A little shred of good news for Secilia Luna fans today. Despite the band’s upcoming indefinite hiatus, Secilia Luna will be releasing one last live-only single. Members announced on their ameblos today that the single, titled “Angel”, will be available at the band’s last live on May 28th. “Angel” will cost ¥1000 and come with both this single-track CD and a special DVD.
In addition, tickets for Secilia Luna’s final will be available at the band’s 3/28 live. A tickets will be from A1~104, and will only be available at this live. B tickets became available today through e+.
5/28 @ Ikebukuro EDGE
Secilia Luna 4th Anniversary
『Angelianity Myth』LAST LIVE
OPEN 17:00 / START 17:30
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
Last week, アン (un) announced some sad news regarding the band. Guitarist Harui will be leaving the band in March, and as well, they will be going on hiatus.
I am truly grateful for the support shown to un since the beginning.
This time we have an announcement for everyone.
The family circumstances of our guitarist Harui have resulted in his withdrawal.
In addition to that, the band is going on a hiatus.
We want to deeply apologize and thank the fans as well as everyone involved who has always supported us since our formation.
The lives which have been decided on up to now are going to be held with the current line-up.
The members and the staff involved are doing their very best, so we would be happy if we could receive your support without any change.
To everyone who is supporting un
On this occasion, I, Harui, am going to perform at the live on March 27th and then withdraw from un.
I am very sorry for surprising everyone with this sudden announcement.
I decided to retire due to family matters.
I was worried with what would happen with me from now on, so I made a decision after thinking about all this.
I am very sorry for this ending up like a betrayal of everyone´s expectations when we only started our activities.
But in those 8 months of being active, there were many happy, funny and painful moments with the members, but including all this, it became something irreplaceable.
I am very thankful for being able to make music with Taketoshi, Ine and Yusuke.
It’s my life’s treasure.
Please, from now on, treat un, which is going to continue its activities, well.
Thank you very much.
I am very sorry to everyone who is always supporting us.
We ended up saying such a painful thing.
I like Haru-san. We were together and he was always so kind to me. I was supported by him and was able to sing until now.
Haru-san, I am so very grateful.
Even from now on, nothing will change about the fact I am friends with Haru-san.
I will always wish for Haru-san to have loads of hope.
Haru-san, from now on if there are hard times, I want you to somehow remember our days until now.
Surely you will be able overcome them.
Thank you, Haru-san.
Let’s give our all to all the lives that are left, alright?
In the end, I can’t live without singing.
Everyone, please wait for us.
Just like the announcement said, Harui-kun is leaving un.
To me, Haru-kun was the best partner.
He was an essential part of un as well.
This was my first time in the band with a twin guitar.
For a long time, I’ve loved the tone of Harui-kun’s guitar.
I’ve always loved the combination of Kettner* and Telecaster*.
I am happy I could play together with such a guy.
The only thing I can do regarding the important decision of such a great partner is sending him off with a smile.
And I can only say thank you.
Until now, one by one, until there was none left, feeling that even if we died tomorrow it wouldn’t be weird, we faced the lives.
Even from now that won’t change.
We’ll also only perform the lives that are left the same way as always, with all our might.
Please, kindly watch over us.
On Harui’s secession
He was always there on the left side of the stage, so it will become really lonely after he leaves.
The path Harui-kun chose might be hard, that’s why I want to support him and I want everyone on cheer him on too.
Without holding back I want to have fun at each and every live that is left with Harui-kun and in the end I want to see him off having fun.
From now on, please, treat un and Harui-kun well.
*Hughes & Kettner is a German brand of guitar and bass amplifiers, cabinets and effects processors. / Telecaster is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender.
Translation by Chiva
Harui’s last live with un will take place at Ikebukuro EDGE on March 27th, as part of THE GALLO’s sponsored event 「黒鶏帝都制圧作戦・乙 」(Kurotori Teito Seiatsu Sakusen・Kinoto). Other bands attending are THE GALLO, Lucy MonoStone, gaNesha, the Sherry, and Mushikeratops. Tickets will cost ￥3000 in advance and ￥3500 at the door to attend.
Sad newstoday for Jilled Ray fans. Jilled Ray recently announced on their blogs and website that their guitarist,You-ta, will be leaving the band and they will go on a hiatus until further notice. They posted the following:
This is an important announcement from Jilled Ray to everyone who has supported us as well as all our colleagues and staff who have helped and supported us.
Following the announcement at our live show on the 27th of January, our guitarist You-ta will be retiring from the band. For the sake of our band as well as our colleagues, we have decided to go on temporary hiatus.
We apologise to our fans and staff for such a sudden announcement of our decision.
We each want to continue playing together but we want different things, so for that reason we are taking a hiatus.
We are currently deciding as quickly as we can on how to continue from here by rethinking our plans for the band. Depending on our circumstances we will inform our fans through our blogs and official homepage. Thank you all so much for your unwavering support.
From Jilled Ray members and staff
translation by vii-vii
How do you feel about this? We’ll keep an eye out for news on when they will return to music.