KADOKAWA has announced their special ap bank fes. '07 issue will be released August 20, 2007. Kazutoshi Sakurai, Kobayashi Takeshi, Koda Kumi, and Bonnie pink will be on the cover. The issue will include a spiritual message from Bank Band, interviews with Seiji Kameda, Hirokazu Ogura, Takuo Yamamoto, Koji Nishimura, etc.., a special crosstalk with Koda Kumi, Kobukuro, Sukima Switch, etc.., photo documentary of the festival, and more.
MUSICO is planning to do a first day tour report on the HOME Stadium tour (after it starts of course). Currently the site still has b-side, but it will be updated. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
Sakurai will be participating in Shinji Miyake new album 'Tsuduku' which is set to release September 12, 2007 and celebrate's Miyake's 20th debut anniversary. He will guest vocal the song 'Kun ga ori tekita natsu'.
MUSICO | Mr.Children -official website-
Due to the typhoon canceling the first two days, KADOKAWA has been forced to postpone the sale of the Special KADOKAWA ap bank fes. '07 issue until a unknown date (originally set to release August 8). They promise the issue will come out but they need time to reorganize the magazine's layout since the first two days didn't happen and since some artists never ended up showing.
For those who don't know what a KADOKAWA special issue is like, the issue is typically around 210 pages and focuses specifically on the artist or topic. For Mr.Children's special KADOKAWA issue, the first 20 pages were photographs, then table of contents, Kazutoshi Sakurai's spiritual message, group review of the album HOME, talk with Kobayashi Takeshi, Mr.Children lovers section (contains messages from other artists who are Mr.Children fans), interviews, more photographs, discography breakdown, Music timeline, etc.. it's pretty much like the bible for a music fan of the artist.
ap bank fes. '07 will be airing on FujiTV (FujiTV 721) September 22, 2007 at 22:00 and ending at 25:00 (From 10pm till 1am)
KADOKAWA | FujiTV
In a ORICON STYLE poll of 20,000 readers, Mr.Children was voted the #3 artist for 2007 making them top the ranks for 3 years in a row at the #3 position. The article mentions a inquiry into the influence that they have managed to keep and also that it seems Mr.Children's environmental project (ap bank and bank band), seems to not have deter people but instead has created more people who sympathize with their message
ORICON, Natalie.MU, and Daily Sports have all released articles on the cancelation of the first two days of ap bank fes. '07.
ORICON | Natalie.MU | Daily Sports
After having to cancel the first two days due to a typhoon, the last day of ap bank fes. '07 will go on as planned. There will be no rescheduling of the first two days (most likely due to artist conflicts with their schedule), instead some of the artists from the first two days have been invited to perform on the third day. The adjustment of the artist's schedule and the change in the appearance timetable have changed dramatically and quickly and they urge ticket holders to be careful and safe when coming to the fes.
For those still waiting to purchase tickets, the HOME -in the field- tour tickets are going fast, with 10 out of the 14 venues already sold out after being put out for public purchase only 8 days ago.
ap bank fes. '07 | HOME - in the field- official website
Due to a very strong No.4 Typhoon, the first day of ap bank fes. has been canceled. Cancelation of the other two days will be announced on the official website, but as of now they have reported it does not look good.
ap bank fes. '07
Mr.Children have announced a new song. Titled 'Tabidachi no Uta', it is verified as the tune they spoke about in May. Though no word of an actual single release, the song will be used as the theme song for the movie 'Koizora' which is due out November 3, 2007. The movie stars Yui Aragaki who goes through many struggles in her life such as rape, abortion, and betrayal.
OTHER NEWS: ap bank news (old and new)
Sakurai has left a message. In the message he talks about being excited to start the new ap bank fes (and recalls the smells and sights someone sees at the fes.). He also notes that they have begun to do rehearsals. He also reportst a new song titled "yoku kita ne" will be used as the opening song for ap bank fes' 07. The concept behind the song, is the uncle (in the country) and the nephew who's coming home for the summer holidays.
Kadokawa is currently conducting a survery for a special issue they'll be putting out for ap bank fes. '07 (like they did with Mr.Children's special issue) The survey asks for the usual "who are you" in addition to asking about memories people had from the past 2 fesitvals, what artists were playing, their experience with an "Eco-life" life, etc.. the issue will come out August 3rd.
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HOME MADE Kazoku
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Mr.Children official website (credit: dreamlike @ JPM) | ap bank fes. '07 | KADOKAWA | ap bank fes. '07
08. Mr.Children - FAKE
42. Mr.Children - Shirushi
WHAT'S IN has posted a review of the HOME Arena Tour and also pictures:
MUSIC ON! | WHAT'S IN
02. Southern All Stars
03. ORANGE RANGE
05. Porno Graffitti
06. BUMP OF CHICKEN
09. Hamasaki Ayumi
ORICON (Credit goes to Mr_Children @ JPM)
Kurkku has updated their tour goods site for Mr.Children, adding new t-shirts for adults and kids, and towels.
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