「艶華」コンサート (Updated with link)

乱火サンis so excited, he smsed me all the way from Singapore to let me know about this. Since he is at work and can’t post, I am channelling him and posting this on his behalf. From Sanspo news, the very exciting …

中森明菜、今秋にも演歌ライブ…カバーアルバム「艶華」絶好調

 演歌のカバーアルバム「艶華」を発売した歌手の中森明菜(41)が、今秋にも演歌のライブに挑戦することが28日、分かった。ムードを出して、場所も“ベタ”な東京・鶯谷のナイトシアター「東京キネマ倶楽部」を予定している。

  同アルバムは27日に発売され、早くも5万枚超の追加注文が入った。初回出荷15万枚と併せると20万枚を超える計算で、東京・池袋の大手レコード店「五 番街」では「明菜ファンだけでなく年配の人も購買者層に加わって、カセットテープもよく出ています」と話し、ヒットの兆しを感じている。

 So, Akina is holding a small concert like her "Utahime concert" in 1995  and 2005, which is why she didn’t hold any Summer concerts this year. There is no news about how many sessions will be held yet, but it will be intimate.

I think the better news is that the they are printing another 5万枚 of the album because of the good response and orders flowing in. In addition of its first shipment of 15万枚. it would have shipped over 20万枚, hencing showing signs of the "hit" prayer coming true. お目でとうございます!

Link to:  東京キネマ倶楽部 – click here

dannybunny

Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

15 thoughts on “「艶華」コンサート (Updated with link)

  1. oh my god!! another of my wishes come true! i was just telling Ranbi and Kenji that Akina shd do an Enka concert, complete with traditional japanese elements with a twist!

    I AM DEFINTELY GOING! anyone else? hee. this will be a great opp for some of us to meet up!

  2. I was expecting something like this. Well, hopefully they’ll record it since I most likely won’t be able to see it live. 😛

    I wouldn’t mind it being held somewhere around the end of the year if it would mean that she could get enough time to get her voice shapened up but then again if she still isn’t doing any healthy decisions then I would hope the opposite and have it done as soon as possible before her voice goes beyond repair or her health for that matter.

  3. Don’t worry MG, the version B i got has pictures of white cranes at the back, and white crane is a very auspicious sign. I think she should do well this year.

  4. Yay! PLease keep me posted on when and where the concert will be held. And how to get the tickets. This will be my first Akina concert!!!

  5. Were Parco Theater and Empress Live performed with a orchestra like in the Utahime studio recordings or are they just stripped down acostic performances? She really would deserve a full orchestra backing her up live. But I guess going on a extensive tour isn’t that practical then. They would probably need to have it only in one place or a few other places at maximum.

    But Enka dropped one spot! Well, her release is still very fresh when compared to many releases above her so they might face some nice drops soon. That is if Enka doesn’t drop along with them. 😛

  6. I think Parco was full orchestra while Empress is definitely acoustic.

    Enka did drop only one spot on Day 3 and now we have the weekend. Let’s hope that the momentum keeps going upwards!

  7. I could be wrong but I think Parco was only a half-orchestra affair – the place is too small! But didn’t she do a couple of special concert dates with a full orchestra at Tokyo International Forum back in November 1998?

  8. Parco is really tastefully performed, you can see her trying her hands on some theatrical play. Check out track 11 ‘watashi wa kaze’, that should be the climax of the show.

  9. Enka is highly suitable for a theatrical delivery! i imagine it to be a world of live orchestration, and a fusion of modern and traditional japanese elements.

  10. This is good and bad.

    Good – Akina has concert again.

    Bad – I have already booked my summer trip and no, it’s not in Japan. 😦

  11. Wow. I am too, getting excited about this whole thing. It will be my first Akina concert, like Olivia! I just missed her Last Dstination concert. Is this going to be too good to be true? I told myself that if Akina is going to be holding concerts in the future, I will not miss them!
    This is my incentive for working my ass off from work! *wink

  12. Yay, I received my Enka’s album plus a bunch of other Akina’s live concert. I LOVE HER PARCO THEATRE PERFORMANCES!!!!!!!! So tastefully done, showcase her artistic side. Definitely "Watashi no Kaze" is the climax, this song beautifully brings out the wide range of Akina’s voice.

    Hey Jen, if Akina is holding the concert this Autumn, I will be going from HKG, are you in HKG?

  13. You’re from HK Olivia?
    I’m from New York.
    Have to travel so far =(
    Maybe I can detour to HK (hehehe)
    Lucky you! got your cd’s already.
    I have to wait until maybe Monday!
    I too ordered the rest of Akina’s concerts.
    This is to complete my collection of all her concerts. ( I am just missing the "I Hope So" DVD) *sigh~~~
    I will know for sure from Yesasia next week!
    I love her Parco performance too! Too bad I can’t understand Japanese. Really want to know what the heck she is talking about half the time. My fav so far is Last Destination 2006 and 8th Anniversary concert.

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