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Oct 25, 2018
Roadburn Festival 2019 - "Hymn To The Immortal Wind" 10 Year Anniversary

We're excited to announce that we will headline at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands next year on April 11. This will be a special concert to celebrate MONO's 5th album "Hymn To The Immortal Wind"'s 10 year anniversary, and will also feature Jo Quail Quartet as special guests!

Ticket info: www.roadburn.com

Oct 20, 2018
"Nowhere Now Here" Japan Tour 2019 Tickets On Sale Now!

Ticket sales for MONO's first "Nowhere Now Here" tour, Japan Tour 2019 next January, has now started. Please see below for further information. Hope to see you all then! (English ticketing option also available.)

MONO "Nowhere Now Here" Japan Tour 2019

Jan 27, 2019 (Sun) Liquidroom, Tokyo, Japan
Jan 29, 2019 (Tue) Umeda Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan

Open: 18:00 / Start: 19:00
Pre-Sale:¥4,000* / Door: ¥4,500*
* Excl. drink fee / All Standing

Tickets:
Pia: 130-341 (Tokyo) / 130-641 (Osaka)
Lawson: 73668 (Tokyo) / 52805 (Osaka)
e+: http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U90P006064P0050001P002020587P0030017P0030018P0007P0011028P0491
Pia for English speakers: http://w.pia.jp/a/mono-eng/

 

Oct 4, 2018
"Nowhere Now Here" Japan Tour 2019

We're happy to announce our first tour for MONO's 20 year anniversary and the new 10th album "Nowhere Now Here" next January 2019 in Japan. Tickets to go on sale on October 20 (Sat). Hope to see you then.

MONO "Nowhere Now Here" Japan Tour 2019

Jan 27, 2019 (Sun) Liquidroom, Tokyo, Japan
Jan 29, 2019 (Tue) Umeda Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan

Open: 18:00 / Start: 19:00
Tickets On Sale: Oct 20 (Sat) Pia, e+, Lawson
Pre-Sale:¥4,000* / Door: ¥4,500*
* Excl. drink fee / All Standing

www.smash-jpn.com

Poster by Ogino Design & Takaakira 'Taka' Goto

Sep 25, 2018
10th Album "Nowhere Now Here"

We’re happy to announce that MONO's new 10th album "Nowhere Now Here" will be released on January 25, 2019 to coincide with our 20 year anniversary! The album will be available on CD, LP and Digital via Temporary Residence Ltd. and Pelagic Records. Today, we release our 1st single "After You Comes the Flood" and our new collaborative short film (ft. new single), as well as start our pre-orders. Full information below.

MONO "Nowhere Now Here" (2019)

01 God Bless
02 After You Comes the Flood
03 Breathe
04 Nowhere, Now Here
05 Far and Further
06 Sorrow
07 Parting
08 Meet Us Where the Night Ends
09 Funeral Song
10 Vanishing, Vanishing Maybe

PRE-ORDER "Nowhere Now Here":
http://smarturl.it/mono-nnh

NEW SINGLE "After You Comes the Flood":
http://smarturl.it/mono-ayctf

NEW FILM "After You Comes the Flood":
http://smarturl.it/mono-ayctf-film

UPCOMING TOURS:
https://www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php
(European Tour starting on October 1, 2018)

Artwork by Ahmed Emad Eldin
Design by Jeremy deVine

Sep 18, 2018
"After You Comes The Flood" Coming Soon

MONO x film director Julien Levy's collaborative short film "After You Comes The Flood"'s trailer is now revealed!

To celebrate the online release, a premiere with a one-off special show by MONO will be held this Saturday on September 22 at Moon Romantic in Tokyo. Only a few tickets remain: https://goo.gl/RvL7P1

Starring:
Aina Yamada
Ruko
Juri Ihata
Louis Rault Watanabe

Open: 19:00
Start: 20:00

Venue:
Moon Romantic
Tel: 03-5474-8115
B1F, 4-9-1 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062, Tokyo

Tickets:
Pre-Sales: 2,500JPY *
Door: 3,000JPY *

* = Limited Quantity

Buy Now:
http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002270944P0030001

MONO:
www.monoofjapan.com
www.facebook.com/monoofjapan

Julien Levy:
www.julienlevy.com
www.instagram.com/sincerelyjulienlevy

Sep 7, 2018
Blue Blood Moon European Tour 2018 Statement

Hello our friends,

We, MONO, are currently preparing many things for our 20 year anniversary which will be held next year. Last July, we visited an engineer and producer Steve Albini once again and recorded our new album, scheduled to be released next year, with our new drummer Dahm. We will release a new single "After You Comes The Flood" this month from the new album, and start our European Tour next month to accompany the release.

Last year, we were really helped by many of our colleagues and friends, while many issues continued to occur such as the troubles with our Japanese management company and a leave of our member. We received many kind emails from our friends and partners throughout the world, and our partners told us to keep moving forward and suggested us with many ideas and schedules for our 20 year anniversary in 2019. One day, our longtime friend Jeremy from our American label Temporary Residence Ltd. got in touch with us and introduced us to Dahm, our new drummer. He is from America (NYC resident), and we met him for the first time last February in Japan on a still cold day with snows falling. We played 2 of our new songs, which we sent to him earlier, at the studio in Tokyo.

The first time playing together with Dahm was like all of us getting pulled towards something, completely absorbed in this aggressive yet beautiful world that we were playing. When we finished playing the songs, all of us were covered in smiles. We all remember it was a very strong feeling, not like finding the missing piece, but rather, a new sound of MONO appeared out of nowhere in front of us. After the rehearsal, we stepped outside and a bright red moon was floating in the night sky. Yes, the day happened to be indeed that special day that Blue Blood Moon appears once in a decade. We all strongly felt it was a miracle-like day.

As the beginning of our new chapter, we named this tour "Blue Blood Moon European Tour 2018". We all truly feel proud of all our fans and supporters from the bottom of our hearts. Hope to see you all on the tour!

Much love,
MONO
September 2018

———

Blue Blood Moon European Tour 2018
Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com

Oct 1, 2018 / The Fleece / Bristol, UK
Oct 2, 2018 / Arts Centre / Norwich, UK
Oct 3, 2018 / Classic Grand / Glasgow, UK
Oct 4, 2018 / The Cluny / Newcastle, UK
Oct 5, 2018 / Left Bank / Leeds, UK
Oct 6, 2018 / De Central / Ghent, BE
Oct 7, 2018 / Tivoli De Helling / Utrecht, NL
Oct 8, 2018 / Tower / Bremen, DE
Oct 9, 2018 / Beatpol / Dresden, DE
Oct 10, 2018 / Schlachthof / Wiesbaden, DE
Oct 11, 2018 / Kiff / Aarau, CH
Oct 12, 2018 / Hard Rock Cafe / Lyon, FR
Oct 13, 2018 / AMFest / Barcelona, ES
Oct 14, 2018 / Le Rex / Toulouse, FR
Oct 15, 2018 / Krakatoa / Bordeaux, FR
Oct 16, 2018 / Astrolabe / Orleans, FR
Oct 17, 2018 / Nieuwe Nor / Heerlen, NL
Oct 18, 2018 / Drucklufthaus / Oberhausen, DE
Oct 19, 2018 / Into The Void / Leeuwarden, NL
Oct 20, 2018 / Fuzz Club / Athens, GR *
Oct 22, 2018 / Zal / St. Petersburg, RU *
Oct 23, 2018 / Zil / Moscow, RU *

Support by A Storm of Light & Jo Quail
(* without Jo Quail)

Tour trailer by Julien Levy

Sep 6, 2018
Live at "After You Comes The Flood" Premiere

MONO will now play a one-off show at the premiere of the new single's short film "After You Comes The Flood", directed by Julien Levy, on September 22. Tickets are on sale now for a limited quantity!

