SCANDAL [JP], one of Japan’s top rock bands, has announced a North American tour during the month of September! Before heading here to the States, SCANDAL [JP] sent out a video greeting to all of their fans across the big pond!  The video, which just posted on the band’s official Facebook page, is set to a 30-second clip of “Platform Syndrome,” the lead single off from the latest SCANDAL album, HONEY, and features a personal greeting from the group:

SCANDAL [JP] is one of Japan’s most popular rock bands, epitomizing the “J-Rock” aesthetic. The 4-piece unit adeptly blends pop, rock and alternative music sensibilities with hip and contemporary fashion sensibilities and unstoppable girl star power. The band is presently in the midst of a world tour in support of its new record, HONEY, which was released in February.

SCANDAL [JP] Summer 2018 North American Tour Dates

  • Wednesday, September 12th – Monterrey, Mexico at Escena
    Tickets – TBA
  • Friday, September 14th – Mexico City, Mexico at El Plaza Condesa

With the band’s newest Epic Record Japan release, SCANDAL [JP] sought to deliver an album of love songs, told from a female point of view. The band’s eighth studio album, HONEY, dropped on February 2018 and peaked at #3 on the Japanese Oricon weekly sales charts and extended the band’s streak of being the only girl group to consecutively have each of their albums place the Oricon Top 5. The album features ten tracks including a rendition of the band’s 10th Anniversary single, “Take Me Out.”

SCANDAL [JP] formed in August 2006 among four high school girls that attended the same vocal and dance school in Osaka, Japan. Taking their name from a shop sign that hung near the studio where they practiced in their early days, the band, which consists of Haruna (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mami (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tomomi (bass, lead vocals), and Rina (drums, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals), shared a mutual love of western rock bands and artists ranging from Green Day, Foo Fighters and Paramore to the pop styling of Taylor Swift and Pink. SCANDAL [JP] embarked on an extensive world tour in 2015, selling out venues across North America, and Europe. The group continues to hone its dynamic mix of frenetic melody-driven energy mixed with smooth, pop-styled vocals that have become its hallmark.

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.