April 3rd, 2014

TegoMass Serenades 15,000 Fans during Yokohama Arena Tour

Last Mar 28th, NEWS‘s special unit - Tegomass- consisting of Tegoshi Yuya and Masuda Takahisa performed the 4th leg of their “Tegomass no Seishun” nationwide tour at Yokohama Arena. This is the first time in 2 years and 4 months that the two performed at the venue.

The duo chose to charm audiences with their singing ability than stage a grand production number. In a simple production, uncommon in Johnny’s, the two delivered Tegomass’s music to the audience without using Johnny’s usual flashy effects.

Tegomass sang 22 songs where they include songs from their newest album,”Tegomass no Seishun”. During their “Aoi Bench” performance, the two even chose to ditch the microphone and sang it in raw voice with15,000 fans listening quietly. “He (Tegoshi) has a bigger voice while mine is likely to be gone after this song,” Masuda joked afterward.

Sanspo, Sponichi, and Hochi Yomiuri

credits MIKU via JnewsengJnewseng
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A Johnny's talent punches a woman in the face on the JR Ikebukuro station platform

November 14 last year, Shuukan Bunshun discovered that a Johnny's talent punched a certain Ms. A (20s) in the face on the Saikyo line platform of the JR Ikebukuro station. The woman was badly wounded from this incident and required surgery.

The name of the Johnny's talent is Hikaru Iwamoto of the group Snow Man.

"Ms. A was originally a die-hard fan of Iwamoto, and has always followed him for a couple of years now. She spent most of the money she earned from her part-time jobs to attend concerts and purchase goods. Ms. A followed him on that day as he was coming home from the rehearsal studio, which led to the talent getting irritated and punching her at the station." - (acquaintance of Ms. A)

After Ms. A was checked up at the hospital, it was discovered that the orbital floor of her right eye socket and the inner wall was fractured. Johnny's Jimusho has admitted the incident, but has yet to issue an apology.
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