Johnny’s group Kanjani8 will embark on their first five-dome venue tour at the end of the year, it was revealed on September 6, reports Chunichi Sports and TV Asahi.
The group had already been set to perform at four dome stadium venues, but yesterday it was announced they would also perform at Nagoya Dome on Christmas Eve.
“Thankfully, now we can see our fans in Nagoya!” Shingo Murakami said.
It has been reported only three other Johnny’s groups have toured around all five dome stadiums: SMAP, KinKi Kids, and Arashi. For the Kanjani8, it will also be their first time performing at Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Nagoya Dome.
“I can’t believe it, I’m so happy we’re going on a 5 dome stadium tour. I hope I can show our fans how much I appreciate this, and make them happy by watching the concert,” Subaru Shibutani said.
A new album is also in talks of being released around November, which will include all of the group’s recent chart-topping hit singles like “T.W.L” and “My Home”.
Tadayoshi Okura said the tour comes at a good time following the group’s busy schedule this year with four single releases, becoming the main personality for 2011′s 24Hr TV, and getting their late night show re-scheduled for prime time television.
“We’ve had a lot of good news so finishing it with a 5 dome tour is perfect. I’ll do my best to make sure the energy doesn’t drop as we go into our eighth year,” he said.
Kanjani8′s tour will begin on November 23 in Sapporo, before moving onto Fukuoka, Tokyo, and Nagoya, before finishing up in Osaka on New Year’s Eve.