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Nippop News : B’Z – THE BEST SELLING BAND IN HISTORY OF JAPAN – RELEASE FIRST ENGLISH ALBUM (2012.08.20)

Rock Band To Kick Off North American Tour September 17th 

 

Formed in 1988, rock band B’z are guitarist Tak Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi

Inaba.  Over the span of twenty-four years, B’z have released 18 albums and 50

singles, with 46 singles consecutively debuting at Number One on Japan’s

Oricon Single Chart. B’z have sold over 80 million CDs in Japan alone, making

them the best-selling artist in Japan’s history.  

 

Known as Asia’s foremost guitar player, Matsumoto has joined legends Jimmy

Page, Joe Perry, Ace Frehley and Slash to become only the fifth guitarist in the

world to have his own Gibson signature Les Paul:  the Tak Matsumoto Doublecut

Custon Ebony Gibson.  http://bit.ly/PGbcgH

 

B’z first English-language album was released on July 25th and is available

now worldwide exclusively through iTunes.  The self-titled collection includes

the newly released single, “Into Free-Dangan-," which is featured in the video

game, Dragon’s Dogma and has sold over a million units worldwide and the

record’s opening track, “Love Bomb” (originally titled “Ai no

Bakudan”) was a Number One hit in Japan in 2005.  View the explosive video for

the track “Juice” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ivMiCqcpI.  All of

the songs on the new album have been re-produced with English lyrics to coincide

with B’z upcoming North American tour kicking off September 17th.

 

Matsumoto explains, “This will be our fourth U.S. tour.  We love playing for

American audiences, and are excited to share our first English-language release

with our fans.” 

 

B’z North American Tour Dates:

 

9/17  San Francisco, CA @The Warfield

 

9/19  Seattle, WA @The Showbox SODO

 

9/20  Vancouver BC @Orpheum Theatre

 

9/26  Toronto, ON @Sound Academy

 

9/28  Silver Spring, MD @The Fillmore

 

9/30  New York, NY @Best Buy Theater

 

10/7  Los Angeles, CA @Gibson Amphitheatre

 

www.bz-vermillion.com/intofree/

 

http://bz-vermillion.com/english/bz/

 

www.youtube.com/user/Bz

 

www.twitter.com/bz_official_en

 

www.facebook.com/bz.official

 

 

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