B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-

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B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-
SHOWCASE by B'z
Start Date July 20, 2009
End Date August 5, 2009
Country Japan
Songs 19
Home Video Magical Backstage Tour 2009
(Select Performances)
Shows 8
Long shot of the band during to "Crazy Rendezvous". Although hailing from one of the band's most popular albums, the song had not been performed in nearly two whole decades prior to the tour.
Tak during the chorus of "VAMPIRE WOMAN" for the first time in eighteen years. The song, as one of those included on the band's debut home video release in 1990, FILM RISKY, remains a fan-favorite despite its absence from the live stage.
Koshi performing "BURN -Fumetsu no Face-". The band decided to include the song on account of it being a non-album song that had only been performed in arenas before, as part of B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION".

B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- was a SHOWCASE tour by B'z that ran from July 20, 2009 to August 5, 2009. The tour kept in tradition with other recent SHOWCASE events by including scarcely-performed and obscure songs. These include "Crazy Rendezvous" and "VAMPIRE WOMAN"—two album songs not performed for seventeen and eighteen years, respectively. "MY SAD LOVE", an album song from 1994's The 7th Blues, was performed for the first time in fifteen years. Ballad "Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo" from the follow-up 1995 album LOOSE was performed for the first time in thirteen years, while "THE GAMBLER" made its latest return after sixteen years absent from the live stage.

All eight shows featured the same setlist. It is worth noting that "MY LONELY TOWN" had not yet been announced and was played as a surprise debut. The band's latest double A-side single, "DIVE" and "Ichibu to Zenbu", had both title songs performed at a LIVE-GYM for the first time on the tour. The band's lead 2006 single "Shoudou" was again performed for the first time in three years, along with their 1997 single "Calling" that had not been performed in six full years prior to the tour. It would also be the final occasion that fellow single "BURN -Fumetsu no Face-" was played live for over a half-decade. Similarly, after seven years of being left out of live setlists, "Blue Sunshine" from GREEN made its return during the tour. Both "BURN -Fumetsu no Face-" and "Blue Sunshine" reappeared six years later as part of B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-.

During "Samayoeru Aoi Dangan", Tak switched his usual Gibson guitars for a Killer guitar, the first time he had played one on stage. As revealed in the year's documentary, Tak acquired the guitar over dinner with fellow Japanese band LOUDNESS's lead guitarist and friend, Akira Takasaki. The two decided to exchange signature models, with Tak using the Killer both in the studio and on stage for the tour.

None of the shows from the tour were released in full on any home video medium. However, select noteworthy performances were highlighted on the Magical Backstage Tour 2009 DVD included with the limited edition of the band's 17th studio album, MAGIC.

Apart from the band's appearance at SUMMER SONIC 09, these were the only shows B'z performed in 2009.

Touring Band

Setlist

OPENING SE: Chic "Le freak"

  1. DIVE
  2. Shoudou
  3. Ichibu to Zenbu
  4. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
  5. ZERO
  6. Crazy Rendezvous
  7. VAMPIRE WOMAN
  8. MY SAD LOVE
  9. THE GAMBLER
  10. Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo
  11. Blue Sunshine
  12. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
  13. Calling
  14. juice
  15. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
  16. BANZAI
  17. SUPER LOVE SONG

ENCORE

  1. MY LONELY TOWN
  2. ultra soul

ENDING SE: MY LONELY TOWN

Venues

2009.07.20 China Ishibashi Cultural Hall

2009.07.24 China Namikiri Hall

2009.07.27 China Iwaki Alios

2009.07.28 China Ichihara Civic Center

2009.07.30 China Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre

2009.07.31 China Toki City Culture Plaza

2009.08.03 China Arkas SASEBO

2009.08.05 China Yonago Convention Center