Arashi announced during the last showing of their event "Arashi's Waku Waku School 2014" at the Tokyo Dome on June 29 that they will be holding a 5-Dome tour this year as well.
As the event came to an end, member Sakurai Sho (32) started off by saying, "We have a very important announcement." Next, member Aiba Masaki (31) said, "In Fall, we will be releasing our 13th original album." and then Matsumoto Jun (30) added, "We will also go on tour. This year it's also going to be a 5-Dome tour." much to the joy of fans present.
Starting at the Fukuoka Dome on November 14 to Tokyo Dome on December 23, there will be 18 performances in total housing over 845,000 fans. This will be the largest 5-Dome tour in the history of the group.
Due to high demand, Arashi's concert tickets often end up on the black market, to which Ninomiya Kazunari (31) appealed to the fans, "On the whole we have more performances." Ohno Satoshi (33) added, "We will be running at full speed till the end of the year, so please keep up with us!"
This is the 4th time that Arashi has held the "Waku Waku School" event, which is made to resemble a "stay over in school" event. There were 6 sessions of the event held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and Tokyo Dome, engaging over 246,000 fans. Furthermore, the last session was also broadcast in Shanghai and Singapore, where 950 lucky fans were able to watch the event live.
Arashi's 5-Dome Tour Schedule is as follows:
Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome: 11/14, 11/15, 11/16
Kyocera Dome Osaka: 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30
Nagoya Dome: 12/5, 12/6, 12/7
Sapporo Dome: 12/12, 12/13, 12/14
Tokyo Dome: 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23
The last show in each location will begin at 4pm. All the other concerts will begin at 6pm.