Among all the other announcements on the official site today, there was notice that after the last date of the tour in Sapporo, a special fan club event would take place, also in Sapporo. Entitled 「北の組から 2019 ～もうツアー終わってるでしょうが！！～」, the event is part of a fan club tour called 「なまらダラダラするべさ～」. Details will be made available at a later date.
Back in 2013, Granrodeo did a pair of Fan Club-only acoustic lives in Yokohama’s Kemin Hall. And this year they’ve decided to do two Fan Club-exclusive acoustic shows in Tokyo. The first lottery was in December, but a second lottery is now underway.
You must be a current member of the fan club to apply, and you must show both your fan club ID and an ID with your name on it to get into the event.
Venue: Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Times: ① doors open @ 13: 00 / show starts @ 14: 00
e-zuka has had his triumphant homecoming, so now it’s Kiiyan’s turn!
The event’s official title is — GRANRODEO LIVE 2018 KISHOW 宇部凱旋 ロデオぶるとっぴん〜暑ぅてわやになりそうじゃけえ皆でぶち盛り上がろうや〜 — and will take place in his hometown of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on his actual birthday, August 11th.
There will also be a Fan Club tour in conjunction with the concert, wherein Ro-gumi members will get to do a three-shot with Kiiyan and e-zuka, have a countdown party the evening of the 10th, get a concert ticket (handed over personally by Granrodeo) and attend the show. (It’s good to be a Ro-gumi member!)
Date: August 11, 2018
Venue: Watanabe Memorial Hall (Ube City)
Tickets: 7,000 yen
Granrodeo will once again be partnering with Four Sight travel agency to provide bus (and hotel, for certain origins) service to Osaka-jo Hall. Buses will run from Shinjuku, Hakata, Nagoya, Kyoto, Shin-Kobe and Shin-Osaka.
Shinjuku, Hakata and Nagoya courses will include a hotel stay, while the other three offer one day round-trips. All courses will feature a recorded message from Kiiyan and e-zuka enroute to Osaka. The courses staying overnight will get a chance to purchase goods (though not necessarily all items) in advance of the shows, while the day trippers will have access to the Fast Pass goods line at the event. Everyone on the tour will get a special present, and Ro-gumi members will get something additional.
You do not need to belong to the fan club to sign up for one of the bus tours.
Event: G13 bus tour
Travel Dates: December 8 & 9, 2018
Application Dates: May 3~September 10, 2018 @15:00 JST
- Event: Shibuya Note (Performance Recording Participation) for broadcast on Feb 4, 2018
- Date: Feb 3, 2018
- Time: 4pm-5:30pm (time with Granrodeo = around 15 min)
- Location: NHK studio headquarter in Shibuya
- Writer: Roo Garden
- Note: No photos allowed at the recording; images in this post were taken during broadcast (hence the low quality)
Background: Shibuya Note (シブヤノオト Shibuya no Oto) is a music program on NHK General (national TV channel, not cable, not paid subscription like TBS Channel 1 or Fuji TV Next). The 1 hour program, featuring about 5 music artists, broadcasts live on Sundays at 5pm but the performance segments are pre-recorded. Granrodeo’s audience was selected through a Fan Club lottery and was free to participate. The audience size was about 200 people. The winning email notice came with a number for lining up and ultimately decided how far from stage people get placed. My number was 63 and ended up 3rd row centre slightly to the left.
Standby time (1) (GR off-stage)
Staff: What is Granrodeo’s charm?
Audience [out loud]: かっこいい (They are awesome/hot!)
Audience [in minds and whispers]: Where do we start?
The foursome (especially Kiiyan and Shin) had their game face on and exaggerating their normal moves compared to a one-man.
First time to hear the song live so audience somewhat unsure how to react. Footage play-back showed no movement for the first part of the song. (^_^;lll)
Standby time (2) after Camera Rehearsal (GR off-stage)
Staff: How was the performance?
Audience [out loud]: かっこいい (Awesome!)
Audience [in minds and whispers]: We lack vocabulary (^_^;lll)
Staff: Who became fan through anime?
Some hands raised but not many.
Staff: Who became fan through the songs?
Some hands raised but not many.
The staff moved on and I thought, “How about the people who became GR fans through Kiiyan’s seiyuu work?”
Staff: Please act and give it your all like at an ordinary show during the most fired up song.
Audience [in thoughts and whisper]: Hehe, you don’t know what you are asking for.
Staff: Of course, please remember this is NHK. This is NHK.
Audience: Hahaha, understood.
Right before the shoot
Kiiyan (K): Rodeo Gumi! Thanks for coming to our one song show!
K: I really feel I have the lyrics down packed (Audience:Oh! [Impressed]) but if, not saying there will be, if there is a mistake, we might do a retake haha.
Staff [to the audience and GR]: We are increasing the CO2 and adding an extra blast at the end. Please don’t be surprised by the change.
K: No problem, I don’t know what CO2 is though but something will come out.
Staff: We will be increasing some smoke.
K: OK, CO2 is smoke hahaha I am being stupid.
Audience: So cute!
K: You guys are cuter!
After the performance
K: Was the drum a bit out of sync? [Turned to Shin, kind of hinting he wants a retake(?)]
Staff off stage: All good!
Me [in thought]: Damn!
Photos and Video
The staff took photos of all four of them lined up on stage. Shin stood on tippy toes to try look taller next to e-Zuka. Kiiyan then did the same to level himself the same height as Takita san and e-Zuka san.
[Staff gives Kiiyan a phone on selfie stick to take video with audience as background.]
Audience: Do you know how to use it? Lol
K: Of course I do! [in feigned anger]
The staff held a board of short script but they deviated of course. e-Zuka san finally relaxed after the performance and could squeeze in a few jokes. The video can be found on Shibuya Note’s official Twitter.
The whole experience (from the initial gathering at the entrance to exiting the building) was about 1.5 hours, the actual time of seeing GR was very short (less than 15 min in total). Nevertheless, it was totally awesome to take part and support them. The stage set up and lighting was quite impressive for a small-ish stage. The TV footage will no doubt float around the internet after it has aired. Still a while until the release of Deadly Drive on Feb 21 but hopefully we will hear more and more part of the song leading up to it.
The 90 minute version, including Okinawan food, backstage at G7 and the full sunset live will air in February.
Event: 『GRANRODEOの踊ロデオ3』 full version
Air Date: 2/17/2018 @ 21:00〜22:30
Rerun: 2/28/2018 @ 18:00〜19:30
Channel: TBS 2
Members of the Flow 26ers and Granrodeo Ro-gumi who attend the Taipei “Howling” trip will receive an exclusive set of room wear to commemorate the trip.
The size is “free,” with the following measurements:
Top: Length ~ 67 cm / Width ~ 50 cm / Shoulder width ~ 44 cm / Sleeve length ~62 cm
Bottom: Total length ~ 100 cm / West ~ 76 – 84 cm / Inseam ~ 75 cm
And here’s what the top looks like, modeled by Kiiyan and e-zuka.