EXILE concert tour expected to draw 1.1 million fans
All male pop group EXILE will kick off a national tour on July 17 that will see the group play 22 gigs in 10 cities, with the number of fans attending expected to top 1.1 million.
Last year, the band drew around 500,000 fans when they held 34 concerts in 10 cities. If they exceed the 1 million mark this year, it will set a record for concert attendance in Japan. Around 600 crew will accompany the group on tour in 150 trucks and vans.
Meanwhile, Filipino fashion designer Zaldy Goco will be in charge of their costumes for the tour. Zaldy is well known for designing outfits for big stars, such as the late singer Michael Jackson and Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, 66. It is the first time for Goco to produce costumes for Asian stars. He said his costumes will match the tour’s title of “FANTASY.”