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Herman Yau, myself, and Erica Lee
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
ACF 1698: One-night only screenings of J-rock band GLAY concert film coming soon
CONCERT FILM ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY AND SET TO THRILL J-ROCK FANS IN SAN
FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES
Bestselling Japanese Rock Band Performance Presented In A Special
Live Concert Film In Exclusive One-Night-Only Screenings!
Only a few days remain to secure tickets to
attend the San Francisco and Los Angeles theatrical screenings of the GLAY: STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in
OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM live concert film.
The film, which captures
a mesmerizing live performance by the bestselling J-rock band, will play for
one-night-only in San Francisco on Friday, November 16th at 8:00pm,
at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema, and also on Saturday, November 17th in Los
Angeles at 6:00pm at the Downtown Independent Theatre. Advance tickets are
$20.00 and are available for the San Francisco screening at: www.newpeopleworld.com/films/films-11-2012/, and for Los Angeles at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282701
Tickets are also available at respective theatre
box offices on the day-of screenings.
original 4-hour live performance took place in Osaka on July 28th
and 29th before a massive audience of more than 100,000 people and was
adapted into the special 3-hour concert film, depicting the best moments of the
legendary performance on July 29th and featuring many of the band’s
greatest hits. Additional information on this special event can be found at:http://www.liveviewing.jp/glay-screenings/.
As a special
bonus, attendees for the San Francisco and Los Angeles screenings will also
receive a special commemorative GLAY notebook that was originally only given to
concert goers that bought a GLAY CD at one of the band’s live shows. Notebooks
will be given out on-site at theatre locations on a first-come/first-served
basis, while supplies last.
Since their debut in 1994, GLAY has led the music
scene in Japan to become one of the best-selling rock acts in the country and
has also garnered a substantial worldwide following. To-date, the 4-piece band
has released an astounding 45 singles and has sold more than 40 million albums
in Japan alone.
name “GLAY” is a deliberate misspelling of the word “gray”, which represents
the style of music the members wanted to play; a mixture between rock (black)
and pop (white). Takuro, the band’s founder and leader, writes most of Glay's
songs and music and is an ardent Beatles fan and the group’s music is heavily
influenced by English as well as American rock fans. Although GLAY primarily
composes songs in the rock genre, they have also written songs in styles
ranging from reggae to gospel. Due to their musical diversity, beautiful lyrics
and wonderful melodies, the band has emerged as one of the most successful and
well known bands in Japan, and most of Asia. The members of GLAY are also heavily
involved in a variety of social and charitable causes.
About Live Viewing Japan:
Live Viewing Japan is a Japanese-based media distribution company
focused on bringing a variety of entertainment properties to a global
theatre-going audience. More information on the company and its projects is
available at: www.liveviewing.jp.