All-girl Japanese rock band SCANDAL has a pair huge causes to have fun. Not solely did they not too long ago mark the fifteenth anniversary of their formation, additionally they launched their tenth album, MIRROR, earlier this yr. To mark these milestones, the band introduced plans for a North American summer time live performance tour, which formally kicks off on July 9 in Toronto, with U.S. dates to comply with.
SCANDAL has carried out theme songs for plenty of anime through the years, together with Bleach‘s fifteenth OP, “Harukaze,”and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‘s fourth ending theme, “Shunkan Sentimental.”
Extra in regards to the band, which consists of Haruna Ono on lead vocals and guitar, Mami Sasazaki on lead guitar, Tomomi Ogawa on bass guitar and Rina Suzuki on drums:
Fashioned in 2006 in Kyobashi, Osaka, SCANDAL made its main debut in 2008 with “DOLL” on indie label Kitty Information. The next yr, they received the Greatest New Artist class on the Japan Report Awards with “Shojo S.”
In 2008, the band made its major-label debut on Epic Information, Japan (Sony Music Leisure, Japan). With huge help radio and media help (Billboard, CNN, ABC, and many others.), and an energized worldwide fanbase behind them, the band went on to carry out the theme songs for a number of profitable anime sequence, together with “Shōjo S” and “Harukaze” for Bleach, “Shunkan Sentimental” for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, “Delight” for “Star Driver” and “A.M.D.Ok.J.” for “GeGeGe no Kitaro.”
The band’s 9th studio album ‘Kiss From The Darkness’ was launched in February 2020. The album peaked at quantity 5 on the Oricon weekly charts, extending Scandal’s streak of getting all 9 of their albums attain the highest 5 of the charts upon launch.
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