Osaka-based rock band SCANDAL announced their plans to tour the world recently and the tour dates and locations are finally starting to shape up! The tour is titled "SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 'HELLO WORLD'" and is their first all-inclusive world tour.
Fresh off their recent album "HELLO WORLD" and their single "Image" they are set to take the world by storm this spring. The tour kicks off in Europe with stops in France, London and Essen in April. The quartet then continues on to Asia with an undisclosed show in Singapore and a show in Taiwan. They then head off to North America for an appearance at Anime Central and three concerts.
Now it is the US shows that interest this author, and all of us at A-To-J Connections, most of all. They have a show in Chicago on May 15th followed the next week by two in the Southern California area (With a show in Mexico in between). One in the House of Blues Anaheim on May 22nd and one at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on May 23rd. While these shows are in great locations and in amazing venues, some might see some problems with timing. These dates sadly conflict with Fanime Con in San Jose which A-To-J Connections has committed to attend, but they are sure to be amazing shows that no one should miss out on! The tour continues, and wraps up, in Hong Kong on May 29th. The group then returns to Japan.
The official site for the tour can be found below along with links to purchase tickets for most of the announced shows.
SCANDAL is a four-piece all-girl Pop/Rock band that formed in 2006. They debuted in 2008 with the single "DOLL" and would go onto major success when their debut album "BEST SCANDAL" took the #5 spot on the Oricon charts, the first time since ZONE that a girl band debuted in the top five. They have released twenty-three singles and six albums since their debut and have performed all around the world including the US, Europe and Asia. Their contributions musically to anime by way of theme songs and their constant touring has ensured that their worldwide fan base has remained consistently large. Their most recent single "Image" was released on November 11, 2014.
Official SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 webpage: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/scandal/worldtour2015/
● Lead Vocals/Guitar - Haruna Ono
● Lead Guitar/Vocals - Mami Sasazaki
● Bass/Lead Vocals - Tomomi Ogawa
● Drums/Keyboards/Vocals - Rina Suzuki