With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

ACF 1226: Japanese rock group L’arc~en~Ciel’s 20th anniversary concert film coming to 9 U.S. cities

Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to an international audience, has announced a spectacular one-night-only music event for L'Arc~en~Ciel taking place simultaneously in nine major U.S. cities on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7:00pm local time:

The Best of L'Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium is presented in partnership with Maverick DC Group and celebrates the legendary rock band’s 20th Anniversary, traces their colorful history, and captures the group in action at a 2011 concert performed for more than 100,000 people.  More information about this exclusive one-night-only event is available at: http://bit.ly/larcenciel. (Note - please select the “English” language option on the Live Viewing Japan web page)

The cities that will host the Best of L'Arc~en~Ciel event include:
Baltimore, MD                                  
Boston, MA              
Chicago, IL                                       
Houston, TX                                     
Los Angeles, CA
Orange, CA                                                              
New York, NY – Two locations                                                                 
San Francisco/Bay Area, CA         
Seattle, WA                                      

Tickets to the event will be available through the on-line link only. No pre-sale tickets will be sold at theatre box offices.

L'Arc~en~Ciel is one of the biggest rock groups to ever come out of Japan and they enjoy a major global following,” says Live Viewing Japan Executive Director Hiroki Kotani. “This is a very special opportunity to witness the energy of their live concert performance on the big screen and hear the on-stage power of this band with digital theatrical sound. We look forward to helping celebrate L'Arc~en~Ciel’s 20th anniversary and their new world tour and delighting fans with this special event!”

L'Arc~en~Ciel (meaning “Rainbow”) formed in Osaka, Japan in 1991 and became widely known for their glam-influenced stage fashions, frenetic live shows, and punk/new wave inspired music.  The group has achieved legendary status at home and abroad, selling over 13 million albums, 16 million singles, and they remain a major force and influence on the Japanese music scene.

To further celebrate their two decades together, L'Arc~en~Ciel put on a "20th L'Anniversary LIVE" at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium on May 28th and 29th, 2011 with each day dedicated to one-half of their storied career. The concert will be presented by Live Viewing Japan at the exclusive one-night-only event on November 29th.

The group recently announced the " L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012” to celebrate their 20th anniversary and will play New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 23rd, 2012. L'Arc-en-Ciel released its newest single, “X X X,” on October 12th and it shot to #1 on the Japanese Oricon music charts, which is the country’s equivalent to Billboard and tracks music sales.

Live Viewing Japan looks to bring The Best of L'Arc~en~Ciel 2 Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium to a global audience and has plans to screen the performance in several more countries including the U.K., France, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

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.

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