VAMPS is a unit formed by HYDE from L'Arc~en~Ciel and K.A.Z. from Oblivion Dust under the label VAMPROSE.
According to their Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/vampsofficial
"VAMPS upcoming first tour, "VAMPS LIVE 2008", is a Japan nationwide tour starting August 1st at Zepp Sendai and ending October 28th at Zepp Tokyo. 46 shows at the prestigious Zepp live houses throughout Japan, in just 3 months... a rough schedule indeed. Both HYDE and K.A.Z agreed though, there is no better way to announce VAMPS than getting out in front of the fans right away. Please come and check out what is sure to be yet another great collaboration between HYDE and K.A.Z!
Tickets available at play guides
from June 8th (Sun)
Ticket price: 6,660yen(Tax incl./ Drink fee excl.)
See attached file for tour dates"
Their first Single "LOVE ADDICT" featured an All Region DVD, so worldwide fans could enjoy it. This single was followed by "I GOTTA KICK START NOW" with a cover "TROUBLE," originally by Shampoo. Their latest single was "EVANESCENT" featuring a cover of David Bowie's "Life on Mars."
VAMPS announced their world tour kicking off in the USA, July 11th in New York City. The tour allows VAMPS to play in various venues (small and large) across the United States, in addition to playing with the Warped Tour for part of the way. They even will meet some of their fans at the annual Otakon convention which member HYDE had a chance to perform with L'Arc~en~Ciel.
June 10, 2009, VAMPS released their self-titled album VAMPS featuring new songs in addition to their single releases. The album was available on Itunes before its release allowing fans worldwide to get their hands on the album. It remains a popular hit on Itunes.
Later in the year VAMPS will bring their performance to Taiwan.