TOKIO will be the first Johnny’s artist in Summer Festival!
As both Johnny’s fans and festival lovers, this is quite a big surprise actually. The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two- or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day and vice versa.
The line-up contains many Japanese rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, and also international acts. And recently, it has been announced from Johnny’s official website (Johnny’s net) that TOKIO will be joining as a line up in SUMMER SONIC (Aug 2014) and JOIN ALIVE. The first one in “Iwamizawa JOIN ALIVE music festival” in Hokkaido on July 19 and 20 and also at “SUMMER SONIC” in Osaka on Aug 16 and 17.
This festival will commemorate their 20th anniversary since their debut and the launch of their best album.
It was announced before that TOKIO will be releasing a best of album this summer to commemorate their 20 years since their debut. The best of album is titled, “HEART“, and the tracklist will be determined by fan voting, so fans are encouraged to vote at TOKIO’s wesbite.
Furthermore, the group will embark on a National tour starting this August consisting of 12 cities and 13 performances. The first leg of their tour will be at Saitama Arena and will end at Nippon Budokan on Nov 2nd where TOKIO debuted live 20 years ago.