Japan Centre Supports VAMPS At KOKO London – WIN TICKETS!


Calling all rock fans, this is a competition you will not want to miss. VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will return to the UK for a one-off headline show on March 28th at KOKO, Camden and Japan Centre have 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs!

VAMPS Announce UK Headline Show At KOKO

This amazing event will take place at KOKO, north London and sees VAMPS – one of Japan’s most successful & daring rock acts – returning to the UK in the wake of their sold-out show last October at London’s Islington Academy. See how to win tickets further down the page!

Ticket details for VAMPS’s March 28th show at Koko are:

Pre-sale Tickets buy here
General Sale Tickets buy here

A special VIP ticket will also be available, which allows fans to meet with the band prior to the show. These tickets will be limited to 100.

In celebration of the show, VAMPS will release the brand new single, World’s End (English ver. of ‘AHEAD’), via Spinefarm Records. VAMPS’ International debut album, ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL’ contains tracks such as ‘REVOLUTION II’, ‘DEVIL SIDE’ & ‘VAMPIRE DEPRESSION’ re-recorded in English, allowing new fans to rock out and sing along to VAMPS’ heart-pumping music. Says HYDE: “This international debut album that we gave ourselves entirely to, is designed to export VAMPS to the world.”

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VAMPS are HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust). These two musicians have been working closely producing HYDE’s solo work since 2003.

Just after the release of their 1st single, “LOVE ADDICT”, on July 2, 2008, VAMPS launched an impressive Japan countrywide tour, “VAMPS LIVE 2008”. The tour consisted of an unprecedented 46 live performances in Japan’s 6 largest cities, all at the prestigious ZEPP concert venues. The tour was a tremendous success, and VAMPS haven’t stopped since.

During 2008 to 2010 they performed about 200 concerts not only in Japan, but also all over the world (North America, South America, Hawaii, Europe and Asia). As of now, VAMPS have released 2 full albums (“VAMPS” and “BEAST”), 7 singles and 5 live DVDs. The 2nd album “BEAST” was ranked 4th in the sales charts in South America, the first time ever for a Japanese artist. That same year they also received the “Billboard JAPAN Rising International Artist 2009” award.

5 Pairs Of Tickets To Be Won!

VAMPS have provided Japan Centre customers with the opportunity of winning 5 pairs of competition tickets to their KOKO show. All you have to do is answer the following question in the comment section below, or by replying to our Facebook VAMPS post, or dedicated competition tweets.

To be in with a chance of winning please tell us below: What’s your all-time favourite rock anthem?

Competition winners must be able to make their own way to and from the concert and will be contacted via email, facebook or twitter by Monday 24th March. If no response is made within 24 hours Japan Centre retains the right to choose another winner. Closing date Friday 21st March.