Oh, the drama!
We only recently introduced Xrista, ex-OROCHI Yukimura’s (now Lyo) band, yet it seem there already is trouble! After performing less than a handful of lives, Xrista members announced on their Ameblo blogs yesterday that they have booted vocalist Hyuga from the band for various incidents such as money ‘borrowing’, missing rehearsals, and most importantly not showing up for their March 3rd live.
They have put the following post up as explanation.
An important notice from Xrista
At Xrista’s March 3 live, we suddenly had to perform without a vocalist when we received information that our vocalist Hyuga had been in an accident that very day.
However, today we learned that the information we received from vocalist Hyuga’s agent concerning the accident was proven to be false.
Even from before, there was a problem regarding vocalist Hyuga’s typical behavior.
For the sake of Xrista’s formation, the members sympathized with and supported his decision to change his behavior, but he frequently would be absent from the studio without notice, and because of money problems he repeatedly built up debt with the members of Xrista.
On each of these occasions, we strongly cautioned vocalist Hyuga, and he himself also showed intentions of changing.
However, because of the above-mentioned actions, as well as the falsified information regarding the March 3 live,
we have concluded that vocalist Hyuga has not changed at all, and as of today (March 5) vocalist Hyuga has officially been dismissed.
We would like to express our deepest apologies to all the fans that supported Xrista’s Hyuga, as well as to all the staff concerned.
Also, at our live at Ikebukuro EDGE on April 15th, we will continue moving forward with a new vocalist.
Xrista will continue activities from now on, so please lend us your support.
Translated by Elena
Thankfully, it seemed the band is ready to move forward with a new vocalist. Information hasn’t been released on who this new person will be, but when we find out so will you!
If you’re interested in seeing then with their new line up, make sure to see them perform at Ikebukuro EDGE on 4/15!
We’ll keep you up to date as more comes about! Also, don’t forget about their 2013 tour “Just do it!”, which will be kicking off on April 19th.
Big news from ダウト (D=OUT) toady! Not only will they be releasing a new single in June, they’ve announced a full Asia tour at the same time!
Now D=OUT decide to host the Asian Tour this year again!
It’s undoubtedly that the total 8 performances top in scale and round ever.
After the performances in Seoul three years ago and Hong Kong last year,
we are going to have shows in Taichung, Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen
for the fisrt time in reponse to your hope!
Also, we are bringing ONE MAN LIVE to Seoul and Hong Kong again this time!
Attention,we are informing you this is also the first time
ever in the history of Visual Kei here,the unprecedented Macau Live Tour!
The TOUR FINAL will be held in Legacy Taipei.
Anyway, this is a Tour for D=OUT to say”I LOVE YOU”to Asian Fans!
Please let’s see your hands in the shows and reply “I LOVE YOU” loudly to D=OUT!
Doesn’t that sound exciting? There will be eight stops for the tour, and ticket sale information will be announced soon. For now, let’s see where they’ll be attending!
D=OUT -I LOVE YOU Tour 2013-「Asia Disco」
06.12 Taichung TADA ARK (Taiwan)
06.14 Seoul SangSangMaDang (South Korea)
06.15 Beijing YU GONG YI SHAN (China)
06.16 Hangzhou 9-Club (China)
06.19 Shenzhen B10 Club W.O.D (China)
06.21 Hongkong Music Zone @E-Max (China)
06.22 Macau LMA (China)
06.23 Taipei Legacy Taipei (Taiwan)
Are any of you planning on attending? Before we finish, they’ve also announced a brand new single on June 26th! We’ll keep you updated with both events as more becomes available.
Terrible new today for Secilia Luna fans today. We’re sad to inform fans that members announced a few hours ago on their ameblos and their official site that Secilia Luna will be going on an indefinite hiatus after their 4th year anniversary live on May 28th. Members are adamant that the hiatus is not due to disagreements between members or musical differences, but a strong desire to continue on their own individual paths. This fact brings much hope to fans.
They have written the following:
An Important Announcement from Secilia Luna
Thank you for your continued patronage to Secilia Luna.
