On September 20th, popular group Arashi held the first day of their 2-day live “AraFes” at the National Olympic Stadium.
70,000 fans were in attendance for the opening show. The “AraFes” concert is different from Arashi’s regular concerts, as its set list was based on fans’ requests – about 270,000 of them.
Arashi performed about 40 songs that were ranked top among their singles, tracks from albums, as well as the coupling songs.
The biggest announcement though was that they would be releasing a new album “Popcorn” on October 31st, and holding a big Dome tour.
Starting at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 16th, Arashi will make the rounds in the 5 big Domes of Japan (Kyocera Dome Osaka, Sapporo Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome, Tokyo Dome, and Nagoya Dome).
And as Matsumoto Jun declares “Arashi’s summer never ends.”