VAMPS New York Concert on October 9


VAMPS, the legends of Japanese Rock are coming back to the US for their first World Tour this fall! Though the star duo project by Hyde (L'Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) is only 3 years old, their music and fans are going strong with their energetic live performance. VAMPS will be stopping in NYC on Oct. 9th!

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Singer/songwriter for the legendary Japanese band L'Arc-en-Ciel, HYDE also began
a simultaneous solo career in 2001.

Finally feeling free from any musical limitation, Hyde then invested himself in the
composition of what would become the most exhausting album of his whole career,
ROENTGEN (2002). But in 2004, the stirring sound of Roentgen would be left in the
wake of the brutal and rough album, 666. Hyde then gave birth to FAITH (2006),
resulting from all of his influences. Faith also marked HYDE's most extensive
collaboration with K.A.Z to date. The collaboration of the latter during the composition of the songs of that third album would become the climax of Hyde's solo career, and underline the beginning of a true musical friendship.

The creation of VAMPS - which symbolized the end of HYDE's solo career, while placing K.A.Z into the spotlight - represented an enormous shift for both artists. Fortunately, Japanese audiences were very receptive and it showed in the form of sold-out shows, packed arenas, and chart topping sales. Now with their second full album, BEAST, just released, and VAMPS LIVE 2010 World Tour starting in less than 2 months, VAMPS continues to go even further, exploring new musical territories!

The multi-talented K.A.Z formed the alternative rock band Oblivion Dust in 1996, before joining the band, hide with Spread Beaver, in 1998. Pushing his own boundaries even further, in 2001 K.A.Z worked with Tetsu from the band L'Arc-en-Ciel on his solo project Tetsu69. His artistic vision continued to expand in 2002 with pop sensation Anna Tsuchiya when they teamed-up for the band, Spin Aqua, releasing 3 singles and an album titled, Pisces.

Around the same time, the famous guitarist then accepted to become co-producer for HYDE's second solo album 666. Turning into a labor of love, K.A.Z then accompanied HYDE on the tour and pair became even closer. Not long after, HYDE and K.A.Z began working on a new project together that grew beautifully, and powerfully, into VAMPS!


September 26 - TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
October 1 - Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
October 3 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, U.S.A.
October 9 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, U.S.A.
October 12 - SALA APOLO, Barcelona, Spain
October 16 - Espace La Grande Arche, Paris, France
October 23-24 - INTL. Gymnastics Center, Shanghai, China
November 6 - Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile

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