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SMAP, Yuzu, Perfume & Other Artists To Perform For NHK's Earthquake Disaster Anniversary Concert

Feb. 19th, 2014 | 08:20 pm

SMAP, Yuzu, Perfume & Other Artists To Perform For NHK's Earthquake Disaster Anniversary Concert

NHK will be airing a two-hour live broadcast of its special program called "3 Years Since the Earthquake 'Ashita e' Concert" to commemorate the Tohoku Earthquake that hit Japan almost 3 years ago.

The line-up of artists who will be performing at the live are Sayuri Ishikawa,Kis-My-Ft2, Kobukuro, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Masashi Sada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Chisato Moritaka, SMAP, Perfume, Yuzu, and AKB48. The last 4 artists have participated annually in the program. Same as them, SMAP member Masahiro Nakai and NHK announcer Yumiko Udo are the yearly host of the event.

Catch its March 10th broadcast at 7:30PM (JST).

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Perfume To Hold Second "Perfume Fes"

Feb. 19th, 2014 | 08:17 pm

Perfume To Hold Second "Perfume Fes"

Perfume will be holding their second "Perfume Fes" starting on March 15th. The techno-pop trio started this concert last year and due to its success, another one will be done this year. Some of the artists that will be performing with the group are 9nine, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, RIP SLYME,9mm Parabellum Bullet, RHYMESTER, Motohiro Hata, Yu Takahashi, andMAXIMUM THE HORMONE.

It will be the first time that fellow member Ayaka Nishiwaki (A-chan) will be performing with her sister Sayaka Nishiwaki, who happens to be a member of the idol group, 9nine.

Moreover, there will be a total of 6 locations (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Shizuoka, Ishikawa, Kagawa, and Kagoshima) and 8 performances in Japan alone and it will end in South Korea.

Check out the list of detailed schedules below

Perfume FES!! 2014
March 15 (Sat) : Tokyo, NHK Hall -- Perfume / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

March 16 (Sun) : Tokyo, NHK Hall -- Perfume / RIP SLYME

March 20 (Thu) & 21 (Fri): Hiroshima, Ueno Gakuen Hall -- Perfume / 9nine

April 4 (Fri) : Shizuoka, Shizuoka City Culture Hall -- Perfume / 9mm Parabellum Bullet

April 7 (Mon) : Ishikawa, Honda no Mori Hall -- Perfume / RHYMESTER

April 9 (Wed) : Kagawa, Alpha Anabuki Hall -- Perfume / Hata Motohiro

April 11 (Fri) : Kagoshima, Kagoshima Citizen's Cultural Hall -- Perfume / Takahashi Yu

April 20 (Sun) : South Korea, UNIQLO-AX -- Perfume / MAXIMUM THE HORMONE

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Tracklist - Sweet Refrain by Perfume

Dec. 8th, 2013 | 11:47 am


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Tracklist - LEVEL 3 by Perfume

Dec. 8th, 2013 | 11:44 am


Tracklist

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Full Version Of Perfume's Newest Single "Sweet Refrain"

Dec. 8th, 2013 | 11:40 am

Full Version Of Perfume's Newest Single "Sweet Refrain" Unveiled

Techno-pop trio Perfume is up for another single release as their newest song "Sweet Refrain" hits the stores on November 27th. But for the fans who can't wait to hear it, the full version of the song has been unveiled through the girls' weekly radio show, "Perfume LOCKS!".

It will come in two editions, a regular edition and a limited edition. Both covers and track list have been revealed. "Sweet Refrain" is currently being used as the theme song for the second season of the TV Asahi drama "Toshidensetsu no Onna" starring Masami Nagasawa.

Track List:
1. Sweet Refrain
2. 恋は前傾姿勢 (Koi wa Zenkeishisei)
3. Sweet Refrain -Original Instrumental-
4. 恋は前傾姿勢 (Koi wa Zenkeishisei) -Original Instrumental-

Regular Edition
http://i.imgur.com/dRhZREV.png
Limited Edition
Short PV For Perfume's Latest Single "Sweet Refrain" Revealed

Check out Perfume as they hold their Dome Tour in December particularly at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on December 7th to 8th and at Tokyo Dome on December 24th to 25th.

