Japanese all-girl band SILENT SIREN took questions from fans in Los Angeles, California during the penultimate show of their “The New World Tour 2017," as the group look to the future and the possibility of a ten-year anniversary.
On December 1, SILENT SIREN, the four-piece comprised of former dokusha models Su (Sumire Yoshida, vocals and guitar), Hinanchu (Hinako Umemura, drums), Ainyan (Aina Yamauchi, bass guitar), and Yukarun (Yukako Kurosaka, keyboards), performed at the Musicians Institute Concert Hall in Los Angeles, for the penultimate show of the group’s “The New World Tour 2017,” celebrating five years since they made their major debut with the single, “Sweet Pop!”.
Since that release SILENT SIREN have gone on to have considerable success in their native Japan, where 12 of the group’s singles have ranked in the top ten of Japan's music charts.
And now to the U.S., where a large gathering of fans lined up outside the Musicians Institute Concert Hall in Hollywood, L.A., all eager for the show. Inside the spacious venue, vendors sold SILENT SIREN merchandise -- pink shirts, towels, wristbands, and handheld fans -- as the plethora of fans started to crowded in.
Lights out and the group took to the stage, launching into their first song of the night, “Fujiyama Disco,” the fantastic guitar and bass strumming from the song’s opening immediately engaging the crowd, with the girls all in white attire with golden streaks of string and white boots.
A memorable moment of the show came during the performance of "BANG! BANG! BANG!" when each member of the group was put on the spot and performed a solo corresponding to their instruments. Influenced by the band's energy and encouragement, the audience sang and gesticulated to the music's rhythm. In one instance, during the song “Shindobaddo,” audience members held onto each other's shoulders, swaying back and forth like waves while mellowing, "Woo-oh-oh-oh."
The group paused for several MC's throughout the show, during one of which the floor was opened to fans' questions with one fan requesting of guitarist Su that he could play her guitar. "Of course," she replied. The fan played, thrilling both Su and audience with the melody he strummed.
When asked about the fondest memory the girls have of working with each other, they recounted a time when they visited Universal Studios Hollywood, and got soaking wet after the Jurassic Park ride.
The big question of the night though, addressed the possibility of a ten-year anniversary tour for SILENT SIREN. The group responded that, because they have performed at Nippon Budokan, the legendary venue in Japan, a ten-year anniversary tour is not out of the question.
Towards the very end, when SILENT SIREN left the stage, the audience chanted for an encore. The girls duly obliged, returning to the stage, wearing pink shirts with the band's name written on them, to perform their final two songs of the night, "KAKUMEI" and "Besan,” before taking a picture with the audience and thanking them for supporting and for coming to the show.
SILENT SIREN's penultimate performance of their current tour was an unforgettable experience that left fans eager for what the future holds.
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