Johnny’s only rock band did something which is also a first in Johnny’s. Regretfully, this will be the last unless JE decides to debut another rock group.
In celebration of TOKIO‘s 20th anniversary, the group performed at “Iwamizawa JOIN ALIVE music festival” in Hokkaido last July 19th. TOKIO’s participation at the said summer festival is a first in Johnny’s.
It was an ideal day for the perfect outdoor festival where refreshing wind occasionally blew through under the blue sky. For the last song, they performed their debut music “LOVE YOU ONLY” where 14,000 audience stood up and joined the chorus. Nagase Tomoya was glad that everyone knows their song. The group admitted being pressured at first but once the pressure has been lifted, they enjoyed it immensely. Matsuoka Masahiro, a Sapporo local, did not think that he can do that such thing in one’s hometown, and Yamaguchi Tatsuya enjoys seeing people diving into “mosh” or being carried on top of the others.
They performed hit songs like “Sorafune” to their latest “LOVE,HOLIDAY“. In order to liven-up the venue, song arrangements were changed from normal. After performing 7 songs, Joshima Shigeru lowered his head and apologized for exceeding a minute in their allocated 40 minutes.
TOKIO will also be present at “SUMMER SONIC” in Osaka on Aug 16 and 17.