●DIR EN GREY opened 2016 with the Official Fan Club 「a knot」 and Official Mobile Site Members Limited tour “TOUR16 FINEM LAUDA”, with shows in Osaka, Nagoya and Kawasaki. After warming up with this short tour of only 6 shows, the band performed the NIPPON BUDOKAN LIVE “ARCHE” on Feb. 5th and 6th, and the “ARCHE -「a knot」LIMITED EXTRA-“ at LIQUIDROOM on Feb. 12th, bringing to a successful end the tours started from Dec. 2014 to celebrate the release of the 9th Original Album『ARCHE』.
 
●After the 『ARCHE』 chapter got to its conclusion, in June DIR EN GREY started a new Tour Project: “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________”, a series of tours to be held for two years. The first round was “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of VULGAR]”, focused on the songs featured in the band’s 4th Original Album 『VULGAR』, released in 2003. Held from June to July, this tour had the band performing in Nagoya, Sendai, Osaka, Kurashiki and Tokyo, planning a total of 9 shows in 5 cities. An additional show to be held at Zepp Tokyo on July 4th was announced just a few days before the tour to start. The band performed successfully all the 10 shows.
 
●June 29th marked the day of the first release for this year: LIVE Blu-ray&DVD『ARCHE AT NIPPON BUDOKAN』. This work features the full live footage of both the shows held at Nippon Budokan on Feb. 5th and 6th. The Limited Edition includes also a bonus disc with special contents such as the “DOCUMENTARY OF ARCHE”, and a Bonus CD featuring an exclusive selection of live tracks from the shows of 『ARCHE』 tours.
 
●It has been about 1 year and 7 months since the release of 『ARCHE』 when on July 27th the band released its 28th single 『詩踏み(UTAFUMI)』. The main song from this single was performed already in June, during the “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of VULGAR]”: the new song, marking the first step of the band after 『ARCHE』, had a very good response from the audience. The single features also「空谷の跫音(Kuukoku no Kyouon) feat. SUGIZO」, a collaboration track with SUGIZO (X JAPAN, LUNA SEA) on violin, and a remix track, 「Revelation of mankind [REMIX]」. The Blu-ray&DVD included in the Limited Deluxe Version and Limited First Press Version features a live footage from the “ARCHE -「a knot」LIMITED EXTRA-“ show held at LIQUIDROOM on February.
 
●September marked the start of the second tour from the series “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________”: “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]”, focused on the songs featured on the 8th Original Album 『DUM SPIRO SPERO』, released in 2011. This tour opened with two shows in Taiwan on Sep. 8th and 9th, then continued in Japan bringing the band to Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagano, Nagoya, Osaka for a total of 9 show in 5 cities.
 
●”TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]” ended on Oct. 3rd with a live show at NAMBA Hatch, Osaka. Less than a month later, DIR EN GREY started the “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of 鬼葬 (KISOU)]” with a show in Hong Kong on Oct. 28th. The first shows in Japan for this tour that rotates around the band’s 3rd Original Album 『鬼葬 (KISOU)』 were held at CLUB CITTA’ on Nov. 7th and 8th (Both「a knot」 and Official Mobile Site Member Limited shows. The first was a Male Limited Show, while the second one was Female limited: it has been about 12 years since the last time the band performed in gender limited shows in 2004). The tour then continued, with 12 live show in 8 cities all around Japan, including 2 additional concert at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on Dec. 5th and 6th.
 
●On Dec. 25th, DIR EN GREY had their last performance for 2016, on the stage of KYOTO PULSE PLAZA during the 『ポルノ超特急2016 (Porno Ultra Express 2016)』, a live event hosted by ROTTENGRAFFTY. It had been 2 years since the last time the band performed to this event. After giving a successful end to their 9th Original Album 『ARCHE』 chapter at the beginning of the year, DIR EN GREY started their new project “TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________”, making of 2016 a year in the sign of live show. It has been a very interesting year, with DIR EN GREY giving out several hints about the future of the band after 『ARCHE』, both by performing new songs during the tour series of above, and by releasing their new single 『詩踏み(UTAFUMI)』 in July.

TOUR16 FINEM LAUDA

  •  01.14 NAMBA Hatch -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  01.15 NAMBA Hatch -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  01.21 NAGOYA DIAMOND HALL -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  01.22 NAGOYA DIAMOND HALL -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  01.26 CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-
  •  01.27 CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-

ARCHE

  •  02.05 NIPPON BUDOKAN
  •  02.06 NIPPON BUDOKAN

ARCHE -「a knot」LIMITED EXTRA-

  •  02.12 LIQUIDROOM

TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of VULGAR]

  •  06.03 Zepp Nagoya
  •  06.04 Zepp Nagoya
  •  06.11 SENDAI PIT
  •  06.12 SENDAI PIT
  •  06.16 NAMBA Hatch
  •  06.17 NAMBA Hatch
  •  06.19 KURASHIKI GEIBUNKAN HALL
  •  07.01 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  •  07.02 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  •  07.04 Zepp Tokyo (additional)

LIVE Blu-ray & DVD 『ARCHE AT NIPPON BUDOKAN』

  •  06.29 RELEASE

SINGLE 『詩踏み』(UTAFUMI)

  •  07.27 RELEASE

TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]TAIWAN

  •  09.08 Legacy Taipei
  •  09.09 Legacy Taipei

TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]

  •  09.16 KBS Hall
  •  09.17 KBS Hall
  •  09.20 Nakano SUNPLAZA
  •  09.21 Nakano SUNPLAZA
  •  09.23 Hokuto Bunka Hall
  •  09.28 Zepp Nagoya
  •  09.29 Zepp Nagoya
  •  10.02 NAMBA Hatch
  •  10.03 NAMBA Hatch

TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of 鬼葬] HONG KONG

  •  10.28 KITEC,Rotunda Hall 3

TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of 鬼葬]

  •  11.7 CLUB CITTA’ [MALE LIMITED] -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  11.8 CLUB CITTA’ [FEMALE LIMITED] -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  •  11.10 SONIC CITY HALL – Main Hall
  •  11.13 Zepp Sapporo
  •  11.17 Sunport Hall Takamatsu – Main Hall
  •  11.20 FUKUOKA CONVENTION CENTER – Main Hall
  •  11.22 NAGOYA CIVIC ASSEMBLY HALL
  •  11.23 Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga – Main Hall
  •  11.26 NAMBA Hatch
  •  11.27 NAMBA Hatch
  •  12.05 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST (additional)
  •  12.06 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST (additional)

ポルノ超特急2016 (Porno Ultra Express 2016)

  •  12.25 KYOTO PULSE PLAZA

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