Sunday, April 29, 2012

L'Arc~en~Ciel ~ L'Anniversary World Tour 2012 ~ Singapore

L'Arc~en~Ciel
L'Anniversary World Tour 2012 
Singapore
28th of April 2012
Singapore Indoor Stadium

Light sticks crossed and the "Kallang wave", it was a night to remember as Japanese indie rock legend, L'Arc~en~Ciel performed live in Singapore for the very first time after 20 years! Music transcends the barrier of language, where fans sang out loud to the best selections from L'Arc~en~Ciel. Fans of different nationality, race and age came together to embrace the magnificent performance. Hyde enchanted the crowd with his adored vocals and swagger. Ken took the fans to the highest state as he delivers the soul of the guitar through his solos. Fans loved Tetsu's bananas and playful antics. Yukihiro's energy from his drums solo left audience craving for more. L'Arc~en~Ciel delivered the concert in true Laruku style!
Hits played during the concert include all-time favourites: 1. いばらの涙2. CHASE3. Good Luck My Way4. HONEY5. DRINK IT DOWN6. REVELATION7. 瞳の住人8. XXX9. DAYBREAK'S BELL10. forbidden lover11. My Heart Draws A Dream12. SEVENTH HEAVEN13. The 4th avenue cafe14. STAY AWAY15. READY STEADY GO16. あなた17. winter fall18. BLURRY EYES19. 虹.
I craved for my favourites such as PIECES, LINK, SHINE, BLESS, but I guess I have to turn to my latest DVD box set!
Sorry guys, I am a Tetsu fan! I was hoping P'UNK~EN~CIEL would make an appearance, but I guess the "PUNK is REAL" EP is good for me.
I have been such a big fan of Laruku that I decided to create a fan webpage 15 years ago, called L'Arc~en~Ciel : iris where I shared band updates, magazine scans, records available at Tower Records Singapore, midi and real audio files (before mp3 was born). Though now the site has ceased operation, I still take pride in my private collection of Laruku stuff, though nothing beats watching them live in my home country!

Without further ado, here are some pictures from the Singapore leg of L'Anniversary World Tour 2012!

READY! STEADY! GO!

Do we not love Hyde, when he does Honey?
Ken goes shopping at Mustafa, bought a Cars Monopoly and many Merlions for Tetsu, while Ken himself fell in love with Tiger Balm!
Tetsu and his trademark move, strumming with banana!
"Do you want us to be back?" Yes, we do!
"Do you want my freakin' banana?" We love your bananas at every concert!
 
Do you just love watching Tetsu have fun squirting his banana water pistol at us?

Official Merchandise Shopping
Diehard fans from Singapore and around the region started queuing up for the sale of the L'Anniversary World Tour 2012 official merchandise at 1 P.M.
Eco bag - S$20
Rock T-Shirt [Black] - S$50
World Tour T-Shirt [White] - S$50
Towel with Hood - S$65
Wristband - S$15
Light Stick - S$10
World Tour T-Shirt [Grey] - S$50
Local World Tour ver."original SIN" T-Shirt - S$50
World's Best Selection T-Shirt c/w Premium Package
Premium Package - S$75
c/w World's Best Selection Bag, CD and T-Shirt ~ CD includes 2 specials tracks: CHASE and XXX in English version.
Pamphlet - S$25 ~ Collection of photos shot during their 20th L'Anniversary World Tour
Stickers - S$10

Thank you to L'SST for making this special banners on behalf of all Singapore fans! Earning itself an official recognition that we are fans from Singapore! http://natalie.mu/music/gallery/show/news_id/68670/image_id/124845



28th of April 2012
©William Tan 2012
©a day in the life of a bearbrick 2012

3 comments:

JuN said...

Never knew you were a L'arc fan! I used to read your blog, usually linked from Shaun's blog & some reviews on camera stuff.

WILLIAM TAN said...

thank you for coming to my blog ;)
hope you enjoy my posts

larcboy said...

FANTASTIC LIVE REPORT!! Thank you for sharing!