PROFILE

hyde

Part

/Vocal

Birthday

/January 29th

Blood Type

/?

Sign

/Aquarius
ken

Part

/Guitar

Birthday

/November 28th

Blood Type

/AB

Sign

/Sagittarius
tetsuya

Part

/Bass

Birthday

/October 3rd

Blood Type

/A

Sign

/Libra
yukihiro

Part

/Drums

Birthday

/November 24th

Blood Type

/A

Sign

/Sagittarius

BIOGRAPHY

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2018

03.14

「15th L'Anniversary Live」&「 20th L'Anniversary LIVE」 released on iTunes live video.

03.28

LIVE Album『25th L'Anniversary LIVE』released on music service platforms.

The first LIVE Album『25th L'Anniversary LIVE』released.

05.29-06.04

Exhibition of display panels for commemorating the release of LIVE Blu-ray / DVD "25th L'Anniversary LIVE" was held.
【Exhibition Participants Stores】SHIBUYA TSUTAYA / TOWER RECORDS Shibuya shop / TOWER RECORDS Umeda NU Chayamachi shop

05.30

Blu-ray / DVD「25th L'Anniversary LIVE」was released.

08.07

『LIVE 2018 L'ArChristmas』was confirmed.

12.12-12.17

『L'ArChristmas Park』opened!
"L'ArChristmas Park" was held as a Pop-up event on the outdoor stage at Yoyogi Park Events Square in Shibuya (Tokyo) in which purchase of official merchandise and L'ArChristmas Park Limited items, as well as pick up of merchandise ordered in advance were available. People can also enjoy L'ArCafe in which the menus was produced by members respectively.

12.19-12.20

『LIVE 2018 L'ArChristmas』
It has been 1 year and 8 months since their last Tokyo Dome Live. As the first Christmas live of L'Arc-en-Ciel, also the 15th, 16th LIVE at Tokyo Dome, this time the lives attracted 110,000 people in total to attend in two days.
The 2-Day LIVE was live broadcast in movie theaters in Japan. And Live Viewing has been held in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea as well for the LIVE on 20 (THU).

12.22

TV O.A TBS "COUNT DOWN TV"

12.24

TV O.A TBS "CDTV Special! Christmas Music Festival 2018"

2017

03.01

Release of Blu-ray / DVD "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO"

03.29-

Starting day of "L'Access Stamp Rally" for L'mobile to commemorate "L'Arc~en~Ciel 25th L'Anniversary LIVE"

04.08-04.09

"25th L'Anniversary LIVE"
First solo lives held in 1 year and 7 months and the 13th time to be held at Tokyo Dome which attracted 600,000 entries for ticket reservation.
Total audience of 110,000 for both days at the actual venue and live-viewing audience of 35,000 from 50 domestic theaters and 10 overseas locations, namely Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Columbia, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala in total of 13 cities and 16 theaters.
Prior to the lives, special website featured "Mission: L'Arcollection" where songs can be collected to be played at the lives through "Mission: 1"
Fan pieces can be collected in "Mission: 2" and L'Arc-en-Ciel history pieces around the world can be collected in "Mission: 3," as an original GPS game application in "L'Arcollection"

04.20

Featured on NTV news program "NEWS ZERO"
*Report about L'Arc~en~Ciel's "25th L'Anniversary LIVE during "SPOTLIGHT"

05.04

Featured on WOWOW LIVE "L'Arc~en~Ciel × WOWOW "L'Anniversary" Special"
*Airing of scenes from 15th and 20th anniversary lives

06.24

Featured on WOWOW Prime "L'Arc~en~Ciel × WOWOW "L'Anniversary" Special"
*Exclusive airing of 25th anniversary live along with documentary movie released in 2014

2016

02.27-

"Hi-Res ROCK FES 2016 Powered by Ki/oon Music in GINZA" opens
HD audio live recordings available for "Wings Flap" and "HONEY" from "L'Arc-en-Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO"

09.13

New song "Don't be Afraid" completed
First ever! "Don't be Afraid" full-digital, 360-degree music video released for PlayStation® VR!
Collaboration between video game series Biohazard (also known as Resident Evil), celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, and L'Arc-en-Ciel, for whom this year marked their 25th anniversary!
Band members digitized in full 3D CGI with cutting-edge RE ENGINE, used in newest game "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" (out Jan. 24, 2017 for PS4/Xbox One/PC)!
Members of L'Arc-en-Ciel were photo scanned and motion captured to create digital characters, which were then dropped into the world of the Resident Evil series to fight zombies in a completely new VR music video experience.

09.15

"Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" teaser trailer released on YouTube

09.17

"Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" advance demo at Tokyo Game Show 2016, Makuhari Messe, Chiba

10.17

Contributes song and performance to Sony "HD Wireless" campaign
New song "Don't be Afraid -English version-" released alongside promo video for MDR-1000X HD audio headphones for Sony's "HD Wireless" campaign

"Don't be Afraid -English version-" advance listening starts at "Hi-Res Tasting Spot"

11.08

L'Arc-en-Ciel's new song, "Don't be Afraid", selected as theme for Japanese dubbed version of film "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"!
Marking 25 years of L'Arc-en-Ciel and 20 years of Resident Evil, the tie-in pairs the Resident Evil-loving L'Arc-en-Ciel with the final movie in the Resident Evil film series

11.12-11.13

"Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" advance demo special events held
In advance of the release of "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-", hands-on demos were held at Sony Store locations in Ginza, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka Tenjin

11.17

"Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" released
First time in history a song was premiered on PlayStation® VR

11.25

"Don't be Afraid -English version-" digital distribution starts
HD audio also released

12.03

Sony "HD Wireless" TV commercial broadcast

12.13

L'Arc-en-Ciel x "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" music video revealed
"Don't be Afraid -BIOHAZARD THE FINAL collaboration version-" music video released on YouTube;
combines L'Arc-en-Ciel's theme song for the Japanese dubbed version of film "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" with scenes from the movie

12.21

New single "Don't be Afraid" released
New single "Don't be Afraid" regular and HD audio digital distribution starts (all songs)
New single "Don't be Afraid" Laru Daikan-sama commercial released on YouTube

12.23

TV appearance: TV Asahi "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2016"

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" Japanese movie premiere
* L'Arc-en-Ciel's "Don't be Afraid" is theme song for Japanese dubbed version

2015

04.15

Blu-ray / DVD『DOCUMENTARY FILMS~WORLD TOUR 2012~「Over The L'Arc-en-Ciel」』Released

06.19

『L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO』confirmed!

08.21-

hyde joined to "Coca-Cola Art Slim Bottle Charity"
*"Art Slim Bottle Charity" is a big event which Coca-Cola Japan cooperated with Isetan Mitsukoshi to commemorate 100th anniversary of "Coca-Cola" bottles.
* Celebrities created artworks which used Coca-Cola slim bottle as a motif and displayed various areas is Japan.

09.14

L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO official Twitter account is opened
L'mobile『L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO』 special promotion is started

09.21-09.22

L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO』
This Live performance was held at Yumeshima, where is located t o float on Osaka Bay and 100,000 audience in 2 days.
The Thrilling Special Event Space combined Live and Amusement., including the area was 5 times as large as Tokyo Dome and 400 tents in the Venue.
The length of stage passage was around 300 meters from main stage to sub stage, and 2,000 fireworks were set off in 2 days.
The performance n September 22nd, was live broadcasted in 39 theaters all over Japan
(On September 22nd, the live broadcast was held in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippine, U.S, Mexico, Peru, Chili, Columbia at a later date)

09.23

TV performance TV Asashi's "MUSIC STATION ULTRA FES 30th anniversary"

10.29

Limited color of L'Arc~en~Ciel×BEAMS Collaboration T-shirt started to sell on online shopping site.

