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Popular Japanese Rock Band: L’Arc~en~Ciel

L’Arc~en~Ciel was formed by the group leader and bass guitarist, Tetsuya, in Osaka, Japan.  The members are HYDE(Vocal, Guitar), KEN (Guitar), Tetsuya(Bass), and Yukihiro(Drums) now.  The Drummer and Guitarist have changed a few times since the creation of the group back in 1991.

March 2012 was L’Arc~en~Ciel’s 20th anniversary!  To celebrate the group had a live concert tour.  Starting with a domestic tour in Japan, they then continued the world tour through 10 different countries.  Over 450,000 people came out to cheer L’Arc~en~Ciel on!

One year and 10 months later,  L’Arc~en~Ciel had a two day concert (March 21st and 22nd, 2014) at the Kokuritsu (National) Stadium. This time 160,000 people came out to listen to the group!

L’Arc~en~Ciel has a wide music range, from a ballads to more up-tempo songs, which appeals to a large number of people.  All four members write songs for their group which creates these fantastic variations in their music.  In addition to the bands musical appeal, the Vocalist, HYDE, is especially attractive which helps with the groups appeal.  It is hard to believe that HYDE is 45 years old!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpz3MOqXOVQ
L’Arc en Ciel – at Kokuritsu Stadium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMrbfX6C7gc
L’Arc en Ciel – Honey (World Tour 2012)

L’arc en ciel – Good Luck My Way

>> L’Arc~en~Ciel Site

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