If you’re into Japanese pop culture and entertainment, the annual Anime Festival Asia (AFA) convention was probably the single biggest event to keep your eyes on. Just last year, over 90,000 people attended the Singapore stop of the convention alone, bringing the total count of attendees to well over a million in its eighth year.
The key word: was. There are now at least two big events to look out for.
Thursdays usually feel like just another weekday with nothing much to get excited about, right? Not so for 16th March 2017. A sizeable line waited eagerly outside MILLIAN Singapore, where a wide range of concert-goers can be spotted – there were many loyal fans who have attended their favourite bands’ previous concerts before, and the more enthusiastic ones amongst them went around engaging other fans and getting them to pen their signatures and well-wishes on the banners prepared for each band.
In fact, it became evident shortly that Japanese rock acts were able to draw broad support from across each band, and even from the followings of international rock acts as well – there were fans wearing concert t-shirts from bands such as MAN WITH A MISSION, ONE OK ROCK, and even Green Day! What can we expect from a concert like this one which brought together four very exciting and distinctive high-powered rock bands from Japan to perform on the same night?
Soon, the doors to the venue opened, and the excited fans got ready to enter the live-house, anticipating the entrance of their favourite rock bands. There was no hint of who would come onboard first; at least, not until our reporters noticed a familiar-looking plushie resting on the speaker.
If you haven’t caught up on it, SPACE SHOWER RETSUDEN ASIA TOUR 2017 will be premiering its first Singapore concert at Millian Singapore on 16th March 2017. Tickets are still available at Sistic and Peatix.
That aside, J-Network is proud to present interviews with each one of the bands that are coming to Singapore: THE ORAL CIGARETTES, Frederic, Kyuso Nekokami and 04 Limited Sazabys. Continue reading
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On 16 March at Millian Singapore, where many bands have given us great music, more music groups will come to bring us an immersive music experience in one epic concert! Organised by Amuse Inc. Asia, this event will commence at 7p.m. and will feature 4 bands: The Oral Cigarettes, Frederic, Kyuso Nekokami and 04 Limited Sazabys. Singapore is only one of three stops for SPACE SHOWER RETSUDEN ASIA TOUR 2017, the others being in Bangkok and Taiwan. It’s not too late to buy your tickets, available via Sistic and Peatix.