After selling more than 80 million CDs in Japan, B’z are looking to tackle the American market with their first album recorded with English vocals since the band was formed in 1988.
In its 24-year existence B’z has released 18 albums and 50 singles, with 46 of the singles reaching the No. 1 spot on Japan’s Oricon Single Chart. Founding guitarist Tak Matsumoto is on the short list of guitar players who have their own signature Les Paul guitar, joining Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Slash and Ace Frehley. The band kicks of its fourth U.S. tour September 17 at The Warfield. Leave a comment with your favorite band from outside the U.S. for a chance to win two tickets the the show. The winner will be announced by 3pm tomorrow (September 14).
B’z North American Tour Dates:
9/17 San Francisco, CA @The Warfield
9/19 Seattle, WA @The Showbox SODO
9/20 Vancouver BC @Orpheum Theatre
9/26 Toronto, ON @Sound Academy
9/28 Silver Spring, MD @The Fillmore
9/30 New York, NY @Best Buy Theater
10/7 Los Angeles, CA @Gibson Amphitheatre