Roy & Gregg in Japan
Gregg and Roy visited Japan to promote the new Revolucion 13
album. Here's their schedule and Gregg's comments on the trip.
If you attended any of these events and would like to
comment/review/etc, you're very much welcome to do so.
17:50-20:00 Arrive in Japan, travel to hotel. Tak
Furuichi greeted us.
21:00 Promotional meeting over dinner. Ken Ayugai joined
us. Cool guy. Also attending were Seigo Horiuchi, Tak, &
Muriko our interperator.
12:00-12:30 Lobby call, travel to JVC office.
12:30-13:30 Interview and brief photo session for
13:30-15:00 Filmed and taped interview interview with
Capt. Wada for his TV and radio shows. We played Summer
Rain and Spanish Blue.
15:00-17:00 Lunch, travel to ESP hall (a real nice
facility where they do shows and guitar clinics).
17:00-18:30 Sound check, rehearsal.
18:30-19:00 Meeting with Masa Ito (chief editor of
19:30-21:00 Unplugged gig and fan meeting event (MC.
Masa Ito). The gig was taped for Masa's radio shows. JVC
official photographer shot the gig and the event for
BURRN! and Pure Metal mags. Video shooting for
MTV Japan, TVK, ESP and JVC's official use.
The show turned out great! The fans were on fire! 150 people
attended and they had to win invitations in order to get in.
They wrote out questions for us to answer. It was definitely a
fun show and our best one.
Setlist: Revolucion 13 Spanish Blue, Walking
On Water, Collapse, Summer Rain, Nothing
21:00 Travel to restaurant, Masa joined us for dinner.
Went out with Tak that evening and celebrated. Stumbled around
the Ropongi district after many sapporos :)
11:30-12:00 Lobby call, travel to JVC office.
12:00-13:00 Interview and brief photo session for
14:00-15:00 Taped interview with Masa for his radio
15:00-15:30 Travel to Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo.
15:30-16:30 Filmed interview with Masa for TVK Sound
City. We played a couple of songs.
16:30-18:00 Travel to HMV Yokohama, a huge record store!
18:00-19:00 Unplugged gig and autograph session.
19:00-20:30 Break, travel to restaurant, dinner.
10:30-11:00 Travel to J-Wave (Radio station).
11:00-11:40 Live radio appearance on J-Wave R & R
Weekend. (DJ Ken Ayugai). We talked and they played a
couple of songs of the new album. Beautiful view of the Tokyo
as it was on the top of a 27-story building. We could vaguely
see Mt. Fuji off in the distance. Thanks Ken!!!
11:40-13:00 Lunch, travel to First Sounds studio.
13:00-14:00 Tape various radio IDs for local radio
14:00-15:00 We taped and unplugged version of Summer
Rain for promos to the various other countries that
Revolucion 13 is going to be released in. (Thailand,
Singapore, Taiwan, Maylaysia, and a couple of other countries I
can't remember right now). :)
13:00-14:00 Lunch ... A very hungover one for me I might
15:00-17:00 Check out of hotel, travel to Tokyo Int'l
18:15 Depart for LA. Thanks Ken for taking care of me!!!
10:55 Fell of the plane!!! I slept 2 hours over the last
It was a great time!!! Roy and I thank JVC/Victor, Masa Ito,
Capt.Wada, the fans and the country of Japan for letting us play
for them.It was an honor to be in your country. Kompai!!!!
Special thanks to "the Dog"