SMAP announces 5-dome tour and new album

31 Jul

It’s been revealed that SMAP will release their new album “Mr.S” on September 3. Starting the day after, September 4, the group will embark on a nationwide tour called ‘Mr.S -SAIKOU DE SAIKOU NO CONCERT TOUR-‘.

Both the album and tour have been established under the theme “Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-“. The theme represents a mysterious man who has an adult dandyism who can change the atmosphere on the spot, and who can capture not only women, but men with that behavior. In addition, the man has two conflicting personalities, such as “energetic yet cool”, “cute yet sexy”, and “malicious yet kind”.

“Mr.S” will be SMAP’s 21st original album, and it’s also their first since releasing “GIFT of SMAP” about 2 years ago. Although the track list has not been revealed at this time, it is known that it will come with 2 discs, and that it will come in 3 different versions: Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Special Edition. The Limited Edition DVD will contain the PV for “Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-“, while the Special Edition will include a clutch bag with a “Mr.S” logo.

As for the tour, SMAP will perform at 5 different domes: Tokyo Dome, Kyocera Dome Osaka, Sapporo Dome, Nagoya Dome, and Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. They are scheduled to perform for over 1 million guests in 22 locations. SMAP hasn’t held a tour this big since ‘Pop Up! SMAP -Tobimasu! Dobidasu! Tobisuma? TOUR-‘ in 2006.


[Mr.S -SAIKOU DE SAIKOU NO CONCERT TOUR-]

Thursday, September 4 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Friday, September 5 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Saturday, September 6 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Sunday, September 7 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Monday, September 8 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Friday, September 12 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Saturday, September 13 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Sunday, September 14 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Monday, September 15 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Saturday, September 20 – Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido)
Sunday, September 21 – Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido)
Saturday, November 8 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Sunday, November 9 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Thursday, November 20 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Friday, November 21 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Saturday, November 22 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Sunday, November 23 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Wednesday, December 24 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Thursday, December 25 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Saturday, January 10 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Sunday, January 11 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Monday, January 12 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)

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CD covers and purchase links below:


**Regular Edition**



**Limited Edition with DVD**

4 Responses to “SMAP announces 5-dome tour and new album”

  1. anon July 31, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    wow 1 million guests impressive. What I have read Japanese people like a lot going to concerts, not like is easy to gather all this people but 1 million just in Japan is a lot, like you don’t even need to go overseas.

    I honestly wouldn’t go to one of their concerts, when I watch them singing in Music Station always skip that part, they sing so horrible and don’t want to be rude, but they are too old to dance a group choreography.

    • allthingsjpop August 3, 2014 at 3:50 am #

      I don’t follow SMAP’s music too, but dome tours like these is really rare since they are individually busy with varieties/dramas. Who knows when the next one will be.

      (But i’d love to go to Arashi’s concerts if given a chance. Although they have concerts every year, i heard tickets are hard to get.)

  2. Opus August 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Anon, ha ha, it is a lot of people, yeah. It wasn’t until I lived in Japan that I understood just how legendary and loved SMAP are. Even grandparents and tiny little kids know SMAP, know the lyrics and dances to their hits. It’s pretty cool to see it.

    I have friends who also think the choreographed dances in Johnnys are creepy. SMAP don’t bother me because their dances aren’t manic, they fit the guys What’s uncomfortable is seeing groups like Arashi doing dances like for Guts. Sure, like Gera Gera Po it’s designed for everyone to dance along, but to see guys in their 30s, especially say, Sho-kun doing the dance, it’s just awkward. What scares me is Jump 10, 15 years from now. Is Chinen still going to be adorable singing “come on a my house”?

    • allthingsjpop August 3, 2014 at 3:34 am #

      I don’t take alot of notice of GUTS choreography but i think it was designed to complement Nino’s drama. I actually like Arashi’s dances, they can do very tough choreographies like Monster but most of the time they stick to easy choreographies so fans can follow.

      Arashi is often forced to sing their debut song though they hate it, but to the fans it’s like a bonus gift. I’m sure Chinen’s fans will still be squealing 10 years later.

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