[PR] G.L.A.M.S returning to Europe: TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN Europe Tour 2020
Uknight, EN.CORE ROCKS PR, and Indie Fighters present:
G.L.A.M.S—TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN Europe Tour 2020
Passionate Rock storyteller Mikaru is setting sails to return to Europe with his multidisciplinary art project G.L.A.M.S. On board to embark for the TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN Europe Tour 2020 is his undaunted crew, guitarist Yudai, bassist Tetsuto, and drummer/DJ Syu.
Regular guests in European realms, the four musicians are set out to indulge the fans with unforgotten melodies and the new songs from G.L.A.M.S’ upcoming forth mini album TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN, which will be released on the first day of the tour on February 27th! Inspired by Mikaru’s recent feelings and ranging from despair and grief to hope for the future and true freedom as well as love and lust, each song of the new album has its own story. »The world, places, and characters are all different«, says Mikaru and adds mysteriously: »But interestingly, none of them are me.«
The singer-songwriter and born performer from Tokyo, Japan is excited to reunite with his European fans in France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and the Netherlands. »Our shows are pure entertainment and I want you to feel the emotions right in the moment. Let’s become one and be led by my music together!«
Mikaru (G.L.A.M.S) is a singer-songwriter from Tokyo, Japan, well-known for having been the leader and vocalist of the bands DIO – Distraught Overlord and Black Line. He started his multidisciplinary art project G.L.A.M.S at the end of 2013 and is active as a musician, painter, and jeweler.
»The word G.L.A.M.S alone has no meaning, but I am like a diamond in the darkness. My fans are the light that shines on me, so everybody can see me, because I am shining like a diamond.«—Mikaru, G.L.A.M.S
Mikaru started his career as a vocalist in the Visual-kei band DIO – Distraught Overlord in 2006 in Tokyo area. It was only a few months before DIO’s dazzling breakthrough show at Japan Expo, Paris, France, in July 2007, and several successful international tours. DIO – Distraught Overlord became one of the very first Japanese Visual-kei bands to play all over Europe, and they were able to quickly reach a very special status among the J-Rock fans everywhere. Even now, they remain a symbol of this very active and exuberant era for Japanese music in Europe.
After the break-up of DIO – Distraught Overlord and the final show in 2009, Mikaru and DIO drummer Denka created a new band project, Black Line, with new members. Mikaru thereby strayed from the dark, vampiric visual of DIO, to drift onto a new pop, glam style. He started to paint and design CD artwork. When Black Line came to an end, the roots of Mikaru’s long-prepared project G.L.A.M.S had already begun to grow.
»G.L.A.M.S is a wide-ranging art project, including music, paintings, and jewelry. It is like a big ship I can sail everywhere with. So, I feel free. I’ll continue this project until I die and nobody can stop me.«—Mikaru, G.L.A.M.S
Mikaru announced the birth of G.L.A.M.S in December 2013 at Black Line’s last live. In February 2014, G.L.A.M.S made its official debut as a multidisciplinary project at an art exhibition called Paris 7 Days in Paris, where Mikaru exhibited his paintings and sang G.L.A.M.S’ first single Under the Moon. G.L.A.M.S performance on stage is variable, from a solo show to a full-band setup. In 2014 and 2015, G.L.A.M.S toured in Europe as a five members band, while in 2016, they got their first tour in Latin America.
Between 2017 and 2019, Mikaru returned to Europe twice as a solo artist and two times with his fellow comrades as a band. Currently consisting of guitarist Yudai (Black Line), Mikaru’s close friend for many years, Tetsuto, on bass, and drummer/DJ Syu (formerly Denka at DIO – Distraught Overlord and Black Line), Mikaru works with musicians he trusts and who he likes for their sound and sense. The 2020 tour support musicians are the same for recording of the upcoming album TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN, a dream team with many years of experience together.
TOUR DATES ›TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN Europe Tour 2020‹
02/27 La Brat Cave, Lille (FR) [with: Keystone (FR)]
02/28 Japan Tours Festival, Tours (FR)
02/29 L’internationale, Paris (FR) [with: Alex Skydda (FR) / guest]
03/01 Le Garage, Liège (BE) [with: VII ARC (DE) / Felo De Se (BE)]
03/05 Marie-Antoinette, Berlin (DE)
03/07 Chapeau Rouge, Prague (CZ)
03/08 Voodoo Klub, Warsaw (PL) [with: Divine Particles (PL)]
03/12 Tsunami Club, Cologne (DE) [with: VII ARC (DE)]
03/13 Popcentrale, Dordrecht (NL) [with: VII ARC (DE) / Ex Lives (NL)]
03/14 Made In Asia, Brussels (BE)
03/15 Made In Asia, Brussels (BE)
G.L.A.M.S EUROPEAN TOURS
2019 Mikaru from G.L.A.M.S—Mikaru Solo Run 2019
2018 G.L.A.M.S—G.L.A.M.S EU Tour 2018
2018 Mikaru from G.L.A.M.S—Mikaru Solo Run in Europe 2018
2017 G.L.A.M.S—A QUEEN OF THE NIGHT EU TOUR 2017
2015 G.L.A.M.S—GLAMNIGHT Tour
2014 G.L.A.M.S—UNDER THE MOON TOUR 2014
G.L.A.M.S NEW MINI ALBUM ›TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN‹
Release: 2020.02.27 (tour start) / Label: G.L.A.M.S ART WORKS
01. Another Lonely Day
02. Sailing Away
03. In Endless Rainfall
04. Tokyo Ginza Blues
05. Unbreakable Chain
»The world, places, and characters of the songs are all different. But interestingly, none of them are me. When I listened to these five songs, I could see the scenery of twilight after the rain. That’s how the album title came about.«—Mikaru, G.L.A.M.S