The rise of COVID-19 and safety concerns have caused VERSAILLES to postpone the release of their 10th single EMPEROR. The band planned to release the single on July 15 alongside works from vocalist KAMIJO and guitarist HIZAKI. However, the nationwide state of emergency has made it impossible for them to prepare physical copies of the CDs by that date. Consequently, KAMIJO’s album PERSONA and HIZAKI grace project’s single PAVANE will be delayed as well.
The band left a statement on Cheatu Agency, the official website of the label the musicians operate out of. The statement doesn’t include a new release date or an estimated time of arrival, nor the prospect of a digital release. However, they do have a few comforting words for the fans who are surely saddened by the news.
A notice regarding the upcoming three title release
Thank you for your support.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those currently affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and hope that things will return to some sense of normalcy soon.
Regarding the July 15 2020 release date of the three titles below, considering the current state of emergency in Japan, the health and safety of our artists, musicians, and staff is our top priority. It has become difficult to make preparations that would enable us to meet the planned release date, including being unable to prepare the CDs for release. It is with great sadness that we must postpone the planned release date.
Please accept our deepest apologies for the inconvenience – we know that many of you were looking forward to the release.
Thank you for your understanding.
VERSAILLES’s new single “EMPEROR”
KAMIJO’s new album “PERSONA”
HIZAKI grace project’s new single “PAVANE”
We plan to keep you updated as this situation develops, so stay tuned for new information!