GLAY spend Y1.5 billion on 15th anniversary concerts in Yokohama

GLAY spend Y1.5 billion on 15th anniversary concerts in Yokohama GLAY's Teru leaps up during a concert at Nissan Stadium. PHOTO BY YASUO CHIMURA

YOKOHAMA —

Popular rock band GLAY rocked Nissan Stadium in Yokohama over the weekend, spending roughly 1.5 billion yen putting together two “GLAY 15th anniversary Special Live 2009 THE GREAT VACATION” concerts, which attracted about 150,000 fans.

The group belted out 21 songs including “SOUL LOVE” and “HOWEVER” on a stage over 100 meters wide and 30 meters high, dubbed “HOTEL GLAY.” They also pleased all sections of the crowd when they went around the venue on a 500 meter-long stage extension that circled the stadium. 

GLAY will perform at 14 venues when their nationwide tour begins on Nov 21. 

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    gaijintraveller

    1,500,000,000? At 100 yen to the dollar that would be 15 million dollars. That seems somewhat excessive. Is that right? Mind you, if they did get 150,000 fans and charged them 10,000 yen each, which seems a lot for a local band, they could break even.

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    Bogi

    They also pleased all sections of the crowd

    Huh?

    "So, how was the concert? Rocking? Wicked?"

    "Yes, I was very pleased."

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    bdaniel08

    Ichi oku gosenman ?

    150 000 000 would be more realistic !

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    GAYMAN

    totally glay

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    thepro

    Yeah, right. Great spin.

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    Mittsu

    Seems a lot.

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    Potsu

    15 years for that music ! What is with the name anyway ? GLAY ??

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    pawatan

    charged them 10,000 yen each, which seems a lot for a local band

    I don't think you've priced concert tickets in Japan much! It's a bit on the high side, but not by that much...

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    sasukene

    GLAY = not white, not black but some where in between.

    This is how a friend who is a fan described their name to me.

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    gogogo

    Glay didn't spend this money the event promoter and label did.

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    hirobito

    Aren't artists supposed to make money on concerts? Maybe they make their money on licensing/merchandising. GLAY t-shirt anyone?

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    Klein2

    In another 15 years, they will really be GLAY. Their name will make more sense.

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    stirfry

    yes they're all very glay, obviously

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    vajra

    Nothing like GLAY at House of Blues in LA next month !

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