Date: 2018/9/22 (Sat)

Open: 19:00
Start: 20:00

Venue: Moon Romantic
Address: B1F, 4-9-1 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5474-8115
Map: http://www.moonromantic.com/?cat=6

Ticket Prices:
Pre-Sales: 2,500JPY
Door: 3,000JPY

Buy Now:
http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002270944P0030001

Aug 22, 2018
"After You Comes The Flood" Premiere

The premiere of our upcoming music video/short film entitled "After You Comes The Flood", directed by Julien Levy, has been now set! The song is our new single which is scheduled to be released in September. Tickets for the premiere (strictly limited) available now!

Date: 2018/9/22 (Sat)

Open: 19:00
Start: 20:00

Venue: Moon Romantic
Address: B1F, 4-9-1 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5474-8115
Map: http://www.moonromantic.com/?cat=6

Ticket Prices:
Pre-Sales: 2,500JPY
Door: 3,000JPY

On Sale:
2018/8/22 10:00am

Buy Now:
http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002270944P0030001

Aug 14, 2018
Ziro Festival of Music

We are very pleased to announce that we will be headlining at this year's Ziro Festival of Music in India on September 27. This will be the first time ever in MONO's entire history to perform in India. See you soon!

Info: http://www.zirofestival.com/
Tickets: http://www.zirofestival.com/tickets

Jul 5, 2018
Liquidroom 14th Anniversary SOLD OUT

All the pre-sale tickets via Play Guide (Pia, Lawson, Eplus) are now sold out! If you're still interested in getting your tickets, there are still some tickets available only from Liquidroom and Disk Union online store, Shinjuku Punk Market, Shibuya Punk Heavy Metal Mansion and Ocha No Mizu Station Shop.

There will be a limited amount of door sales from 16:30 for the price of 4,000JPY (tax included/drink charge excluded). Don't miss out!

https://www.liquidroom.net/schedule/lr14_envy_mono_20180708

Jun 20, 2018
Blue Blood Moon European Tour 2018

We're happy to announce our new European tour in October. This is our build-up tour for our 10th forthcoming album and 20 year anniversary in 2019. As special guests, we welcome A Storm of Light and Jo Quail.

We will play both our old and new songs on this tour. Please look forward to our new beginning. Tickets on sale now. See you all soon!

01/10 - UK Bristol, The Fleece
02/10 - UK Norwich, Arts Centre
03/10 - UK Glasgow, Classic Grand
04/10 - UK Newcastle, The Cluny
05/10 - UK Leeds, Left Bank
06/10 - BE Ghent, De Central
07/10 - NL Utrecht, Tivoli De Helling
08/10 - DE Bremen, Tower
09/10 - DE Dresden, Beatpol
10/10 - DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11/10 - CH Aarau, Kiff
12/10 - FR Lyon, CCO
13/10 - ES Barcelona, AMFest
14/10 - FR Toulouse, Le Rex
15/10 - FR Bordeaux, Krakatoa
16/10 - FR Orleans, Astrolabe
17/10 - NL Heerlen, Nieuwe Nor
18/10 - DE Oberhausen, Drucklufthaus
19/10 - NL Leeuwarden, Into The Void
20/10 - GR Athens, Fuzz Club
22/10 - RU St. Petersburg, Zal
23/10 - RU Moscow, Zil

Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

Poster by Ogino Design

Jun 14, 2018
Amfest 2018

We're happy to announce we will be headlining at AMFest in Barcelona this coming October.

www.amfest.es

Apr 28, 2018
Liquidroom 14th Anniversary General Tickets

Pre-sale tickets have now finished. General ticket sales will start today on April 28 (Sat). (English ticket hotline also available now.)

— TICKETS NOW ON SALE —

TICKET PIA [P Code 113-790], LAWSON TICKET [L Code 71588], EPLUS <http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002255401P0030001>, DISK UNION (Online Store / Shinjuku Punk Market / Shibuya Punk Heavy Metal Mansion / Ocha No Mizu Station Shop), Liquidroom

— ENGLISH TICKET HOTLINE —

*Email subject must be "7/8 envy x MONO"
ebisu@liquidroom.net

Apr 19, 2018
Deafheaven x MONO 2018

We're happy to announce that we will be sharing a stage with Deafheaven once again at Metro in Chicago, IL on July 30. Tickets will go on sale this Friday on April 20. Hope to see you then.

http://www.metrochicago.com/

Apr 17, 2018
MONO All LP Editions via Bandcamp

All of MONO's albums' LP editions are now available from our official Bandcamp. Grab your copy now:

https://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/merch

Apr 10, 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018 Final Line-Up

The final line-up of Meltdown Festival has been announced. Our supporting act will be Jo Quail. See you on June 22.

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/meltdown (MONO June 22 SOLD OUT)

Apr 2, 2018
Liquidroom 14th Anniversary

We will perform in Tokyo for the first time in a year and 2 months. This will also be the first and last show in Japan this year. See you at LIQUIDROOM on July 8.

LIQUIDROOM 14th ANNIVERSARY
envy x MONO

Artists: envy, MONO
Date: July 8, 2018 (Sun) Open/Start: 17:00/18:00
Venue: LIQUIDROOM

Tickets available on April 28 (Sat) 10:00: 3,500JPY (Tax Incl. + Additional Cost of 1 Drink (500JPY))

Tickets: TICKET PIA [P Code 113-790], LAWSON TICKET [L Code 71588], EPLUS <http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002255401P0030001>, DISK UNION (Online Store / Shinjuku Punk Market / Shibuya Punk Heavy Metal Mansion / Ocha No Mizu Station Shop), Liquidroom

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*EPLUS pre-order available from April 2, 2018 (Mon) Noon - April 18 (Wed) 18:00
http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002255401P0030001
===

Contact: LIQUIDROOM 03-5464-0800
http://www.liquidroom.net

Mar 28, 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018 SOLD OUT

Our show at Meltdown Festival in London, curated by Robert Smith has now sold out. Thank you everyone who purchased the tickets.

Mar 15, 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018 - Tickets On Sale Now

We got an offer directly from Robert Smith to our European booking agent. We've been fans of The Cure from many years ago so we were all very surprised. The fact that the artist who you've been heavily influenced by since you were young, listens to your band alone is a great thing, but receiving an offer like this is such an honourable thing.

We will play at Queens Elizabeth Hall in London on June 22 (Friday).

