BAND-MAID, one of the world’s most popular girl bands, will release their new song Shambles and its music video on August 4th!
Soon after releasing their greatest album 10th Anniversary Best, BAND-MAID announced a new song, Shambles, which has been selected as the ending song for the anime Kengan Ashura Season 2.
Kengan Ashura (Written by: Yabako Sandrovich, Illustrated by: Daromeon) is a battle action manga series that boasts a No. 1 rating in popularity on the Ura Sunday website and is unquestionably the most popular comic on MangaONE comic app. Based on the popular manga, season 2 of the anime Kengan Ashura will be distributed September 21, 2023 exclusively on Netflix.
The cover art drawn for Shambles by the anime’s production team, features the back of Miku Kobato (founder, vocal, guitar). It stays true to the muscular manga art style and the aesthetics of the anime, leaving a strong impact on the viewers.
Kobato shared her thoughts on the new release:
“The lyrics of Shambles express the passionate feelings of Kengan Ashura‘s “fists colliding with each other in a chaotic battle, po. This was my first time in charge of a theme song for a fighting production like this, so I was very happy and excited to hear the idea, po.” –Miku Kobato
Watch the music video here and enjoy the heat of BAND-MAID’s powerful performance amidst the roaring flames, which captures the song’s spirited atmosphere…
On August 4th, BAND-MAID will be the first Japanese artist in 13 years since X JAPAN to perform at Lollapalooza Chicago, one of the three major outdoor festivals in the U.S. They will continue their North American tour and play their final show abroad in Mexico on August 18th. The band will return to Japan in November to perform the final leg of their 10th-anniversary tour at Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa Prefecture. Touring or not, BAND-MAID will continue to create a frenzy in Japan and abroad.
◆ Single Information:
August 4th (Fri) Release
Anime KENGAN SHURA Season 2 Ending Song
KENGAN ASHURA Season 2 will be released exclusively on Netflix on September 21st, 2023
Written by: Sandrovich Yabako／Illustrated by: Daromeon (Shogakukan ”MangaONE” series）
Directed by: Seiji Kishi
Series creator： Makoto Uezu／Character design：Kazuaki Morita／Music by：Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX)
Animation Production: LARX ENTERTAINMENT
Ohma Tokita: Tatsuhisa Suzuki／Kazuo Tamashita: Cho／Hideki Nogi: Jouji Nakata／Kaede Akiyama: Yumi Uchiyama／Rihito: Hayato Kaneko／Jun Sekibayashi: Tetsu Inada／Cosmo Imai: Junya Enoki／Setsuna Kiryu: Daisuke Namikawa, more
August 2, 2023 (Wed) Release from Nippon Crown
▷10th Anniversary Best Vol. 1
▷10th Anniversary Best Vo. 2
■BAND-MAID 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR in North America
May 14 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
May 15 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 18 Daytona, FL Welcome to Rockville Fest
May 19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead
May 21 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
May 22 Charlotte, NC Underground
May 24 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall
May 26 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival
May 27 St. Louis, MO Pointfest Radio Show
Aug 4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Aug 6 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Aug 8 Denver, CO Summit
Aug 9 Salt Lake City, UT THE Depot
Aug 11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Aug 12 Spokane, WA Bing Crosby Theater
Aug 14 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Aug 15 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim
Aug 18 Mexico City, MX PABELLÓN OESTE
■Lollapalooza Chicago 2023
Aug 3 through 6, 2023 (local time/date)
BAND-MAID will appear on August 4
■BAND-MAID 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (JAPAN)
Mar 23 (Thu) KUMAMOTO B.9 V1
Mar 25 (Sat) KAGOSHIMA CAPARVO HALL
Mar 26 (Sun) FUKUOKA DRUM LOGOS
Apr 21 (Fri) KOBE Harbor Studio
Apr 22 (Sat) KYOTO KBS HALL
Apr 24 (Mon) OSAKA BIG CAT
Jul 3 (Mon) TOKYO ZEPP SHINJUKU
Jul 9 (Sun) NIIGATA LOTS
Jul 15 (Sat) SHIZUOKA LIVE ROXY SHIZUOKA
Jul 19 (Wed) KANAGAWA KAWASAKI CLUB CITTA’
Sep 2 (Sat) NAGANO CLUB JUNK BOX
Sep 3 (Sun) KANAZAWA EIGHT HALL
Sep 22 (Fri) OKAYAMA CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
Sep 23 (Sat) HIROSHIMA CLUB QUATTRO
Sep 30 (Sat) TAKAMATSU MONSTER
Oct 1 (Sun) MATSUYAMA SALONKITTY
Oct 7 (Sat) AKITA Club SWINDLE
Oct 9 (Mon) MIYAGI SENDAI GIGS
Oct 13 (Fri) HOKKAIDO SAPPOLO PENNY LANE24
Oct 15 (Sun) HOKKAIDO OTARU GOLDSTONE
Oct 20 (Fri) OSAKA NAMBA HATCH
Oct 25 (Wed) AICHI NAGOYA DIAMOND HALL
Nov 26 (Sun) KANAGAWA YOKOHAMA ARENA (TOUR FINAL)
The Internationally Famous All-Female Band Whose U.S. Tour Drew Over 20,000 Fans
The contrast of their sweet maid-costumed appearance and hard rock sound has won admirers from fans and media outlets across the world, with their songs viewed over 170 million times on YouTube.
Fan reaction videos have garnered an additional 40 million views. Rock and metal lovers have embraced the band in droves, and their support has made BAND-MAID the most popular all-female band in the world, with over 20,000 audience members turning out for their 2022 United States tour.
Not content with just rocking the biggest Japanese music festivals, they also tour internationally nearly every year. To date, they have sold out tours in the U.S., the U.K., and across Europe.
In 2019, they gained the world’s biggest event company Live Nation as a tour partner, and the collaboration of rock legend Tony Visconti in producing their album Conqueror. They formed an alliance with United Talent Agency in 2020 to promote the band throughout North America. Next came their album Unseen World, followed by their Hollywood debut in the Netflix film Kate. BAND-MAID only continued racking up accomplishments in 2022 when they appeared at the hugely popular AFTERSHOCK Festival and completed a U.S. tour attended by over 20,000 people, before returning to Japan to open for Guns N’ Roses.
2023 marks the band’s 10th anniversary and will see them touring Japan, the U.S., and Mexico. They’re also slated to appear at several big U.S. music festivals and wind down with a finale solo show at Yokohama Arena. They spent February touring the U.S. with THE LAST ROCKSTARS, and in August they’re coming to the stage of Lollapalooza, the world’s largest festival. Rest assured, BAND-MAID’s quest for world domination won’t stop here!