20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot

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20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot
-to the New Moon-
Luna Sea in 2010.jpg
Luna Sea at the Hollywood Palladium
Reunion tour by Luna Sea
Location Europe, North America, Asia
Start date November 27, 2010 (2010-11-27)
End date December 31, 2010 (2010-12-31)
Legs 1
Shows 9
Luna Sea concert chronology
The Brand New Chaos
(2000)
20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot
(2010)

20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot -to the New Moon- is a concert tour by Japanese rock band Luna Sea. The tour is the first set of regular concerts given by the band in ten years since their Final Act concerts in December 2000, following a one night reunion concert in 2007 and a performance at the hide memorial summit in 2008.

The tour kicked off on November 27, 2010 in Bochum, Germany and ended on December 31 in Kobe, Japan. The tour also included a free concert under the band's original name, Lunacy, on Christmas night.[1]

Overview[edit]

After their God Bless You ~One Night Dejavu~ concert on December 24, 2007 at the Tokyo Dome and their performance at the hide memorial summit on May 4, 2008, Luna Sea started teasing a possible reunion for 2010. In May 2010 the band's official website was updated, and a series of YouTube videos were being uploaded hinting at the reunion. The last video was uploaded in late July, revealing an important announcement for August 25, when a press conference was announced.[2] On August 31, the band held a press conference in Hong Kong, which was streamed worldwide on Ustream.tv, confirming the reunion and their world tour schedule. It was also stated that new songs might be performed during the tour.[3] Two new songs titled "Days of Repetition" and "Maria" were performed during the December 23 and 24 Tokyo Dome concerts. "Promised Night", now known as "Promise", was performed at the World Memorial Hall on December 30.

On November 30, it was announced that Luna Sea would hold a free concert, titled Lunacy Kurofuku Gentei Gig ~the Holy Night~, at the Tokyo Dome on December 25, under their original name Lunacy. There was a dress code of black clothing, reminiscent of a trend the band started back in their indie days,[1] and all songs performed were pre-1995. The concert was broadcast live in 22 theaters around Japan.

On December 9, a two-day concert at the World Memorial Hall in Kobe for December 30 and 31 was announced, the later being a New Year "countdown" concert.[4]

The entire tour was documented and released on home video, as were the December 24 and 25 concerts at the Tokyo Dome, on March 30, 2011. Their December 4 concert in Los Angeles was filmed in 3D, and was released as a live album and video. Titled Luna Sea 3D in Los Angeles, the album was released on June 1, while the video was premiered on May 29 at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills and began showing in theaters nationwide on June 4.[5][6] The film was later released on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on February 22, 2012.[7]

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Country Venue Attendance
First leg (November 27, 2010 - December 31, 2010)
Europe
1 November 27, 2010 Bochum Germany RuhrCongress /
North America
2 December 4, 2010 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Palladium /
Asia
3 December 11, 2010 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia World Expo /
4 December 18, 2010 Taipei Taiwan Taiwan World Trade Center 6,000
5 December 23, 2010 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome 45,000
6 December 24, 2010 45,000
7 December 25, 2010 50,000
8 December 30, 2010 Kobe World Memorial Hall 8,000
9 December 31, 2010 8,000

Setlists[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Everything began here. Legendary "LUNACY" will revive for one night!!". myspace.com/lunasea. November 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ "LUNA SEA、活動再開を正式発表 8・31香港で緊急会見". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). August 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "LUNA SEA海外ツアー開催!12月には東京ドーム2DAYS公演". natalie.mu (in Japanese). August 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  4. ^ "LUNA SEA updates: countdown concert, live theater broadcasts". tokyograph.com. December 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  5. ^ "LUNA SEA announces the release date for their 3D live movie". tokyohive.com. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  6. ^ "LUNA SEA to broadcast “3D Live in Los Angeles” & press conference on Ustream!". tokyohive.com. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Live DVD and 3D Blu-Ray from LUNA SEA". jpopasia.com. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  8. ^ a b c "脅威のLUNA SEAに驚愕のSLAVE、両者が見せた奇跡の共演". barks.jp (in Japanese). December 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 

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