HYDE--the lead vocalist for two of Japan's biggest rock bands, L'Arc~en~Ciel and VAMPS--announced today, Tuesday, February 12, that he'll perform three additional headlining U.S. shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Cambridge, MA (Boston), due to fan demand. As previously announced, HYDE's spring tour with In This Moment will
kick-off on May 7 in Louisville, KY. HYDE will also perform a handful of U.S. festival shows this year, including the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, FL on May 5 and Epicenter Festival in Rockingham, NC on May 11 (see all dates below). Tickets for the U.S. headlining shows will go on sale this Friday at 12pm local time. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/HYDEOfficialENG/ for more ticket info.
A globally-renowned artist, HYDE first rose to fame with his band L'Arc~en~Ciel, a stadium level act and the only Japanese band to ever sell out Madison Square Garden in NYC. L'Arc~en~Ciel released 12 studio albums and 42 singles and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. HYDE has released three successful solo albums throughout his career and is best known in the U.S. as the lead singer of VAMPS. Late last year, HYDE teamed up with Drew Fulk (Crown The Empire, Bad Wolves, Motionless In White) and Nick Furlong (Blink-182, Papa Roach, 5 Seconds To Summer, Diplo) amongst other producers, to write 10 new songs for his forthcoming album. Check out the official video for the song, "After Light."
HYDE's other rock band VAMPS, has previously played U.S. tours with artists such as
I Prevail, Starset, SIXX:A.M., Danzig and has played some of the biggest U.S. festivals, as well as headlined several South American tours in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.
VAMPS' 2017 album, UNDERWORLD was produced by GRAMMY-award winner Howard Benson and Kane Churko. It features several high profile collaborations with Richard Kruspe of Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Chris Motionless from Motionless In White, and Man With A Mission bassist, Kamikaze Boy. The band achieved notable newcomer success in the U.S. in 2017 with hit singles, "Inside Of Me" and "Calling." VAMPS won the SiriusXM Octane poll for "Best New Artist" in a landslide twice and UNDERWORLD received strong support from Spotify and Apple Music, leading to several songs being featured on some of the biggest curated playlists.