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“’Mad Qualia’ the latest [single from HYDE], will be a knockout on tour: black fuzz guitars and stuttering drums, HYDE racing out of that fury with rousing sing-along effect in a mixed rush of English and Japanese that suggests Metallica, Mötley Crüe and mid-Seventies UFO crushed into the same hooks. ‘Zipang’ will be a killer on the road too even without the record’s guest pianist, Yoshiki: a dreamy neo-classical ride that blows up with Queen-like pomp. And while ‘Fake Divine,’ a Top 10 Japanese hit in October, has familiar soft-loud dynamics and raw vocal anguish–Foo Fighters have perfected that combo over 25 years–HYDE’s single has an explosive class of its own. The pit will go crazy in the chorus.”
–David Fricke, ROLLING STONE (April 2, 2019)
HYDE, the vocalist from top Japanese bands L’Arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS, has announced the release of his new CD album entitled anti which will be available digitally worldwide on May 3 and physically on June 19 in Japan. The long-anticipated album features 5 singlesincluding the focus track “AFTER LIGHT” and the latest “MAD QUALIA,” that have been released since the rock icon resumed his solo recording career in June 2018.
anti will be released digitally on May 3 in advance of HYDE’s U.S. spring tour that kicks off with his performance on the main stage at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida on May 5. The U.S tour will see HYDE visit 13 cities including the recently announced Japan Night on May 12 at PlayStation Theater in New York, and several headlining shows in Chicago, Boston and in Los Angeles on May 26 at 1720.
Following HYDE’s U.S. tour and the physical release of anti in Japan, he will launch his Japanese tour HYDE LIVE 2019 at Zepp in Tokyo.
Following are the U.S. tour dates for HYDE:
*Indicates opening for In This Moment.
HYDE LIVE 2019 in Japan