Japanese all-girl rock act and Epic Records Japan recording artist, SCANDAL [JP], has announced a series of live concert dates that will see the band performing in select cities in the United States and Mexico later in Summer 2018. The news was announced by the group’s management company, ROOFTOP, Inc.
SCANDAL [JP] is one of Japan’s most popular rock bands, epitomizing the “J-Rock” aesthetic. The 4-piece unit adeptly blends pop, rock and alternative music sensibilities with hip and contemporary fashion sensibilities and unstoppable girl star power. The group’s singles “Harukaze” and “Shunkan Sentimental” were the opening theme songs for the anime series Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the band also contributed the song, “Daybreak Meteor Shower,” as the theme to the Pokemon feature film, Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction.
The band embarks on its latest tour in support of its new record, Honey, which was released in February 2018.
SCANDAL [JP] Summer 2018 North American Tour Dates
- Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – New York City, New York at Playstation Theatre (Tickets – www.playstationtheater.com/events/detail/354240)
- Friday, September 7, 2018 – San Francisco, California at The Regency Ballroom (Tickets – www.theregencyballroom.com/events/detail/354195)
- Sunday, September 9, 2018 – Anaheim, California at House of Blues (Tickets – www.livenation.com/events/829179-sep-9-2018-scandal)
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Monterrey, Mexico at Escena (Tickets – www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1693856)
- Friday, September 14, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico at El Plaza Condesa (Tickets – www.elplaza.mx)
- Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Dallas, Texas at The Bomb Factory (Ticket sale link TBA)
With the band’s newest Epic Record Japan release, SCANDAL [JP]l sought to deliver an album of love songs, told from a female point of view. The band’s eighth studio album, Honey, peaked at number three on the Japanese Oricon weekly sales charts and extended the band’s streak of being the only girl group to consecutively have each of their albums place the Oricon Top 5. The album features ten tracks including a rendition of the band’s 10th Anniversary single, “Take Me Out.”
Lead singer Haruna explains, “We focused this album around what we individually like to do as well as what we like to do as a group. We wanted to make music that represents all of us and also songs and subjects told from the standpoint of a girls’ band. We also wanted to go all-in for the 10 year anniversary of our debut. Honey pays homage to that and also shows has we have continued to evolve as a group.”