Tickets: https://goo.gl/JedaGc

Mar 7, 2018
After Hours '18 SOLD OUT

Both shows of After Hours '18, Shanghai on June 9 (Sat) and Taipei on June 10 (Sun), are now sold out. Thank you!

www.afterhours.live

Mar 6, 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018

We're happy to announce that we will be attending Meltdown Music Festival in London which will take place over 10 days from June 15 to 24. This year's festival is curated by The Cure's Robert Smith and we're very honoured to be able to share the stage with many wonderful artists as a headliner! Ticket information to follow soon.

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/meltdown

Mar 5, 2018
After Hours '18

After Hours '18 announced!

This year, After Hours flies across Tokyo and to be held in 2 cities in Asia:

June 9 (Sat) Shanghai @ Bandai Namco Dream Hall & Future House
June 10 (Sun) Taipei @ Legacy Taipei

The festival will feature 5 of Japan's highly-regarded artists; toe, MONO, envy, downy and LITE.

Tickets will go on sale on March 7 (Wed). For further information, please visit: www.afterhours.live

Feb 13, 2018
"The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness" Fine Art Print + LP Bundle via Bandcamp

MONO 7th/8th albums "The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness"'s Fine Art Print + LP set bundles are now available from our official Bandcamp. This bundle is limited to 100 copies, so grab your copy fast.

https://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/merch

Jan 20, 2018
MONO 20 Years

‪MONO is currently working on the new (10th) album. As we make our 20 year anniversary in 2019, we're thinking about revisiting some of our most memorable songs on our social media. We hope to share our inspirations during the compositions, memories of that time and more for these songs.‬

Follow #MONO20Years:
www.facebook.com/monoofjapan
www.twitter.com/monoofjapan
www.instagram.com/monoofjapan

Jan 15, 2018
"Requiem For Hell" Cassette via Bandcamp

MONO "Requiem For Hell" Cassette Edition is now available at our official Bandcamp. Grab your copy now.

https://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/merch

Dec 9, 2017
Departure of a member and show cancellation notice

Due to personal reasons, our drummer Takada will be now leaving the band.

And also, after several discussions, we have decided to cancel our performance at STORM OF VOID’s “War Inside You” release tour on December 22 at Shibuya club Asia due to the reason above.

We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to all the people who are involved; the host of the night STORM OF VOID, all the performers and involved personnel, and everyone who has purchased the tickets.

Thank you for your understanding and the continued support of MONO.

Note: No refund will be made for the cancellation above.

Dec 1, 2017
Storm Of Void "War Inside You" Tour - Tokyo Full Line-Up

The full line-up for STORM OF VOID's "WAR INSIDE YOU" TOUR Tokyo show has been announced. Along the side with MONO, mouse on the keys and GOTH-TRAD will join the stage. The show will be held on December 22, 2017 (Friday) at Shibuya Club Asia.

Tickets:
http://sort.eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010843P006001P002236207P0030001
http://asia.iflyer.jp/venue/home
http://www.stormofvoid.com/

Oct 18, 2017
Nicolas Buffe "Orphée et les Muses"

Modern artist Nicolas Buffe has recently completed a new stage screen for La Seine Musicale in France. The piece is a motif of Orpheus from Greek mythology, and Taka Goto is used as a model. It's an extremely large and beautiful piece, so do take a look if you get a chance.

Public from October 16, 2017 (Sunday)
La Seine Musicale, Paris
Nicolas Buffe, "Orphée et les Muses", 2017

Sep 21, 2017
New Merchandise via Shirt Killer

New MONO merchandise is now available at Shirt Killer, including the merch booth exclusive Live CD "Live In Melbourne". New t-shirts are currently on sale!

www.shirtkiller.com/mono

Sep 1, 2017
Storm Of Void "War Inside You" Tour - Tokyo

We're happy to announce that we'll be making a guest appearance at the Tokyo show of STORM OF VOID's "WAR INSIDE YOU" TOUR. The show will be held at Shibuya Club Asia on December 22 (Friday).

http://eplus.jp/…/T1U14P0010175P0108P002236244P006001P00300…
http://asia.iflyer.jp/venue/home
http://www.stormofvoid.com

Aug 23, 2017
Jianghu Music Festival 2017

We've very happy to announce that we will be headlining Jianghu Music Festival in Wuhan, China on September 23. Early bird tickets available now.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/pXF1EwoKvAFj_3ToIJcJ5g

Aug 3, 2017
Live in Istanbul, Turkey

We're happy to announce that we will be playing a one-off show in Istanbul, Turkey this September. See you everyone on the 8th! Tickets info below.

Sep 8, 2017 // Zorlu PSM // Istanbul, Turkey
http://www.zorlupsm.com/en/event/concert/post-rock/mono

Jul 14, 2017
Australia Tour 2017

We're pleased to announce that we will return to Australia this November. Tour dates and tickets info as follows. See you soon!

MONO "Requiem For Hell" Australia Tour 2017
Nov 8 // The Triffid // Brisbane, Australia
Nov 9 // Manning Bar // Sydney, Australia
Nov 10 // Max Watt's // Melbourne, Australia
Nov 11 // UniBar // Adelaide, Australia
Nov 12 // Badlands // Perth, Australia

Tickets: www.oztix.com.au or www.birdsrobe.com

Poster by Ogino Design

Jul 11, 2017
Behind the Shadow Drops Debut Album

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's new solo project, Behind the Shadow Drops' debut album "H a r m o n i c" will be released on September 22 via Temporary Residence worldwide.

The album features percussions and mixing by one of the highly regarded music producers John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and Cake/Yo La Tengo), as well as beautiful cellos performed by Los Angeles-based cellist Helen Money who has collaborated with MONO and Broken Social Scene numerous times.

Behind the Shadow Drops
"H a r m o n i c"

01 The End of Daydreams
02 Trace of Snow Waltz
03 Utopia
04 Positive Shadow, Negative Light 
05 Sonata
06 H a r m o n i c
07 Ether
08 Warm Light
09 Utopia (Reprise)

Official Website:
http://www.behindtheshadowdrops.com

Listen:
1st Single "Positive Shadow, Negative Light"
http://smarturl.it/btsd-h-a-r-m-o-n-i-c

Pre-Order CD/LP:: 
https://www.temporaryresidence.com/products/trr289

Jun 26, 2017
Reverence Festival 2017

We're happy to announce that we will be attending Reverence Festival this September in Portugal. Hope to see you then!

www.reverencefestival.com

Jun 7, 2017
Takaakira 'Taka' Goto/MONO Nominated for Ariel Award

Mexican film "The 4th Company" (2016) which Takaakira 'Taka' Goto / MONO provided music for, has been nominated for an Ariel Award for Best Original Music Score in Mexico! The award ceremony will take place in Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico on Jul 11.

https://www.cinematropical.com/…/the-4th-company-leads-mexi…

May 11, 2017
New dates added to North America Tour 2017

New dates have been added to MONO "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour! Tickets go on sale on May 12. Hope to see you then!

