New single AHEAD/REPLAY, conquering the VMAs, VAMPARK and more VAMPS news!

So yeah, we are a little behind on this update. Sorry bout that🙂 Here’s VAMPS’ new artist photo to distract you.

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Earlier last month, VAMPS announced that they will be dropping a new double A-side single called AHEAD/REPLAY on July 3rd and now they have gone full throttle in the promotions.

But first more about the single itself. It comes in 3 versions each having a cover artwork created by KIMSNAKE. The lady illustrated on two of the covers is named NATASHA.

„1,600 \ First Press Limited Edition “A” type CD:
M1: AHEAD (Xperia UL commercial tie-in)
M2: REPLAY (game app tie-in)
M3: AHEAD (Instrumental)
M4: REPLAY (Instrumental)
DVD: Music Video “AHEAD”

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„1,600 \ Limited Edition “B” type CD:
M1: AHEAD (Xperia UL commercial tie-in)
M2: REPLAY (game app tie-in)
M3: AHEAD (Instrumental)
M4: REPLAY (Instrumental)
DVD: Music Video “REPLAY”
(“B” type limited edition includes a download of a rare game item for the app tie-in)

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„1,200 \ Regular Edition CD:
M1: AHEAD (Xperia UL commercial tie-in)
M2: REPLAY (game app tie-in)
M3: AHEAD (Instrumental)
M4: REPLAY (Instrumental)

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AHEAD is the tie-up song to SONY’s new smartphone XPERIA UL. VAMPS also appears in the CM with HYDE performing dual roles as VAMPS and as a nerdy student in a library.

Sony Xperia’s official YouTube account released behind the scenes footage and VAMPS UK Street Team (bless her!) has translated the interviews here.

VAMPS will perform AHEAD for the first time at MUSIC STATION SPECIAL Summer Super Live on July 05.

Meanwhile, Sony Mobile has announced that 666 lucky purchasers of XPERIA UL will win a special VAMPS smartphone cover.

As for REPLAY, it will be the theme song of Dark Labyrinth, part of the smarphone app series game Dark Summoner. The game’s creator ATEAM also revealed that VAMPS composed some of the background music used in a number of battle scenes.

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REPLAY made its radio debut last June 07 at TOKYO FM “Yamada Hisashi Radio Unlimited F” and then on June 10 at  FM802 “REDNIQS”.

Now more on VAMPS’ activities!

It was announced that VAMPS will be one of the performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards Japan. It will be held on June 22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. Other confirmed performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Imagine Dragon and Kana Nishino.

And as most of you would have known already, VAMPS is also gracing the July 2013 edition of WHAT’s IN magazine! The boys will also be at the cover of CD&DL data magazine July 2013 edition. The issue will come with a special VAMPS sticker.

CaptureFinally, VAMPARK 2013 is a clear go!

As per the official announcement,  this year’s staging will be a collection of events from the previous years like the film showing and the crane game where lucky winners get to bring home VAMPS mascots and posters. HYDE’S CHUPACABRA also makes a comeback! New to VAMPARK this year is the photo session. Photos will be printed out as massive posters plus a surprise awaits the participants.

VAMPARK dates and venues are as follows:

  • Jun.30,2013 (Sun) ZEPP DIVERCITY TOKYO
  • Jul.5,2013 (Fri) ZEPP DIVERCITY TOKYO
  • Jul.12,2013 (Fri) ZEPP NAGOYA
  • Jul.15,2013 (Mon/National holiday) ZEPP NAGOYA
  • Jul.21,2013 (Sun) ZEPP NAMBA
  • Jul.24,2013 (Wed) ZEPP NAMBA
  • Jul.27,2013 (Sat) ZEPP NAMBA

Entrance tickets are atÂ ïż„3,000 (tax in) each and attraction tickets are atÂ ïż„500 each.

SOURCE: _hydeist, VAMPS Universal International / Delicious Deli Records, VAMPS UK Street Team and L’V

One response to “New single AHEAD/REPLAY, conquering the VMAs, VAMPARK and more VAMPS news!

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