Thursday, May 4, 2017

Japanese rock band VAMPS in Pittsburgh, May 12.

The Japanese heavy metal band VAMPS will play in Pittsburgh on May 12. An excerpt of their self-introduction:
VAMPS, the visually arresting rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are one of the most popular bands in Japanese music.

Since forming in 2008, they have released three studio albums and four live DVDs, all of them showcasing the band’s signature approach to their craft: grand-scale theatrics and drama married to expert playing and song-writing – a potent combination that has led to them playing hundreds of shows at in their home country, taking over Japanese arenas for multiple nights in a row, a series of annual Vamps-curated festivals (including their legendary Halloween event and late summer Beast Party) and growing a global fan-base dedicated to both the band’s music and message.

“I want our audiences to feel the wild and immoral side of rock culture. And, as we are vampires, our show will obviously be different from that of any other rock band!!” laughs HYDE.
The show is at Diesel Club Lounge at 1601 E. Carson St. in the Southside (map). Doors open at 6:00 pm and tickets start at $20.