At today's X JAPAN press conference in Tokyo, the band finally showed themselves together in public after a long time. As it took place at Madame Tussauds, the main topic were the new wax models of the band members. Only ToshI's model is still missing, but will be added to the group as well.
Of course, the band also took the chance to talk a bit about their future plans. They want to resume their activities in 2014 with a second World Tour, starting in Japan. However, this time they want to do it with a new album accompanying the tour.
As reported earlier, there are a bunch of events coming up for hide's 20 year Solo Work Anniversary. To celebrate Niconico - Japan's most famous video website - is hosting a 24-hour long special program on May 2nd. It will feature music videos and concert footage as well as interview and material from other events.
For those who want to do a little more for hide's anniversary, there is also a contest called "We Love hide"! You can participate by uploading a video on Niconico of you covering one of his songs, rocking out to his music, showing an illustration you did or whatever else you can come up with to show your appreciation for hide!
On April 23rd, Juno Reactor will release their new album "The Golden Sun Of The Great East", which will be available both on CD, as well as digitally on iTunes and Amazon. The first song "Final Frontier" was already released as a single on April 2nd.
For their 20th Anniversary, Juno Reactor are doing an widespread World Tour, including DJ sets, regular concerts and festivals in both common and more unusual countries. As they frequently add dates on short notice, please refer to their website to check for the latest announcements.
Juno Reactor 20th Anniversary World Tour (Updated on April 17th)
February 21st 2013, near Dead Sea (Israel) - DJ set at Trance For Nations February 22nd 2013, Herzelia (Israel) - On the Beach February 24th 2013, Rishon Le Zion (Israel) - DJ set at Barshevski February 27th 2013, Tel Aviv (Israel) - DJ set at Block Club March 27th 2013, Mumbai (India) - Location TBC March 28th 2013, Goa (India) - Hilltop March 29th 2013, Delhi (India) - Location TBC April 12nd 2013, Innsbruck (Austria) - Van Hafen April 13rd 2013, Hamburg (Germany) - N.O.M.A.D. indoor festival April 15th 2013, Desert Location (Israel) - Peyote Festival April 26th 2013, Helsinki (Finland) - The Circus August 3rd 2013, Tokyo (Japan) - Studio Coast AgeHA August 4th 2013, Osaka (Japan) - Japan Universe August 17th 2013, Vale de abelha (Portugal) - Freedom Festival October 26th 2013, Stockholm (Sweden) - Technostate 10 Year Anniversary, Frihamnshallen December 28th 2013, Tulum (Mexico) - DJ set at Time and Space Festival
Wie bereits angekündigt, wurden weitere Termine für Luna Seas Asien Tournee „The End of the dream“ bekannt gegeben. Auch
ohne in Asien zu leben, ist der Winter trotzdem eine gute Zeit für
jeden Luna Sea Fan, da am 12. Dezember ihre neue Single veröffentlicht
The End of the Dream - LUNA SEA Live 2012 - 2013 26. Januar 2013, Taipei (Taiwan) - Neo Studio (Tickets kaufen) 27. Januar 2013, Taipei (Taiwan) - Neo Studio (Tickets kaufen) 2. Februar 2013, Hong Kong - Asia World-Expo Arena (Tickets kaufen) 5. Februar 2013, Bangkok (Thailand) - Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani (Tickets kaufen) 8. Februar 2013, Singapore - The Star Theater (Tickets kaufen)