Perfume will release a new album (currently untitled) in August. In addition, they will hold a nationwide arena tour starting on September 21.
The girls made this announcement on May 24 during the last stop of their tour at Shimizu Bunka Kaikan in Shizuoka. They commented, "In addition to our singles 'TOKYO GIRL,' 'If you wanna,' and 'Mugen Mirai,' it will contain a lot of new songs. We are already done recording, and we love all of the songs. The last song that we recorded, Nakata-san thought about it for a long time, put a lot of effort into it, and rewrote it many times. You can tell that Nakata-san was involved with it. He is definitely someone who will create a new era."
Perfume's tour will kick off on their debut anniversary day, September 21 at Big Hat in Nagano. It will wrap up on December 24 at Marine Messe Fukuoka for a total of 18 shows in nine locations. The tour schedule can be seen below.
[Perfume 2018 Nationwide Arena Tour]
Friday, September 21 - Big Hat (Nagano)
Saturday, September 22 - Big Hat (Nagano)
Saturday, September 29 - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Sunday, September 30 - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Saturday, October 6 - Mori Unyu Arena (Aomori)
Sunday, October 7 - Mori Unyu Arena (Aomori)
Saturday, October 13 - Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)
Sunday, October 14 - Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)
Wednesday, October 24 - Asty Tokushima (Tokushima)
Thursday, October 25 - Asty Tokushima (Tokushima)
Saturday, November 3 - Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Hokkaido)
Sunday, November 4 - Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Hokkaido)
Monday, November 19 - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Tuesday, November 20 - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Tuesday, December 11 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)
Wednesday, December 12 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)
Sunday, December 23 - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
Monday, December 24 - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
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