B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-

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B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-
LIVE-GYM by B'z
Start Date July 7, 2018
End Date September 22, 2018
Country Japan
Songs 20
Home Video To Be Announced
Shows 23
A provisional logo was used before the official tour logo was announced on May 28, 2018.

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- is a Pleasure LIVE-GYM by B'z set to take place from July 7, 2018 through a finale on September 22, 2018. The Pleasure tour is the tenth of its kind and is set to commemorate the band's 30th anniversary in the music scene. Notably, it is their first to feature a Japanese word in its title (HINOTORI, or "Phoenix"). Unlike previous anniversary finales, the final show is set to take place at Ajinomoto Stadium, with Nissan Stadium being played on earlier dates.

During the Nissan Stadium performances on August 4 and 5, in the "LOVE PHANTOM" segment, Koshi re-enacts the legendary death-defying leap, known as the Phantom Dive, first introduced in 1995's "BUZZ!!" Pleasure tour and reappearing briefly in the finale of 2003's The Final Pleasure. Popular single "ALONE" was re-introduced on both dates of Nissan Stadium, with Koshi playing the piano similar to that of "BUZZ!!" in 1995, preceded by Tak's solo of "When You Wish Upon a Star". The rap portion of "ZERO" featured Ryuichi Kosugi from Japanese comedy duo BLACK MAYONNAICE on vocals, dressed as a security guard, similar to B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~". Finally, another notable change was made for the encore performance of "Brotherhood", where the band moved to a smaller stage to play before moving back to the main stage to finish the remaining songs on the setlist.

A home video release of B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- is expected to follow in January or February of 2019.

Touring Band

Setlist

  1. ultra soul
  2. BLOWIN'
  3. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
  4. TIME / Hadashi no Megami
  5. love me, I love you / Wonderful Opportunity
  6. Koubou
  7. Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta / Gekkou
  8. Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
  9. OH! GIRL
  10. Ichibu to Zenbu
  11. ZERO / Negai
  12. Calling / OCEAN / ALONE
  13. LOVE PHANTOM ~ HINOTORI ~ LOVE PHANTOM
  14. "Spirit LOOSE" Opening Movie ~ Real Thing Shakes (One chorus only)
  15. juice
    A medley of "NATIVE DANCE" and "Taiyou no Komachi Angel" is played during the call and response segment (July 7 to July 22, August 4 to August 12)
    A medley of "NATIVE DANCE" and "RED" is played during the call and response segment (July 28 & 29)
  16. BAD COMMUNICATION
  17. Pleasure 2018 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~

ENCORE

  1. Brotherhood
  2. Ai no Bakudan / girigiri chop
  3. RUN

Ending SE: Hitori Janai Kara -Theme Of LIVE-GYM- / Itsuka Mata Koko de

Home Video Recordings

To Be Announced

Venues

2018.07.07 China Okinawa Convention Center

2018.07.08 China Okinawa Convention Center

2018.07.14 China Sekisui Heim Super Arena

2018.07.15 China Sekisui Heim Super Arena

2018.07.21 China Ecopa Arena

2018.07.22 China Ecopa Arena

2018.07.28 China Hiroshima Green Arena

2018.07.29 China Hiroshima Green Arena

2018.08.04 China Nissan Stadium

2018.08.05 China Nissan Stadium

2018.08.11 China Ehime Prefecture Budokan

2018.08.12 China Ehime Prefecture Budokan

2018.08.22 China Sapporo Dome

2018.08.28 China Nagano Big Hat

2018.09.01 China Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome

2018.09.02 China Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome

2018.09.06 China Toyota Stadium

2018.09.08 China Toyota Stadium

2018.09.09 China Toyota Stadium

2018.09.15 China Yanmar Stadium Nagai

2018.09.16 China Yanmar Stadium Nagai

2018.09.21 China Ajinomoto Stadium

2018.09.22 China Ajinomoto Stadium