アルルカン (Arlequin), DEZERT, キズ (Kizu)
2019.08.04 TSUTAYA O-EAST
This is my live report about アルルカン (Arlequin)‘s STAND ALONE COMPLEX event live together with DEZERT and キズ (Kizu). The live was held on August 04, 2019 at TSUTAYA O-EAST.
Below you can find the live report about each band’s performance, all 3 setlists, and translations of each band member’s tweets.
I hope you’ll enjoy my first live report about this amazing visual-kei concert!
ARLEQUIN DEZERT KIZU Live Report
『STAND ALONE COMPLEX』
Concert: 『STAND ALONE COMPLEX』
Venue: TSUTAYA O-EAST
Where: Shibuya, Tokyo
Open/Start: 17:00 / 17:45
キズ Live Report
This was my very first time to see キズ (Kizu) live, so I didn’t know what to expect and I actually only knew one of their songs おしまい (Oshimai). But omg! They were sooo good!
The lights went off and an ominous melody started playing. When the black curtain was raised there was another white, semi-transparent one and a video was projected on it. Apparently, キズ always start their lives like this. The video showed a fetus and some other stuff, which I don’t remember anymore, sorry!
While the projection was going on the band appeared on stage and they started playing ♪ 0 (Zero). At the same time, they finished the song, the white curtain was removed and they continued with their next song ♪ ステロイド (Steroid).
Before they played ♪ 平成 (Heisei) the vocalist Lime got his acoustic guitar in order to play the intro of the song. At that time, I didn’t know that he can play the guitar, so I was really blown away.
I mean, Heisei’s intro by itself is stunning (you have to listen to it here on youtube if you haven’t yet). But listening to this incredible song for the first time like this was just overwhelmingly beautiful. Thank you Lime!
( ˇωˇ )♪
He also continued playing the guitar for their next and last song ♪ 黒い雨 (Kuroi Ame), which they are going to release in October. Before they started performing their new song, Lime did a short MC and said that he “Wants to build this era together” connecting his MC with the song they just performed. And I’m pretty sure with together he meant together with the fans, but also the other two bands Arlequin and DEZERT.
DEZERT was next. I’ve been to countless concerts of them and I even went on tour with them through Japan. But because life happened, this was my first real DEZERT concert in nearly one year. So I was really eager to see them again and they totally surprised me!
c( O.O )ɔ
The last few lives they had mostly played songs from their newest album TODAY. However, today they started right away with a wall of death performing ♪ 包丁の正しい使い方～終息編～ (Houchou no Tadashii Tsukaikata～Shuusoku Hen～). Something I really didn’t expect.
SORA appeared on stage first, followed by Miyako and Sacchan and they played the familiar riffs surprising all the DEZERT fans. We were so startled that nobody moved until Sacchan gestured us to split for the wall of death. Now we finally realized that this is real and you could see the excitement in the fan’s eyes.
Chiaki came on stage and DEZERT started the main part of the song, while the fans (softly) clashed into each other. But they had even more surprises! After that Chiaki announced that they would play a new song. According to their staff’s instagram pic it’s called ♪ Dark in Black Hole.
The new song was really nice! Totally different from their TODAY songs. Harder and more headbangy. The rest of their setlist included a lot of older songs I haven’t heard live for a while like ♪ 不透明人間 (Futoumei Ningen) and ♪ 秘密 (Himitsu) as well as the fan’s all-time favorite ♪ 肋骨少女 (Rokkotsu Shoujo).
Before their last song ♪ TODAY DEZERT’s vocalist Chiaki did a short MC announcing their last song “About one year I was only talking about today. But in this one year, I came to think that not only of today but also of tomorrow, I want to make the best of it”.
