For the very first time, popular rock band RADWIMPS will be performing in Singapore as part of their RADWIMPS GRAND PRIX 2014 tour, on June 7, 2014. RADWIMPS will be performing at TAB for the Singapore stop of their tour. The tour started on February 5 at Takasaki club FLEEZ in Japan. They are scheduled to hold a total of 44 shows at 33 venues, which includes their first overseas live performances in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
RADWIMPS was first formed in 2001, whose 5 original members were friend since middle school. Their activities centred around Yokohama, while attending school. In 2002, they were awarded the grand prize at the Yokohama High School Music Festival, with the song “Moshi mo”, which was subsequently released as their debut single in May 2003. Their first album was also released in the same year in July through the independent label, Newtraxx. The members then went on hiatus to focus on studies after a further guest appearance at the Yokohama High School Music Festival.
In March 2004, members Kei Aso, Yusuke Saiki and Akio Shibafumi decided not to resume band activities. RADWIMPS resumed activities with new members Satoshi Yamaguchi and Yusuke Takeda, who were acquaintances of the original members when they met at the Yokohama High School Music Festival. In between 2 tours, the band recorded and released their second album in March 2005. In November the same year, they made their major debut under Toshiba EMI with “Nijugoko-me no Senshokutai”, charting in the top 50.
Their major breakthrough came with the release of their 3rd album, which charted at 13th place on the Oricon charts. They achieved 2 number one singles with the release of “Order Made” and “Dada” in 2008 and 2011. Their 5th album was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Their 7th album, “X to O to Tsumi to” was released in December 2013, and also in Singapore on February 14, 2014. The band will be on tour in 2014.
RADWIMPS LIVE TOUR 2014 in SINGAPORE
The Singapore concert will take place in TAB, #02-29, 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 238879, Singapore on June 7, 2014. Doors open at 18:30 and the show will begin at 19:00.
Tickets will be available at $78 from MiTicket+ (https://www.miticketplus.com/) from March 1, 2014. This is an all-standing concert. The concert is also part of the Japan Music Festival, a SOZO project. (BUY TICKET HERE)
For more info please visit http://www.radwimps.jp and http://radwimps.japanmusicfestival.asia/