8:57 am - 12/23/2012
TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE becomes the youngest female group to hold a live concert at Nippon Budokan
On December 22nd, 5-member idol group TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE held a live concert at Nippon Budokan. Though the group attended an event, “Sashihara Rino Produce Daiikkai Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~“, held at the venue back in June, this was their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan.
During the live, the members’ ages that were not open to public until now, were revealed. The members’ ages are as follows; the leader Yamabe Miyu is 16 Konishi Ayano is 15 Arai Hitomi is 14 Nakae Yuri is 15, an Shoji Mei is 15. Along with this surprise announcement, it was also announced that the group has become the youngest female group to hold a live concert at Nippon Budokan.
Previously, Momoiro Clover Z made the record with their average age of 17.4 years old (as of OCtober 5th, 2012), however, TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE now broke it with their average age of 15 years old. (Note: the youngest male group to hold a live concert at the venue goes t Johnny’s Jr. with the average age of 14.5 (as of 2007), and as a solo artist, the record has been made in 1983, by Iwai Sayuri when she was 15 years and a month old.)
When the members thanked the audience of 6,500, they gave a glad shout for the girls.
The live started with “Limited addiction -Unlimited addiction Mirrorball Royal Mix-“, followed by several up-tempo tracks inclduing: “Discord“, “LolitA☆Strawberry in summer“, and “Bad Flower.” Then the girls performed popular tracks, “Kodou no Himitsu“, “Himawari to Hoshikuzu“, “Liar“, “Rock you!“, “Onnaji Kimochi“, and “Sparkle.” They also performed, “Futarikiri“, “Yakusoku“, and “Tsuki to Sayounara” which would be included in their upcoming 3rd album “Yakusoku” (to be released on January 30th), for the first time.
After the performance of “Attack Hyper Beat POP” as the last song, the members ran around the stage, and greeted the audience.