Arashi holds their ‘Popcorn’ live tour at the Tokyo Dome
On December 14th, Arashi held the Tokyo concert of their live tour, ‘Popcorn‘, at Tokyo Dome and performed a total of 34 songs for their fans. This tour will run until January and is reported to have attracted 730,000 people with 16 shows.
This year, Arashi also held ‘AraFes‘ at National Olympic Stadium and ‘Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou‘ at Tokyo Dome. In total, they drew in about 1,046,500 people to their concerts, making this their first time performing for over 1 million people in one year.
For this concert, Arashi used a “water screen” for the first time. When colorful lights were projected onto the water, the members appeared with an umbrella in their hands, which stirred the crowd of 55,000 fans. During his solo song, Matsumoto Jun changed his clothes on stage and made the female fans scream with excitement.
Before the performance, the members held a press conference where they were asked to sum up the year with one kanji character. Sakurai Sho and Ohno Satoshi answered “wa (circle)“ and “hatsu (first)” respectively. Meanwhile, Aiba Masaki confidently responded, “issho! (together),” which is made up of two characters. While the members and reporters were taken aback by his answer, Ninomiya Kazunari withheld his laughter and said, “He’s a good kid. I’m sorry.”
Arashi will be hosting the ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen‘ on New Year’s Eve for their 3rd consecutive year. Ninomiya declared, “I want to win this year.” Sakurai added, “We want to do something new as a singer.”
Source: Chuunichi Sports
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