Photo Report – DuelJewel Celebrate Double Birthdays Day Two: Val

V-Rock

by Laura Cooper, Mio Nagasaki, posted March 25, 2014

After Shun’s heavy set the day before, Val went with something different: “Val-ensai,” a school festival themed-show with band, crowd, and staff all in school uniform.

Just as the previous day, the set opened with the birthday boy on vocals as Val tried his hand at singing “Trust.”

There were covers a plenty, with an X Japan set (with vocals by Yuya) and a spirited cover of Da Pump’s “Gokigendaze.” For the dance Val was accompanied by his Camui Gakuen classmates, TAKA and EGA.

As has come to be expected from school festival-themed lives, the finale was a cross-genre surprise as the band performed EXILE’s “Choo Choo Train,” complete with the group’s signature sharp dance moves.

After the fun birthday shows the group began their oneman tour to promote “Chronos,” with the tour final still to come April 4 at AX. It’s the only chance to see DuelJewel in that venue before the closing, and is sure to be a memorable show.

Set List

  1. ROSIER  (LUNA SEA cover)
  2. Trust  (Val Vocal Ver)
  3. Gokigendaze! (Da Pump cover)
  4. DAHLIA  (X Japan cover)
  5. X   (X Japan cover)
  6.  knot
  7. Espada
  8. Vamp Ash
  9. Miren
  10. Liar Game
  11. Otsukare Summer
  12.  The Greed
  13. ONE SHOT ONE KILL
  14. ASHTAROTH
  15. Moon Struck

Encore

  1. Kimi to Mita Yuki
  2. Yakusoku no Toki
  3. partytime!!
  4. Trust

Encore 2

  1. Choo Choo train (EXILE cover)

Laura Cooper started photographing rock and jazz bands at university. While completing a degree in English Literature, she was literary co-editor of the York University arts magazine and held poetry soirees with comedy jazz bands. Laura wrote for the now defunct UK Goth magazine Meltdown, as well as edited for an occult/spiritual website while she lived in York and London. She disappeared into the mountainous depths of Japan in 2006 and is now based in Tokyo, capturing rock bands in action.

Mio Nagasaki is a freelance photographer lending her time, skills, and love for the genre to ROKKYUU Magazine.

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