11.21

WOWOW Prime「L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO」
*Live performance on September 22th is broadcasted exclusively by WOWOW

11.25

Hi-Res Tasting Spot「L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO」High Resolution Audio pre-audition is started.
(Ginza Sony Showroom / Sony Store Nagoya / Sony Store Osaka / electronics retail store in all parts of Japan)
*This is the first time for L'Arc~en~Ciel to deliver "Live truck High Res distribution" It became possible to enjoy live truck with high sound quality more than ever.
We can deliver "feeling presence of L'Arc-en-Ciel Live performance since it is High Res"

12.23

New Single『Wings Flap』is released
New Single「Wings Flap」Music Clip is fully shown only 24 hours by GyaO!
New Single「Wings Flap / L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO Live track High Res distribution is started

12.25

TV Performance TV Asahi's「MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2015」

2014

01.09

L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at the National Stadium Japan confirmed!

02.26

"L'Aive Blu-ray BOX -Limited Edition-" is released

03.14

18 live DVDs are released in Blu-ray

03.21-03.22

L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at the National Stadium
The most in history, 160,000 audience in 2 days. The stadium was opened to audience in 360 degrees.
Over 100 projectors for the world's largest projection mapping. 80,000 LED lights for the audience. It was magnificent and historic performance. The 2 days performance was live broadcasted in theaters all over Japan.
On March 22, the live broadcast was held in Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK, France, USA and Mexico as well

05.29

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on SAYONARA NATIONAL STADIUM FINAL WEEK JAPAN NIGHT, "Japan to the World"

07.23-

BRAVIA 4K x L'Arc~en~Ciel
Ahead of LIVE Blu-ray / DVD release, the collaboration confirmed.
4K Digest televising at Sony show-room and approx.1,800 electronics retail stores in Japan

08.13

MUSIC & PHOTOS -National Stadium Performance Memorial Edition- "EVERLASTING" is released!
Limited edition, absolutely production on orders

10.02

L'Arc~en~Ciel's showcase is displayed at JR Shinagawa station Sony showcase.
4K Digest of "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium" is played on Sony's 4K TV BRAVIA.
In addition, there is a flag which was actually used and LIVE Blu-ray / DVD "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium" cover photo is open to public

11.12

LIVE Blu-ray / DVD "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium" is released.
Special gift for the first release: 4K, 2K Special Digest Movie USB
(The 4K movie packaged is the first-ever)
*Oricon chart first appearance No.1 on all‐around video chart (BD) and No.2 on all‐around chart (DVD) (November 24)

12.05

Limited release begins! "Over The L'Arc-en-Ciel" at 72 theaters in Japan (8 days)
Due to a public favor, the period extended at 32 theaters.
Among 2014's music documentary movies, No.1 box-office revenue for the first week

12.26

TV Performance - TV Asahi's "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014"
"Over The L'Arc-en-Ciel" distribution on Nico Nico Douga (Pre-screening)

12.30

"Over The L'Arc-en-Ciel" 5DAYS ONLINE ROADSHOW (〜January 3, 2015)
Special version which includes unpublished scenes: Period limited distribution on Nico Nico Douga in Japan

2013

03.20

Live Blu-ray / DVD "20th L'Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 THE FINAL LIVE at National Stadium"is released.
*Oricon chart first appearance No.1(April 1)
Unprecedented form of sale as a first rock band performance at the National Stadium Japan: 13 types in total are released

2012

02.04

The special program "'Music Station' Looks Back on 20 Years of L'Arc~en~Ciel" is broadcast on TV Asahi in honor of L'Arc~en~Ciel's 20th anniversary

02.05

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on Nippon Television Network's program "Music Lovers"

02.06-02.10

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on TV Asahi's program "Ontama"

02.08

"BUTTERFLY" is released and debuts at No. 1 on the Oricon chart

02.10

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on TV Asahi's program "MUSIC STATION"

02.11

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on NHK General's "L'Arc~en~Ciel's 20-Year Journey" program

02.22-02.23

L'Arc~en~Ciel's "LE-CIEL Members Only Concert" is held at Yokohama Arena

03.03

L'Arc~en~Ciel's WORLD TOUR 2012 begins!
The band preforms in front of 450,000 people in a 17-concert tour across 14 cities in 10 countries.

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Hong Kong at the Asia World EXPO ARENA as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

The band begins selling their best-of album "WORLD'S BEST SELECTION" to only those attending the overseas performances

03.07

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Bangkok at IMPACT ARENA as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

The official sheet music for "BUTTERFLY" is released

03.10

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Shanghai at MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

03.17

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Taipei at WTC Nangang Exhibition Hall as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

03.25

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in New York City at Madison Square Garden as part of WORLD TOUR 2012
In a first among Japanese artists, the entire concert is broadcast live to movie theaters throughout Japan (with delay in some locations)

04.11

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in London at indigO2 as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

04.14

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Paris at Le Zenith as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

04.20

A L'Arc~en~Ciel "Premium Night," one-night-only performance is held at Liquidroom in Ebisu
100,000 fans are selected in a lottery to view a live broadcast of the performance via USTREAM

04.28

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

05.02

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Jakarta at Lapangan D Senayan as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

05.05

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Seoul at Jamsil Gymnasium as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

05.12-05.13

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Yokohama at Nissan Stadium as part of 20th L'Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 THE FINAL

05.19-05.20

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Osaka at Universal Studios Japan on a special outdoor stage as part of 20th L'Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 THE FINAL

05.23

The English version of "XXX" is released as a digital download
The English version of "Chase" is released as a digital download

05.26-05.27

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Tokyo at National Olympic Stadium as part of 20th L'Anniversary WORLD TOUR 2012 THE FINAL

05.31

L'Arc~en~Ciel performs in Hawaii at Waikiki Shell as part of WORLD TOUR 2012

The city of Honolulu establishes "L'Arc~en~Ciel Day"

06.01

The special concert "LE-CIEL Presents Hawaii en Ciel" is held in Hawaii at Waikiki Shell

06.04-06.10

"L'Arc~en~Ciel PREMIRE SCREENING Supported by Sony and Ki/oon Music" is held

06.09-

"L'Arc~en~Ciel 20th L'Anniversary EXHIBITION" open at Yokosuka Museum of Art and runs through July 8

06.13

The live DVD「LIVE TWENITY」is released and debuts at No. 2 on the Oricon chart

07.28

"LE-CIEL Extra Number" is released

10.31

"LIFE 2" and "LIVE 2" are released

11.07

L'Arc~en~Ciel's music becomes available for download via the iTunes Store

12.21

L'Arc~en~Ciel appears on TV Asahi's program "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2012"

12.26

The live DVD "WORLD TOUR 2012 LIVE at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN" is released and debuts at No. 2 on the Oricon chart

2011

01.01

L'A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center 9-11

05.28-05.29

20th L'Anniversary LIVE Ajinomoto Stadium
Simultaneously broadcast to 40 theaters in Japan and in 6 cities abroad
(Paris、London、New York、Taiwan、Hong Kong、Seoul)

06.24

TV Performance TV Asahi's「MUSIC STATION」

06.28

Nico Nico Douga Nico Nico Broadcasting 24-hour site-jacking&live performance

06.29

First single of the 20th anniversary year "GOOD LUCK MY WAY" (37th Single) released!
(Theme song to the film "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos")

07.21

L'Arcafe L'Arc~en~Ciel × SPACE SHOWER TV THE DINER exhibit (until 8/31)

