As someone who doesn’t really follow any sort of world news, is there any expectation of Japanese artists being allowed to tour the states any time soon? I think I saw Acme had some shows in the states, so I’m holding out hope Dir will be coming here soon too…
They’re allowed to tour and some are actually doing it. However, most bands probably decide not to do it because it’s still too risky. SCANDAL recently toured the US, one member got sick during the tour and they had to cancel the remaining dates. Considering the infected person has to isolate during that time, they can’t continue touring and probably have to pay cancellation fees to the venues, they are probably really hesitating to tour abroad, unless it’s just 2 or 3 dates which is stupid from an economic point of view.
(Also all gaijins have corona, everybody in Japan knows that)
Those explanations make a lot of sense. It’s definitely a huge bummer, but totally reasonable from a risk and cost-benefit point of view. I’ll absolutely be making it a point to go if they come within 200 miles of me. Which is pretty easy to do lol.
So, same old spiel: Which songs stay, which ones rotate?
I’m certain that the “new” songs will stay - T.D.F.F., Perfume, Oboro, 13 and ain’t~.
That leaves us with 14 songs.
Next, I’m also expecting the remakes to stay, because they kind of bridge the gap between old and current - Rasetsukoku, Ash, Wake, Obscure, 3rd Empire.
That leaves us with 9 songs, although maybe Rasetsukoku and Obscure might rotate out.
I can see Hageshisa and CHILD PRAY staying as well, same for -saku- (the two songs before encore are rarely changed anyway).
That leaves us with around 6 songs to rotate.
We have yet to get songs from GAUZE, Kisou, MARROW, UROBOROS, ARCHE and TIW.
As well as some indies stuff, but I wouldn’t expect too much in that regard, tbh.
Where’s I’ll. Iirc, it won in that “SONG BATTLE” marathon or smth.
Schwein no Isu from Gauze, Bottom of the Death Valley 2013 from Kisou, anything from Marrow, Vinushka from Uroboros, STU from Arche, and maybe Aka/Keigaku/Ranunculus from TIW? Those would be my obvious choices.
Honestly, I kinda expected them to do the indies cuts today and tomorrow at the fan club limited shows, and then the more unspectacular ones at the regular shows.
So as long as I’ll doesn’t show up tomorrow, I wouldn’t be surprised if it won’t show up at all, tbh.
But yeah, even if they rotate songs from the missing albums in, it will probably be mostly singles ._.