Posts Tagged ‘DIR EN GREY’


Last month we had the pleasure of catching Dir En Grey as they returned to San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. It was a full night of incredible metal to include amazing opener Dagoba.  This was at the tail end of their spectacular 14 date tour in North America. Dir En Grey once again put on a world class, cross cultural performance. This Japanese quintet has a strong and dedicated following and when we arrived, we got to see many of their dedicated fans waiting outside in line for hours to get in decked out with their theatrical Dir En Grey makeup.

We had the opportunity to have our Ben Mitchell interview bassist, Toshiya prior to their performance and we are pleased to bring that interview to you here in it’s entirety:


The performance of Dir En Grey that night was truly captivating. Vocalist, Kyo can take you on a ride with his vocals as he goes from deep growls to theatrical vocals and truly has one of the most remarkable vocal ranges out today. You couldn’t help but be drawn to Kaoru and Die as well as the energy of drummer Shinya, and then you are mesmerized by Toshiya’s stage presence. Toshiya is literally an amazing being to watch on that stage, his energy is non stop.  Together they are performed a perfect set that had everyone in the crowd in complete content. It was surreal.

You can check out a tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together with footage and photos from the San Francisco set.



For now, make sure to visit Dir En Grey‘s social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Also make sure you have Dir En Grey‘s latest EP, “The Unraveling”. Time to really crank it up!

~ Enjoy, Marisol


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Japanese Rockers DIR EN GREY announce their US Tour and is set to start it off in Dallas Texas on November 3rd. They will be setting out on a headline run of 14 North American dates to include SAN FRANCISCO! This will be their first tour in two years and everyone is excited about their return. Lead vocalist Kyo suffered damage to his throat that led to the band’s hiatus.

DIR EN GREY has a sound that transcends cultures and have led them to legendary status overseas.  Once you take a listen you will be impressed by vocalist Kyo, guitarists Kaoru and Die, bassist Toshiya and drummer Shinya.  I am hoping many of you already knew about this band since they have been around for over 15 years but I wanted to make them our Tuesdays Travels pick so you can make sure to check the tour dates and get yourself to one of their shows.

Check out the tour dates and make sure to follow them on all their social media sites!


~ Marisol


Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • 11/03               Dallas, TX                                           Trees
  • 11/04               Houston, TX                                       Scout Bar
  • 11/06               Atlanta, GA                                        Center Stage
  • 11/08               Baltimore, MD                                    Baltimore Soundstage
  • 11/09               Philadelphia, PA                                 T.L.A.
  • 11/11               New York, NY                                   Irving Plaza
  • 11/12               Boston, MA                                        Paradise
  • 11/14               Toronto, ONT                         Opera House
  • 11/16               Chicago, IL                                         House of Blues
  • 11/17               Minneapolis, MN                                Varsity Theatre
  • 11/19               Denver, CO                                         Bluebird
  • 11/21               Seattle, WA                                        Showbox Market
  • 11/23               San Francisco, CA                              The Regency
  • 11/24               Los Angeles, CA                                House of Blues


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