09.10-09.11

20th L'Anniversary TOUR start Saitama Super Arena

09.17-09.18

20th L'Anniversary TOUR Marine Messe Fukuoka

09.23

TV Asahi Dream Festival Nihon Budokan Performance

10.01-10.02

20th L'Anniversary TOUR Sapporo Kitayell

10.12

Second single of the 20th anniversary year "X X X"(38th Single)Released ☆Debuted at No. 1 on Oricon

10.14

TV Performance TV Asahi's 「MUSIC STATION」

11.-

Scenes from 20th L'Anniversary LIVE shown on 20 screens abroad
(Singapore、France、Indonesia、America、United Kingdom)

11.02-11.03

20th L'Anniversary TOUR Nagoya Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium

11.30

TV Performance Nihon TV "Nihon TV Music Festival Best Artist 2011"

12.03-12.04

20th L'Anniversary TOUR Kyocera Dome Osaka
Simultaneously broadcast to 54 movie theaters in Japan plus Taiwan、Hong Kong、and Korea

12.21

Third single of the 20th anniversary year "CHASE" (39th Single) Released ☆Debuted at No. 2 on Oricon

12.23

TV Performance - TV Asahi's "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011"

12.28

LIVE DVD「20th L'Anniversary LIVE -Day1-」「20th L'Anniversary LIVE -Day2-」「20th L'Anniversary LIVE -Complete Box-」発売

12.31

TV Performance NHK's 62nd Annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen

2010

01.04

Limited-time full stream of "BLESS" Music Clip on the video site GyaO
Also, comments from members!

01.06

New Single"BLESS" available on Chaku-Uta®

01.13

"BLESS" chosen as the theme song to NHK Vancouver's broadcasts in 2010
Source: the "BLESS" Song performance at NHK Hall

01.24

TV Performance: NHK's "MUSIC JAPAN"

01.27

36th Single"BLESS" released. Debuts on Oricon at #2!
Chosen as the theme song to NHK Vancouver's broadcasts in 2010!

Sony Music Online Japan sitejack: for 24 hours, the "BLESS" Music Clip full stream and TV SPOT were viewable!
With comments from members! At the mobile site, a mobile wallpaper was given as a present!

BASS MAGAZINE SPECIAL FEATURE SERIES "tetsuya/L'Arc~en~Ciel" on sale
(L'Arc~en~Ciel bassist and frontman tetsuya relates true band stories and some of the permanent photo archive)

02.14

TV performance: NHK's "MUSIC JAPAN"
("BLESS" Full Orchestra version)

03.01

"QUADRINITY ~MEMBER'S BEST SELECTIONS~" on Music Portal Site "Net de L'Arquiz" opens!

tetsuya's ESP GALLERY OPEN!
(This GEAR GALLERY features tetsuya's documents and comments relating to all the ESP models since the beginning!)

ken "Houdan Gahou X" on sale
(Contains the consistenly popular ken from L'Arc~en~Ciel's thoughts on all sorts of topics)

03.02

The band performs in a "PEPSI NEX" TV commercial!
Part of a "PEPSI NEX" series - "L'Arc~en~Ciel" Edition (Nationwide broadcast)

03.09

Sony Music Online Japan sitejack: For 24 hours, "QUADRINITY ~MEMBER'S BEST SELECTIONS~"
TV spots were viewable in all 15 patters!At the mobile site, a mobile wallpaper was given as a present!

A limited edition full music clip of "QUADRINITY ~MEMBER'S BEST SELECTIONS~" was viewable at video site GyaO!

03.10

Best Album"QUADRINITY ~Trans ASIA via PARIS~" released Debuts on Oricon at #2

"PEPSI NEX" TV-CM tie-up single "I Love Rock'n Roll" released as a limited-edition Chaku-Uta® ☆Debuts at #1 on the daily chart

03.14-

Announced as "HEADLINER" for March on Music Video Channel VMC
For the month, VMC plays music clips by L'Arc~en~Ciel

03.20

The Third J-MELO Awards Most Requested Act of 2009 Award!
Chosen as the listener-requested No. 1 Artist on NHK WORLD"J-MELO", broadcast to 180 countries around the world
L'Arc~en~Ciel won the award for the 3rd year running!

03.31

LIVE DVD "TOUR 2008 L'7 ~Trans ASIA via PARIS~" released, Debuts on Oricon at #2

L'Arc~en~Ciel Official Textbook "WORDS Ⅱ" on sale

"I Love Rock'n Roll" Chaku-Uta Full made available 3/31 ☆Debuted at #1 on the daily chart

08.21

"L'A HAPPY NEW YEAR!" announced at JACK IN THE BOX 2010 SUMMER

11.24

33rd Single"Hurry Xmas" 2010 version released

12.24

Performance on Tv Asahi's "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2010"

12.31

Performance on NHK's 61st annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen

2009

02.25

Music Clip collection "CHRONICLE 4" released, debuts at #3 on Oricon

03.-

Wins Most Requested Act of 2008 at the Second J-MELO Awards
Chosen as the listener-requested No. 1 Artist on NHK WORLD "J-MELO", broadcast to 180 countries around the world
L'Arc~en~Ciel won the award for the second year in a row!

03.25

DVD "DOCUMENTARY FILMS~Trans ASIA via PARIS~"released Debuts on Oricon at #4

05.13-

LIVE DVD "LIVE IN PARIS," "DOCUMENTARY FILMS~Trans ASIA via PARIS~ at Yahoo! Movies
preceded by a special trailer to commemorate the anniverary of the film

05.14-05.15

"Driver's High"(LIVE IN PARIS ver.)P.V. broadcast!
SPACE SHOWER TV "NEW CUTS"
MUSIC!ON TV "Sakidori"

05.20

LIVE DVD "LIVE IN PARIS" released. Debuts on Oricon at #1!
Photo collection "à Paris" Casual Version on sale

05.22-05.24

DVD "DOCUMENTARY FILMS~Trans ASIA via PARIS~"
LIVE DVD "LIVE IN PARIS," Photo collection "à Paris"
An event to commemorate the anniversary of its release was opened at Akasaka Sacas, titled "L'Arc~en~Ciel MUSEUM"

05.29

NHK Special TV event "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE IN PARIS" broadcast!

07.03-07.04

At the Japan Expo, the special film "TOUR 2008 L'7~Trans ASIA via PARIS" was shown

07.08

"L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE IN PARIS" broadcast on NHK World Premium Channel
Originally Broadcast on NHK 5/29/09, the TV Special "L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE IN PARIS" was internationally re-broadcast on "NHK World Premium Channel"

08.15

"L'Arc~en~Ciel LIVE IN PARIS at Le Zenith de Paris" broadcast on NHK BS2!

09.02

Best Album"Clicked Singles Best 13" Blue-Spec CD version released. Blu-spec CD™ is Sony Music Entertainment's
uses materials and manufacturing techniques for Blu-ray discs to create high-quality CDs.

11.05-11.08

At Japan's largest musical-instrument event "Instrument Fest 2009," the bass model used by tetsuya debuts!

11.10

Chaku-uta® ver. & Chaku-uta Full® version on sale digitally

11.15

Fuji TV NEXT's "Inazuma Rock Festival 2009" broadcast ※tetsuya performs

11.22

NHK BS2's "Osaka Hatsushisso Stage WEST WIND" broadcast, bands from the Inazuma Rock Festival 2009 appear!
※tetsuya performs

12.06

Performances of "BLESS" on NHK:
NHK's "Sunday Sports"
NHK's "MUSIC JAPAN"

12.09

33rd Single"Hurry Xmas 2009" re-rereleased.
※Rerelease of 2007's "Hurry Xmas." Limited edition for 2009 with new packaging and special tracks

12.25

Performance on Tv Asahi's "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2009"

2008

01.09-01.10

Osakajo Hall

01.12-01.13

Osakajo Hall

01.30-01.31

Nippon Gaishi Hall

02.01

Including a first performance at France, tour (April-June 2008) is announced
10 performances at 7 global cities, 320,000 spectators!

