to report that we are taking the matter seriously and have decided to restrict activities for the band and artists during this critical time.
We deeply apologize for the trouble and concern this may cause among the fans and staff.
Furthermore, our company takes a strict stance against illicit activity, and intends to fully cooperate in the police investigation.
The band itself left a similar message on their OHP, apologizing to fans for the situation.
Hazuki has added a hopeful, short comment on Twitter, himself:
I’m really sorry to everyone supporting us. I can promise one thing: we absolutely won’t quit. Please wait for us with faith.
lynch. was scheduled to appear on November 25th and 26th at the COMMUNE vol. 2 events at ZEPP Tokyo, but has cancelled their appearances as a result of the situation. Fans are being offered refunds through the DISK GARAGE website.