GACKT celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday, on 4 July, Wednesday, and held『GACKT’s -45th Birthday Concert- LAST SONGS』at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Tokyo.
Photos by ATZSHI HIRATZKA
Famous guests were gathered at the concert to celebrate GACKT’s birthday. Golden Bomber’s Kiryuuin Sho, JON, who was once a co-vocalist in the band “YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz”, Swedish Visual-Kei artiste YOHIO who collaborated with him in “Sakura, Chiru…”, DIR EN GREY’s drummer Shinya, and Korean J-pop singer-songwriter K, spoke of their times with GACKT and performed with him in the songs that were picked out as “songs that I want to sing at the end” (GACKT).
During the encore, Kiryuuin Sho came back on stage with a large birthday cake to congratulate GACKT and also presented video messages from YOSHIKI and HYDE to GACKT.
At the end of it, he said “It will make me happy if this song will continue to encourage everyone if I were to ever disappear”, and gave a solo performance of “P.S. I LOVE U”, closing off the 3 hours long event.
Do note that this birthday live was exclusively broadcast live on NicoNico Live, and it can be watched via timeshift now.
【GACKT】Birthday Live Exclusive Live Broadcast「GACKT’s -45th Birthday Concert- LAST SONGS」
Excite Music will also deliver a detailed report on a later date, so please do look forward to it.
Also, it has been announced that the annual school festival entertainment show『Camui♂Gakuen』, hosted by GACKT, will be held this year as the『94th Camui♂Gakuen de Otachina-sai』.
【94th Camui♂Gakuen de Otachina-Sai】
11 October 2018 (Thu) Aichi Branch School: Nagoya Bunri University Culture Forum ・ Large Hall
13 October 2018 (Sat) Fukuoka Branch School: Sun Palace Hotel & Hall
16 October 2018 (Tue) Tokyo Branch School: Toyosu PIT
17 October 2018 (Wed) Tokyo Branch School: Toyosu PIT
19 October 2018 (Fri) Osaka Branch School: Zepp Osaka Bayside
20 October 2018 (Sat) Osaka Branch School: Zepp Osaka Bayside
24 October 2018 (Wed) Tokyo Branch School: Toyosu PIT
25 October 2018 (Thu) Tokyo Branch School: Toyosu PIT
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team
Translation © GACKT ITALIA