Tuesday the 16th of December will see Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK performing at The Electric Ballroom in London as part of their worldwide tour that is taking place throughout this year. The four-piece band will be travelling across the globe playing in France, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Denmark, Germany and Sweden before coming over to the UK for their only gig in the country this year.
ONE OK ROCK formed in 2005, and now consists of friends Yamashita Toru, Morita Takahiro, Kohama Ryōta and Kanki Tomoya who started drawing attention after the release of their debut single ‘Naihi Shiniso’ that reached number 48 on the Japanese Oricon music chart having sold over 15,000 copies. This was followed by Yume Yume, their second single that did even better, climbing to the 43rd position. More recently the group has released 2 albums that have both climbed high in the charts, these are ‘Zankyo Reference’ and ‘Jinsei x Boku =’, both of which reached the number 2 spot. ONE OK ROCK’s newest album is currently in production and will include the track ‘Mighty Long Fall’ that will be used as the theme song for the movie sequel of Rurouni Kenshin.
London’s Electric Ballroom lies in the heart of Camden Town and is revered as one of the capitals most iconic music venues, dating back to the 1930’s. First opening as The Buffalo Club, it started as a small venue that was eventually expanded to being able to hold 2,000 people during the Second World War after a bombing in the town. Since then it has gone on to hold concerts with some of the most respected musicians and bands of today, with Stereophonics, Sir Paul McCartney, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Supergrass, Blur and U2 all having played there over the years. Now, it is time for ONE OK ROCK to bring their own cultured punk rock style to the Electric Ballroom to add to this famed list.
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