One of Japan’s most revered metal bands LOUDNESS, founded by guitar legend Akira Takasaki will rock the stage at The Bee in Publika, Kuala Lumpur on 10 November 2019 from 7pm, confirms concert promoter Lampuneon.
Official Venue The Bee in Publika spokesperson, Rahul Kukreja expressed that this will be a first-of-its-kind concert in the capital city by LOUDNESS in an intimate setting, giving music fans a chance to get up close to the legendary 35-year old metal band’s live performance. Akira is known for his amazing fingerwork on the lead guitar, and it will be a chance in a lifetime to enjoy the band in this setting.
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Founded in 1981, LOUDNESS toured North America and Europe in 1983 and made history the following year as the first Japanese band to sign with an international record label, Atlantic Records. They were also the first Japanese act to play at the prestigious Madison Square Garden and opened for a Motley Crue concert. Their first international release Thunder In The East (1985) and the single “Crazy Nights” peaked at #4 in Japan and #74 on the US Billboard charts for 19 weeks!
LOUDNESS lost its original drummer Munetaka Higuchi at the age of 49 in 2008, so to keep his spirit alive, the band recruited new drummer Masayuki Suzuki. Today, LOUDNESS is Akira Takasaki (Guitar), Minoru Niihara (Vocals), Masayoshi Yamashita (Bass) and Masayuki Suzuki (Drums).
Concert promoter Lampuneon is no stranger to the music scene, with a list of successes having brought Swedish neo-classical metal guitarist Yngwie malmsteen for his only Asian show to Kuala Lumpur in 2018, with upcoming shows in December 2019 by Halestorm, an American rock band from Pennsylvania (Atlantic Records) and Anthrax in April 2020.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.galactix.asia/loudnessKL and start from RM178.00 (early bird), RM208.00 (advance), RM288.00 (VIP) and RM238.00 at the door. All ticket prices exclude extra ticketing fees. VIP tickets include: 2 Drink Coupons (Claimable at VIP bar for Soft Drinks, Coffee, Beer, Wine) and Priority VIP Entry and Access to the VIP Area.
Official venue The Bee in Publika KL is a 800-capacity bar, kitchen and live hall venue located in Publika Mont Kiara (Get here via MRT feeder bus from MRT Manulife-Semantan station).