02.06-02.07

Yoyogi National 1st Gymnasium

02.08

Publication of ken's book "IRON MAIKEN"

02.09-02.10

Yoyogi National 1st Gymnasium

02.11

Download service for album "KISS" starts on iTunes Canada

02.16-02.17

Marine Messe Fukuoka

Awarded "Best Group Grand Prize" for Yahoo! Music Awards 2007

03.08

Publication of tour document photo book "Are you ready? 2007 Mata Heart ni Hi wo Tsukero!"

04.02

Release of 34th Single "DRINK IT DOWN" ☆#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release
(Chosen as theme song for PS3/Xbox360"DEVIL MAY CRY 4")

Release of live DVD "Are you ready? 2007 Mata Heart ni Hi wo Tsukero! in OKINAWA"

04.05

SHINE' on NHK Education TV Anime "Guardian of the Spirit" as theme song

Site-jack of Sony Music Japan's top page for 36 hours

04.12

L'Arc~en~Ciel Official My Space open

04.19

"TOUR 2008 L'7~TRANS ASIA via PARIS~" kicks off at Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium

04.26

Taipei Zhongshan Soccer Stadium

05.02

Album "KISS" ranked #1 on a music ranking chart "g-music" in Taiwan as of 5/2

05.09

Paris Le Zenith
☆Live broadcasting of stage at 5 cinema complexes in Japan late night on 5/10(JST)

05.17

Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Hall

05.24

Hong Kong, Asia World-Expo Arena

05.30

Publication of "TOUR 2007-2008 THEATER OF KISS LIVE DOCUMENT PHOTOGRAPHS"

05.31-06.01

Tokyo Tokyo Dome

06.03

Tokyo Tokyo Dome

06.07-06.08

Osaka KYOCERA DOME OSAKA

06.25

New Single "NEXUS 4/SHINE" (planned to be released on August 27, 2008), precede distribution of "SHINE" as chaku-uta (ring tone)
From the following day, distribution for 6 weeks running. First 3 weeks: "SHINE" and next 3 weeks: "NEXUS 4"

08.27

35th Single "NEXUS 4/SHINE" Release

LIVE DVD "TOUR 2007-2008 THEATER OF KISS" Release

09.-

"NEXUS 4/SHINE" ranked #1 on a music ranking chart "g-music" in Taiwan
* "TOUR 2007-2008 THEATER OF KISS" ranked #2 on the Oricon chart for all-DVD category (as of 9/4)

Publication of photo book "à Paris"

10.01

"NEXUS 4" and "SHINE" chosen as the commercial songs for Glico (chocolate) in China

11.26

33rd Single "Hurry Xmas" Release
※Rerelease of 2007's "Hurry Xmas." Limited edition for 2008 comes with new packaging and a special track

12.26

Stage performance in "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2008" on TV Asahi

2007

02.14

Music Clip collection "CHRONICLE 0-ZERO-" release

03.-

"Feeling Fine" (included in album "SMILE") chosen as Kirin Beer's commercial song in Taiwan

03.30

Chaku-Uta download service for new single "SEVENTH HEAVEN" starts
*Karaoke service also starts in collaboration with JOYSOUND

04.04

Release of LIVE DVD BOX "FIVE LIVE ARCHIVES"

05.30

Release of 30th single "SEVENTH HEAVEN" *#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release
(Chosen as the theme for TV program NTV "Sports Urugusu")

06.11

Nationwide Hall Tour "Are you ready? 2007 Mata Heart ni Hi wo Tsukero!" kicks off at Yokosuka Arts Theatre

06.13

Koriyama City Cultural Center

06.15

Akita Kenmin Kaikan

06.16

Iwate Kenmin Kaikan

06.19

Nagano-ken Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

06.20

Niigata Kenmin Kaikan

06.24

Kagawa-ken Kenmin Hall

06.25

Ehime Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

06.27

Shimane Kenmin Kaikan

06.29-06.30

Hiroshima Koseinenkin Kaikan

07.02

Kobe Kokusai Kaikan

07.03

Wakayama Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

07.06

Kyoto Kaikan Daiichi Hal

07.07

Hikone-shi Bunka Plaza

07.09

Ohmiya Sonic City

07.12

Hakodate Shimin Kaikan

07.14

Obihiro Shimin Bunka Hall

07.15

Asahikawa Shimin Bunka Kaikan

07.18

Ishikawa Koseinenkin Kaikan

07.19

Toyama Aubade Hall

07.23

Ohita iichiko Culture Center

07.24

Nagasaki Brick Hall

07.26

Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall

07.28

Performed at "INCHEON PENTAPORT ROCK FESTIVAL 2007" (Korea) *As the very first Japanese headliner

08.01

Hokkaido Koseinenkin Kaikan

08.03

Ichihara-shi Shimin Kaikan

08.06

Act City Hamamatsu

08.07

Nagaragawa Convention Center

08.15-08.16

Miyagi Kenmin Kaikan

08.18-08.19

Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall

08.25-08.26

FujiQ Highland Conifer Forest

08.29

Release of 31st single "MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM" *#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release
(TV Commercial image song for SUBARU "LEGACY")

08.29-08.30

Okinawa Convention Theater

09.12

Release of Live DVD "15th L'Anniversary Live" *#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release

10.10

Release of 32nd Single "DAYBREAK'S BELL" *#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release
(Theme song for"MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM OO(Double O)")

11.14

Release of 33rd Single "Hurry Xmas" *#2 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release

11.21

Release of 11th Album "KISS" *#1 on the Oricon chart during 1st week of release

Voted #1 by users as "Best Album of 2007" on Yahoo! Music!

12.03

MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM' chosen as the commercial song for Glico (chocolate) in China

12.04

Download service for album "KISS" starts on iTunes USA

12.05

Publication of official full score book "KISS" by Sony Magazines

12.21

Official band score "KISS" release from Sony Magazines

12.22

"TOUR 2007-2008 THEATER OF KISS" kicks off at Saitama Super Arena

12.23

Saitama Super Arena

2006

06.21

LIVE DVD "ASIALIVE 2005" release

08.30

First 15 singles re-release "Blurry Eyes" "Vivid Colors" "NatsuNatsu no Yu-utsu [time to say good-bye]" "Kaze ni kienaide" "flower" "Lies and Truth" "the Fourth Avenue Café" "niji" "winter fall" "DIVE TO BLUE" "HONEY" "Kasou" "Shinshoku-lose control-" "snow drop" "forbidden lover"
*All enter, simultaneously, the Top 30 singles chart, which is yet another unprecedented record

09.01

The official fan club is established in China

11.25-11.26

"15th L'Anniversary Live" (Tokyo Dome)
(109,652 people)

11.- 12.-

"Hitomi no Juunin" Commercial song for Glico in China

12.13

Album "ark 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition" "ray 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition" dual release

2005

01.13

25th single "Killing Me" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Ending theme song for TV Asahi Network "Matthew's Best Hit TV")

04.06

26th single "New World" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Image song for Nihon TV Network baseball broadcasting "THE LIVE 2005")

05.18

27th single "jojoushi" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Ending theme song for Nihon TV Network "Super TV Joho Saizense

06.01

LIVE DVD "SMILE TOUR 2004~zenkokuhen" release

06.22

10th album "AWAKE" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
("LOST HEAVEN" in album "AWAKE" is O.A. as ending theme for the movie "Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo iku mono")

07.20

28th single "Link" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.2
(Opening theme song for the movie "Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo iku mono")

07.28

The eve of AWAKE TOUR 2005 "Konya kiseki ga okiru!?"(LIQUIDROOM Ebisu)