Jun 20, 2017 // Pub Station // Billings, MT
Jun 24, 2017 // Cosmo Hall // Saskatoon, SK
Jun 25, 2017 // The Good Will // Winnipeg, MB
Jun 27, 2017 // The Waiting Room // Omaha, NE
Jun 28, 2017 // Gabe's Oasis Iowa City, IA
+
Jun 30, 2017 // Foro Independencia // Guadalajara, MX (w/ Deafheaven)
Jul 1, 2017 // El Plaza Condesa // Mexico City, MX (w/ Deafheaven)

FULL SCHEDULE:
www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

May 9, 2017
Deafheaven/MONO Co-Headlining Mexico Tour 2017

We're happy to announce we’ll be playing 2 co-headlining shows with Deafheaven in Mexico at the end of June. Hope to see you there.

Jun 30, 2017 Foro Independencia Guadalajara, Mexico
Jul 1, 2017 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, Mexico

Apr 11, 2017
Sled Island Festival 2017

We're happy to announce that we will be playing at Sled Island Festival this June straight after co-headlining tour with LOW. Come check us out!

www.sledisland.com

Mar 31, 2017
All tickets for MONO North America Tour 2017 on sale now!

MONO "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017 - All tickets including West Coast & Canada with @lowtheband​ now on sale! Grab your tickets now: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2017 PART I:

Apr 19, 2017 // First Avenue // Minneapolis, MN
Apr 20, 2017 // Majestic Theatre // Madison, WI [SOLD OUT]
Apr 21, 2017 // University of Wisconsin // Madison, WI
Apr 22, 2017 // Subterranean // Chicago, IL
Apr 23, 2017 // El Club // Detroit, MI
Apr 25, 2017 // Lee's Palace // Toronto, ON
Apr 26, 2017 // Phi Centre // Montréal, QC
Apr 27, 2017 // Columbus Theatre // Providence, RI
Apr 28, 2017 // 3S Artspace // Portsmouth, NH
Apr 29, 2017 // Ballroom at the Outer Space // Hamden, CT
May 1, 2017 // Music Hall of Williamsburg // Brooklyn, NY
May 2, 2017 // Johnny Brenda's // Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017 // Rock & Roll Hotel // Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 // Motorco Music Hall // Durham, NC
May 5, 2017 // The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall // Asheville, NC
May 6, 2017 // Exit In // Nashville, TN
May 8, 2017 // The Earl // Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2017 // Saturn // Birmingham, AL
May 11, 2017 // Spanish Moon // Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2017 // Walter's Downtown // Houston, TX
May 13, 2017 // Club Dada // Dallas, TX
May 14, 2017 // Barracuda // Austin, TX
May 16, 2017 // Crescent Ballroom // Phoenix, AZ
May 18, 2017 // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
May 19, 2017 // Marquis Theatre // Denver, CO

NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2017 PART II (Co-headlining Tour w/ LOW):

Jun 12, 2017 // Globe Theatre // Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13, 2017 // The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2017 // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2017 // The Neptune // Seattle, WA
Jun 17, 2017 // Imperial // Vancouver, BC

Mar 28, 2017
MONO/LOW Co-Headlining North America Tour 2017

We are very excited to announce a co-headlining tour with LOW in West Coat, US and Canada this coming June. LOW is one of our most important, inspirational bands. We are really proud to be able to share a tour with them. Please do come check us out. Schedule as follows!

Jun 12, 2017 // Globe Theatre // Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13, 2017 // The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2017 // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2017 // The Neptune // Seattle, WA
Jun 17, 2017 // Imperial // Vancouver, BC

Mar 21, 2017
After Hours '17 Interview

New interview about After Hours available now at CINRA, featuring MONO, envy, downy, toe and Boris. Check it out!

http://www.cinra.net/interview/201703-afterhours

Mar 20, 2017
After Hours '17 Performance Time

MONO will perform from 13:00 at O-EAST. After Hours may be our last Japanese show of the year, so do come check us out!

www.afterhours.live

Mar 16, 2017
After Hours '17 Timetable

At After Hours '17, MONO will be performing at O-EAST at 1:00pm. Do come check us out!

www.afterhours.live

Mar 10, 2017
"Hymn To The Immortal Wind" 8 Year Anniversary Interview

It's been 8 years since the release of "Hymn To The Immortal Wind". Check out the new interview with Arctic Drones!

http://arcticdrones.com/interviews/mono-japan/

Mar 6, 2017
81 Magazine Interview

There is a new 6-page long interview with Takaakira 'Taka' Goto available on the new edition of "81 Japan". Check it out.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4835632737

Mar 5, 2017
Yomiuri Newspaper Article

Thank you Yomiuri Newspaper for introducing MONO.

— ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS —

"Loud yet melancholic, effective song structures"

Babymetal and Piko Tarou are not the only ones who are successful overseas. There is a Japanese band who writes their original songs and steadily continue to tour the world.

MONO is the representation of that, originally formed in 1999 by members consisting of Takaakira 'Taka' Goto. The band is known for their instrumental music consisting of loud guitars. Last Autumn, the band released their new album "Requiem For Hell", which was produced by one of America’s highly regarded producers Steve Albini, who also has previously produced for such artists as Nirvana.

The band structure is basic; consisting of two guitars, drums and bass. Depending on the songs, keyboards are incorporated. The new album’s title song was remarkable, and their music was dramatic like Classical music, filled with melancholic melodies. Drums and bass led strong rhythms, and the music kept expanding endlessly.

The song structure of calm to loud, then back to calm was effective. It was easy to get absorbed into their world, even if you were not familiar with the songs. Their flow of sound was intoxicating, like going back and forth between the world of life and death, and light and darkness.

MONO may be far from top chart’s sweet pop music, but they’re definitely worth giving a listen.

Manabu Sakurai
Feb 12, Daikanyama UNIT

Feb 28, 2017
After Hours '17 5th Line-up

MONO, envy, downy's original festival "After Hours '17"'s 5th line-up has been announced. Check it out.

5th Line-up:
・tricot
・LOSTAGE
・Crypt City
・UHNELLYS
・Wang Wen (China)
・STORM OF VOID
・Tomy Wealth
・Ray Yamada

http://www.afterhours.live/

Feb 24, 2017
"Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017

MONO "Requiem For Hell" worldwide tour to continue in North America this April and May. Hope to see you then! Tickets info below.

