Mayday

The Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday who is hugely popular all across Asia, have performed 4 times in their worldwide tours with more than 10,000,000 fans and received more than 150 music awards from around the world. The super band from Asia who has hit many milestones across the international stage will take a new history-making step in Japan this summer.

They are confirmed for a two day show on August 28 and 29 at the sacred venue of music – the Nippon Budokan. This was announced on March 29, the anniversary date of forming their band, Mayday. Since Mayday started performing in Japan in fall 2013, they have collaborated with celebrated musicians such as TERU and TAKURO from GLAY, flumpool, and Takeshi Kobayashi.

They have appeared on TV Asahi’s Music Station and Summer Sonic, and also provided the theme song for Fuji Television’s TV series Bitter Blood (2014). Despite their success, it is still considered record-breaking speed to perform at the Nippon Budokan for a foreign artist who started working with Japan less than a year.

This is a remarkable accomplishment especially for a Taiwanese rock band. This concert at Budokan shall be the most meaningful milestone for Mayday in the last 16 years since they made their debut. Mayday has performed at many world-class venues such as the Hong Kong Coliseum, Taipei Arena, National Stadium (Kaohsiung), Shanghai Stadium, Beijing National Stadium, and Madison Square Garden in NY, but all the members have been dreaming of performing at the Nippon Budokan for a long time – to them it was like a missing piece of the puzzle in their hearts.

At last, they are confirmed to perform at the venue where all the international superstars they respect have performed such as The Beatles and Eric Clapton. Each member of Mayday has sworn to make these concerts successful to the fullest. These two day performances will have different themes with attractions filled with surprises – the first day is ~DO YOU EVER SHINE~ and the last day is ~Dakishimete~ – they strongly hope to deliver unforgettable inspirations and memories for all the audience members.

Also, five members of Mayday have commented “The concerts of Mayday are created not only by us but also with everyone who comes to our venues so it is never too late to join Mayday!” For the fans overseas, they also comment, “We want to create legendary shows at the Nippon Budokan with fans from all over the world!”

Mayday

Moreover, performing at the Nippon Budokan is significant because there is an underlying meaning that they have started full-scale activities in Japan. It carries a meaning of “wishing to create one Asia beyond borders and language barriers.” Therefore, in order to have both Japanese and foreign fans experience these memorable events, Mayday plans to hold official travel tours for fans not only FROM cities in Japan, but many other Asian countries.

Also, preceded by these concerts at the Nippon Budokan, the new single YOU RLEGEND ~Moyuru Inochi~ will be released in June. This latest song will be sung in Japanese and should be performed for the first time at the Nippon Budokan!


 

Comments from Members

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ASHIN(阿信)[Vocal]

I will prepare to sing not only popular songs of Mayday but also many others in Japanese so that this will be a show that Japanese fans can enjoy too. We also make sure not to betray expectations of fans who come from far away. Our biggest hope is to produce a precious moment where all the fans from Asia can be one.

除了Mayday的代表曲目之外,当然也会演唱许多日文的歌曲,希望会是让日本的歌迷们都开心的演唱会。不过当然也不会辜负自远方而来的歌迷的期待。在演唱会中发生让亚洲歌迷融為一体的瞬间,是我们最期望的事

MONSTER(怪兽) [Guitar]

My Japanese musician friends are coming to see the shows as well so I want you all to witness this memorable concert with them. And the new single that will be released in June includes Nine Ball! This is the theme song for the film I starred in and this will be sung by both Ashin and me in Japanese so we hope you like the new single.

听说日本的音乐人超级好朋友们也都会来,希望他们可以共同见证这场值得纪念的演唱会。而6月份发行的新单曲裡将会收录「九号球」!这是我所主演的电影主题曲,会和阿信一起用日文演唱这首歌,希望大家也可以喜欢这首单曲。

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STONE(石头) [Guitar]

I have been at the Nippon Budokan to watch Eric Clapton’s concert but I never imagined myself standing there and playing guitar this early in my life. Let’s get together with Mayday in August and change the Budokan to a concert venue!

以前到日本武道馆看过艾立克克莱普顿的演唱会,没想到自己这麼快就能站在武道馆的舞台上弹吉他。希望8月的时候大家可以和五月天一起,把武道馆变成Live House!

MASA(玛莎) [Bass]

A gigantic elephant robot has been appearing suddenly at our recent shows and I plan to put the elephant robot in my suitcase and bring it to Japan!

最近我们的演唱会有一隻巨大的机器大象会突然出现在舞台上,希望我的行李箱能装得下那隻专属的机器大象运到东京!

MING(冠佑)[Drums]

I am very happy to perform at the Nippon Budokan. I’ve been dreaming of this for a while. Also, because the concerts will be held for 2 days, I don’t have to suffer deciding between “Tsukemen (Dip Noodles)” and “Yakiniku (Japanese Barbecue)” for our after party LOL

真的很高兴可以登上一直期待的日本武道馆办演唱会。而连续两天的两场演出,庆功宴会场可以不必在沾麵与烧肉两者间做痛苦的抉择,各安排一天就可以了!(笑)


 

Concert Information

Mayday “Just Rock It 2015 TOKYO” at Nippon Budokan 28,29 August 2015_poster

Title: Mayday “Just Rock It 2015 TOKYO” at Nippon Budokan

Show Theme of the Day:

• 28th Show: ~DO YOU EVER SHINE ~
• 29th Show: ~Dakishimete~

Show Dates: August 28 (Fri) and 29 (Sat), 2015

Venue: Nippon Budokan
Open/Start:
• 28th Show: 18:00/19:00
• 29th Show: 16:00/17:00

Ticket in Advance:
• All-assigned Seats 8,500 Japanese Yen (Tax included)
• *3 years old or older must have a ticket
Ticket Release Date for General: July 19 (Sun)
Contact: DISK GARAGE: 050-5533-0888 (Weekdays 12:00~19:00)

<Official Travel Tour Information>

Overseas: There will be tours from/to Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul! Japan: There will be tours from/to Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka!

*These are also available for the fans from overseas who are arriving at the cities mentioned above.

April 20 (Mon) at 12pm: Announcement for details of the tours!
April 25 (Sat) at 12pm: Start accepting orders!

(For overseas, it will be April 25th 12pm at their local times.)

<CD Release Information>

Mayday New Single YOUR LEGEND ~Moyuru Inochi~ will be released on June 2015!

Title: YOUR LEGEND ~Moyuru Inochi~

Track Listing:

• YOUR LEGEND ~Moyuru Inochi~
• Nine Ball (*Double Vocal with MONSTER and ASHIN)
*Further details will be announced later

★Mayday “Just Rock It 2015 TOKYO” at Nippon Budokan Special Webpage:

■Japanese
http://www.mayday.jp/justrockit/

■Chinese (Traditional)
http://www.mayday.jp/justrockit/?tw/

■Chinese (Simplified)
http://www.mayday.jp/justrockit/?cn/

■English
http://www.mayday.jp/justrockit/?en/

■Korean
http://www.mayday.jp/justrockit/?kr/

★Mayday Janpanese Official Website:
http://www.mayday.jp/

★Mayday Japanese Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Mayday_JP

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