Li’call is still relatively new to the visual kei scene, but unfortunately, their time is coming to an end.
On December 3rd, Li’call announced two disappointing pieces of news. First, guitarist Kanata will be leaving the band on none other than Christmas Day, December 25th. His home situation has made it difficult for him to continue on with band activities any further than that, according to the official announcement left on their OHP. In light of this, Li’call will also be disbanding next March 2015. Here is the translated version of the announcement (translated by yours truly):
Gt. Kanata’s Retirement and Disbandment
Thank you for your continuous support for Li’call.
We have an announcement for all of Li’call’s supporters.
Due to family-related circumstances, Gt. Kanata will leave Li’call following the last performance of this year.
All performances starting next year will be performed by Mio, Ryo, and support members.
Gt. Kanata’s last performance will take place on 12.25 at SHIBUYA-REX.
In light of Gt. Kanata’s retirement, it will become difficult to continue with band activities with the same amount of energy,
so Li’call will disband following our 3.16 sponsored live at Takadanobaba AREA.
Member comments will be published on each member’s blog.
It has only been about one and a half years since we began band activities, but please give us your support for our remaining time.
We’re still awaiting those member comments, but we have all the details of their final show at Takadanobaba AREA next year. The sponsored event is called “Baby-Step” and will take place on March 16th.
March 16th (Mon) @ Takadanobaba AREA
Li’call Sponsored Event “Baby-Step”
Open: 17:00/Start: 17:30
Ticket: 3000yen advance/3500yen same day
With: SRASH NOTES GARDEN / NEXT LINE / Session band
You can grab tickets numbered A1-A50 following Kanata’s last show on December 25th at SHIBUYA-REX, or you can purchase tickets when regular sales start on January 10th.
Fans will surely miss the music they’ve made in this rather short amount of time, but Li’call isn’t leaving you empty-handed. On February 18th, Li’call will release their final single 「呪怨」 (Juon). Stay tuned for more updates on the single and member comments!