Friday, January 4, 2013

T.M.Revolution holds 2-day live concert at Nippon Budokan

T.M.Revolution (aka Nishikawa Takanori) held his new year 2-day live concert “T.M.R. NEW YEAR PARTY ’13 LIVE REVOLUTION“ at Nippon Budokan on January 1st and 2nd.

During those 2 days, a total of 20,000 people attended. As Nishikawa called it “the variety show only for the new year”, he included various new year elements for the concert. The opening started with solemn dance by a Kyogen performer, then Nishikawa appeared a Kimono-style costume. He performed total of 16 songs including some encores.

There was a segment in which Nishikawa sang some covers that were requested by the fans. On the first day, he performed Yuzu’s “Eikou no Kakehashi” and Superfly’s “Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo“, and for the second day, he performed “Eikou no Kakehashi” and JUJU’s “Yasashisa de Afureru youni.”

There was also the fans’ favorite “secret party piece” segment. Last year, Nishikawa performed his perfect dance copy of AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation“, and this year, he challenged himself to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “Tsukema Tsukeru.” He appeared in a dress, wearing a blond wig and huge ribbon as “Nory Pamyu Pamyu” with 4 back-up dancers, and showed a cute performance. Nishikawa then said to the audience, “When I debuted, I never thought I would be doing something like this at the age of 40, but this is not so bad.”

In the middle of the live, video messages from celebrities, who have a close relationship with Nishikawa such as Ayanokoji Sho (Kishidan), Endo Mai (Idoling!!!), Okunaka Makoto & Mori Shiori (PASSPO☆), Golden Bomber, SCANDAL, Takahashi Minami (AKB48), Tsuchiya Reo (TIRE), TETSUYA (L’Arc~en~Ciel), MICRO (HOME MADE Kazoku), and Mutoh Keiji (All Japan Pro Wrestling), were shown.

Nishikawa also greeted the audience with his new year’s message: “I would like to give a smile to as many people as possible, and in order to do so, I will continue doing my best, so please support me this year as well.”

T.M.Revolution will be releasing a self-cover album with splendid guest artists titled “UNDER:COVER2” on February 27th, and will also hold a nation-wide tour. The schedule for the tour will be announced at a later date.

Below is the setlist and photos from the concert.

00. OPENING〜Sanbasou(The dance by a Kyogen performer)
01. O.L
03. Totteoki no Ohanashi~Shinsetsu Renai Shinkaron~
04. Eikou no Kakehashi (on 1/1) / Yasashisa de Afureru youni (on 1/2)
05. Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo (on 1/1) / Eikou no Kakehashi (on 1/2)
06. Shinshun Kakushigei “Tsukema Tsukeru” (performance cover)
SE. (restoration LEVEL→3)
07. LEVEL 4
10. Uruwashiki Sekai
14. HEART OF SWORD 〜Yoake mae〜
15. Albireo
16. The party must go on

Source & Image: natalie
credit to tokyohive

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