At this time we would like to announce here that it has been decided that after the Secilia Luna four-year anniversary one-man live, “Angelianity Myth,” on May 28th at Ikebukuro EDGE, we will enter an indefinite activity pause.
We would like to offer all of our gratitude and apologies to the fans and staff who have supported Secilia Luna since we began activities on May 26, 2009.
The remaining time with these five members is short, but we will continue to fly until the end.
Tenshi Kyouto*, let’s become one at the one-man on May 28th.
Below are comments from the members.
*This is the name of Secilia Luna’s fans.
Even if Secilia Luna ceases activity, I believe that the songs we’ve created before now will continue to live forever.
My feelings of wanting to put my own emotion into songs and convey them to everyone who has listened to our music have never changed since our formation.
I’ll sing each and every song with importance until [after] the one-man on May 28th, so please give me your support!!
First, thank you to the many people who have supported Secilia Luna until now.
Though we’ve been active because of being cheered on by so many people,
I’m sorry that today it’s come to this kind of announcement.
This is not something due to one person’s circumstances or selfishness;
It’s the result of the five of us talking over and over.
With each member carrying his own thoughts we became active as Secilia Luna,
But at the present, this is the very best decision we could make.
Specifics, and what we’ll do after this –
Those are things I’d like to convey to you directly at the last one-man live.
There are only a few lives left,
But in order to keep from leaving any of us or any of you Tenshi Kyouto with regrets,
We’ll deliver our feelings with all our power.
There, everyone will be as one with Secilia Luna.
There, I hope we can all smile.
Up until now I’ve received so much love through [being in] Secilia Luna that I can’t even say how much.
I think that it’s thanks to the support of so many people that we were able to fly as angels until now. I am truly grateful.
We have arrived at the decision of an “indefinite hiatus” now, but it doesn’t mean that the future we’ve considered and envisioned will change; there is also no feeling that the end has come.
The one dream of Secilia Luna is eternity.
There is only a little time remaining before the May one-man, but the time we can spend with all of the Tenshi Kyouto and the time we can play our music — I want to make it more precious than ever before.
I think it would be nice to be able to convey a more detailed story and talk of what will come from here on through our blogs and directly at the last one-man.
Everything is for your smiles. Really, thank you.
This is a sudden announcement. I apologize for surprising everyone.
During the never-ending discussions, when we thought about the future of each of us, pausing our activities became the first-choice result.
There are no disagreements and we feel no musical differences between us. It is a result of the mutual respect we have for each other.
At the one live that is left, “Angelianity Myth,” Secilia Luna would like to express with all our might the music we tried to communicate to the Tenshi Kyouto, so please, somehow support us until the end.
Concerning the activity pause, first of all, I want to say that it is not because the relationship between the members has become bad.
In the studio we are noisy and tell funny stories.
There are many reasons for the hiatus, but I personally feel like the biggest one is the thought that among our different options for the future, the choice of a hiatus will also broaden future opportunities.
Regarding my activity from now on, I don’t have any intention to stop doing music. Because I like entertaining people, I think I want to stand in front of everyone in one way or another. But at the moment, I want to do my very best in Secilia Luna until the pause, so I’d be happy if you came [to the live].
For the last time I want to see smiles, not tears.
I love all of your smiles.
2013/03/06 Secilia Luna
Translation by Ku and chiva
Their last One Man, titled 『Angelianity Myth』, will happen on May 28th at Ikebukuro EDGE. Tickets are ¥3000/¥3500, with doors opening at 17:00. Tickets will go on sale within the next few weeks, though a determined date has yet to be given.
We hope to bring you more happy news at a later date.
Source: OHP, Ameba
J-MELO is a Japanese music show (in English) that broadcasts on NHK WORLD. They have teamed up with Alice Nine for a new song project. You can help Alice Nine, and it’s fairly simple! Alice Nine needs some inspiration, and want you to tell them who or what is the most special to you. If you’re interested, head on over to J-MELO’s website and fill out the form that they have provided.
So…who or what is very special to you?