Japanese Iconic Rock Band, L'Arc~En~Ciel, To Release Twelfth Studio Album, "BUTTERFLY" In The U.S. On February 8, 2012 Via iTunes

(February 7, 2012) -- "BUTTERFLY," the long-awaited new album from one of the most celebrated Japanese rock bands, L'Arc~en~Ciel, will be released in North America (U.S.), Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico on Wednesday; February 8, 2012 via iTunes. Described by Kerrang! as "The biggest band you've never heard of", L'Arc~en~Ciel has sold over 40 million records and will also return to the U.S. in 2012, for the 2nd time in 20 years, on March 25th with a historic performance at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. More information can be found at www.LArc-en-Ciel.com

"BUTTERFLY" will include the band's 20th L'Anniversary single "X X X" (Kiss, Kiss, Kiss) and "CHASE", all six singles since 2008's including"DRINK IT DOWN" as well as three new songs.

The album also includes hit song "GOOD LUCK MY WAY" as featured in the movie version of the iconic and highly popular anime full-length feature film, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE STAR OF MILOS. This band's hit single "READY STEADY GO" was utilized in the soundtrack of original hit FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST television series featured on Cartoon Network¹s Adult Swim.

L'Arc-en-Ciel's lead singer, and occasional guitarist, hyde, has called this "a monumental album, it's great that we can release the album just at the right time."

L'Arc~en~Ciel Members
* hyde-vocals
* ken-guitar
* tetsuya-bass
* yukihiro-drums

L'Arc~en~Ciel ­ BUTTERFLY Track list
2. X X X
3. Bye Bye
6. shade of season
8. wild flower
10. NEXUS 4
11. Mirai sekai

L'Arc~en~Ciel will embark on their "L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012" this March visiting Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta and Seoul before concluding back in Japan. Tour dates below.

L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012 dates:
March 3rd Asia World Expo Arena Hong Kong, China
March 7th Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand
March 10th Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China
March 17th TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall Taipei, Taiwan
March 25th Madison Square Garden New York, New York
April 11th indigO2 London, UK
April 14th Le Zenith Paris, France
April 28th Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore, Singapore
May 2nd Lapangan D Senayan Jakarta, Indonesia
May 5th Jamsil Gymnasium Seoul, Korea
May 12th Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Japan
May 13th Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Japan
May 19th Universal Studios Japan Open Air Special Stage Osaka, Japan
May 20th Universal Studios Japan Open Air Special Stage Osaka, Japan

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