Apr 19-20 w/ Sleep (as support)
Apr 22-May 14 w/ Holy Sons (support)

Apr 19, 2017 // First Avenue // Minneapolis, MN
Apr 20, 2017 // Majestic Theatre // Madison, WI [SOLD OUT]
Apr 21, 2017 // University of Wisconsin // Madison, WI
Apr 22, 2017 // Subterranean // Chicago, IL
Apr 23, 2017 // El Club // Detroit, MI
Apr 25, 2017 // Lee's Palace // Toronto, ON
Apr 26, 2017 // Phi Centre // Montréal, QC
Apr 27, 2017 // Columbus Theatre // Providence, RI
Apr 28, 2017 // 3S Artspace // Portsmouth, NH
Apr 29, 2017 // Ballroom at the Outer Space // Hamden, CT
May 1, 2017 // Music Hall of Williamsburg // New York City, NY
May 2, 2017 // Johnny Brenda's // Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017 // Rock & Roll Hotel // Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 // Motorco Music Hall // Durham, NC
May 5, 2017 // The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall // Asheville, NC
May 6, 2017 // Exit In // Nashville, TN
May 8, 2017 // The Earl // Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2017 // Saturn // Birmingham, AL
May 11, 2017 // Spanish Moon // Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2017 // Walter's Downtown // Houston, TX
May 13, 2017 // Club Dada // Dallas, TX
May 14, 2017 // Barracuda // Austin, TX
May 16, 2017 // Crescent Ballroom // Phoenix, AZ
May 18, 2017 // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
May 19, 2017 // Marquis Theatre // Denver, CO

Poster by Ogino Design

Feb 15, 2017
Hostess Club Weekender 2017 timetable & more announced!

Timetable announced for February's Hostess Club Weekender, filled with luxurious artists from Pixies to The Kills! Signing sessions for all artists also available! A special event, Hostess garage sale to be also held. See below for further information.

Hostess Club Weekender Timetable:
http://ynos.tv/hostessclub/schedule/201702weekender/artist

Hostess Club Weekender Signing Session:
http://ynos.tv/hostessclub2/schedule/201702weekender/access

Feb 9, 2017
After Hours '17 4th Line-up

MONO, envy, downy's original festival "After Hours '17"'s 4th line-up has been announced. Check it out.

4th Line-up:
・Boris
・MOROHA
・heaven in her arms
・ENDON
・COHOL
・Killie

http://www.afterhours.live/

Feb 7, 2017
"Death In Rebirth" Premiere (Live In Melbourne)

On Feb 12 at Daikanyama UNIT, merch booth exclusive Live CD "Live In Melbourne" will be available! This is a full recording of Melbourne show from Australia Tour in 2015. The album has been newly mixed and mastered, and portrays the day's live atmosphere vividly. They're only available through at our coming shows, no retail sales, and limited to 500 copies. Do pick up a copy from our upcoming show.

MONO "LIVE IN MELBOURNE"

1. Recoil, Ignite
2. Death In Rebirth
3. Kanata
4. Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Strom)
5. Where We Begin
6. Ashes In The Snow
7. Requiem For Hell

Feb 2, 2017
Merch Booth Exclusive "Live In Melbourne" CD

On Feb 12 at Daikanyama UNIT, merch booth exclusive Live CD "Live In Melbourne" will be available! This is a full recording of Melbourne show from Australia Tour in 2015. The album has been newly mixed and mastered, and portrays the day's live atmosphere vividly. They're only available through at our coming shows, no retail sales, and limited to 500 copies. Do pick up a copy from our upcoming show.

MONO "LIVE IN MELBOURNE"

1. Recoil, Ignite
2. Death In Rebirth
3. Kanata
4. Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
5. Where We Begin
6. Ashes In The Snow
7. Requiem For Hell

MONO "Requiem For Hell" Live in TOKYO

Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)
Venue: Daikanyama UNIT
Open: 18:00 / Start: 18:30

Pre-order Ticket: 3,800 Yen (+ 1 Drink)
On sale now from each play guide
Contact: Daikanyama UNIT

Jan 27, 2017
"A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away"

Today, live version of MONO's "Death In Rebirth" is getting featured in Rough Trade Publishing's "A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away" campaign. All proceeds from subscription benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Please check it out and support here: http://bit.ly/SADrtp

Jan 26, 2017
After Hours '17 3rd Line-up

MONO, envy, downy's original festival "After Hours '17"'s 3rd line-up has been announced. Check it out.

3rd Line-up:
・ART-SCHOOL
・Peope In The Box
・LITE
・Limited Express (has gone?)
・Klan Aileen

http://www.afterhours.live/

Jan 25, 2017
Taka Goto 2017

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's Official Website has been renewed. It has become an umbrella page of his musical activities. Also, there is now a new section called "Trails" where he leaves his trails of thoughts behind. Please check it out.

www.takagoto.com

Designed by Ogino Design

Jan 22, 2017
"Requiem For Hell" Release Party - Live In Tokyo -

In two weeks time, MONO's 9th album "Requiem For Hell"s first celebratory release party in Japan, "Live In Tokyo", will be held on Feb 12 (Sun) at Daikanyama UNIT in Tokyo. Klan Aileen will join a supporting act. Tickets info below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1762178904032270/

— TICKET INFO —

OPEN: 18:00 / START: 18:30
SUPPORT: Klan Aileen
TICKETS: 3,800 Yen (+ 1 Drink)

Ticket Pia:
http://ticket.pia.jp/pia/ticketInformation.do…

Lawson:
http://l-tike.com/order/…

e+:
http://eplus.jp/…/T1U14P0010175P0108P002204899P006001P00300…

Jan 12, 2017
After Hours '17 2nd Line-up

MONO, envy, downy's original festival "After Hours '17"'s 2nd line-up has been announced. Check it out.

2nd Line-up:
・THA BLUE HERB
・DJ KRUSH
・THE NOVEMBERS
・world's end girlfriend
・ROTH BART BARON

http://www.afterhours.live/

Jan 6, 2017
Hostess Club Weekender 2017 Schedule

Hostess Club Weekender's schedule has been announced. Additionally, exclusive early bird 1-day passes will be available for Hostess Mail Magazine and official LINE account subscribers from 15:00 (GMT+9) today (Jan 6). See below for further information.

http://ynos.tv/hostessclub/schedule/201702weekender/

Dec 23, 2016
SYNCHRONICITY & After Hours '17 1st Line-up Announced

Two-day collaboration festival "SYNCHRONICITY '17" and "After Hours '17"'s first line-up announced.

SYNCHRONICITY '17: Shibusashirazu Orchestra, Awesome City Club, toconoma, Polaris, Nabowa, Rega

After Hours '17: envy, MONO, downy, toe, mouse on the keys, jizue

Pre-sale tickets available from Dec 24 (Sat) to Jan 15 (Sun) via e+. One-day pass will be available for 5,800 yen, and the limited two-day pass will be available for 11,000 yen.

Last year's SYNCHRONICITY '16 introduced the new festival After Hours and sold out. This year's SYNCHRONICITY and After Hours' collaboration will bring you even a stronger line-up. Stay tuned for more upcoming news.

【『SYNCHRONICITY』Official Website】
https://synchronicity.tv/festival/

【『After Hours』Official Website】
http://www.afterhours.live/

【『SYNCHRONICITY』Facebook】
http://www.facebook.com/synchronicityfes

Dec 21, 2016
Hostess Club Weekender 2017

Next February, MONO will be attending Hostess Entertainment's original event Hostess Club Weekender. Early bird two-day passes which sold out quickly the last time are on sale now from today at 18:00 (GMT+9). Tickets info below.

