Tokyo Jihen announced a surprise reunion on January 1 with a new digital single “Erabarezaru Kokumin”, along with a video teaser for the band’s upcoming Japan tour titled “Live Tour 2020 News Flash”.
The band formed by Sheena Ringo stopped formal activities back in 2012, but the musicians have collaborated frequently on Sheena’s solo projects. Ukigumo (guitar), Ichiyo Izawa (keyboards), Seiji Kameda (bass), and Toshiki Hata (drums) all get a shout out in the teaser video “BRAND NEW INCIDENTS ▶2020”. The video’s computer imagery and the “loading” icon of the single’s cover art both play on the 2013 Hard Disk box set’s theme of putting Tokyo Jihen’s work into digital storage.
Tokyo Jihen – “BRAND NEW INCIDENTS ▶2020” teaser
After breaking up on February 29, 2012 (a leap day) with their “Domestique Bon Voyage” concert, the band has chosen to commence their new tour on February 29, 2020, with 13 performances in 7 venues across 6 cities. Ticket information will be revealed on January 8 at Sheen Ringo’s official website:
Live Tour 2020 News Flash
February 29, 2020 (Sat) Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo
March 1, 2020 (Sun) Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo
March 6, 2020 (Fri) Osaka Festival Hall
March 7, 2020 Sunday (Sat) Osaka Festival Hall
March 14, 2020 (Sat) Miyagi Sendai Sun Plaza Hall
March 15, 2020 (Sun) Miyagi Sendai Sun Plaza Hall
March 21 2020 (Sat) Hokkaido Sapporo Culture Hitaru Art Theater
March 28, 2020 (Sat) Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall, Fukuoka
March 29, 2020 (Sun) Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall, Fukuoka
April 4, 2020 (Sat) Aichi Nagoya International Convention Center Century Hall
April 5, 2020 (Sun) Aichi Nagoya International Convention Center Century Hall
April 8, 2020 (Wed) Tokyo NHK Hall
April 9, 2020 (Thu) Tokyo NHK Hall
Buy at CDJapan!