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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN collaborate with manga '3-gatsu no Lion'

    September 27, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    A CD containing BUMP OF CHICKEN's new song "Fighter" will be included in the special edition of Umino Chika's manga '3-gatsu no Lion' volume 10, which will be published on November 28. This collaboration took place because Umino is a big fan of the band and also because the members of BUMP OF CHICKEN read '3-gatsu no Lion' on a regular basis. For the project called '3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN', the band produced "Fighter

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN to hold a live event in Taiwan in June

    March 17, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    BUMP OF CHICKEN will be holding a live event at Legacy Taipei, Taiwan on June 28. The event will be called 'BUMP OF CHICKEN Live in Taiwan 2014', and it will be held during their tour 'WILLPOLIS 2014' to commemorate the release of their latest album "RAY". Tickets will go on sale on March 23 at 1:00 pm (local time). There will be no tickets for sale within Japan.Source: natalie

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN announce concerts at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST & Tokyo Dome

    January 30, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN will hold a concert on March 31 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST and on July 31 at Tokyo Dome. The band is getting ready to release their new album "RAY" on March 12. This will mark their first album release in about 3 years. The Shinkiba STUDIO COAST concert will be held for those who purchase the new album. Applications for ticket purchases will be enclosed in both the limited and regular edition versions of the album. Meanwhile, T

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN reveal details on new album & tour

    January 14, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN have revealed the details on their new album "RAY" as well as their upcoming nationwide tour."RAY" will be BUMP OF CHICKEN's first album since their 6th album "COSMONAUT", which was released about 3 years ago. It will consist of a total of 14 songs including their singles "Tomodachi no Uta", "Smile", "Zero", "Good Luck", "firefly", and "Niji wo Motsu Hito". The limited edition DVD will contain 6 PVs and footage from their live at

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN dominates Oricon chart with their 1st best-of albums

    July 9, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    Popular rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN's very first best-of albums "BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004]" and "BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010]" (released simultaneously on July 3rd) sold 173,000 copies and 168,000 copies respectively, and have allowed the band to dominate the first and second place on Oricon's weekly ranking.BUMP OF CHICKEN has topped the chart with their 4 albums previously, however, this is the first time for them to dominate the chart sinc

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN to sing for 'Gatchaman' live-action film

    June 21, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    BUMP OF CHICKEN's new song, "Niji wo Motsu Hito", has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming 'Gachaman' film that will open in theaters on August 24. The film is a live-action adaptation of Tatsunoko's popular anime, 'Kagaku Ninja-tai Gachaman'. The collaboration between the film and BUMP OF CHICKEN was implemented when the production staff gave the offer to the band. According to the members, "Niji wo Motsu Hito" is "a song that is

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN announce their 1st best-of albums + arena tour

    April 12, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN will be releasing their 1st best-of albums, "BUMP OF CHICKEN I<1999-2004>" and "BUMP OF CHICKEN II<2005-2010>", on July 3rd. "BUMP OF CHICKEN I<1999-2004>" will contain songs from their 1st album, "FLAME VEIN", to their 4th, "Yggdrasil". Meanwhile, "BUMP OF CHICKEN II<2005-2010>" will include songs from their 10th single, "Planetarium", to their 6th album, "COSMONAUT". To commemorate the albums' r

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/4 ~ 3/10

    March 13, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for March 4th to the 10th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Calling / Breathless" - Arashi : 3/6 (756,410) 2. "Sayonara ni Sayonara" - Tegomass : 3/6 (69,087) 3. "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" - Porno Graffitti : 3/6 (34,718) 4. "Big Boys Cry / Beautiful" - Amuro Namie : 3/6 (23,113) 5. "Mistake! / Battery" - SMAP : 2/27 (21,061) (Check out th

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN releases special MV for "Tentai Kansoku"

    February 22, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Previously, it was reported that BUMP OF CHICKEN would be releasing their first live DVD and Blu-ray, 'BUMP OF CHICKEN GOLD GLIDER TOUR 2012', on March 6th. The video clip for "Tentai Kansoku", which was made out of footage from this work, has been revealed through the band's special website. 'BUMP OF CHICKEN GOLD GLIDER TOUR 2012' will contain footage from the band's concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on July 3rd. The video clip is base

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN releases a teaser for their 1st live DVD/Blu-ray

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    A teaser for BUMP OF CHICKEN's first live DVD/Blu-ray titled "BUMP OF CHICKEN GOLD GLIDER TOUR 2012", set for release on March 6th, has been released on their official YouTube channel. The live DVD/Blu-ray contains footage of the first day (July 3rd) of their 4-day concert at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, which was a part of their nation-wide arena tour held during April ~ July. It also includes bonus videos, such as their “Smile” perform

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