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Surprises at the 2011 Jingu Gaen fireworks festival

22:06 JST August 7, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

New tour announcements and new songs were some of the surprises Matchy, Tegomass, and Tackey brought out at the 2011 Jingu Gaen Fireworks festival in Tokyo on August 6, reports Asahi Shimbun and Nikkan Sports.


The fireworks festival was transformed into a Tohoku Disaster charity event this year.  With the likes of Johnny’s senior talent Masahiko Kondo (also known as Matchy), Hideaki Takizawa (Tackey & Tsubasa), and Tegomass in the performing lineup, more than 110,000 packed the four venues, and more than 200,000 people packed the area on Saturday as 10,000 fireworks were set off into the night air.


It has been reported Matchy kicked off his performance with his classic hit song “ギンギラギンにさりげなく (Gingiragin ni Sarigenaku)”.

“Because fireworks festivals are summer festivals, right.  I thought it would be best to start with something everyone knew and could sing together,” he said.


Matchy had said even though it was his second year performing at the fireworks festival with Tegomass, the addition of Tackey had changed things.

“Something’s different about this year.  Takizawa shows us his costumes.  Tegomass lets us listen to their songs.  I guess it’s my responsibility to get everyone going.”


In his first Jingu Gaen fireworks festival performance, Tackey could not hide his smile.

“This is my first outdoor performance, but it’s really fun.  It’s a good chance to show what I am in front of Matchy-san and Tegomass fans.”


Tegomass surprised fans by performing a new song, “花火 (Hanabi, Fireworks)”.

“We’d been looking forward to this [event] since we got told about it,” Yuya Tegoshi said.

“This is a song we made especially for the Jingu Gaen fireworks festival,” Takahisa Masuda said.


Tackey and Tegomass even got to sing “-MOTTO-” with Matchy, giving fans to see a stage full of senior and junior Johnny’s talents.


As a surprise, Matchy announced he would perform his first Hong Kong concert in 25 years on December 11.  It will be the first time in 21 years the singer has performed overseas, his last being in Singapore in 1990.

“I’d been criticised as being a bad-ass in Hong Kong, but I think I can show them I’ve grown up.”


Matchy was not the only one to announce a new concert tour.  Tegomass also revealed they would embark on their third national tour starting on October 22.  The duo will go around 11 cities, and are expected to attract more than 210,000 fans in total.

  1. Nara
    08:59 JST August 8, 2011 at 8:59 AM


    • 16:48 JST August 12, 2011 at 4:48 PM


      You’re welcome 😀

      Have a nice day!

      Momo xoxo

  2. Ayesha
    08:01 JST August 16, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Yehey!! another Tegomass concert. I’m super excited. \^_^♥

    I saw their schedule at Johnny’s web but why is there no schedule at Tokyo? Aren’t they going to do a concert in Tokyo? :-[[[

    • 13:48 JST August 16, 2011 at 1:48 PM


      I’m really excited too!
      Hmmmm, Yokohama is pretty close to Tokyo though 🙂

      Momo xoxo

      • Ayesha
        09:32 JST August 17, 2011 at 9:32 AM

        Oh is that so?! XD I didn’t know that.. 😀
        I hope they can come to Singapore and do concert.. *praying praying*

      • 01:34 JST August 21, 2011 at 1:34 AM


        I hope they can too! So many potential concerts they could to overseas XD

        Momo xoxo

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