Shibuya Public Hall

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Shibuya Public Hall
Location Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Owner City of Shibuya
Type Indoor theatre
Seating type Reserved
Capacity 2,084
Opened 1964
Renovated 2006
Closed 2015

Shibuya Public Hall (渋谷公会堂, Shibuya Kōkaidō) was a theatre located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was completed in 1964. In the 1964 Summer Olympics, the weightlifting events took place at Shibuya Public Hall.[1][2]

The theatre was sponsored by Dentsu and Suntory, which paid ¥80 million to have its name associated with the building from 2006 to 2011.

Notable events[edit]

  • Loudness recorded their live VHS/Beta Live-Loud-Alive: Loudness in Tokyo here on November 2, 1983. However, the double LP of the same name was not, that was recorded at Nakano Sun Plaza during the same tour.
  • Metallica performed here in support of their album Master of Puppets on November 15, 1986. It was the band's first ever show in Asia and one of their earliest with then bassist Jason Newsted, who had replaced Cliff Burton following the latter's death.
  • Dead End recorded their live video Psychoscape here on September 24, 1988. They held a 25th anniversary concert here on September 16, 2012, which was later released as the live DVD Kaosmoscape.[3]
  • X Japan recorded their live video Blue Blood Tour Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig here on March 16, 1989. The tickets for the show sold out in two hours, months in advance.[4]
  • Susumu Hirasawa recorded his first solo live video/album Error, with a 5 piece live band and a 32 piece orchestra, here on July 11, 1990. He also recorded the live videos Sim City Tour, with vocalist Miss N., on September 6, 1995; and Nomonos and Imium, with vocalist Masami Orimo, on January 24–26, 2013.[5]
  • Miyavi held his first solo concert here in 2003.[6]
  • Daikoku Danji held their first Japanese concert here on March 20, 2012, which was released on DVD as Daikoku Danji Japan First Live 2012.
  • Galneryus held there the final concert of Major Debut 10th Anniversary Tour "Arising The Ironhearted Flag".


  1. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 124.
  2. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2, Part 2. pp. 401-12.
  3. ^ "DEAD END Major Debut 25th Anniversary Live Kaosmoscape". Japanese Music Entertainment. 2012-10-06. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Indies eXplosion: The Early History of X JAPAN". JRock Revolution. 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ "平沢進 Live Data". MODEROOM. Fascination, inc. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Yuki and Celley (2009-02-28). "Miyavi Yearbook Project: Week One -"Chronology & Recollections"". coolJAPAN Inc. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hibiya Public Hall
Host of the
Japan Record Awards

Succeeded by
Imperial Garden Theater

Coordinates: 35°39′51.55″N 139°41′51.91″E / 35.6643194°N 139.6977528°E / 35.6643194; 139.6977528