In celebration of their 20th anniversary in the music industry and their new album “TOWA”, Japanese folk/pop duo YUZU (ゆず) are embarking on their very first Asia tour titled “YUZU Asia Tour 2016 Summer NATSUIRO”.
And guess what? Singapore is getting another dose of J-pop goodness as band members Yūjin Kitagawa (北川悠仁) and Kōji Iwasawa (岩沢厚治) will be making a pitstop at *Scape The Ground Theatre later this year.
Since their debut in October 1997, 38 out of 43 of the band’s singles have charted on the top 5 spots on the Oricon charts for sales. Among their greatest hits, 2004’s “Eiko no Kakehashi” was chosen as the theme song for NHK’s Athens Olympics broadcast, which became a huge hit across the country.
“This dream will finally be realised this year, on our 20th anniversary. The name of the tour, NATSUIRO, is our debut song and one that captures what we are about. We are hoping that these shows will be an introduction to all our fans seeing us for the first time. We are taking ourselves back to the beginning, viewing this as a new starting line in hopes that we will be able to deliver a worthy performance to all of you in Asia,” YUZU said in a statement.
The Japanese duo also recently unveiled their new artwork and tour emblem. Designed by Japanese artist Eri Okamoto, the tour emblem shows 2 furry monkeys holding sensu, which is a depiction of YUZU jumping out of Japan. The artwork on the other hand, was shot at the Shichirigahama Beach in Kamakura, Kanagawa, the same beach the duo shot their very first music video “NATSUIRO”.
Brought to you by Live Nation Japan and Avex Asia, the details for “YUZU Asia Tour 2016 Summer NATSUIRO” are as follows:
- Date: 9th July 2016 (Saturday)
- Time: 7pm
- Venue: *Scape, The Ground Theatre (Level 2)
- Ticketing: S$138, S$118
Source: Pop Culture Online.