DATES/VENUE: 2017/2/25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun) at Shinkiba Studio Coast
OPEN/START: 12:30/13:30
BANDS: Pixies / The Kills / The Lemon Twigs / MONO / Little Barrie / Girl Band / Communions / Pumarosa

TICKETS INFO:
<HSE Mail Subscribers/Lawson Limited Pre-Sales>
12/21 (Wed) 18:00 ~ Hostess Entertainment Mail Subscribers & Lawson Limited Two-Day Pass Pre-Sales start now!
PRICE: 12,9000 Yen (Limited Sales/1 Drink Incl. Each Day)
<TWO-DAY PASS>
General Sales 18,900 Yen (1 Drink Incl. Per Day)
<ONE-DAY PASS>
Individual Play Guide Pre-Sales 7,900 Yen (1 Drink INcl.)
General Sales 8,500 Yen (1 Drink Incl.)

◆General Play Guide Sales Start Date: 1/14 (Sat)

※No Preschoolers Entry Available
※ No refund due to artist change or cancellation
Contact: Creative Man 03-3499-6669

http://ynos.tv/hostessclub/schedule/201702weekender/

Dec 18, 2016
"Journey Through Hell" (Japanese Subtitled Version)

MONO Official Documentary is now available with Japanese subtitles at Hostess Entertainment's channel. Check it out.

http://publicrhythm.com/29838

Also, Klan Aileen has been chosen as the opening act for "Requiem For Hell" Live in TOKYO, which is scheduled for Feb 12, 2017 (Sun). Tickets info below.

Venue: Daikanyama UNIT
Open: 18:00 / Start: 18:30
Pre-sales: 3800 Yen (+ 1 Drink)
Contact: Daikanyama UNIT (03-5459-8630)

P Code: 312-541
L Code: 71206

Dec 13, 2016
"Under The Pipal Tree" LP

At long last, MONO's debut album "Under The Pipal Tree" is getting a deluxe vinyl release! Now, you will be able to get the whole discography of MONO on LP. Mastering was done by Bob Weston. Pre-order including the limited colour vinyl starts now at Temporary Residence Ltd.!

https://www.temporaryresidence.com/collec…/…/products/trr282

Dec 8, 2016
After Hours '17

"After Hours", the festival held by envy, MONO and downy will return once again on Apr 9 (Sun), 2017. Pre-sales start on Dec 10 (Sat)! For further information, please visit http://www.afterhours.live

Please look forward to the festival line-up! This time, the festival will be a collaboration with "SYNCHRONICITY'17" (Apr 8, Sat). Double passes will be also available!

Dec 6, 2016
Official Documentary "Journey Through Hell" OUT NOW!

MONO Official Documentary "Journey Through Hell" premiere starts now! Available here on Official Facebook and YouTube. Please enjoy.

Story & Editing by Ogino Design
Footage by Yoshiharu Ota

 

Nov 22, 2016
"Requiem For Hell" Tape

From today, in Hamburg, Germany, the tape edition of MONO's 9th album "Requiem For Hell" will be available.

For online purchases, please visit Temporary Residence Ltd. after the European Tour.

Nov 17, 2016
Taka & Yoda Interview with Guitar Magazine

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto and Yoda's interviews, and explanations of their effect pedals and pedalboards will be featured in the December edition of ギター・マガジン (Guitar Magazine). Purchase links below.

Guitar Magazine: https://www.rittor-music.co.jp/magazine/gm/
Amazon (Japan): http://tinyurl.com/h8ugnk9

Oct 27, 2016
Alcest/MONO Co-headlining European Tour 2016 Starts Today!

Alcest/MONO Co-headlining European Tour starts today! For each show's schedule and running orders, please visit each promoter's Facebook event pages.

Oct 27, 2016 // Beatpol // Dresden, DE (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/249291395422339/)

Oct 28, 2016 // Palác Akropolis // Prague, CZ (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/135885666858290/)

Oct 29, 2016 // Strom // Munich, DE (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1160787213932924/)

Oct 30, 2016 // Gebaude 9 // Cologne, DE (with Syndrome) [SOLD OUT]
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/225919704455477/)

Oct 31, 2016 // Jubez // Karlsruhe, DE (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1745177525727314/

Nov 1, 2016 // Salzhaus // Winterthur, CH (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1060867033949130/)

Nov 2, 2016 // Circolo Magnolia // Segrate, IT (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1614801755477069/)

Nov 3, 2016 // Mostovna // Nova Gorica, SI (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/567891020056325/)

Nov 4, 2016 // Locomotiv // Bologna, IT (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/480669235465984/)

Nov 5, 2016 // Init // Rome, IT (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1015601708547092/)

Nov 6, 2016 // Spazio 211 // Turin, IT (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/622540564588175/)

Nov 7, 2016 // Cco Villeurbanne // Lyon, FR (with Syndrome)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/200735756985049/)

Nov 8, 2016 // La Maroquinerie // Paris, FR (with Syndrome) [SOLD OUT]
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1729366627347470/)

Nov 9, 2016 // Talking Heads // Southampton, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/860530690760034/)

Nov 10, 2016 // O2 Academy2 // Birmingham, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/319797261718302/)

Nov 11, 2016 // Queens Hall // Leicester, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1710522815855562/)

Nov 12, 2016 // Classic Grand // Glasgow, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1708778156027737/)

Nov 13, 2016 // Brudenell Social Club // Leeds, UK
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/837049676421087/)

Nov 14, 2016 // Gorilla // Manchester, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1174817119203402/)

Nov 15, 2016 // The Globe // Cardiff, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/978869072208792/)

Nov 16, 2016 // Marble Factory // Bristol, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/262819600721521/)

Nov 17, 2016 // Brixton Electric // London, UK (with Sinistro)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/833621993435368/)

Nov 18, 2016 // VK // Brussels, BE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/794557087355763/)

Nov 19, 2016 // 013 // Tilburg, NL (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/264112573927026/)

Nov 20, 2016 // P60 // Amstelveen, NL (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1573067582990434/)

Nov 21, 2016 // Uebel & Gefährlich // Hamburg, DE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1723302364550893/)

Nov 22, 2016 // Lille Vega // Copenhagen, DK (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1769745299922851/)

Nov 23, 2016 // Pustervik // Gothenburg, SE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/834265336679010/)

Nov 24, 2016 // Parkteatret // Oslo, NO (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/119564725114425/)

Nov 25, 2016 // Debaser Strand // Stockholm, SE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1404809496213267/)

Nov 26, 2016 // KB // Malmo, SE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1685720538316958/)

Nov 27, 2016 // Binuu // Berlin, DE (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1759812120954201/)

Nov 28, 2016 // B90 // Gdansk, PL (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1745465715688960/)

Nov 29, 2016 // Firlej // Wroclaw, PL (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1599330520379867/)

Nov 30, 2016 // Szene // Vienna, AT (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: MONO
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/975041042616207/)

Dec 1, 2016 // Durer Kert // Budapest, HU (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1736407033244396/)

Dec 2, 2016 // Tabacka // Kosice, SK (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/587836351392566/)

Dec 3, 2016 // Rockstadt // Brasov, RO (with pg.lost)
Playing LAST: Alcest
Both headliners to play 75 minutes each
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1218462714873069/)

Oct 26, 2016
"You Are There" Tape

MONO exclusive tape edition of "You Are There" is now available via Kamikaze Tapes, strictly limited to 150 copies.

