I don’t know Japanese bands who do this
But it’s universal that bands really don’t hang out outside of work or photoshoots, like you might see jap bands kissing on the cheek on stage for fanservice (which is weak btw, I prefer watching them strip and tongue each other, thank god for oshare kei) but after disbanding they really don’t talk much, I mean you could tell how fake their laughs are in “making of videos”
I went to some arcade fire, classified shows and greets which were really fun and attentive, but no one knew they existed at those times so they don’t count.
How about the opposite? Limp bizkits front man Fred durst actually hates his fans because his music was very misinterpreted, and because they act like animals and thugs at live shows (just watch Woodstock 99, you can’t tell the difference between the slipknot duality video) people who just ruined his life, using his music and emotions for something else, changing his image forever to a “energetic show stomper, to a clown jumping around on stage” but he still cares for fans evident by his constant fear of “being a let down” on results may vary, which I thought was a great record, unfortunately a fanbase like limpbizkit who just wants 3 dollar bill and the nookie has no chance for a change, be careful what you wish for.
Bands like radiohead who spawn unintentional super singles like “creep” and fans just leave the shows after listening it (like literally the crowd is cut in half) so they just stop playing it all together
I know a lot of awesome forgotten bands who did a lot of free concerts, meet n greet, hanging out with fans, unreleased live only music, but those are special to me so I can’t tell.
The only heavy metal rock group that I’ll ever listen to, and respect, who don’t resort to tropes and quirks (like the album covers looking like a gothic emo Knight riding a dragon on top of Mount demaver or some shit like that) is A7X or avenged sevenfold, goddammit I love this band, very serious towards their fans about giving good concerts, they’re respectfull, kind, hardworking (they made not ready to die for call of duty in less then 3 days, a 6 minute song LESS THEN 3 DAYS) but that’s besides the point, they’re awesome, RIP THE REV.
Green day, It’s god favorite band, ever been to one of their shows? Unlike failing to get the stage pumping and flowing like U2, these people are phenomenal, and they don’t act too kindly to fans trying to fuck up their songs by going on stage pretending that they can play guitar, some would just make them look stupid, but they will straight up kick your ass (like oasis did at the backstage when they dragged one of the fan who kicked the guitarist)
You may not love green day, but you love green day.
The roots do online meeting talks and others being a hip hop super group its no wonder them being respected and close to fans.
The most notable band I can think, and who I went to live shows in texas and other steers, despite hating live music and who is really close to their fanbase even how shitty and two faced they are, is actually Linkin Park, they held a few free major concerts before, sometimes they would get together to do a free show in a bar or just the metro, sometimes going out handing pamphlets old school style and see if anyone would recognize them, and they were really close in fact often kicking older replacement members just to get their original bassist back.
And because their mainstream attention is dead, so this is the biggest international fanbase you can find but be warned, all you can find are Iranians spamming “IS THIS THE NEW SINGER?” or “THIS SOUNDS LIKE CHESTER” on every. Fucking. Rock. Video. That has nothing to do with the band. Not to mention the over usued cringy “sang like an angel, screamed like a demon” or “one man saved millions, millions couldn’t save one” just Fucking say it you assholes, you hated the new album, Chester killed himself like every other has been rock group, and now they comment like redditors circlejerking, patting themselves on the back.
It went to the point of Mike being fed up and faces this head on, oh yeah he plays among us with other fans, makes songs on twitch and what not.
But getting closer to your fans isn’t really that great, since they act like you’re their soldier buddies, the reason kpop groups are so popular is well… They distance themselves from fans, being hot is just an added bonus for fangrils, and boys if you’re in to that kinda stuff, and a lot of lonely people exist so… Fantasise away. Unsolicited beaver haircut Koreans for everyone.
Watch Any miku 3d concert and you’ll know what I’m saying.
It’s not that, it’s biased or anything logical or that it’s too expensive to meet international fans online, or too much work setting up, it’s just that theyve more important things and matters to attend, like fuck fangirls or get wasted and contemplate life acting like a passive waste as their life is dispatched with haste (like the video of the front man of golden bombers 2 hour long video of insanity) they just don’t care lmao.
Becarefull what you wish for, what you see beautiful in the distance, is ugly next to you.