Yes! Mayday is finally coming to Japan to perform! They will have two concerts in January 2014.
Date: January 11, 2014 (Saturday)
Venue: NAMBA Hatch
Time: 16:00 (Doors open), 17:00 (Performance)
Date: January 12, 2014 (Sun)
Venue: Zepp Tokyo
Time: 15:00 (Doors open), 18:00 (Performance)
The venues look so interesting! It is a free-standing concert and each ticket costs $7500 Yen and an addition $210 Yen for service charge.
You can ‘ballot’ for the tickets at the Eplus website. However, you need a Japanese address to become an Eplus member. The ballot results will be released between 18 October 1.00 p.m. to 19 October 6.00 p.m. Good luck!
I believe that the Japan concerts in January will be a short showcase of their greatest hits. They will probably sing the songs from their first Japan album which will be released on 13 November 2013. They have included 15 tracks in this album. It must be a very challenging task to choose 15 songs which chronicle their journey from 1999-2013. I am surprised that they did not include some classics like ’人生海海‘, ‘瘋狂世界’ and the dialect songs like ‘憨人’. I think they just want to focus on Chinese songs first. I guess it is an almost impossible task to shortlist 15 songs which represent Mayday’s success in a single album.
- Belief 〜春を待つ君へ〜 / flumpool×Mayday （映画「おしん」主題歌）
In their Mayday Japan website, they have included this short video to introduce themselves to their new Japanese fans.
I admire Mayday’s courage and determination to venture into a foreign market. After so many years in the industry, they are not complacent (unlike perhaps Mr Jay) and trying to break more new grounds before they retire. がんべった五月天!