07.30

Appear "MBS ANIME FES.'05"-Osakajo Experiment Manatsu no Yo no Yume"(Osakajo Nishinomaru Teien)

08.04

"AWAKE TOUR 2005" starts from Nagoya Rainbow Hall

08.06-08.07

Nagoya Rainbow Hall

08.09

Nagoya Rainbow Hall

08.17-08.18

Osakajo Hall

08.20-08.21

Osakajo Hall

08.27-08.28

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

08.30-08.31

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan
(3 venues, 11 performances / 132,000 people)

09.-

"twinkle, twinkle" Commecial song for Nepia in China

09.03

Tour "ASIALIVE 2005" starts from Olympic Park-Taiso Kyogijo in Korea

09.04

TFM live recording / SUNDAY SPECIAL JAL Dream Tour Project PRESENTS
"L'Arc~en~Ciel ASIALIVE 2005"(Palace Hotel in Korea)

09.10

Shanghai Obutai in China

09.11

TFM live recording / SUNDAY SPECIAL JAL Dream Tour Project PRESENTS

"L'Arc~en~Ciel ASIALIVE 2005"(Shanghai ARK)

09.20

Official book "WORDS" on sale (from Kadokawa Shoten)

Album "AWAKE" release in USA

09.24-09.25

Tokyo Dome
(10,000 people in Korea and Shanghai each / 92,000 people in Tokyo)

11.30

Live document photographs "ASIALIVE 2005" on sale (from PIA)

12.14

LIVE DVD "AWAKE TOUR 2005" release

12.25

Appear "DANGER IV" (Nippon Budokan)

2004

02.04

22nd single "READY STEADY GO" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

03.03

23rd single "Hitomi No Jyunin" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

03.31

9th album "SMILE" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.2

04.21

Album "DUNE-10th Anniversary Edition" release

05.08

Special live entitled "SMILE TOUR 2004 Zenyasai" at Sony Music Fes.2004
(Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan)
(Invited 10,000 people from the people who purchase the album "SMILE")

05.11

"SMILE TOUR 2004" starts from Yokohama Arena

05.12

Yokohama Arena

05.15-05.16

Nagoya Rainbow Hall

05.22-05.23

Sendai Shimin Taiikukan

05.29-05.30

Sapporo Kitaeeru

06.02

24th single "Jiyuu eno shoutai" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Commercial film song for Daihatsu "MOVE CUSTOM")

06.09-06.10

Osakajo Hall

06.12-06.13

Osakajo Hall(Additional show)

06.18-06.19

Marin Messe Fukuoka

06.23-06.24

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

06.26-6.27

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan (Additional show)
(7 venues, 18 performances / 250,000 people)

06.29

Album "SMILE" release in USA

06.30

Official band score "SMILE" from Sony Magazines release

07.24

Appear at event "THE ROCK ODYSSEY 2004" (Osaka Dome)

07.25

Appear at event "THE ROCK ODYSSEY 2004" (International Stadium Yokohama)

07.31

Hold "L'Arc-en-Ciel Live in USA" in Baltimore, MD, USA
(1st Mariner Arena) as part of event "OTAKON 2004"

09.02

Poster Book "SMILE TOUR 2004" release from PIA corporation / Only available on mail order (No OTC sales)

09.30

Live Photo Book "SMILE TOUR 2004" release from PIA corporation

10.01-

Start recording

12.08

LIVE DVD "LIVE IN USA -at 1st Mariner Arena July 31, 2004" release

12.19

Holds Secret Gig at event "FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FESTIVAL" (Osaka-Jo Hall)

12.24

Appears on "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2004" (TV Asahi Network)

12.25

Holds Secret Gig at event "Tencha San -DANGER III-" (Nippon Budokan)
(Appears also as P'UNK-EN-CIEL)

12.26

Holds Secret Gig at event "FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FESTIVAL" (Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan)

2003

03.19

3 Best albums release at once
"The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel 1994-1998"
"The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel 1998-2000"
"The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel c/w"

06.25

Akasaka Zero day (Akasaka BLITZ) / LE-CIEL member limited premier live

06.28

Live "Shibuya Seven days 2003" starts at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

06.29

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

07.01-07.02

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

07.04-07.06

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan

First in the world to stream live coverage on "FOMA"(Docomo 3G Mobile Service)
(87,035 people / Tickets SOLD OUT in 3 minutes!)

08.20

Photo book "Seven Days-Shibuya Seven days 2003 Document Photographs-" release

2002

NO DATA

2001

03.14

Best album "Clicked Singles Best 13" release
(Single Best is chosen from the poll which is held on http://LArc.yahoo.co.jp from January 1st throughout Asia)

Chakushin Melody service starts on cell phone information service "LE-CIEL NET"

03.19

Compact size, low-priced and cover design changed Photo book "LIFE" "LIVE" dual release

04.28

"LOVE FLIES" "NEO UNIVERSE" "finale" "STAY AWAY"
Video clips of 4 singles video and DVD "CHRONICLE 2" release

04.- late

Latter half Best album "Clicked Singles Best 13" US version release

04.30

Official band score "Clicked Singles Best 13" release

05.01

16 chord Chkushin Melody service starts for Best album "Clicked Singles Best 13"

05.12

yukihiro holds an all-night event "acid android in an alcove" at Shibuya club asia for a special project for Fan Club Newsletter "Tokyo Night Cruishing" limited to LE-CIEL members only

05.22

As a promotion for the US version "Clicked Singles Best 13", LArcUSA.com open
(Run with the permission of Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Music International in USA)

06.20

Video and DVD "CLUB CIRCUIT 2000 REALIVE-NO CUT-" release
The complete gig at Zepp Osaka: the last day of "CLUB CIRCUIT 2000 REALIVE"
(held at 5 venues, 10 performances), which starts from Akasaka BLITZ on October 8th.

07.01

Spirit dreams inside (Ending theme song for "FINAL FANTASY-SPIRITS WITHIN")
Chakushin Melody Download service starts

07.04

Album "REAL" SACD release

07.27

"OFFICIAL TRADING CARD PERFECT COLLECTION 2001" release
Features exclusive pictures from 1998-2000, from concert scenes to promotion scenes, in and out of Japan

08.29

Secret gig at the Premier of the movie "FINAL FANTASY" ("Spirit dreams inside" Ending theme song)

09.05

21st single "Spirit dreams inside-another dream-" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

2000

01.01-

"NEO UNIVERSE" Commercial image song for Shiseido "Pienu"

01.-

Unreleased in Japan "get out from the shell" Commercial image song for Toyota
(This commercial is O.A. as a campaign targeted at young people throughout Asia )

01.19

19th single "NEO UNIVERSE / finale" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Double A side maxi single)

01.22-

"finale" Theme song, "hole"(Maxi single "NEO UNIVERSE / finale" c/w) track in movie for Toho movie "Ring0-Birthday"

03.15

14th GOLD DISC AWARD (NHK)
(Single "HEAVEN'S DRIVE" -receive Song of the Year!)
(Single "NEO UNIVERSE / finale" album "ark" "ray" -receive Rock Album of the Year!)