These tapes will be also available on upcoming European Tour. For online purchases, grab your copy now at: www.kamikazetapes.com

Oct 24, 2016
Asia Tour 2017

MONO Asia Tour 2017 announced. Ticket info coming soon.

Jan 13 / Taipei, Taiwan / Legacy
Jan 15 / Hong Kong / Hidden Agenda
Jan 17 / Bangkok, Thailand / Live RCA
Jan 19 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Penta's 1
Jan 21 / Seoul, South Korea / Platform Changong 61

Poster by Ogino Design

Oct 17, 2016
Taka launches new solo project - Behind the Shadow Drops

MONO's frontman Takaakira 'Taka' Goto to start a new solo project entitled, Behind the Shadow Drops.

Recently, Behind the Shadow Drops has provided music to PIERRE HERMÉ x NICOLAS BUFFE "A Story of the Kingdoms of the Moon and of the Sun"; a collaborative project between Paris-based modern artist Nicolas Buffe and one of France's highest class pâtisserie brands Pierre Hermé.

This interactive website project is a grand story, portrayed by Buffe's original precise artwork, interweaving with fantasy-like dark musical music written by Behind the Shadow Drops. The story is to be enjoyed by experiencing the interactive world, which is also to develop as time passes.

This original music by Behind the Shadow Drops is scheduled to be released next year worldwide.

PIERRE HERMÉ x NICOLAS BUFFE:
http://www.pierrehermenicolasbuffe.com/

Behind the Shadow Drops:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/behindtheshadowdrops 
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/behindtheshadowdrops 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/btsdmusic 
Tumblr: http://behindtheshadowdrops.tumblr.com

Oct 14, 2016
"Requiem For Hell" OUT NOW

THE 9TH ALBUM "REQUIEM FOR HELL" OUT NOW

Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America):
CD: http://goo.gl/53reGy
LP: http://goo.gl/53reGy

Pelagic Records (Europe):
CD: http://goo.gl/xaSFVh
LP: http://goo.gl/Ysfnki
LP T-Shirt Bundle: http://goo.gl/M9IHHP
T-Shirt (Gold on Black): http://goo.gl/ea8dqr
T-Shirt (White on Grey): http://goo.gl/HLFIFQ

MAGNIPH / Hostess Entertainment (Japan & Asia):
CD (Tower Records): http://goo.gl/2dhDrx
CD (HMV): http://goo.gl/MfFXHl
CD (Amazon): http://goo.gl/go1T8n

iTunes: http://goo.gl/KQDCf3
Bandcamp: http://goo.gl/MDDyvo

— UPCOMING TOURS —

"Requiem For Hell" China Tour (Oct 13-22):
https://www.facebook.com/events/636169006531978/

Alcest/MONO Co-headlining European Tour (Oct 27-Dec 3):
https://www.facebook.com/events/228673777488855/

Oct 13, 2016
Exclusive Documentary Coming Soon + 2017 Tokyo Show Added

MONO exclusive documentary "Journey Through Hell" coming soon! Also, the first Japan show for "Requiem For Hell" world tour is now announced for next year. See below for further information.

Story by Ogino Design
Editing by Ogino Design
Footage by Yoshiharu Ota

www.oginodesign.com
www.yoshiharuota.com

— "REQUIEM FOR HELL" LIVE IN TOKYO —

Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)
Venue: Daikanyama UNIT
Door: 18:00 / Start: 18:30
Ticket: 3800 Yen (Incl. 1 drink)
Contact: Daikanyama UNIT

Pre-Sale Information:
Stage 1 Pre-Sale: Pia Pre-reserve Oct 13 (Thu) - Oct 20 (Wed)
Stage 2 Pre-Sale: e+ Pre-Order Nov 17 (Thu) - Nov 24 (Thu)
General Public Pre-Sale: Dec 3 (Sat)
P Code: 312-541
L Code: 71206

Oct 10, 2016
"Requiem For Hell" Available Now For Full Streaming

The 9th album "Requiem For Hell", the first collaborative album with Steve Albini in 7 years, is now available for full streaming. Check it out! CD, LP and Digital to be released worldwide Oct 14.

US @ Noisey: https://noisey.vice.com/…/premiere-mono-paint-a-map-out-of-…
UK @ Prog/Team Rock: http://teamrock.com/…/…/mono-release-requiem-for-hell-stream
Germany @ Visions: http://www.visions.de/…/VISIONS-Premiere-Mono-streamen-neue… 
Sweden @ Close-Up: http://www.closeupmagazine.net/main.php?id=2193 
Finland @ Inferno: http://www.inferno.fi/…/raskasta-postrockia-japanista-enna…/ 
Italy @ Rockerilla: http://www.rockerilla.com/mono-full-streaming/ 
Spain @ Laestadea: http://www.laestadea.com/…/premiere-escucha-requiem-for-he…/ 
Benelux @ Never Mind The Hype: https://nmth.nl/albumprimeur-mono-requiem-for-hell/ 
Grecce @ Artcore: http://www.artcoremagazine.gr/…/requiem-for-hell-fr…/lang:en 
Romania @ Muzoholic: http://muzaholic.ro/…/cotidian/album-streaming-mono-requiem… 

Sep 30, 2016
Nui Blanche Venue Correction Notice

The venue for the opening ceremony of Nui Blanche Kyoto, "Modern art's bridge between Paris and Kyoto", on Oct 1 (Sat) was wrongly informed. MONO's show will be instead held at Kyoto International Manga Museum. We apologise for the mix-up. Just as a reminder, this event is free entry. Please do come check out the show.

Date: Oct 1 (Sat)
Location: Kyoto International Manga Museum
http://www.kyotomm.jp/guide/access.php 
(* No parking available. Using public transportation is recommended.)
Time: 7pm

Nui Blanche KYOTO 2016: http://www.nuitblanche.jp/
Nicolas Buffe: http://nicolasbuffe.com/en/a-propos/

Sep 29, 2016
"Light To The Hope"

MONO will be playing at "Light To The Hope" on Dec 23 in Tokyo, with heaven in her arms, COHOL and STORM OF VOID. Tickets information below.

"Light To The Hope"
Dec 23, 2016
Daikanyama Unit, Tokyo, Japan
Open: 16:30 / Start: 17:00
Tickets: http://eplus.jp/hiha/

 

Sep 27, 2016
"Requiem For Hell" MV Premiere

New MONO Official Music Video "Requiem For Hell" Premiere starts now. Watch the video from one of the outlets below.

