Lots of love for TOKIO!
Last Nov 2nd, TOKIO had the last leg of their “TOKIO 20th anniversary live tour HEART” at Nippon Budokan. 26,000 fans were mobilized in the span of two days.
TOKIO had their first live performance at the said venue 20 years ago when Tomoya Nagase was only 15 yrs old, “20 years full of love from everybody, I have no more words….TOKIO fans are cool!” Nagase was screaming his feelings of gratitude to their fans and there were even request that they wore the same skin tight shorts they had worn when they debuted.
During the encore, TOKIO’s kouhais joined them onstage. Arashi, Ikuta Toma, KAT-TUN‘s Nakamaru Yuichi and Ueda Tatsuya, Hey! Say!JUMP‘s Chinen Yuri and 14 members from Johnny’s Jr. joined in singing the classic song “JUMBO” altogether. Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun congratulated TOKIO and say that “they are the best” while Ninomiya Kazunari called them “supreme”.
Furthermore, the said live performance also mark the group’s 57th time to perform in Budokan and TOKIO’s leader, Joshima Shigeru, aims to perform in Budokan for 100 times so they can get gold colored paper. Joshima said that he’ll be an idol until he is 60 yrs old and hopefully, their 100th performance in Nippon Budokan will just be in time for their 40th anniversary.
TOKIO performed 23 songs in total including debut song, “LOVE YOU ONLY“, where fans joined them during chorus.