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Posted by Shiso TH STAFF Saturday, January 5, 2013

JOHNNY's World's "Thanksgiving Festival" to be held at Tokyo Dome & Kyocera Dome


During Sexy Zone's live concert at Yokohama Arena on January 4th, it was announced that the "thanksgiving festival" event for the stage performance "JOHNNY's World", which is currently playing at the Imperial Garden Theater, would be held at Tokyo Dome (on March 16th & 17th) and at Kyocera Dome Osaka (on March 30th & 31st).

"JOHNNY's World" is the newest stage performance that is produced, and directed by the president of Johnny & Associates Inc.,Johnny Kitagawa.Hey! Say! JUMP, A.B.C-Z, and Sexy Zone co-star in it.

All the tickets for the stage were sold out on the day it went on sale, and when it was reported that Johnny Kitagawa would rerun the stage, there was a flood of inquiries about it from the fans. Therefore, he's decided to hold the "thanksgiving festival" which will be a large-scaled event that approximately 200,000 people would attend in 4 days total.

Reportedly, the content for the "thanksgiving festival" event will be different from "JOHNNY's World", as Toho, which is the production company for "JOHNNY's World", won't be involved in the festival. Johnny Kitagawa stated, "I want to come up with a new idea without sticking to the story. There will be both musical and dramatic performances." He also added, "Since the scheduled date is close to the 3?11 (the day of the Tohoku earthquake), I'm thinking about doing something related to it."


When Nakajima Kento announced the "thanksgiving festival" at Sexy Zone's live concert, shouts of joy arose from theaudience of 15,000. Sexy Zone also announced that they would be holding their first nation-wide tour this spring. Sexy Zone has held live concerts only in Tokyo, Yokohama (Kanagawa), and Osaka, so Nakajima said, "I would like to make stops at 10 locations." Kikuchi Fuma also said, "I definitely want to go to Hokkaido and Kyushu." Nakajima also talked about his ambition for 2013, stating, "I want to challenge the program that we have to persevere ourselves this year. It could be bungee-jumping, or something like I stick my face to a snake. I just want to show that we could do anything."

Another member, Matsushima Sou also revealed that he has been practicing the clarinet since 2 months ago. He said, "When I saw Yamada-kun (*Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke) playing sax, I decided to play an instrument. I chose the clarinet by its tone color. I want to collaborate with Nakajima-kun's piano for our next live concert."

Source: Chunichi Sports

Image: "JOHNNY's World" official site

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