10 years ago, the electro-pop girl trio, Perfume, made their major label debut with a song titled Linear Motor Girl. Ten years later, Perfume’s popularity skyrocketed, going as far as having world tours across Asia and even Europe and America, a dome tour with stops held at the highly coveted Tokyo Dome and their own international fanclub!
Following the release of their new single, Relax In The City, the group announced that the girls will be giving ten live shows from September onwards! The live, titled Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP will see its first stop take place at the live house, Tsutaya O-West on 21 September. This is a rather interesting decision to return to the earlier days where they often performed at Shibuya A-X, another live house venue. These are the confirmed dates and special features of each live that have been announced so far:
-21 September @ TSUTAYA O-WEST
This particular stop is limited to members of their official fanclub, P.T.A. It will be held at an intimate live house venue, bringing fans back to the days when the trio used to perfume at live houses! The subtitle of this first day live is called P.T.A. Summit. Members of P.T.A World are also invited to apply for the tickets!
-22 September @ Nippon Budokan
This live event will see the addition of special guests, all of which are trios like Perfume themselves. Announced guest artistes include WEAVER, Negicco, Fuji Fabric and Kuso Iinkai. More will be announced at a later date. Notably larger scale than the previous day, the subtitle for this second day live is Sannin Matsuri (ENG: Three People Festival)
-23 September @ Nippon Budokan
This stop will see greater fan interaction between Perfume and their audience members with the inclusion of a dance contest! Participants will replicate a dance from one of Perfume’s live concerts or music videos. They can also choose to choreograph their own dance steps to any of the group’s songs. Minors are not left out from this competition either! There will be a Grand Prix category for those aged below 16! The subtitle for this live is 3rd Perfume Dance Contest ~Miseyo Budokan!~
The fourth installment of their live concert series has yet to be announced in terms of date and theme.
Following that, they will be performing at Nippon Budokan from 26 September for four consecutive days (except for 28 September 2015). In October, they will return to their origin at their home city of Hiroshima where they will perform at the Hiroshima Green Arena from 6-7 Octobwer 2015. These six stops are subtitled with LIVE 3 : 5 : 6 : 9.
Overseas fans will be happy to know that international members of the WORLD P.T.A are able to ballot for the tickets for the ten concerts! With so much in store for Perfume, the girls are definitely in for a fruitful 2015!
Those wanting to prepare for the live concerts can also look out for the release of their Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd concert Blu-ray and DVD which contains full footage of their concert that was held at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on 15 November 2014. It will also contain digests of the other stops and a special teaser trailer. The concert Blu-ray and DVD will be released on 22 July 2015!
SOURCE: http://www.perfume-web.jp/news/individual.php?id=310, http://www.perfume-web.jp/anniversary/pppppppppp/
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Translations by Astrid