What are your plans for this New Year’s Eve?
If you’re in Tokyo and looking to hit the town for one of the most exciting live events of the year, then you are certainly in luck. Typically, there are events at some livehouses to ring in the new year, but this year there’s so many it’s difficult to keep them all straight! Some bands are playing two, three, even four shows in one day and you can kick it with some of the most popular Visual Kei bands in the scene.
It’s almost impossible not for find a band performing on one of these days that isn’t to your tastes.
Of course, let’s get started with the 30th!
BlackHole 2013 FINAL GIG
12/30 @ Ikebukuro BlackHole
Acts: Black Gene For the Next Scene, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, Jin-Machine, Ensoku, DID, CELL, Alsdead, VelBet, SCAPEGOAT, Gallo, SAVAGE, Nihilizm, Crimson Shiva
And now onto the big day– New Year’s Eve!
stylish wave COUNTDOWN ’13-’14
12/31 @ Laforet Museum Roppongi
Act: Black Gene For the Next Scene, Royz, DIAURA, JUPITER, Unite, Moran, GOTCHAROCKA, BORN, Lycaon, DIV, FEST VAINQUEUR, MoNoLith, Jin-Machine, Crazy Shampoo, Codomo Dragon
GREETING THE EDGE 2014
12/31 @ Ikebukuro Edge
Acts: Awake, AUBE, AYABIE, Carat, DuelJewel, Baddies, BORN, LANDZ, Lycaon, LEZARD, LIPHLICH, REIGN
12/31 @ Takadanobaba AREA
Acts: Alsdead, AYABIE, BORN, DIAURA, DID, DOWNER, DuelJewel, Glam Grammar, LEZARD, LIPHLICH, Lycaon, MEJIBRAY, Moran, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, SCAPEGOAT, xTRiPx, WING WORKS, Awoi, Grieva, Scarlett
And, not only can you attend the very special event lives, but Royz will be doing something very special that night, just for the fans! You can countdown the seconds with Royz at their oneman titled “Royz WINGS Limited COUNTDOWN LIVE 2013-2014″. Please note that this special live is limited to only those who are members of the Royz Fanclub. Please note that their is a mandatory ¥1000 registration fee and a ¥4500 yearly membership fee to become a member of WINGS. However, for the chance to ring in the new year, for any die-hard fan it is worth the money.
Royz WINGS Limited COUNTDOWN LIVE 2013-2014
12/31 @ Shibuya REX
Tickets: ¥4500 (Must be purchased in advance)
Please remember a few basic rules to live by in regards to these special lives:
1. Leave your large bags and luggage at home or in a coin locker at your nearest stations. These lives are typically sold out and are at max capacity!
2. Be kind to your fellow fans and don’t wear anything excessive. High heels are cute, but dangerous with a packed crowd.
3. You must be over the age of 18 to attend these lives, as all of them end at or near midnight (some even go into the night!)
4. Remember that on January 1st, trains typically run at a limited capacity. Use this once-a-year opportunity to your advantage, and rock out!
Of course, if you don’t know where the event is taking place, make sure to check out Shattered-Tranquility’s easy-to-use Venue Navi to get where you need to go.
So, which of the lives caught your eye? Planning on doing anything awesome for your New Year’s Eve? If so, tell us about it in the comments below! And, of course, remember to fill out nominations for the Biggest, Weirdest and Best of Visual Kei in 2013!
Tags: ALSDEAD, AUBE, Awake, Awoi, Ayabie, Baddies, Black Gene For the Next Scene, BORN, Carat, CELL, Codomo Dragon, Crazy★shampoo, Crimson Shiva, D.I.D, DIAURA, DIV, Downer, DuelJewel, Ensoku, FEST VAINQUEUR, Glam Grammar, GOTCHAROCKA, Grieva, Jin-Machine, Jupiter, LANDZ, LEZARD, LIPHLICH, Lycaon, MEJIBRAY, MoNoLith, Moran, Nihilizm, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, REIGN, ROYZ, SAVAGE, SCAPEGOAT, Scarlett, THE GALLO, Unite, VelBet, WING WORKS, xTRiPx