●The year 2014 was a memorable year for DIR EN GREY as they marked their 15th major debut Anniversary milestone. But instead of celebrating this momentum year, the band continued to fill their days with energetic creative activities and diverse live shows.
On January 22nd, their new single “Sustain the Untruth” was released. This song, created in a session-style way by each of the members opened a new door for DIR EN FREY, but it also brought back the band’s mental state to its origin.
 
●After the release of “Sustain The Untruth” , the band went on to do a 6 show fan-club-only tour ”FINEM LAUDA -「a knot」only-″which was held in Osaka, Nagoya and Kawasaki. After this tour, DIR EN GREY flew to Australia to kick their first Australian tour, including an appearance at the biggest rock and music festival “SOUNDWAVE 2014”.
 
●On March 8th and 9th, they held a 2 night performance at Nippon Budokan. This show had summarized the flow that the band had created from their last album 『DUM SPIRO SPERO』. Not only did these 2 shows bring on excitement, but it also brought an end to the buildup that they had created since their last release. 4 months later in July, their performance was quickly made into a video package and became available to purchase.
 
●In August, the band kicked off their much awaited 11 show tour ( including 2 fan club only shows) ”TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of “GAUZE”?-. Judging from the tour title, you can see that it has taken the base from their 1999 major debut album “GAUZE”. You can say that this was DIR EN GREY’s way of celebrating their 15th Anniversary. But not only that, it also proved that DIR EN GREY had gone through a tremendous evolution and showed their unshakable core strength.
 
●Even while continuously and actively performing the live shows, the five steadily continued with their studio work and recording. On December 10th, 3 years and 4 months after their last album release, the long awaited original album “ARCHE” was announced for release.
“Arche” means “Root” in Greek. The reason they picked this word for the album title was because even though they expressed each song on this album in a variety of different ways, their theme of “pain” is always at the root.
 
●Prior to the release of “ARCHE”, the tour “TOUR14-15 BY THE GRACE OF GOD” kicked off on November 17th. On December 23rd, they performed at ROTTENGRAFFTY’s 15th Anniversary event called the “Porno Chotokyu 2014”. On the 29th, they performed at the “COUNTDOWN JAPAN 14/15” countdown live.
As DIR EN GREY ended 2014 in the middle of their tour, they welcomed 2015 still maintaining that strong pace.

SINGLE『SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH』

  •  01.22 RELEASE

FINEM LAUDA -「a knot」only-

  •  02.06 NAMBA Hatch
  •  02.07 NAMBA Hatch
  •  02.13 NAGOYA DIAMOND HALL
  •  02.14 NAGOYA DIAMOND HALL
  •  02.17 CLUB CITTA’
  •  02.18 CLUB CITTA’

SOUNDWAVE 2014

  •  02.22 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane / Australia
  •  02.23 Sydney Olympic Park Sydney / Australia
  •  02.28 Flemington Racecourse Melbourne / Australia
  •  03.01 Bonython ParkAdelaide / Australia

SIDEWAVES 2014

  •  DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN / GLASSJAW / DIR EN GREY
  •  02.24 The Metro Theatre Sydney / Australia
  •  DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN / GLASSJAW / DIR EN GREY
  •  02.27 The Hi-Fi Melbourne / Australia

DUM SPIRO SPERO

  •  03.08 NIPPON BUDOKAN
  •  03.09 NIPPON BUDOKAN

LIVE Blu-ray & DVD『DUM SPIRO SPERO AT NIPPON BUDOKAN』

  •  07.16 RELEASE

TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of “GAUZE”?-

  •  08.05 mode:25 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST -「a knot」only-
  •  08.06 mode:26 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  •  08.13 mode:27 Zepp Fukuoka
  •  08.15 mode:28 Zepp Nagoya
  •  08.16 mode:29 Zepp Nagoya
  •  08.20 mode:30 NAMBA Hatch
  •  08.21 mode:31 NAMBA Hatch
  •  08.24 mode:32 Zepp Sapporo
  •  08.27 mode:33 Zepp Tokyo
  •  08.28 mode:34 Zepp Tokyo
  •  08.30 mode:35 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST (additional)

TOUR14-15 BY THE GRACE OF GOD

  •  11.17 CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-
  •  11.18 CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-
  •  11.21 Zepp Nagoya
  •  11.22 Zepp Nagoya
  •  11.24 Zepp Fukuoka
  •  11.26 NCC&STUDIO
  •  12.04 KURASHIKI GEIBUNKAN HALL
  •  12.05 KURASHIKI GEIBUNKAN HALL
  •  12.07 Nara Centennial Hall
  •  12.15 Zepp Tokyo
  •  12.16 Zepp Tokyo
  •  12.20 KBS HALL -「a knot」only-
  •  12.21 KBS HALL -「a knot」only-
  •  12.26 Shizuoka City Culture Hall Medium Hall

9th ALBUM 『ARCHE』

  •  12.10 RELEASE

ポルノ超特急2014(Porno Ultra Express 2014)

  •  12.23 KYOTO PULSE PLAZA

rockin’on presents COUNTDOWN JAPAN 14/15

  •  12.29 MAKUHARI MESSE International Convention Complex

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