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

9yr ago   ·   Tuesday 27 Mar, 2012 - 04:09am UTC   ·   delilah   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   3,896 views
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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