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Short PV For Perfume's Latest Single "Sweet Refrain"

Dec. 8th, 2013 | 11:33 am

Short PV For Perfume's Latest Single "Sweet Refrain" Revealed

The full audio for Perfume's latest release "Sweet Refrain" has been unveiled last week, as well as the full details about the single. Following that, a short PV was made available on their official YouTube channel.

Sweet Refrain is set to hit music stores on November 27th, weeks before their scheduled Kyocera & Tokyo Dome concerts. The PV shows the techno-pop trio in their simple but creative moves that goes well with the song, dressed in black outfits.

Check out the 2-minute PV

http://www.youtube.com/v/P7NHJvWgG1w

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Koki Tanaka Leaves KAT-TUN

Oct. 10th, 2013 | 06:33 pm

Koki Tanaka Leaves KAT-TUN

Shocking new for KAT-TUN fans. It was announced today through Johnny's official web-site that KAT-TUN's rapper Koki Tanaka retired from the group as of September 30th.

Johnny's Entertainment stated that Tanaka has repeatedly violated the terms of his contract with the agency, and so a decision was made to cut him from the group. Both parties came to this agreement. Koki is determined to continue working in the entertainment circle and will announce the details later on. He also left a message of apology for the band members, thanking for their friendship, saying that he couldn't get to where he is now without them.

KAT-TUN has previously lost it's lead singer Jin Akanishi in July 2010. He left the band to pursue a solo career, but remained under Johnny's Entertainment label. KAT-TUN is going to continue their activities as a band of four and are asking fans to support them until the end.

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Perfume: New Album “LEVEL3” & Video “1mm”

Oct. 10th, 2013 | 06:28 pm

Perfume: New Album “LEVEL3” & Video “1mm”

Electro-pop girl band Perfume have recently announced the release of a new album LEVEL3 on October 2nd. Limited Edition of the upcoming release will consist of CD and DVD with 3 videos. Video part will include the music video 1mm, the video Perfume no tada tada radio gasuki da kara RADIO!, and the live show Zutto suki dattanjyake-sasurai no men kata Perfume FES!!, where Perfume competed on three different “Zepp” venues with artists:Kazuyoshi Saito, Tamio Okuda and the band Maximum The Hormone!

The combination of the bands is merely incredible. It’s so Japanese to put on one stage such different genre bands and conduct the genre “battles” between the non-combination bands, like between the monsters of hard-core/metal-core scene Maximum the Hormone and electro-pop idol band Perfume. Nevertheless, it is the most curious thing about Japanese music culture.

CD
01. Enter the Sphere
02. Spring of Life(Album-mix)
03. Magic of Love(Album-mix)
04. Clockwork
05. 1mm
06. Mirai Museum
07. Party Maker
08. Furikaeru to iru yo
09. Point
10. Daijyobanai
11. Handy Man
12. Sleeping Beauty
13. Spending all my time(Album-mix)
14. Dream Land

Limited Edition (CD+DVD)
DVD
- 1mm -Video Clip-
- Zutto suki dattanjyake-sasurai no men kata Perfume FES!! -video-
- Perfume no tada tada radio gasuki da kara RADIO! -video-

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Perfume Concert To Be Broadcast In Los Angeles

Jul. 4th, 2013 | 12:04 am

Perfume Concert To Be Broadcast In Los Angeles

Perfume's upcoming live concert in London will be broadcast in Los Angeles during a special one-time special event put together by Live Viewing Japan.

Perfume will be going on tour through Europe in July. The tour, titled "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd", will bring the trio to London on July 5th. The concert will be broadcast in Los Angeles on July 7th at 1pm local time.

The special event will be held at Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE. Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased at perfumeliveviewinginla.com.

While Perfume goes on a short tour, the group is always in the middle of preparing for their upcoming album "Level 3". Although no details regarding the album have been released, it is expected to be released this fall.

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Perfume Announces New Album Release and Dome Tours

Jul. 4th, 2013 | 12:02 am

Perfume Announces New Album Release and Dome Tours

Perfume is very well occupied this year with all their piled up concert tours, singles and album releases. Following their latest single "Magic of Love", Perfume has announced that they will be releasing a new album titled "Level 3"and is set to be out this fall.

Moreover, after finishing their Perfume Fes Live Tour, the techno-pop trio is once again scheduled for two more concerts. This time, it will be held at both domes in Osaka and Tokyo during the holiday season. The Kyocera Dome Osaka tour will be done on December 7 and 8 while the Tokyo Dome tour will be on December 24 and 25.

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