Rock duo VAMPS will be having their usual “VAMPARK” again this year alongside their tour “VAMPS LIVE TOUR 2013”.

“VAMPARK” is a special amusement event that holds various VAMPS-themed attractions such as crane games, special screenings, and exhibits – a VAMPS fan’s heaven. “VAMPARK 2013” will be opened in seven different places around Tokyo and Nagoya and will be having four two-hour operating hours each day. The first VAMPARK opens at the end of July.

Last year’s VAMPARK included events such as a special screening for VAMPARK-only secret videos and a QR code hunt on the live hall which will win you unique Hyde pictures. They also had an exhibit called HYDE (REAL FACE) and K.A.Z (REAL ARM) wherein a 3D figure of Hyde’s face and K.A.Z’s arm is up for everyone to see and touch. Also a regular attraction here is the Chupacabra Shop, a shop that sells special VAMPARK-only merchandise like shirts and socks featuring a character designed by Hyde himself. This year’s VAMPARK will feature new, yet unrevealed attractions in addition to the all of the previous ones’.

VAMPS will also be releasing a new double-A single that features the CM song for the Xperia UL, “Ahead” and smartphone app “Dark Labyrinth” theme song “REPLAY”. The single is slated for release on July 3. The single will come in three different editions: Limited A and B which will include a DVD, and the regular one.

June 30, 2013 – Zepp DiverCity TOKYO, Tokyo
July 5, 2013 – Zepp DiverCity TOKYO, Tokyo
July 12, 2013 – Zepp Nagoya, Aichi
July 15, 2013 – Zepp Nagoya, Aichi
July 21, 2013 – Zepp Namba, Osaka
July 24, 2013 – Zepp Namba, Osaka
July 27, 2013 – Zepp Namba, Osaka

Operating Hours (park operates four times a day):
1st 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2nd 1:30 – 3:30 PM
3rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM
4th 6:30 – 8:30 PM


For those not familiar with VAMPS, they are a rock duo formed on 2008 by Hyde (Vo), the lead singer and lyricist of the legendary J-rock band L’arc~en~Ciel, and K.A.Z, the guitarist of the recently reunited Oblivion Dust. The two have been working together in Hyde’s solo works since 2003. They already held an international tour only a year after formation and is planning another one under Live Nation Japan. Give their debut song “love addict” a try.

sources: natalie, Universal Music Japan, VAMPS Official Website, VAMPS YouTube Channel



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