Chiaki’s words are always (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)♡
After the other member’s left the stage Chiaki went behind his mic one more time and announced that he would like to hold this event again next year in March. He said something along the lines of
“When I heard that this is soldout I immediately thought: Oh, I want to this again, but organized by us. What do you think? I haven’t talked with the other bands yet, so they still don’t know. But as you all know, I can’t help but loving Arlequin. Kizu…well…I still hate them a little bit (laughs). But next time let’s do this for real at our THIS IS THE FACT event. Next year in March. A Sunday in March. So keep that day open. Let’s meet again in March.”
And then, Chiaki left the stage, too. So book your flight and be in Japan in March 2020!
I’m so looking forward to this, yay!
02. Dark in Black Hole (new song)
07. Call of Rescue
Arlequin Live Report
The last to perform were – of course – アルルカン (Arlequin), since they were the organizers of this event.
They started their performance with the song ♪ 息の根 (Iki no Ne). It’s the first title of their new single ANIMA (released on August 21).
As usual, Arlequin delivered a perfect performance. I’ve never seen them make any mistakes. Compared to the other two bands, DEZERT and キズ, the songs they played were a little bit slower.
So less jumping and less wild furi, but more of Aki’s wonderful voice accompanied by his band member’s beautiful and perfect sound.
( ˇωˇ )♪
Aki kept smiling the whole time and it really looked like he had the best time ever. But also the other members Kuruto, Nao, Shohei, and Tamon seemed sooo happy. They are always in such a good mood when they can perform together with DEZERT.
A funny thing was that Aki made a little bit fun of Chiaki. Unfortunately, I forgot his exact words, but he kinda complained that “this goof Chiaki” already decided and announced the live in March without asking. However, he also said that they will definitely join!
During his MC Aki also referred back to the words of the other vocalists saying “Alright, let’s do this for real. Alright, let’s build this era together.” He’s always so polite! Something I really like about him.
Before their last song ♪ ダメ人間 (Dame Ningen) he thanked all the fans and his “beloved dame ningen” as usual and then – way too fast – their flawless performance was over.
STAND ALONE COMPLEX Summary
As you’d expect with such an awesome line-up the live was sold out. But even though it was crowded, there was enough space and you could really, really enjoy the show.
Each performance was amazing and a lot of fun! I mean DEZERT and ARLEQUIN together are always a must-go-to-live, but I totally fell in love with キズ (Kizu). Their songs are incredible and they have so much headbanging and fun furi. I have to see them again as soon as possible.
Also, not only the whole audience but all the band members had a lot of fun, too!
アルルカン, DEZERT, キズへありがとうございます。
ARLEQUIN, DEZERT, Kizu thank you so much!
Band Member Comments
- @Kizu_LiME – Aug 05, 2019 at 18:51
There will be an announcement。
- @Kizu_reiki – Aug 05, 2019 at 23:28
Yesterday A day my body as well as my heart got burned up
It felt like something was coming alive
ARLEQUIN DEZERT ３MAN Thank you from the bottom of my heart。
It was a really great day
- @Kizu_yue – Aug 04, 2019 at 14:25
And I’ll be waiting for you at TSUTAYA O-EAST, right!
Let’s get properly moisturized
- @Kizu_yue – Aug 05, 2019 at 02:16
STAND ALONE COMPLEX
Thank you for coming
The meaning is different, but since the title is right to the point again
The “STAND” series continues
How many times already？3 times？
I don’t remember that he was Buddhist type？
- @Kizu_yue – Aug 05, 2019 at 15:44
STAND alone what the heck
This is the pursuit bomb dropped by Shohei’s left hand
Sheer Heart Aki
- @Kizu_yue – Aug 08, 2019 at 00:15
The feeling of Shohei’s stand is rising
I think Sheer Heart Aki is a pun “Sheer Heart Attack” and concerning the last one: no comment *lol*
- @Kizu_kyonosuke – Aug 04, 2019 at 22:09
I’m so happy that I could do a 3man with bands I love and I used to cover many, many times in sessions before this band came together
It looks like this fight will go on？Exciting!
