Though the ladies in Scandal from Japan have been a band since their formation in 2006, tonight’s performance at the Sony Hall in Hell’s Kitchen would be my first time witnessing them in action. I had heard them a few months earlier when the press releases were discussing upcoming music and a live-streaming show. I didn’t participate in the streaming event because after doing a couple of them during the pandemic craziness I found that I couldn’t keep my attention to them. Let’s not forget that folks like myself are glued to the computer all day long which always made escaping the cyberworld for a live show very appealing. Despite some absolute favorites doing streaming shows like KISS and Trans-Siberian Orchestra I only managed to watch two of these kinds of things for the purpose of show review and that fell to Anthrax and Hollow Mellow, the latter one also being a Japanese artist that was very interesting.
Thank you so much for all your warm messages to Tomomi. Unfortunately, now Mami and Rina have testing positive and Haruna also have some throat pain although their tests are negative for now. We are very emotional and there is no easy way to say this, however, we have no choice but we need to cancel the rest of the North America tour including Seattle, Anaheim and Dallas.
Unfortunately, We found out TOMOMI is testing positive with Covid, we will be unable to play our upcoming shows in Chicago (tonight) and Vancouver (7/18). We are working on the rescheduled dates and more info will coming soon.
The Press Release:
Iconic Osaka, Japan rock band SCANDAL has announced new dates and additional cities for their upcoming North American tour, which was rescheduled last year due to COVID-19. The summer trek kicks off in Toronto on July 9th and coincides with the band’s 15th anniversary and the release of their highly anticipated 10th LP “MIRROR”, which will be available worldwide on January 26.
We’ve just learned that the all-female Japanese Metal sensation Lovebites have announced their hiatus after the departure of one of their number. Statements from management, their bassist and the remaining membership are all below along with additional thoughts at the close. Read on.
An important announcement from LOVEBITES’ management. Thank you everyone for always extending your kind support and encouragement to LOVEBITES.
We are writing to announce that as of this day of August 17, 2021, Miho will be leaving LOVEBITES. As a result, for the time being, the band will be taking a hiatus from all activities as LOVEBITES. Here follow messages from Miho and the band. We would be very grateful if everyone could please wish for lights to shine upon whatever paths Miho and LOVEBITES may take.