B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION"

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B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION"
LIVE-GYM by B'z
Start Date January 28, 2008
End Date August 17, 2008
Country Japan
Songs 20-21
Home Video B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
Shows 18 (Hall Tour)
35 (Arena Tour)

B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" was a LIVE-GYM tour held by B'z in 2008. The tour ran from January 28, 2008 to August 17, 2008. The shows supporting the band's sixteenth album, ACTION, toured the entirety of Japan, with eighteen hall performances and thirty-five reserved for arenas. To kick off the band's 25th anniversary celebration, the tour was finally announced for DVD and Blu-ray as B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION- and given a release date of January 30, 2013.

The stage design for the tour included a "magic carpet" LED screen by the design specialists at Barco. Known as the MiStrip, the ultra thin screen was given the "magic carpet" moniker due to its floating upward and downward appearance and cascading movement. The design was the brainchild of Mark Fisher and his Stufish production company, who had previously designed the titular "monster" from B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE" and has worked with other rock acts such as U2 and the Rolling Stones.

The setlist changed frequently during the tour, with several songs coming and going a number of times throughout. Classic B'z singles "Kimi no Naka de Odoritai" and "LADY-GO-ROUND"—the band's second and third singles—were performed for the first time in seventeen and eighteen years, respectively. Album song "FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BLUE" from RISKY also saw a return, which would mark the first occasion since 1992 it had been played live by the band. Perhaps even more notable were the inclusions of IN THE LIFE and GREEN album songs "Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai" and "FOREVER MINE", which saw their live debuts during the hall portion of the tour. Other highlights included an acoustic version of "Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai", performances of "HURRY UP!" and "Hi" for the first time in sixteen and ten years, as well as "SNOW" making its return to the live stage after ten years of absence.

The touring members included Shane Gaalaas on drums, Barry Sparks on bass, and Takanobu Masuda on keyboards, with Shinichiro Ohta serving as backup guitarist and backup vocalist. All four would reprise their roles for the proceeding GLORY DAYS tour.

Touring Band

Setlist

Hall Tour

  1. Junjou ACTION
  2. Kuroi Seishun
  3. Perfect Life
  4. ONE ON ONE
  5. Isshinfuran
  6. Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
  7. LADY-GO-ROUND
  8. BE THERE
  9. FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BLUE / Miseinen / FOREVER MINE / SNOW
  10. Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai / FOREVER MINE / HURRY UP! / Easy Come, Easy Go!
  11. Warui Yume
  12. HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH
  13. Koubou
  14. Traveling Men no Theme
  15. Hi / ZERO
  16. ROCK man / MOVE / GIMME YOUR LOVE ~Fukutsu no LOVE DRIVER~
  17. Out Of Control
  18. FRICTION -LAP 2-
  19. SUPER LOVE SONG

ENCORE

  1. Eien no Tsubasa
  2. MOVE / BANZAI

ENDING SE: Eien no Tsubasa

Arena Tour

  1. Junjou ACTION
  2. Kuroi Seishun
  3. Perfect Life
  4. ONE ON ONE
  5. Isshinfuran
  6. OH! GIRL / Swimmer yo!!
  7. New Message / Sayonara Nanka wa Iwasenai
  8. Yumemi ga Oka / TONIGHT(Is The Night)
  9. Easy Come, Easy Go! / Wonderful Opportunity
  10. Mangetsu yo Terase / Warui Yume
  11. HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH
  12. Eien no Tsubasa
  13. Happiness / Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Acoustic)
  14. GIMME YOUR LOVE ~Fukutsu no LOVE DRIVER~
  15. Liar! Liar!
  16. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
  17. FRICTION -LAP 2-
  18. SUPER LOVE SONG
  19. Koubou

ENCORE

  1. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
  2. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~

ENDING SE: National Holiday

Home Video Recordings

July 6, 2008 — Nippon Gaishi Hall

Concert recorded in full and available on B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-.

Excerpts from the concert are also available:

Venues

Hall Tour

2008.01.28 China Nagasaki Brick Hall

2008.01.29 China Kumamoto City Center

2008.01.31 China Kagoshima Civic Cultural Hall

2008.02.03 China Shimane Prefectural Civic Centre

2008.02.04 China Kurashiki City Center

2008.02.06 China Kyoto Kaikan

2008.02.08 China Nagaragawa Convention Center

2008.02.12 China Tomakomai City Center

2008.02.14 China Kushiro Civic Cultural Hall

2008.02.20 China Matsumoto Bunka Kaikan

2008.02.21 China Yamanashi Prefectural Culture Hall

2008.02.25 China Kagawa Prefectural Hall

2008.02.26 China Kochi Prefectural Culture Hall

2008.02.28 China Ehime Prefectural Cultural Center

2008.03.04 China Koriyama Civic Cultural Center

2008.03.05 China Oshu Cultural Center

2008.03.07 China Aomori City Cultural Center

2008.03.09 China Akita Prefectural Hall

Arena Tour

2008.04.19 China Mie Prefectural Sun Arena

2008.04.25 China Saitama Super Arena

2008.04.26 China Saitama Super Arena

2008.05.04 China Nagano Big Hat

2008.05.05 China Nagano Big Hat

2008.05.09 China Nippon Budokan

2008.05.10 China Nippon Budokan

2008.05.13 China Nippon Budokan

2008.05.14 China Nippon Budokan

2008.05.24 China Hot House Super Arena

2008.05.25 China Hot House Super Arena

2008.05.31 China Sun Dome Fukui

2008.06.07 China Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center

2008.06.08 China Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center

2008.06.13 China Yokohama Arena

2008.06.14 China Yokohama Arena

2008.06.21 China Asty Tokushima

2008.06.22 China Asty Tokushima

2008.06.28 China Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center

2008.06.29 China Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center

2008.07.05 China Nippon Gaishi Hall

2008.07.06 China Nippon Gaishi Hall

2008.07.11 China Osaka Jo Hall

2008.07.12 China Osaka Jo Hall

2008.07.19 China Kobe World Hall

2008.07.20 China Kobe World Hall

2008.07.26 China Hiroshima Green Arena

2008.07.27 China Hiroshima Green Arena

2008.08.02 China Ecopa Arena

2008.08.03 China Ecopa Arena

2008.08.07 China Marine Messe Fukuoka

2008.08.09 China Marine Messe Fukuoka

2008.08.10 China Marine Messe Fukuoka

2008.08.16 China Okinawa Convention Center

2008.08.17 China Okinawa Convention Center