Devastating news from ROYZ today. It was announced just a few minutes ago that after their One-Man at Akasaka Blitz* on June 11th, guitarist Kazuki will be leaving the band. This news is on the eve of a summer tour and new album release announcement, which has made the entire situation even more difficult for fans to swallow.
According to the official announcement, Kazuki will be leaving due to a family matter. Shattered Tranquility is currently working as quickly as possible to bring a translation of the comments from the band, but you can read the official announcement, translated by S-T’s Shannon, below.
To all of Royz’ supporters
This is a sudden announcement, but Royz’ rhythm guitarist Kazuki will be leaving the band.
We are extremely sorry to all of our supporters for this unexpected news.
His reason for leaving is due to home-related circumstances. We ask for your understanding for the decision that was extremely difficult for him to make.
After discussing it with both band members and staff, we arrived at the decision to respect the path that Kazuki has chosen.
In light of this news, we will be performing a sudden one-man live at Akasaka Blitz on June 11th.
Kazuki will no longer be in Royz after that date, but we would like to spend our time as fully as possible with the time he has left.
Following June 11th, Royz will continue as a 4-member band with Subaru, Kuina, Koudai, and Tomoya.
Please refer to the post uploaded at the same time as this one for details regarding the one-man show.
[Below are comments from each member and their management company representative.]
Fans may remember that it was only weeks ago we announced that ROYZ would be performing this June in Seoul, South Korea. According to details in the official announcement that the band will continue activities without pause.
Royz OneMan Live
6/11 @ Akasaka Blitz
*Please note that fanclub members will have the opportunity to take a 2-shot cheki with Kazuki after the One Man.
Please note that this is a breaking story, so please check back often for more information.
Edit: Our original publishing stated that the One-Man would take place at Shinjuku Blaze. The original message has been edited to their new planned location.