Last week, while taking my daily stroll through the Twitter-verse, I happened upon a Tweet from one of my favorite venues here in Chicago, The House of Blues, which very nearly knocked me out of my chair and this is what it said…
Now for those of you unfamiliar with ONE OK ROCK and my obsession with them, allow me to enlighten you. ONE OK ROCK have always been and forever will be my very first and ultimate J-Rock love. I found these guys on one of my many adventures in the Land of YouTube right around the time they released their single, “The Beginning” back in 2012 and immediately I was hooked. By the time they released their sixth full-length album Jinsei x Boku in March 2013, I was so much in love with this band, I could sing all their songs in my sleep. (An impressive feat for one whose knowledge of the Japanese language spans all of three words.)
Needless to say, when “Mighty Long Fall” was released last year, I was one happy fangirl; squeeing to my heart’s content to the giant stuffed Totoro that sits atop my bed. (Believe it or not, my family doesn’t always appreciate my occasionally over-excited fangirl side.) That little squee-fest paled in comparison to the one that occurred earlier this year when OOR released their latest album 35xxxv.
Now that I’ve given you some sort of idea as to how much I adore ONE OK ROCK, you can understand my moment of excited fangirliness when I saw the aforementioned tweet sitting so innocently on my timeline. To give you some sort of idea of how I took this rather shocking new, every member of my family came running to check on me as the sounds I was making must have made it seem like I was dying. In all honesty, I was. It’s not every day one of your all-time favorite bands treks half-way around the world to hold a concert in YOUR city, is it? I mean what are the odds???
Needless to say, I am supremely excited about this upcoming tour. With stops scheduled across North America, fans of ONE OK ROCK will have several chances to catch these guys while they’re here. (Though the tour is rather skewed towards the East Coast.) Tickets went on sale last Friday (6/19) and I have to say, I’m thoroughly amazed at how reasonably priced they are. Meet & Greet tickets are $125 and General Admission is $36.55, at least for the Chicago show and yes, I’m currently trying to convince my husband that a Meet & Greet ticket would be the most wonderful birthday present a zombie could ever hope to get.
So, will I be seeing you this September at Chicago’s House of Blues? Surely I’m not the only one in the Chicago-land area counting down the days to this concert, am I? Let me know in the comments below! Oh! And if you are planning on attending this concert, keep an eye out for the overly-excited zombie bouncing around like kangaroo on a Pogo stick as I’d love the chance to say hi in person!