[Trans] 120310 Tohoshinki Held Free Live Viewings At Disaster-Stricken Areas A Year After The Earthquake
Tohoshinki, who are currently holding their nation-wide tour “Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012 ～TONE～”, with 26 concerts in 11 venues, held a free live viewing of the Fukui Sundome concert on 10 March (Saturday) for the residents of three areas in the Tohoku region which were hit by the disaster.
A year since the Tohoku Earthquake, in which many Tohoshinki fans were also affected by, these live viewings were decided as (Tohoshinki) wanted to bring smiles and strength to the victims of this disaster, even if it was just one person.
The live viewings were held at 5 cinemas in the Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture. 2000 people from these three prefectures, including fanclub members residing there and students in the disaster areas, were invited to the viewings for free.
The duo shouted, “Everyone in the Tohoku region, let’s get excited together!”, and showcased powerful stages including their new single “Still”, which will be released on 14 March, as well as “The Way U Are”, which was specially prepared for this day. During the encore, they had happy expressions on their faces as they said, “I feel deeply connected to everyone in the Tohoku region,” and “We would be happy if today’s live managed to bring you laughter, no matter how little,” captivating over 17,000 audiences over the 2 days.
At the cinemas, red penlights were distributed to the viewers as they entered and they enjoyed the concert, singing and waving their penlights along with the songs.
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