L’Arc~en~Ciel to start 2011 with anniversary concert
In 2008, rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel indicated that they would not be doing another live performance until 2011, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Now, two years later, more details have finally been revealed.
The band’s big concert will take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, with an estimated capacity of 20,000 for the event. The concert has been named “L’A HAPPY NEW YEAR!” and will appropriately start when the clocks turn to midnight on December 31, 2010, and the new year begins.
L’Arc~en~Ciel’s last concert together was at the Kyocera Dome
in Osaka in June 2008, finishing off a world tour that started two months earlier. Since then, the four members have mainly been active with their solo projects, though they did have a few releases during that time.
The band has other plans for their anniversary year as well. In addition to the New Year’s concert, they have already said that there will be a new single, and they are currently planning a tour that will be at least as big as their 2008 tour, which was attended by 320,000 people over 10 concerts in 7 cities.