03.16-

Canon "Wonder BJ" Commercial image song
Renewed from "LOVE FLIES" to "finale"

04.07

Start sending latest news from NTT Docomo i-mode and J-PHONE J-Sky Web

04.17

Chakushin Melody Service starts for New track "STAY AWAY(release date, title undecided at that time)"
(Distribute 200,000 flyers on Chakushin Melody data at record shops throughout Japan)

04.21

L'Arc-en-Ciel Official Fan Club name changed from "Ciel" to "LE-CIEL"

05.17

Start sending latest news from IDO・Celluar・TU-KA EzWeb Service
(Start service at all cell phone companies )

06.28

Re-mix album "ectomorphed works" release

06.30

1998 summer Post card size of "L'Arc-en-Ciel LIGHT MY FIRE"
(which is sold exclusively at convenient stores) on sale
(released from SHINKO MUSIC)

07.01

New single (to be released on 19th) "STAY AWAY" Commercial image song fro Shiseido "Pienu"

07.19

20th single "STAY AWAY" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.2
A human game where hyde deformed and designed the members, and where the characters run "Gekitotsu! Tomalaruku"(PlayStation game) release

07.22

Live performance at TOKYO FM Shibuya Spainzaka Studio "Count Down Station"

08.30

8th album "REAL" release

Official band score "LOVE FLIES" "NEO UNIVERSE" "STAY AWAY" release

09.20

Official band score "REAL" release

10.08

Live House Tour "CLUB CIRCUIT 2000 REALIVE" starts from Akasaka BLITZ

10.09

Akasaka BLITZ

10.16-10.17

Zepp Sendai

10.19-10.20

Zepp Tokyo

10.23-10.24

Zepp Sapporo

10.26-10.27

Zepp Osaka
(5 venues, 10 performances)

10.- mid

Official band score "niji" "winter fall" "DIVE TO BLUE" "HONEY" "Kasou" "Shinshoku ~lose control~" release

11.04

Dome tour "TOUR 2000 REAL" starts from Nagoya Dome

11.05

Nagoya Dome

11.11-11.12

Osaka Dome

11.18-11.19

Fukuoka Dome

11.- late

Official band score "snow drop" "forbidden lover" "HEAVEN'S DRIVE" "Pieces" "Driver's High" release

12.02-12.03

Tokyo Dome

12.05

Tokyo Dome

A limited time site is opened for the Tokyo Dome gig, and streamed live on "yahoo!Broadcast"

12.06

Tokyo Dome

Live coverage of "L'Arc-en-Ciel TOUR 2000 REAL" on Sky Perfect TV!
hyde・tetsuya・ken・yukihiro each has their own channel
(Also streamed live on cell phone service "LE-CIEL NET" for the first time in history)
(4 venues, 10 performances / 411,000 people)

1999

01.20

Document photo book from live of 1998 "L'Arc-en-Ciel LIVE" release from Shueisha

01.- late

L'Arc-en-Ciel Official Goods Collection Second series on sale

02.20

An all-shot in overseas photo book "L'Arc-en-Ciel LIFE" release from Shueisha

03.01

Receive 36th Golden Arrow Awards Music Award Grand Prix! (TV Asahi Network)

03.03

Receive 13th THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD(NHK)
Single "Kasou" "HONEY" "snow drop" - receive Song of the Year!
Album "HEART" - receive Rock Album of the Year!

03.29

"What is love" (included in the album "ark")(Theme song for TBS Network "Express")

04.03

Nippon Broadcasting System program "OH! DAIBA TO BLUE"
Renewal start(25:50 - 15 minutes/ends in June)

04.10-

Appeare on Suntory Can Coffee "Boss Seven" commercial series!
(Following President Clinton, K-1, Takanohana)

04.18

Appear as live regular guest on TV Asahi Newtowrk "Inazuma! London Hearts"
(Every Sunday 19:56-)

04.21

15th single "HEAVEN'S DRIVE" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

06.02

16th single "Pieces" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Commercial image song for "SOTEC PC e-one")

06.19-

"It's the end" Commercial image song for Playstation game "Grandia"
(included in album "ray")

07.01

6th album "ark", 7th album "ray" dual release
(7 Asian countries release on the same day; Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippine!)
("ark"→#1 on Oricon album chart July 12th/19th two weeks in a row!)
("ray"→#2 on Oricon album chart July 12th/19th two weeks in a row!)

07.01

Limited 62 days Special Website open!

07.- mid

Official band score "ark" "ray" dual release

07.17

"1999 GRAND CROSS TOUR" starts from Osaka Cosmos Square special stage

07.18

Osaka Cosmos Square special stage

07.24-07.25

Fukuoka Marinoa

07.31-08.01

Appi Kogen special stage

08.07-08.08

Makomanai Open Stadium

08.11

17th single "Driver's High" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.2
(Opening theme song for Fuji TV Network Anime "GTO")

VIDEO / DVD "CHRONICLE" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

"A PIECE OF REINCARNATION" "Heart ni hi wo tsukero!" release on DVD

08.14-08.15

Port Messe Nagoya special stage

08.21-08.22

Tokyo Bigsight parking lot special stage

(6 venues, 12 performances / 650,000 people)

10.04

TOKYO FM Network Yamada Hisashi no Radiunlimited "FLYING L'Arc ATTACK!"
(Every Monday-Friday 22:20-22:30)

10.16-

"LOVE FLIES" Theme song for TV Asahi Network drama"Aoi Tori Syndrome"
"Ibara no namida"(included in album "ray") also used as the theme song for the drama

10.25-

"LOVE FLIES" Commercial image song for Canon "Wonder BJ"

10.27

18th single "LOVE FLIES" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1

11.20

"trick" Commercial image song for TU-KA Celluar Tokyo / Tokai "EZ-web Tanjo Campagin"
(Included in album "ray")

12.01

LIVE Video and DVD "1999 GRAND CROSS CONCLUSION" release

12.07

Receive Best Dresser Award 1999!

12.31

Countdown Live "RESET>>LIVE*000" at Tokyo Bigsight Higashitenjikan Hall
(Live 35,000 people / Virtual Live 20,000 people)

1998

01.-

yukihiro officially joins the band

01.28

8th single "winter fall" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Image song for TV Asahi Network drama "Chicago Hope 2")

02.25

5th album "HEART" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
("Shout at the Devil" Commercial image song for Daihatsu "move" -included in album "HEART")
("milky way" Theme song for TBS Network "Wonderful"-included in album "HEART")

03.25

9th single "DIVE TO BLUE" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.1
(Commercial image song for "NTT Personal Kansai")
(Ending theme song for TBS Network "Tokusou!Geinou Police kun")

04.22

Video "A PIECE OF REINCARNATION" release

05.01

Nationwide Tour starts from Yokosuka Geijutsu Gekijo "L'Arc-en-Ciel'98 Heart ni hi wo tsukero!" (First Half)

05.03

Kyoto Kaikan Daiichi Hall

05.05

Kobe Kokusai Kaikan Harbor Land Plaza

05.07

Wakayama Shimin Kaikan(large)

05.09

Hikone Shimin Kaikan

05.12

Nagano-ken Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

05.14

Toyama Overd Hall

05.15

Kanazawa-shi Kanko Kaikan

05.19

Niigata Kenmin Kaikan

05.21

Himeji-shi Bunka Center

05.23

Tokuyama-shi Bunka Kaikan

05.24

Kurashiki Shimin Kaikan

05.26

Kagawa-ken Kenmin Hall

05.28

Tottori Kenritsu Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

05.30

Ichikawa-shi Bunka Kaikan

06.02

Nagasaki-shi Kokaido

06.04

Kumamoto Shimin Kaikan

06.05

Kagoshima-ken Bunka Center

06.12

Fukushima-ken Bunka Center

06.14

Yamagata-ken Kenmin Kaikan

06.16

Akita Kenmin Kaikan

06.17

Gunma Kenmin Kaikan

06.19

Gunma Kenmin Kaikan

06.22

Utsunomiya-shi Bunka Kaikan

06.24

Asahikawa Shimin Bunka Kaikan

06.25

Obihiro Shimin Bunka Hall

06.27

Kushiro Shimin Bunka Kaikan

06.29

Act City Hamamatsu(large)

