Ki/oon Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 1st of this year, and to commemorate the occasion, the company will hold an event called “Ki/oon 20 Years & Days.” There will be 20 shows held between April 7 and April 29 at the LIQUIDROOM Ebisu live house, featuring many of Ki/oon’s artists. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION was already announced last month, but more than 20 artists have been added in the latest lineup announcement. It was also revealed that L’Arc~en~Ciel will be holding a special concert as part of the event.
For L’Arc~en~Ciel, this will be their first time performing at a live house since 7 years ago. The concert will be on April 20, limited to 777 people by free invitation. The invitations will be randomly given to fans who purchase L’Arc~en~Ciel’s upcoming album “BUTTERFLY” (out on February 8).
The concert will also be streamed live through Ustream, but the access code to view the stream will be randomly given to 100,000 people who purchase the album. The deadline to apply (for both lotteries) is February 13.
The artists that have been named as part of the “Ki/oon 20 Years & Days” event so far are:
- ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
- Inoue Joe
- Group Damashii
- The Gospellers
- Sumioka Rina
- NICO Touches the Walls
- HOME MADE Kazoku
- Magokoro Brothers
It is reported that about 40 artists will participate, with the rest to be announced later. Ki/oon Records will also announce at a later date which artists will perform on which days.
It's been so long since I've seen news of Inoue Joe... And yea for AKFG and SID