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L'Arc~en~Ciel's Debut at Madison Square Garden

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posted by delilah on 27 March, 2012 at 04:09 am   ·   54 comments
L'Arc~en~Ciel's Debut at Madison Square Garden

"Its four members had designer-punk haircuts, glittery asymmetrical clothes and spotlight-ready moves", described by Jon Pareles of New York Times regarding L'Arc~en~Ciel's appearance on stage. The Japanese rock band attracted not only Asian and Americans but also of Hispanic heritage. It only proves that the band is a worldwide bestseller with 20 years in the making.

As the first Japanese rock act to performed at the Garden, the four-member band filled the Garden with their guitar-driven rock music. They opened the night with "Ibara No Namida", sang four songs from their "Butterfly" album, and ended the night with an encore of "Anata", "Winter Fall", "Blurry Eyes", and "Niji".

As lead vocalist, Hyde, flirted with the audience with his goth-rock crooning and snake-hips dance; Bassist Tetsuya tossed banana and lollipops and made an English speech about his trip to National Museum of History; lead guitarist Ken played squealing solos that could rival Van Halen; and drummer Yukihiro being a living jackhammer; the rock band from Osaka have indeed come a long way.

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  • Posted by FokinRG · 1,206 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    FokinRG

    I'm so happy they did very well that night, the crowd made click with the band!!

  • Posted by extremeDOnuts · 50 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    extremeDOnuts

    OOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... OMG!!!

  • Posted by fade92 · 198 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    fade92

    hyde ur wife is a lucky lucky woman! L'arc en ciel rules!!!

  • Posted by thegazettefan · 14,758 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    thegazettefan

    REMOVED - SPAM

  • Posted by kawaiicupie16 · 3,034 Jpops · 3 shares · 2 years ago  
    kawaiicupie16

    I know a kid who skipped classes (I go to Syracuse University) to go to the concert. He said it was worth it :)

  • Posted by RaRitsujun · 1,034 Jpops · 722 shares · 2 years ago  
    RaRitsujun

    HYDE looks awesome
    banana & lollipop? LOL XD

  • Posted by amo · 115 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    amo

    I was at the show. It was amazing! You got a couple of things wrong, though. They are the first Japanese/Asian band to HEADLINE at the Garden, not to perform there. Also, as some others mentioned,it was Ken, not Tetsuya who spoke to the audience about his trip to the museum. For those of you that want to see them in the future, don't forget that they'll be in Hawaii at the end of May. And, I did see a couple of interviews when I was in NY and, from what I understand, after the tour they are going to work on their independent stuff for a while. Hyde will be touring in Japan with Vamps for the rest of this year, but it was mentioned in one of the interviews that he (with Vamps) is looking to doing another tour in the US, maybe, next year.

  • Posted by yoshinogackt · 312 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    yoshinogackt

    I can never hope to see them since they will most likely be in a venue that will be 4 to 6 hours from our home, but wish that they would seriously consider coming to the USA and doing an extended tour instead of just a short stay on the west coast and then a short stay on the east coast....hey, LARUKU! your FANBASE is all over the USA!!!!!!

  • Posted by Baylenee · 788 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Baylenee

    They need to make tour that comes to L.A.

  • Posted by catgirl3344 · 2,097 Jpops · 58 shares · 2 years ago  
    catgirl3344

    sounds as though it was a great concert. Keep on going! ^^

  • Posted by angelwings083 · 285 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    angelwings083

    wow, i wish i could also be there as well!~ ;w;
    and congrats to Laruku for being the first JRock band @ MSG..\(^o^)/ it also seems so fun based from all those videos i have watched..^^;; and i think it was also ken-chan who had the speech on his trip to the Museum of Natural History? :) (he was a fan of the movie 'Night at the Museum'!..XD)

  • Posted by kasumixkira · 1,456 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    kasumixkira

    This show sounds like it was so epic. I wish I could have been there.

  • Posted by violetstar42 · 1,352 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    violetstar42

    I was so depressed that I couldn't be there...there's no way I could have been there on a school day. I'm sure it was great, glad to know they came close to where I live!

  • Posted by Nichix3 · 2,358 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Nichix3

    mhmmm <3 niceeeee xxxxxx

  • Posted by kBOYomnomnom · 51 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    kBOYomnomnom

    GAH!! wish i could have been there! university exams why do you do this to me??! :(

  • Posted by animebubble · 171 Jpops · 3 shares · 2 years ago  
    animebubble

    yay~ well done to them for the successful concert!! I really really wish I was there

  • Posted by MysteryFlavor · 3,614 Jpops · 5 shares · 2 years ago  
    MysteryFlavor

    Sounds interesting.... Lolipops.... o.0

  • Posted by gjapples VIP · 7,996 Jpops · 208 shares · 2 years ago  
    gjapples

    Love the concert! I believe it was Ken that made the speech about his trip to the American Museum of Natural History. That was very endearing :-)

  • Posted by lilyYURI · 306 Jpops · 2 shares · 2 years ago  
    lilyYURI

    WAAAA~ i'm soooooooooo jelous~~~~~~~ ;A;

  • Posted by fallenangeal · 262 Jpops · 3 shares · 2 years ago  
    fallenangeal

    They need to tour all metropolitan in the U.S. Come to Philadelphia because I regret not going to New York. FFS I will never forgive myself if they don't tour in the future.

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