●Before their May US release of album “Withering to death.”, they perform a showcase tour in 3 major cities in March to promote. It was a huge success and they had gotten many offers from many powerful people.
Billboard magazine featured a special article on them.
 
●From May thru June DIR EN GREY tour Europe.
They came back to perform again at “ROCK AM RING” and “ROCK IM PARK”.
They are the first Japanese artist to perform on center stage along with bands such as GUNS N’ ROSES, TOOL and KORN.
In July, after returning to Japan, they release single “Ryoujoku no ame”.
On July 31st and August 1st , they perform at Nippon Budokan.
Tickets for these 2 shows sold out in less than 45 minutes.
 
●After their performance with no time to rest, the band flies to the US to join KORN’S “The Family Values Tour”. This tour included 31 shows with more than 60,000 people gathering in total.
After returning to Japan, they tour Japan and they perform at Japan’s largest metal festival “LOUD PARK 06”.
During this time, the band gets ready to work on their next project.
 
●Their music video “Saku” is voted #1 by the viewers choice Top 25 Metal Videos on MTV’s show HEADBANGERS BALL. They are no doubt the first Japanese artists to be voted #1.

SXSW

  • 03.17 REDRUM ANNEX -Austin, TX / U.S-

Showcase Tour

  • 03.21 Club Avalon -New York, NY / U.S.- Support : Still Life Decay
  • 03.23 The Wiltern Theatre -Los Angeles, CA / U.S.- Support : OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
  • 0503 LIVE DVD 『TOUR05 It Withers and Withers 』RELEASE

TOUR06 IT WITHERS AND WITHERS

  • 05.27 Columbiahalle -Berlin / Germany-
  • 05.28 E-WERK -Cologune/ Germany-

Rock am Rin

  • CENTERSTAGE : GUNS N’ ROSES / TOOL / KORN / DEFTONES /DIR EN GREY / ALICE IN CHAINS / STONE SOUR / BLOODSIMPLE
  • 06.02 Nueburgring -Eifel / Germany-

Rock im Park

  • CENTERSTAGE : TOOL / KORN / DEFTONES /DIR EN GREY / ALICE IN CHAINS / STONE SOUR / BLOODSIMPLE
  • 06.03 Volkspark Dutzendteich -Nuernberg / Germany-

TOUR06 IT WITHERS AND WITHERS

  • 07.25 Zepp Nagoya -「a knot」only-
  • 07.25 SINGLE 『RYOUJOKU NO AME』RELEASE

TOUR05~06 IT WITHERS AND WITHERS FINAL

  • 07.31 NIPPON BUDOKAN

TOUR06 INWARD SCREAM

  • 08.01 NIPPON BUDOKAN

THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR

  • KORN / DEFTONES / STONE SOUR / FLYLEAF / DIR EN GREY / 10 Years / BURY YOUR DEAD / DEADSY /BULLETS AND OCTANE / WALLS OF JERICHO
  • 08.04 Verizon Amphitheater -San Antonio, TX / U.S.-
  • 08.05 Smirnoff Centre -Dallas, TX / U.S.-
  • 08.06 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion -Houston, TX / U.S.-
  • 08.08 American Bank Center -Corps Christi, TX / U.S.-
  • 08.09 Zoo Amphitheatre -Oklahoma City, OK / U.S.-
  • 08.12 The Joint -Las Vegas, NV / U.S.-
  • 08.13 The Joint -Las Vegas, NV / U.S.-
  • 08.15 Coors Amphitheatre -Denver, CO / U.S.-
  • 08.16 Journal Pavilion -Alburquerque, NM / U.S.-
  • 08.18 Cricket Pavilion -Phoenix, AZ / U.S.-
  • 08.19 Hyundai Pavilion -San Bernardino, CA / U.S.-
  • 08.20 Sleep Train Amphitheatre -Sacramento, CA / U.S.-
  • 08.24 Varizon Wireless Amphitheater -Kansas City, MO / U.S.-
  • 08.25 Mark of the Quad Cities -Moline, IL / U.S.-
  • 08.26 Alpine Valley Music Theatre -East Troy, WI / U.S.-
  • 08.28 Molson -Toront / Canada-
  • 08.29 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center -Buffalo, NY / U.S.-
  • 09.01 PNC Bank Arts Center -Holmdel, NJ / U.S.-
  • 09.02 Jones Beach -Wantagh, NY / U.S.- ※中止
  • 09.03 NewEngland dodge Center -Hartford, CT / U.S.-
  • 09.05 SPAC -Saratoga, NY / U.S.-
  • 09.06 Tower City Amphitheater -Cleveland, OH / U.S.-
  • 09.08 Post Gazette Pavilion -Pittsburgh, PA / U.S.-
  • 09.09 DTE Energy Center -Detroit, MI / U.S.-
  • 09.10 Verizon Wireless Music Center -Indianapolis, IN / U.S.-
  • 09.12 Riverbend Music Center -Cincinnati, OH / U.S.-
  • 09.13 Germain Amphitheater -Columbus, OH / U.S.-
  • 09.15 Tweeter Waterfront -Camden, NJ / U.S.-
  • 09.16 Tweeter Center -Boston, MA / U.S.-
  • 09.17 Nissan Pavilion -Washington, DC / U.S.-
  • 09.19 St.Pete Times Forum -Tampa, FL / U.S.-
  • 09.20 Sound Advice Amphitheater -West Palm Beach, FL / U.S.-

TOUR06 IT WITHERS AND WITHERS

  • 10.09 NAMBA Hatch -「a knot」only- (The Substitution, 07.22)
  • 10.10 NAMBA Hatch -「a knot」only- (The Substitution, 07.23)

LOUD PARK 06

  • GIGANTOUR Stage : MEGADETH / ANGRA / DIR EN GREY / BACKYARD BABIES / HARDCORE SUPERSTAR / ANVIL
  • 10.14 MAKUHARI MESSE
  • 11.15 SINGLE 『Agitated Screams of Maggots』RELEASE

TOUR06 INWARD SCREAM

  • 11.15 Zepp Nagoya
  • 11.16 Zepp Nagoya
  • 11.18 KBS HALL
  • 11.19 KBS HALL
  • 11.23 NIIGATA LOTS
  • 11.24 NIIGATA LOTS
  • 12.01 YOKOHAMA BLITZ
  • 12.02 YOKOHAMA BLITZ
  • 12.06 Zepp Sendai
  • 12.09 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  • 12.10 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  • 12.13 NAMBA Hatch
  • 12.14 NAMBA Hatch
  • 12.16 HIROSHIMA CLUB QUATTRO
  • 12.17 HIROSHIMA CLUB QUATTRO
  • 12.19 Zepp Fukuoka
  • 12.26 Zepp Tokyo (additional)
  • 12.28 NAGOYA Bottom Line (additional)
  • 12.30 amHALL (additional)
  • 12.31 NAMBA Hatch (additional)

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