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May 21, 2008

Au Revoir?

Filed under: j-rock — by Milsean @ 6:38 pm
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Fans of Japanese rockers L’Arc~en~Ciel thought that the current L’7 tour was too good to be true.

They were right.

Rumours have been spreading across the web that this might be their last outing as a group for some time. The source of this story has been tracked down to a newspaper ad for their upcoming release. The feature also referred to “2011 NEXT LIVE 20th L’Anniversary Live.” It’s no surprise that that the mother of all gigs is being planned for the band’s 20th anniversary, but should we expect a three year hiatus in the interim?

Despite my growing love for the band after seeing them at the Paris show, some time off might do them good. A band that has been around for so long can only do so much. L’Arc have a great sound, but it’s not one that contains a MASSIVE amount of variety, thus they are always at risk from over-doing it. Personally, I prefer rarer releases of high quality rather than saturating the market.

Furthermore, the KISS album was supported by heavy publicity and two tours. A surprising large amount of songs have been licensed for use in CMs and video games. HYDE has a new solo project. Tetsu’s getting married. Etc. Etc. Etc. Three years is not a long time. Especially with the promise of some exciting solo releases in the meantime.

And think of how sweet that anniversary would be.

Take a break guys, make us wait.

It’ll be worth it.


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