Primetrade Asia, the organizer of The Best of Anime event, has announced on Saturday that the Japanese all-female rock group SCANDAL is returning to Manila for the second time in 2020.
SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2020 “Kiss from the darkness” is set for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the New Frontier Theater, located at Araneta City (formerly known as Araneta Center) in Cubao, Quezon City. Concert starts at 07:00pm.
Tickets will be on-sale through Ticketnet outlets and its website starting Thursday, December 5, at 12:00pm.
SCANDAL’s upcoming concert will be part of their World Tour, promoting their latest album “Kiss from the darkness”, which is set to be released in February of next year.
Aside from the Philippines, the group also announced that they will perform in South Korea on May 23, Singapore on May 30, and Thailand on June 13.
SCANDAL is a popular Japanese all-female rock band formed in 2006, which consist of band members Haruna Ono on vocals & rhythm guitar, Mami Sazaki on guitar & vocals, Tomomi Ogawa on bass guitar & vocals, and Rina Suzuki on drums & vocals.
The four members, who were high school students, first met in August of the same year in a vocal and dance school.
They eventually started doing live appearances at Shiroten, which is an open-air performance venue at the Osaka Castle Park, as well as local clubs in Kansai prefecture.
SCANDAL released three indie singles in 2008, which were released exclusively by record store Tower Records. First single “Space Ranger” had ranked #2 in Tower’s indie chart, while their following singles “Koymoyou” and “Kagerou” ranked #1 in the same chart.
They were eventually signed by Epic Records Japan the same year, which gave them more exposure in the industry, and released their debut single “Doll”.
BEST★SCANDAL, the group’s first studio album, debut at Number 5 on the Oricon weekly album charts in 2009, making them the first girl band since Zone to have a debut album chart at Top 5.
In late-2018, the group has established their own private record label “her”, which is under Colourful Records of Victor Entertainment.
They had recently released two new singles under the new label, “Masterpiece” and “Matabaki”, as well as two digital singles, “Fuzzy” and “Saishuheiki Kimi”, this year. The album “Kiss from the darkness” will be their first album released under their new label.
They had since released eight studio albums and 27 singles in total, including “Shoujo S” and “Harukaze”, which was used as theme songs for the anime series Bleach, and “Shunkan Sentimental”, which was one of the ending theme songs of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Since their formation, SCANDAL has performed around the world, including the United States, France, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has gained a huge international fan base.
The all-female group has first performed in Manila as a part of their Asia Tour, which coincided with the release of their most-recent album “HONEY” in 2018.