The Southeast Asian branch of Japanese talent agency Amuse Inc. has announced on their Facebook page that the Highly-popular Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK is setting foot in the Philippines for the first time as part of their “35xxxv Asia Tour” next year.
The event is scheduled on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Mall of Asia Arena at the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. It is co-produced by local events producer Pulp Live World, which is a subsidiary of Pulp Magazine. Details regarding ticket prices and seating will be announced at a later date.
The band will be the third top-caliber Japanese music artist to visit the country after the successful mini-live of LiSA in June and the upcoming performance of Eir Aoi at The Best of Anime 2015 this September.
Aside from the Philippines, the Japanese rock band also announced the schedule of their performance in other countries in Asia:
HONG KONG: January 14, 2016 – Asia World Expo
TAIWAN: January 16, 2016 – Taipei Arena
THAILAND: January 21, 2016 – Thunder Dome
SINGAPORE: January 29, 2016 – Fort Canning Park
ONE OK ROCK is a popular Japanese rock band formed in 2005, which consists of band members Taka (Takahiro Moriuchi) on Vocals, Toru (Toru Yamashita) on lead guitars, Ryota (Ryota Kohama) on bass and Tomoya (Tomoya Kanki) on drums
The band rose to the mainstream music scene when the song “The Beginning” was picked to be the theme song of the highly-popular Rurouni Kenshin live-action movie in 2012.
Their songs “Mighty Long Fall” and “Heartache” were also picked as the theme for the live-action movie’s sequels, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends respectively, in 2014.
The band has released their latest album “35xxxv” in February in Japan and will be on their North American tour next month, starting with Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.) on September 29, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) on October 1, New York, New York (U.S.A.) on October 3 and Silver Spring, Maryland (U.S.A.) on October 6.