LUCHe. fans may not be sure exactly what is going on. Just last month, Hikaru had reportedly taken time out of the band due to an illness, but now it seems he will departing the band for good. Not much information is available as of yet, but Hikaru’s blog had a post announcing this. Our very own Shannon has translated this, and you may realize Hikaru’s post is a bit bare-bones.
Thank you for your warm support for LUCHe.
We have an announcement for everyone.
With our 2015-1-31 Shibuya performance as his last show, guitarist Hikaru will be leaving the band.
We sincerely apologize to all fans and staff that have supported him for such an announcement.
We had repeated dicussions with him, but this is the decision Hikaru—who has been with us for almost 3 years—made upon thinking of his future with LUCHe.
The 5 members Tohma, Nozomi, Hikaru, Yutaka, and Rino will send him off with a smile, so please continue to give us your warm support.
All shows following February, including our one-man tour, will be performed by the 4 members Tohma, Nozomi, Yutaka, Rino, and a support member.
All members including Hikaru will continue moving forward towards new possibilities, so please continue to support LUCHe.
The Members of LUCHe.
King of Kingdom
Does this have to do with Hikaru’s illness? Or is there simply another path that he chooses to walk? One can only speculate for now. In the meantime, if you really need to see his last show and give Hikaru and LUCHe. your support, then definitely check out the details below! Wishing them all the best.
When: January 31st, 2015
Where: Shibuya REX
Time: 16:30 (Open)/17:00 (Start)
Tickets: ¥3500 (In advance)/¥4000 (Day of)