L’Arc-en-Ciel to Be the First Japanese Artist to Headline at Madison Square Garden in NYCPosted 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
L’Arc-en-Ciel, a Japanese rock band with music featured in many animes and Japanese video games, will be the first Japanese artist to headline at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It’s been a while since they’ve performed in the States, but on March 25th, they’ll be Ready, Steady , Go!
The band was originally suppose to perform on March 23rd at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (which seats from 2,000 and 5,600), but the demands of fans grew and the show has been moved to the legendary arena (which seats around 20,000).
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 28th at larc-en-ciel.com.
Check out L’Arc-en-Ciel’s live performance of “Honey”.
Formed in 1991 in Osaka, Japan, L’Arc-en-Ciel has mesmerized crowds since
the very beginning. No matter the year, with their unique melodies and edgy
sounds, the band, responding to the zeitgeist, has had a hit song to match
the times. Like all great musicians, the band’s music has evolved over the
years and has had a lasting influence. From their early work to their most
recent offerings, which ranges from Goth rock to jangly guitar pop
reminiscent of The Cure’s lighter moments and U2-esque stadium anthems,
L’Arc-en-Ciel has continually captured audiences worldwide.
In 2004 the band made their first and only performance in the USA
(Baltimore) to an audience of 10,000 people; and has since performed in
China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei), and France (Paris), playing to millions of fans and proving that L’Arc~en~Ciel’s sound extends across borders.
Returning in May 2011 from a three-year hiatus, the band came together for
two sell-out shows in aid of Japanese Tsunami relief at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto
Stadium. The performances in front of 100,000 fans reestablished the band’s
position at the center of the Japanese Music scene.
L’Arc~en~Ciel will embark on their “L’Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012” this March visiting Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, London, and Paris, before concluding back in Japan. Tour dates below.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.