The first festival to combine only Japanese and South Korean acts “Korea-Japan SUPER ROCK <Great Meeting>” has confirmed an impressive line-up for this year! The event will feature Japanese acts MIYAVI and SPYAIR with Codomo Dragon (コドモドラゴン) performing the opening act! For the Korean side of things we have the bands EVE and FTISLAND!
The festival will be held this summer on July 1 at the Jang Chung Arena in the capital of South Korea, Seoul. Tickets are available internationally through the online ticket website Interpark. In Japan, tickets can be purchased via l-tike HVM, if you’re however planning to obtain tickets through Korean retailers, the tickets are available at YES24.
To those who are planning on attending this eventful festival, let us prepare you with our little starter kit:
Let’s start off with MIYAVI! While he is mainly a musician, he has also been starred in Hollywood films such as Unbroken and the recent King Kong movie Kong: Skull Island. Currently, MIYAVI is on tour around the world, performing in the US and Europe as part of his World Tour 2017 Firebird. His most recent release, a best-of album titled ALL TIME BEST “DAY 2” included full footage of his Japan tour from 2016 which you can get a slice of below.
The rock band SPYAIR, a band well known for their music featured on anime such as Gintama, Bleach, Haikyuu!!, Gundam and more! The band has been consistently pushing releases for the past two years, the latest work being a single titled Be With.
Codomo Dragon is a visual kei band composed of five members who bring heavy sounds under a colorful image. And this is not their first time visiting South Korea. The guys had two performances there a couple of years ago in early 2015, taken place at the Queen Live Hall. Later that year they went on a short tour. The band also participated in the V Rock Night – B.P.R Music Festival Vol.02 – and Vol.03 along with label-mates Kiryu and Royz. We recently reported on their new single Kono Sekai Owari Da which you can read more about here.
FTISLAND is a band who produces separate music for both Japan and Korea. In their Japanese releases they sing in Japanese, and for their Korean releases they sing in Korean. FTISLAND is currently promoting their just-released seventh Japanese album UNITED SHADOWS, with an upcoming tour taking the band to the holy venue Nippon Budokan for their grand finale. In case you missed our latest article, have a listen at their new music video for Shadows.
You might remember EVE as that K-rock band who collaborated with visual kei band DuelJewel to produce an album called Fusion. In more recent events, EVE resumed activities with their original line-up to release a new album called Melody. Watch their newest music video for the title track featuring the multi-talented Kim Heechul (from boy band Super Junior), who happens to be a big fan of EVE, but strangely does not appear in the video.
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