Masaki Aiba announces solo performance
A preview screening for “Kiiroi Namida” was held on Sunday at the Tokyo International Forum. The movie, which opens in theaters on the 14th, stars popular idol group Arashi as a group of young dreamers in the 1960s.
At the event, Masaki Aiba announced that he would be making his solo debut. Fellow member Jun Matsumoto asked in response, “Is that an April Fools’ joke?”
In the movie, Aiba plays the role of aspiring singer Shoichi Inoue. The film’s soundtrack (which goes on sale on April 4) includes Arashi’s “Namida no Nagareboshi
,” as well as a “Shoichi Inoue version” of the song in which Aiba performs solo.
Aiba also truthfully announced that he is planning to perform the solo version, including playing the guitar, at Arashi’s upcoming dome concerts (Kyocera Dome Osaka
on April 21-22, Tokyo Dome
on April 29-30).