JAM Project, composed of Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama, has announced information about their new album, tour, and their first live album digital release. Tour tickets can be registered in advance at the JAM Project fan app “MOTTO! MOTTO!! App” starting June 21.
Their original album TOKYO DIVE will be released on September 27th. The group also announced their next tour will kick off on November 2nd at Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, and will include 10 shows running through February 11, 2018. Advance registration for tickets will be available for their app members starting at June 21 12:00 through July 3 23:59 (JST). Members in Taiwan can register as well.
Also, in commemoration of the tour, the group’s first live album AREA Z Live Edition will receive a digital release in Japan. The digital release will include 6 live tracks from last year’s “JAM Project LIVE TOUR 2016 ～AREA Z～” performance held on November 23.
JAM Project Tour 2017
November 2, 2017
– Kawasaki City Sports and Culture Center, Kanagawa
November 5, 2017
– OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, Osaka
November 23, 2017
– TOHKnet HALL SENDAI SENDAI CIVIC AUDITORIUM, Miyagi
November 25, 2017
– Zepp Sapporo, Hokkaido
January 6, 2018
– Kishiwada City NAMIKIRI HALL, Osaka
January 13, 2018
– Clea Konosu, Saitama
January 14, 2018
– MISHIMA Citizens Cultural Hall, Shizuoka
January 21, 2018
– FUKUOKA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS CENTER, Fukuoka
February 3, 2018
– MUSIC TOWN OTO-ICHIBA, Okinawa
February 11, 2018
– Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Main Theater, Aichi
The smartphone fan app “MOTTO! MOTTO!! App” was released for iOS/Android last November in Japan, and was also released in Taiwan last April. The app includes members-only videos, concert videos, unlimited music playback, “fan feed” and exclusive content featuring JAM Project members.
The “MOTTO ! MOTTO !! Radio Episode 1” was streamed on May 19, and more episodes will be scheduled in the future.
VIDEO: JAM Project – Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon® 2017
JAM Project will perform live in Washington, D.C., at Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon® 2017 on August 11.
JAM Project Official HP:
JAM Project AREA Z Live Edition June 27, 2017
1. AREA Z ～Song for J-Riders～ (AREA Z Live Edition)
2. The Brave (AREA Z Live Edition)
3. GEKKA (AREA Z Live Edition)
4. Treasure in the sky (AREA Z Live Edition)
5. Shining Storm -ka no gotoku- (AREA Z Live Edition)
6. Genkai Battle (AREA Z Live Edition)
AREA Z Live Edition will be available on iTunes US starting June 27:
About JAM Project
JAM Project was launched in 2000 by five powerful singers representing the anisong industry. The members gathered together with the desire to create the ultimate theme songs for the highly evolved world of Japanese animation. They share the same mission of elevating anisong culture. With this purpose, JAM Project has risen to a unique position in the anisong industry. Most importantly, the “power” of their voices distinguishes them from other singers.
Each member is involved with the entire song creation process. In order to create stronger connections between each animation and its theme song, they start by meeting with the animation producers and directors before moving forward to supervise the entire creative process. They are performers and producers at the same time, and all the members maintain very active solo careers to stimulate each other. With each member’s unique characteristics gathering as one, JAM Project is able to create one-of-a-kind theme songs, with more than 200 songs released to date. All of the songs are powerful and emotional, and can be seen as “Real Theme Songs”.
In 2008, they launched their first world tour “No Border” and performed in 10 cities in 8 countries, including Taiwan, Brazil, United States, Korea, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong), Mexico, France, and Spain. They also attended numerous anime conventions in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, San Marino, and Germany. They performed at Expo 2010 Shanghai China and Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea representing Japanese culture through their anisong performances. In 2012, they held a South America tour and brought their exclusive band members for all 4 stops.
SKILL (“Super Robot Wars αⅢ -THE MARCH ON THE ABYSS-” game)
GONG/Brother in faith (“Super Robot Wars α” game)
The Hero!! – Ikareru Kobushini Hiwo Tsukero – (“ONE PUNCH MAN” anime)
Recent Overseas Appearances
2013 – Anime Friends 2013 (Brazil), AnimagiC 2013 (Germany)
2014 – Anime Boston 2014 (United States)
2015 – Lantis Festival 2015 (Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei), C3 in Hong Kong
2015, J-Pop Summit 2015 (United States)
2016 – Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~ at Anime Expo (United States), JAM Project LIVE TOUR 2016, AREA Z～ (China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan), JAPAN MUSIC PARTY 2016 (Paris and Abu Dhabi)