This year marks the 30th anniversary since the debut of one of the greatest Japanese bands of all time, LUNA SEA. Both the band and their loyal fans celebrated the milestone with a series of concerts, where they made a big announcement in front of their audience: the band’s 10th album is already in the works for a December 2019 release!
This time around, the band will count on the help of legendary producer Steve Lillywhite to record their next effort. Lillywhite has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, and Morrissey among others, however, this will be a first for the six-time Grammy award winner, as he has never worked with a Japanese band before. LUNA SEA will also experience something new by having a co-producer in their next record. Previously, all of the band’s music had been produced by themselves.
In other news, LUNA SEA just performed overseas for the first time in six years. The long-awaited show took place in Hong Kong in celebration of the 30th anniversary. The band performed for the last time outside Japan in the LUNA SEA ASIA LIVE TOUR 2012-2013 – The End of the Dream. They have also held a fan-club-only free live “DEAR SLAVES” on May 29 at Zepp Tokyo, and two lives for general attendees “Story of the ten thousand days” at the Nippon Budokan on May 31, and June 1.
LUNA SEA just dropped their double A-side single Sora no Uta (宇宙の詩) ~Higher and Higher~ / Hisobi on May 29 and released a music video for each song. Both of them are used as the first, and second opening theme of the mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin – Eve of the Red Comet. Be sure to check it out!