Dir En Grey

May 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
O2 Academy Islington
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Dir En Grey @ O2 Academy Islington

Tour15 The Unstoppable Life
Japanese avant-garde metallers dir en grey return to the UK this May, giving fans the opportunity to hear songs from last year’s ‘ARCHE’ album performed live for the first time.

For the uninitiated, the dir en grey live show is a genuinely jaw-dropping experience. Well-worn phrases are often bandied about in promotional hyperbole, but in the case of this Japanese five piece, the secretion of blood, sweat and tears is a real prospect, such is the emotion and soul poured into their shows.

Bold and sensitive, chaotic and melodic, over the course of nine albums, dir en grey have become one of the biggest names in Japanese rock to break outside of their home country. Embraced by the international rock media, support for the band has been overwhelmingly positive, especially in the UK, where they became the first (and so far only) Japanese band to appear on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine.

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