It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Kisaki came into the Visual Kei scene! He certainly is not going to let his 20th anniversary go by without having some fun. Kisaki has announced multiple tour dates, including some in Taiwan! These shows, with various familiar bands performing, are coming up this December through early 2014.
Many fans of the Visual Kei scene are likely familiar with Kisaki’s name and his projects in various bands and record labels. In the early 90s he moved between bands quite frequently, including La:Sadie’s which later reformed as Dir en grey, and finally settled for a time in MIRAGE. At the age of 20, he established his own label, Matina. A few years later he formed the band Syndrome, and in 2003 he created well-known label UNDER CODE PRODUCTIONS, and continued as the head of it until its dissolution earlier this year. At a similar time he formed KISAKI Project. A year later he formed Phantasmagoria, and in 2010 Lin -the End of Corruption World. UNDER CODE PRODUCTIONS has produced many indie bands including E’m~grief~, Megaromania, Nega, Clearveil and Vidoll.
Well, Kisaki certainly has a long career to celebrate! He initially announced a special show on Christmas day 2013 (December 25th) at Osaka Muse. Doors are at 4:30 pm and the show starts at 5 pm. Advance tickets cost 3500 yen, and day of are 4000. A special band called SchwarzVrain will be performing featuring Sui from Megaromania on vocals, Misery from Megaromania on guitar, Yukihiro from Futurism Boyz on guitar, Shun from Futurism Boyz on drums, and, of course, Kisaki on bass. However, this was not to be the end of celebrations.
The following announcement was then posted on his website:
[Event Synopsis] KISAKI, a symbol of the VK scene in Japan, has arrived at the 20th anniversary of his musical careers in 2013.
Following up on the success of the『C’est la vie～REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY～』commemorative event, he has decided to add a show in Taiwan where [Lin] was a massive success!! Answering the clamoring of fans who have hoped for a second coming since the big hit that was the [Rin] one-man on June 15th, 2013, KISAKI will set foot on Taiwanese soil once again. He’s counting the days until we can meet with all of his fans in Taiwan again. [Live Event Summary] The Taiwan 『C’est la vie～REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY～』show will take place on Saturday, January 11th. This time, KISAKI will be bringing along his sworn friend Sui (ex. Megaromania), appearing at PIPE Live Music as KISAKI SPECIAL BAND.
Along with supporting active indie bands in Taiwan, he plans on having a photo session the day of as well. He promises a fun night with plenty going on.
It seems like Kisaki has a very exciting event prepared for Taiwanese fans! It’s always exciting when bands go abroad, so if you’re a fan, don’t miss these shows! The show on January 11th at PIPE Live Music opens at 5:30 and starts at 6:00 pm. It costs NT. 800. For fans who buy the tour package, there will be a special free event the night before, on January 10th with Kisaki and Sui with a photo and handshake session.
Congratulations to Kisaki on 20 years in the Visual Kei scene!
Translation: Adventure Tim