LUNA SEA will be releasing a new album titled "LUV" on December 20.
The band originally announced its intention to release a new album by the end of 2017 the during the encore performance of its Nippon Budokan concert on May 29.
The theme of the album will be love in all its different forms. The band will explore the beauty of love, the pain and sadness that can occur for someone you love, the love the band has for its fans, and more.
3 versions of the album will be available upon release: a regular edition, a limited edition, and a "SLAVE Limited Edition BOX" version. The special release will be available exclusively for members of LUNA SEA's fan club, and includes a DVD of the band's fan club live at Zepp Nagoya in September 2016, a live CD of the band's Nippon Budokan concert in May, and a 100 page photo book.
On December 23 and 24, LUNA SEA will be holding concerts at Saitama Super Arena. A venue-exclusive version of "LUV" will be available which will contain a bonus live CD. Only 5,000 copies of the album will be available.
Following the release of the album, LUNA SEA will be embarking on a nationwide tour titled "LUNA SEA LUV TOUR 2018". The tour begins on January 27 and lasts through April 1.
"LUV" will be LUNA SEA's first studio album in 4 years. Its last album "A WILL" was released on December 11, 2013.