If you live in the New York Area and wanna see VAMPS this Saturday with DJ Ping, REPLY NOW AND YOU WIN!
You might even get a chance to interview them (pending schedules) ... mucho gracias Rei-chan who couldn't make it.
Thanks Chase Wang for hooking it up! Ping's Review:
VAMPS, the Japanese rock group headlined by none other than Hyde (Singer/Songwriter, L'Arc~En~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Guitarist/Songwriter, Oblivion Dust) began their US tour in New York City on July 11th, 2009 at The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza. First and foremost, there was no cameras allowed, and many of those who did try to sneak by with a camera were pulled away from the show.
The show was very high energy with a very diverse turnout. Many people off all kinds flooded the gates, as lines continued around the corner. All throughout the show, Hyde and K.A.Z kept up a very high energy and the crowd fed off of it. Hyde's voice is even more amazing in real life than on any other recordable media. In addition, there were a few MCs where Hyde spoke only in English. Hyde often asked if everyone was having fun and telling people to "get crazy." Hyde also mentioned that he tried the pizza in NY and that it was "very delicious pizza", and a "big size." VAMPS performed 16 songs followed by 3 encore songs, which in total, lasted about 2 hours. K.A.Z even performed on a double bass midway through the show. All in all, it was a very enjoyable show with a very diverse crowd that gave off a great energy, and if anything, the show is worth going to just for Hyde's vocals.
Unfortunately, I was unable to determine all the songs, but here's the setlist for NY's show as I have right now. It seems their setlist WILL vary from venue to venue.
SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL
SECRET IN MY HEART
Life On Mars?
MIDNIGHT CELEBRATIONUS Tour Dates
New England Dodge Music Centerhttp://warpedtour.com
61 Savitt Way
Merriweather Post Pavilionhttp://warpedtour.com
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
407 Saratoga St
The Showbox at the Market
1426 First Ave
1507 SE 39th Ave
Grand Ballroom Regency
1290 Sutter St
San Francisco CA
Wasted Space Hard Rock Café
~VAMPS OFFICIAL PARTY~
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas NV
3350 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego CA
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CAhttp://www.vampsliveusa.com/
I would like to thank Mr. Chase Wang of BAM! Marketing, Publicity & Promotions, as well as Ms. Ai Aota of NEU BAUHAUS LLC for this great opportunity.