07.01

Kochi Kenmin Bunka Hall

07.02

Matsuyama Shimin Kaikan

07.07

Ibaraki Kenmin Bunka Center

07.08

Ohmiya Sonic City

"HONEY" "Kasou" "Shinshoku-lose control-" First ever to release 3 singles at once
*July 27th Oricon chart : #1"HONEY" #2"Shinshoku-lose control-")
("HONEY" Theme song for TBS Network"Super Soccer")
("HONEY" Commercial image song "NTT Personal Kansai")
("Kasou" Ending theme for TV Asahi Network"Shinsou Kyumei! Uwasa no File")
("Shinshoku-lose control-" Included in the original soundtrack"GODZILLA THE ALBUM" for movie"GODZILLA")

07.11

Yokkaichi-shi Bunka Kaikan

07.12

Gifu Shimin Kaikan

07.14

Shizuoka Shimin Bunka Kaikan

07.17

Urawa-shi Bunka Center

07.21

Okinawa Convention Center

09.03

Nationwide Tour "L'Arc-en-Ciel'98 Heart ni hi wo tsukero!" second half starts from Yokohama Arena

09.04

Yokohama Arena

09.11-09.12

Fukuoka Sunpalace Hall

09.14-09.15

Osakajo Hall

09.18-09.19

Sendai Sunplaza Hall

09.21-09.22

Hokkaido Koseinenkin Kaikan

09.26-09.27

Hiroshima Yubinchokin Hall

09.30-10.01

Nagoya Rainbow Hall

10.05

Nippon Budokan

Starts airing Nippon Broadcasting System program "OH! DAIBA TO BLUE"
(Every Monday-Friday 23:20-23:30 / program ends in December)

10.06

Nippon Budokan

10.07

13th single "snow drop" release
(Theme song for Fuji TV Network "Hashire!Police woman!")

10.14

14th single "forbidden lover" release
(Theme song for Nihon TV Network "Shitterutsumori!?")
*October 26th Oricon chart : #1"forbidden lover" #2"snow drop"
*Followed by July 26th Oricon chart, first in history for an artist to dominate #1 and #2 twice!

10.15

1999 OFFICIAL CALENDER on sale

10.17

Osakajo Hall(Additional show)

10.20-10.21

Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Daiichi Taiikukan (Additional show)

(47 venues, 56 performances, 230,000 people / all tickets SOLD OUT in minutes!)

11.21

Receive Yomiuri TV Network 31st Zennihon Yusenhousou Gold Request Grand Prix!

12.04

Trading card perfect collection on sale
(117 kinds, including the "Limited Edition" <54 kinds> only sold at live concerts)

12.23

Live video "Heart ni hi wo tsukero!" release
*#1 on Oricon video chart for 4 weeks in a row!
(Sell over 350,000 units, which is exceptional for a music video!)

12.- late

L'Arc-en-Ciel Official Goods Collection First series on sale

12.31

Receive 40th THE JAPAN RECORD AWARD Excellency Award! (TBS Network)

Perform at 49th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen for the first time

1997

01.10

Century Hall, Nagoya

01.11

Hiroshima Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Hiroshima

01.13

Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan, Fukuoka

01.22

Niigata Kenmin Kaikan, Niigata

01.24

Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Hokkaido

01.26

Sun Plaza Hall, Sendai

01.29

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

02.-

To write new original songs, goes into term to reenergize

04.-

sakura leaves the band

05.-

Goes to London to reenergize

06.-

Starts pre-production and recording for new track

08.31

Shoots Space Shower46 "Groove Ariline" for 08.31-9.13 on-air episodes
Leaves for London to shoot their video clip for single "niji"

10.-

Starts recording for 5th album and single

10.17

Back in action again with the release of 7th single "niji c/w THE GHOST IN MY ROOM"
*Oricon chart first appearance No.3
(Fully back in action again. Announces the concert on December 23 at Tokyo Dome, as the same timing as release of the single)
(Theme song for Fuji TV Network movie"Rurouni Kenshin ")

12.23

First performance at Tokyo Dome "L'Arc-en-Ciel 1997 REINCARNATION"
(56,000 seats SOLD OUT in 4 minutes!! Shortest record for a performance in Tokyo Dome)

1996

03.21

4th Video "heavenly - films - " release

Live document photo book "heavenly photographs release

The first live photo book "heavenly - films - " release

04.03

Tour "kiss me deadly heavenly '96" starts at Yuki Shimin Bunka Center
(The largest tour of 25 shows)

04.06-04.07

Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo

04.14

Miyagi Kenmin Kaikan

04.15

Akita-shi Bunka Kaikan

04.17

Sapporo Shimin Kaikan

04.18

Asahikawa Shimin Kokaido

04.23

Terusa, Niigata

04.24

Kanaza-shi Bunka Hall

04.26

Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Large Hall, Osaka

04.27

Nagoya-shi Kokaido

05.01

Kyoto Kaikan (No. 2)

05.03

Aster Plaza, Large Hall, Hiroshima

05.05

Kumamoto Kenritsu Gekijo Engeki Hall

05.06

Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall (No.2)

05.08

Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan

05.10

Ehime Kenmin Bunka Kaikan

05.12

Okayama Shimin Bunka Hall

05.13

Kochi Kenmin Bunka Hall (Orange)

05.15

Tochigi Sogo Bunka Center

05.16

Koriyama-shi Bunka Center (Mid)

05.21

Urawa-shi Bunka Center

05.23

Nagano Kenmin Bunka Kaikan (Mid)

05.26

kiss me deadly heavenly '96 REVENGE at Tokyo Bay NK Hall (tickets sold out in 10 minutes)

05.29

Ichikawa-shi Bunka Kaikan (Large)
(Perform as a special live to substitute the cancelled live at the same hall, when tetsuya was hospitalized for his emergency sickness on April 11)

06.- 07.-

Pre-production for the up-coming album (due to release within the year)

07.08

4th single "Kaze ni kienaide c/w I'm so happy" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.4
(Ending theme for Fuji TV "Moretsu Ataro")
(Ending theme for NTV "Music Park")

08.26

Summer tour "BIG CITY NIGHTS ROUND AROUND'96" at Nippon Budokan

08.27

Nippon Budokan

09.01

Nagoya Shimin Kaikan (Large)

09.03-09.04

Osaka Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
(total 5 shows in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka)

09.20

Artist Book "is" release

10.07

The regular host radio program "Bon Jour L'Arc en Ciel" starts (TBS Radio network)(until February 97)

10.17

5th single "flower c/w Sayonara" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.5
(Theme song for "Professional Base Ball News" Fuji TV network)

11.21

6th single "Lies and Truth c/w Sai wa nagerareta" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.6
(Theme song for "Tower Count Down" TV Tokyo network)

12.12

4th album "True" release
*the chart debut at No.2, however after 6 weeks, hit the No.1 on January.
(Ever since, the album rank in the top 10 for 9 consecutive weeks and make a long seller record.)

12.23

FRESH LIGHT presents TOUR '96-97 "Carnival of True" starts at Osaka-Jo Hall

12.26-12.27

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

1995

01.24

GIG "Ciel / winter '95" starts at Osaka International Exchange Center, in commemoration of the form of the band's fan club.

01.25

Namba Rockets, Osaka

01.30

Shibuya Kokaido

02.01

The official fan club "Ciel" is established.

