Anyone up for Round 2?! 😀 In a move that caught most fans unaware, Japanese superband L’ Arc~en~Ciel announced their second world tour — covering seven venues in three continents!
L’ Arc~en~ciel is — for the uninitiated, one of the most popular and influential bands to ever come out of Japan. They have sold over thirteen millions albums, sixteen million singles, and millions more in VHS and DVD sales. Composed of Hyde (vocals), Ken (guitar), Tetsu (bass), and Yukihiro (drums), the band is also known for popular themes for anime shows such as Rurouni Kenshin, Final Fantasy, and Gundam.
The initial tour dates have been announced as follows, with more to come as arrangements are made:
Hong Kong: 3 March 2012 @ Asia World Expo Arena
Bangkok: 7 March 2012 @ Impact Arena
Shanghai: 10 March 2012 @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Taipei: 17 March 2012 @ TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall
New York: 23 March 2012 @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
London: 11 April 2012 @ indigO2
Paris: 14 April 2012 @ Le Zenit