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6:48 pm - 06/03/2012

Honolulu, Hawaii establishes May 31st as ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel Day’



On May 31, rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel held the final performance of their world tour at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. As it’s their first concert in Hawaii, the City of Honolulu established this day as ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel Day‘.

Towards the end of the concert, the Mayor of Honolulu, Peter Carlisle, made a surprise appearance and declared May 31, 2012 as ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel Day’. Mayor Carlisle decided to make this day ‘L’Arc~en~Ciel Day’ to show gratitude to the band for choosing Hawaii as the last stop of their tour. The Mayor also felt they have made a great contribution to cultural activities, and built a bridge of friendship between Hawaii and Japan. After the big announcement, leader tetsuya was presented with an official statement, and the members took a commemorative photo.

With this, L’Arc~en~Ciel has become the 3rd Japanese artist to establish a day of remembrance in Hawaii. ‘TUBE Day‘ was created back on June 1st of 2000, and ‘Arashi Day‘ was born on March 30 and 31 in 2002. Vocalist hyde expressed, “Today became an amazing day. Since this is a paradise of rainbows (‘L’Arc~en~Ciel’ means ‘The Rainbow’ in French), I’m happy.

On this day, L’Arc~en~Ciel excited both local and Japanese fans by performing a total of 21 songs, including “HONEY” and “Niji“. “Since L’Arc Day has been made, I would like to hold a live here again,” said hyde.

Check out pictures from the concert below!

     

Source: Sanspo, TokyoHive

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WORLD TOUR AND FOR ITS SUCCESS :D
   

Will be waiting for the next epic world tour here in Philippines!!

squallina 3rd-Jun-2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Congrats, L'Arc! Hope you're getting good rest now after your big tour.

‘Arashi Day‘ was born on March 30 and 31 in 2002.

O_O Did I miss something or is my brain simply not functioning enough at this hour?
arara_chan 3rd-Jun-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Aiba: ''In 2002, Arashi was chosed to be the tourism ambassador of Hawaii, and we did a fan event in Hawaii. At that time, just for that year, Hawaii made those days Arashi Day!''
Amazing ne? xD I didn't knew of it either till I read this a few months ago xD
inachan89 3rd-Jun-2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
really??i didn't know too,that's cool^^
arara_chan 3rd-Jun-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
I guess so because it was Aiba's answer on question 1 here in this insoluble quiz. xD

http://vanillacherryice.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/arashis-quiz-show-from-popolo-magazine-june-09-issue/
inachan89 3rd-Jun-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
oh never read this quiz,thanks for the info^^
arara_chan 3rd-Jun-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
No problem^^
And you don't have to read it, it's impossible to get a high score xDD
... But it's really fun~ xD
inachan89 3rd-Jun-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
lol so true,like i'd know what they ate the day before,and Nino asking questions he also don't know the answers to XDDD
arara_chan 3rd-Jun-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Nino's question (or better: his answer) is the best part in this whole thing! xD I tried so hard to answer the questions the first time I did the quiz.. (Well soon I thought the want to kid me xD)
And when I read the answers I was like: You litlle malicious brat... tdjdgvfhjgdrshgfh!!! xDD
inachan89 4th-Jun-2012 10:42 am (UTC)
ahahahaah he's such a brat XDDD
squallina 5th-Jun-2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for filling me in! I had no idea! :D
arara_chan 5th-Jun-2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
No problem :D
arara_chan 3rd-Jun-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Amazing :) Congrats <3
kazeyumi 3rd-Jun-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
ohhh i hope they do come here! I've been waiting for them since I was 14! ;__;
kiranaharuka 4th-Jun-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
T^T did you vote already? i sure hope they'd come here :D
aibada 3rd-Jun-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I am going to really miss them after this ugh :(
cherrylng 3rd-Jun-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, so that explains that meme I saw in Tumblr XD

But it's quite cool though XD
cocori 3rd-Jun-2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
Kind of wish I went but I live on a different island. :/
iluvchukc 3rd-Jun-2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
what?! how come i didnt know they went here in hawaii?! damn it, if i knew they had a concert, i would have come!!!! awwwwwwwwww man!
yobebi 4th-Jun-2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Come to the Philippines, we'll gladly give you a whole Laruku month~
saiyanwizard 4th-Jun-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
L'Arc~en~Cielのコンサートに行きました. ハワイで5月31日は[ラルクの日]になりました!!!

I was there...and I can honestly say that it was the best concert I have ever been to in my entire life!!! I would be so happy if they came back sometime in the future on Laruku Day!
choyroer 5th-Jun-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Congratulations. If I were there, witnessing such a history. ~__~
Now, it's their 21 years in a band.
See you in 25th anniversary.
I wish your success in your solo project as well.

Edited at 2012-06-05 04:41 am (UTC)
riidaaisbest 5th-Jun-2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
Wish I could've gone (Had a previous engagement damn >_>)! Hope they'll one day come back :D.

Ah. (*bias*Arashi needs to come back on their former "Arashi Day" xD)
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