- @DEZERT_Miyako – Aug 04, 2019 at 22:45
ARLEQUIN、KIZU thanks for the 3man✨ Today was a lot of fun again。I want to do this again！
- @DEZERT_SORA – Aug 04, 2019 at 22:36
No. 2、 DEZERT〜
It was such an enjoyable night〜
And summer has just begunー！
Let’s hang out again〜
- @arlequin_aki – Aug 04, 2019 at 17:53
In the middle of this heat welcome。Enjoy the live from the bottom of your heart。
- @arlequin_aki – Aug 05, 2019 at 18:37
「STAND ALONE COMPLEX」
Each of us got a response、that was really nice。
Both the performing side as well as the observing side were able to enjoy themselves, so as the organizer, I’m very happy。Thank you。
アルルカン (Arlequin) will go on tour from the end of this month。There is something I want to tell you and things I want to make。So look forward to seeing us。
- @arlequin_aki – Aug 05, 2019 at 19:47
Somehow putting it in words like that doesn’t do it any justice。
- @arlequin_aki – Aug 05, 2019 at 20:40
Yet when saying let’s do this thoroughly to the end、as far as I’m concerned this means「ANIMA」
One step at the time I keep going forward。
Soon it will be 6 years。
- @arlequin_kuruto – Aug 04, 2019 at 09:54
Finally this day has come。
The concert is sold out, but depending on the situation we might offer same-day tickets, so stay tuned。
- @arlequin_kuruto – Aug 06, 2019 at 13:52
Thanks a lot。
It was the funniest day!。
- @arlequin_nao – Aug 04, 2019 at 00:08
For the first time in a while I rehearsed at night！I rememberd that in the past I only went to the studio late at night when I had free time. That’s so nostalgic！！lol
Tomorrow will be fun〜(・◡・)
- @arlequin_nao – Aug 05, 2019 at 00:51
STAND ALONE COMPLEX、DEZERT, キズ, and to everyone who came thank you so much！If I would try to describe it in short, I’d just simply say that it was an extremely awesome event！！
I wanted to do a really cool live with amazing bands only, and I’m so happy that it turned out well！！！
Next time was next year in March, right？？lol
- @arlequin_shohei – Aug 03, 2019 at 20:18
Next Conan’s HINT!!↓↓
(Picture of STAND ALONE COMPLEX flyer)
- @arlequin_shohei – Aug 04, 2019 at 16:09
Let’s do it！👊
I guess I’ll see you later！👊
- @arlequin_shohei – Aug 05, 2019 at 01:04
Thanks a lot STAND ALONE COMPREX！👊
For the first time in a while I felt nervous since I wanted to compete ruthlessly on the same level, but we could tackle them upfront！Since everybody did such a great live, I thought I want to do this again very soon！👊
Since there will be a next time I’ll move forward。
Today too, I went all out, so for now I’ll take a proper break！😪
- @arlequin_tamon – Aug 04, 2019 at 02:23
I went to the rehearsal ( ･∀･)
The date changed and so today it is！
STAND ALONE COMPLEX
I can’t wait ☻
Looking forward to TSUTAYA O-EAST！
Since today’s video is yesterday’s video！
I went in the studio together with @AUBE_SYU、and he taught me a cool beat ( ･∀･)！
- @arlequin_tamon – Aug 05, 2019 at 01:35
STAND ALONE COMPLEX
It was such an extremely good and hot event that I can’t just put it in one word！！
Thanks a lot to DEZERT, who came to perform、as well as キズ (Kizu) ☻
It was an amazing day！！
Today there is a video, too( ･∀･)
Thanks for reading (⌒‐⌒)♪
These are only my personal memories and my personal view of the concert. I can’t gurantee you that the translations are 100% accurate and I’m 100% sure that I forgot to mention a lot of other things that happened. Sorry about that!
But I promise that I tried my best to mention as many things as accurately as possible.
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