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Kanjani8 holds their first open-air live concert + more tour dates announced
On September 16th, popular idol group, Kanjani8, held their tour “8EST ~Minna no Omoi wa Dou Nandai? Bokura no Omoi wa Mugendai!!~” at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.
The group is holding this nationwide tour in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of their CD debut. The group started the tour at the same venue on the 15th and will continue touring through 10 different cities until the end of December. Member, Murakami Shingo (30), said, “Thankfully, we’ve added some more performances. We will be performing at the Tokyo Dome on November 10th and 11th. We will also be performing at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on December 30th and 31st and January 1st.”
Furthermore, with these additional tour dates added and including their 8th anniversary event this summer, the total number of the audience attended will be 880,000 fans. Yokoyama Yu (31) expressed his thanks to the fans, “We are naturally a group sticked to the number 8, so I am happy that we’ll be able to perform for 880,000 fans. It seems this is something the staff put some consideration into. I am so grateful.”
The group will also be releasing their best album “8EST” on October 17th. Murakami said, “The first press edition’s bonus DVD is packed full of things. It’s really awesome.”
Ajinomoto Stadium was the group’s first open-air concert. Nishikido Ryo (27) smiled, “The breeze feels great~!”. Kanjani8 performed in front of 55,000 fans who were waving their penlights. Fans were also pleased to see the return of the ‘Eight Rangers’ during the comedy corner of the concert, since it has been around two years since they were last seen.
Check out a news report and interview on the open-air live below:
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