VAMPS, the rock outfit formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) return to the UK this March for a one-off headline show. The gig will also see the release of new single WORLD’S END (English version of ‘AHEAD’).
Last year, a special concert screening of a Japanese VAMPS concert was staged in a cinema in London. The outfit then graced the UK with a live performance at a sold-out show at the O2 Academy in October.
Their return bout takes place at Koko on the 28th March and is combined with the release of ‘WORLD’S END’ via Spinefarm Records. Last September, the label issued a special album titled SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL which saw various VAMPS tracks re-recorded in English. Among the songs included were ‘REVOLUTION II’, ‘DEVIL SIDE’ & ‘VAMPIRE DEPRESSION’. Commenting on the album, HYDE said: “This ‘Debut’ album that we gave ourselves entirely to is designed to export VAMPS to the world”.
Ticket details for VAMPS’ 28th March show at Koko are as follows:
Ticket link: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/vamps-jpn–tickets
Further UK shows look likely as VAMPS are keen to build up their UK fanbase on the back of the Koko gig and single release.
Official homepage: http://www.universal-music.co.jp/vamps-english
VAMPS Street Team Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VampsUkStreetTeam
Text by Paul Browne
29th January 2014