02.04

Shibuya Kokaido

02.26

Recording starts for their 3rd album and single

05.21

Video single "and She Said" release

05.21

Tour "in CLUB '95" starts at VOGUE, Kumagai

05.23

CLUB GIO, Ichikawa

05.26

Live House J, Nagano

05.27

Ban Ban V4, Kanazawa

05.29

Club Quatro, Osaka

06.02

Onion Studio, Kitami

06.03

REVEL Obihiro

06.05

Kanamori Hall, Hakodate

06.07

AUN Hall, Morioka

06.09

Session Showa, Yamagata

06.11

Muse Hall, Kyoto

06.13

Live House Jyango, Kumamoto

06.14

SR Studio, Kagoshima

06.16

Juramu TOPS, Oita

06.18

Paper Land, Okayama

06.20

Salon Kitty, Matsuyama

06.21

ZE-YO, Kochi

06.24

Club Quatro, Nagoya

06.26-06.27

NISSIN POWER STATION

(The band tour 19 cities on the car. The total transportation mileage is 9575,6 miles)
(They stop their peroformance in the middle of the concert for four times)

07.06

2nd single "Vivid Colors" release
(The ending theme for NTV "Guru Guru Ninty Nine")
(The c/w "Brilliant Years" is used as the ending theme of NTV "Shin Dora")

07.22

Perform in "SHOCK AGE SPECIAL '95" at Shibuya Kokaido

07.30

Perform in the pre-night campaign event "Rendez-vous" taking place in August at Shibuya Kokaido
(The performance is announced on the day on the video screen at Shibuya Hachiko-mae crossing and over 1,000 fans gather at the crossing.)

08.01

Recording starts for 3rd single "Natsu no Yu-utsu [time to say good-bye]"

08.22

Perform with Kuroyume and Yellow Monkey at "Sai no kuni, Chichibu Muse Concert '95 NACK-5 GO-ROCK"

08.24

The band start the Nationwide Campaign event, "Rendez-vous 1995 Summer"
Daiichi 7F, Satellite Studio, Hiroshima (ken and sakura)
Fades, Niigata (hyde and tetsuya)

08.25

Fan Q Hall, Okayama (ken and sakura)

08.26

Penny Lane 24, Sapporo (hyde and tetsuya)

08.27

Diamond Hall, Nagoya (hyde and tetsuya)
Matsumoto Record Yellow Studio, Kumamoto (ken and sakura)

08.28

Bayside Place, Fukuoka (ken and sakura)

08.29

Beeb Basement Theater, Sendai (hyde and tetsuya)

08.30

Roppongi Art Forum, Tokyo (all members)

08.31

IMP Hall, Osaka

09.01

3rd album "heavenly" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.3

09.08

Tour "heavenly '95" starts at Sendai Shimin Kaikan (all tickets sold out)

09.10

Sapporo Factory Hall

09.12

Fades, Niigata

09.14

Scara Espassio, Fukuoka

09.16

Aster Plaza, Hiroshima

09.18-09.19

Osaka International Exchange Center

09.21

Kinrou Kaikan, Aichi

10.03

Their first regular hosting program "Midnight Rock City" starts on radio NACK5, a-station (ends at March '96)

10.04

NHK Hall

10.21

3rd single "Natsu no Yu-utsu [time to say good-bye]" release *Oricon chart first appearance No.15
(Ending theme of TBS "M-Navi")

10.22

Appear on TV Asahi "Music Station"

11.21

Perform at the live program on Chukyo TV "Kiss Me Live"

12.12

Tour "The other side of heavenly '95" starts at Bayside Jenny, Osaka

12.13

Bottomline, Nagoya

12.23-12.25

Tie-up event with Toshimaen Theme Park
(Those who bring the cover artwork of single "Natsu no Yu-utsu [time to say good-bye]" will have a free entry to the park. The first 20,000 people receive a memorial card. At the special theater "Dream Dome", the band's special video clip is shown)
(The fans are invited over the radio program in advance, therefore many fans surround the venue who tried to get in.)

12.24

The band perform live at the radio program "MIDNIGHT ROCK CITY" at NACK 5

Their first official photo book "heavenly christmas box" release - with "heavenly" music box version CD

12.25

NISSIN POWER STATION

12.27

Nippon Budokan (The tickets are sold out in 28 minutes)

1994

04.03

Tour "Nostalgy no yokan" starts at Shibuya Kokaido.

04.13

Geijyutsu Souzou Center, Nagoya

04.15

Melparque Hall, Osaka

07.01

Video single "Nemuri ni yosete" release under Ki/oon Sony Records.

07.14

2nd album "Tierra" release

Tour "Sense of time'94" starts at Melparque Hall, Osaka.

07.15

Melparque Hall, Osaka

07.18

Kinrou Kaikan, Aichi

07.20

Astel Plaza, Hiroshima

07.22

Tsukushi Kaikan, Fukuoka

07.25

Fades, Niigata

08.03

Seinen Bunka Center, Sendai

08.27

Bay NK Hall, Tokyo

10.21

1st single "Blurry Eyes" release
(Theme song of NTV animation program "D.N.A 2")
(Vocalist, hyde appears in TV commercial "AXIA")

12.01

Video / LD "Siesta - Film of Dreams" release

1993

01.-

sakura joins the band as their new drummer.

Start pre-production work for the recording.

03.- late

Start the recording of their first album "DUNE".

03.11

the band perform a live "SONIC GIG" at Ebisu Guilty.
(The tickets sold to only 250 limited fans through mail order.)

04.10

Debut album "DUNE"'s special artwork version release under limited version of 10,000 through mail order.

04.14

They join the live event "Kareinaru Mashou" at Shibuya Kokaido

04.27

1st album "DUNE" release
Other than the special version, they contain a bunus track and are distributed through retailers.

05.03

Perform at "Subliminal Vision" presented by Rock'n f

05.31

"DUNE" make their initial entry as No.1 on Oricon indies chart.

06.14

Their first tour "Close by DUNE" starts on 14th, from WOODY STREET, Hiroshima.

06.15

DRUM-Be1, Hakata

06.20

CLUB GIO, Ichikawa

06.22

Ban Ban V4, Kanazawa

06.23

Club Junk Box, Niigata

06.25

YAMAHA Hall, Sendai

06.26

Quarter, Aomori

06.29

7th Avenue, Yokohama

07.01

Heartland Studio, Nagoya

07.03

Namba Rockets, Osaka

08.01

Tour "Close by DUNE FINAL" at NISSIN POWER STATION (tickets all sold out)

10.21

Video "TOUCH OF DUNE" release

11.09

Tour "FEEL OF DUNE" starts at Muse Hall, Kyoto.

11.11

Ban Ban V4, Kanazawa

11.12

Live House J, Nagano

11.14-11.15

Club Junk Box, Niigata

11.19

DRUM-Be1, Hakata

11.20

Jyuramu TOPS, Oita

11.27

Nippon Seinen-kan, Tokyo

11.29

W'OHOL, Osaka

12.10

Club Quatro, Nagoya

12.12

Rattan, Maebashi

12.17

Beeb Basement Theater, Sendai

12.18

Quarter, Aomori

12.20

Penny Lane 24, Sapporo

1992

03.-

Perform a video-present gig in Osaka and Tokyo and make their step to East Japan as well.
(The tickets sold out both at Namba Rockets and Shinjuku Loft)

06.-

The band's guitarist leaves the band and ken joins the member.
Make their first single CD recording

08.-

Join the recording session of omnibus album, "GIMMICK"
Start to perform more actively and go on tour in East Japan and perform more in various events.
Through such activities, the band gradually make their fan base in East Japan as well as establish a firm popularity in Osaka.

10.01

Omnibus album "GIMMICK", containing "Voice" release under Columbia Records.

11.-

Single "Floods of tears / Yasouka" release under Night Galary as 1,000 limited version.

12.30

On the 30th, after the live at Osaka Muse Hall, their drummer leaves the band.

1991

02.-

tetsuya forms the band in Osaka.

05.-

The band perform their first live at Namba Rockets and since then, start their live activities in West Japan.