人間椅子 (Ningen-Isu) announced a European tour planned for February 2020, with shows in Germany and the United Kingdom. It will be the first time for the hard rock band to tour Europe. Ticket sales for the shows started earlier today.
Ningen Isu made a short video to let the fans know that they shouldn’t miss their first European tour next year.
Ningen Isu, literally translated as The Human Chair, started out in 1987 with Shinji Wajima (guitars and vocal) and Ken-ichi Suzuki (bass and vocal). Drummer and vocalist Nobu Nakajima, also known as Nobu, joined Ningen Isu in 2004. In the time they have been active, they released 30 singles and 20 full-length albums. Their first tour outside Japan will coincide with the release of their ‘Best of’ 30th Anniversary album. The name came from the short story of the same name by Edogawa Rampo, released in 1924. The band has been strongly influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Budgie, and King Crimson. The band take topics such as hell, Buddhism, the universe, Samurai and gambling for their music.
The song Heartless Scat, published on 14 May 2019, reached 1.5 million views on 3 July 2019, after less than two months after publication. The song and the video caught the eyes and ears of many people around the world. The song can be found on their latest album 新青年 (Shin Seinen).
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