US @ Decibel Magazine: http://decibelmagazine.com/…/video-premiere-mono-requiem-fo…
UK @ Echoes & Dust: http://echoesanddust.com/…/video-premiere-mono-requiem-for…/
Germany @ Metal Hammer: http://www.metal-hammer.de/mono-seht-das-neue-video-zu-req…/
Italy @ Rock Hard: http://rockharditaly.com/mono-anteprima-nuovo-video
Spain @ Laestadea: http://www.laestadea.com/…/premiere-mono-y-el-video-de-req…/ 
Portugal @ Music & Riots: http://musicandriots.com/premiere-monos-new-video-for-requ…/ 
Greece @ Rocking: http://www.rocking.gr/news/Mono-Requiem-For-Hell-video/28522 
Czech Republic @ Full Moon Magazine: http://www.fullmoonzine.cz/…/mono-v-obrazech-requiem-for-he… 
Poland @ Kvlt: http://kvlt.pl/…/mono-ekskluzywna-premiera-klipu-do-requie…/ 
Romania @ Muzoholic: http://muzaholic.ro/…/videoclip…/video-mono-requiem-for-hell 
Benelux @ Never Mind The Hype: http://nmth.nl/mono-jp-requiem-for-hell/ 
France @ Noisey: https://noisey.vice.com/fr/article/mono-requiem-from-hell

Directed by Harri Haataja
Filmed by Vesa Ranta
Screenplay by Sayoko Hirai 
Edit by Vesa Ranta & Harri Haataja
Assistant in Oulu by Marko Pelkonen
Assistant in Muhos Cosmo Valtanen
Make-ups by Yanski Sova
Special thanks to Morsiusateljee Katariina
Actors are Vilma Alatalo (Beatrice), Aapo-Matti Puhakka (Dante) & Hannu Kangas (Old Man)

Harri Haataja: https://www.facebook.com/harri.haataja.7
Vesa Ranta: http://www.vesaranta.org/

Sep 25, 2016
MONO to perform free live show in Kyoto

Recently, MONO was invited to perform at the opening ceremony of Nui Blanche Kyoto, "Modern art's bridge between Paris and Kyoto", and this is now official. This performance will be a collaboration between MONO and Paris-based modern artist, Nicolas Buffe. With Buffe's original visuals, the performance will be brought to you with projections in the outdoor space of Kyoto Seika University. This exclusive show will be 20 minutes long. Come see the band's first collaborative live performance with art, in cooperation with the city Paris, on Oct 1 (Sat).

Date: Oct 1 (Sat)
Location: Kyoto Seika University Outdoor Space
Time: 7pm

Nui Blanche KYOTO 2016: http://www.nuitblanche.jp/
Nicolas Buffe: http://nicolasbuffe.com/en/a-propos/

Sep 22, 2016
Song Premiere: "Requiem For Hell" (Single Edit)

The title track from the 9th album, "Requiem For Hell"'s Single Edit version is now available for streaming worldwide. Give it a listen from one of the outlets below.

Stereogum (US): http://www.stereogum.com/1900391/mono-requiem-for-hell/mp3s/
Terroriser (UK): http://www.terrorizer.com/…/listen-to-new-mono-track-requi…/
Visions (Germany): http://www.visions.de/…/VISIONS-Premiere-Mono-streamen-neue… 
Never Mind The Hype (Benelux): http://nmth.nl/mono-jp-requiem-for-hell/ 
Inferno (Finland): http://www.inferno.fi/…/ennakkokuuntelussa-post-rockia-jap…/ 
Rockzone (Spain): http://www.zona-zero.net/…/21473-estrenamos-el-nuevo-single…
Loud! Magazine (Portugal): http://loudmagazine.net/mono-tema-titulo-do-novo-album-req…/ 
Full Moon Magazine (Czech Republic): http://www.fullmoonzine.cz/…/mono-si-rozumi-s-dantem-premie… 
Kvlt (Poland): http://kvlt.pl/new…/mono-ekskluzywna-premiera-nowego-utworu/
Muzoholic (Romania): http://muzaholic.ro/…/co…/mono-requiem-for-hell-album-single 
Tometal (India): http://www.tometal.com/song-premiere-japanese-post-rock-ban…
Rockerilla (Italy): http://www.rockerilla.com/mono-anteprima/ 
Greek Rebels (Greece): http://www.greekrebels.gr/mono-νέος-δίσκος-και-καινούργιο-…/

Sep 14, 2016
Supporting Acts for Alcest/MONO European Tour 2016

For the upcoming MONO / Alcest European Tour, pg.lost, Sinistro and Syndrome have been chosen as the supporting acts. See below for further information.

Oct 27: Dresden Beatpol, Germany (with Syndrome)
Oct 29: Munich Strom, Germany (with Syndrome)
Oct 30: Cologne Gebaude 9, Germany (with Syndrome)
Oct 31: Karlsruhe Jubez, Germany (with Syndrome)
Nov 01: Winterthur Salzhaus, Switzerland (with Syndrome)
Nov 02: Segrate Circolo Magnolia, Italy (with Syndrome)
Nov 03: Nova Gorica Mostovna, Slovenia (with Syndrome)
Nov 04: Bologna Locomotiv, Italy (with Syndrome)
Nov 05: Rome Init, Italy (with Syndrome)
Nov 06: Turin Spazio 211, Italy (with Syndrome)
Nov 07: Lyon Cco Villeurbanne, France (with Syndrome)
Nov 08: Paris La Maroquinerie, France (with Syndrome)
Nov 09: Southampton Talking Heads, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 10: Birmingham The Institute, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 11: Leicester Queen’s Hall, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 12: Glasgow Classic Grand, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 13: Leeds Brudenell Social Club, UK
Nov 14: Manchester Gorilla, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 15: Cardiff The Globe, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 16: Bristol Marble Factory, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 17: London Brixton Electric, UK (with Sinistro)
Nov 18: Brussels VK, Belgium (with pg.lost)
Nov 19: Tilburg 013, Netherlands (with pg.lost)
Nov 20: Amstelveen P60, Netherlands (with pg.lost)
Nov 21: Hamburg Uebel & Gefahrlich, Germany (with pg.lost)
Nov 22: Copenhagen Lille Vega, Denmark (with pg.lost)
Nov 23: Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden (with pg.lost)
Nov 24: Oslo Parkteatret, Norway (with pg.lost)
Nov 25: Stockholm Debaser Strand, Sweden (with pg.lost)
Nov 26: Malmo KB, Sweden (with pg.lost)
Nov 27: Berlin Binuu, Germany (with pg.lost)
Nov 28: Gdasnk B90, Poland (with pg.lost)
Nov 29: Wroclaw Firlej, Poland (with pg.lost)
Nov 30: Vienna Szene, Austria (with pg.lost)
Dec 01: Budapest Durer Kert, Hungary (with pg.lost)
Dec 02: Kosice Tabacka, Slovakia (with pg.lost)
Dec 03: Brasov Rockstadt, Romania (with pg.lost)

Aug 31, 2016
Song Premiere: "Ely's Heartbeat"

First Single "Ely's Heartbeat" from MONO's 9th album "Requiem For Hell" is available for streaming now worldwide. Check it out from one of the outlets below.

Noisey
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/mono-requiem-for-hell-stream

Aug 16, 2016
New Official Merchandise

New MONO official merchandise available now via Shirt Killer. See the full catalogue here: www.shirtkiller.com/mono

New snow t-shirt by Ogino Design & Takaakira 'Taka' Goto

Aug 8, 2016
World's 1st "Requiem For Hell" Listening Session

At Portugal's Amplifest​ on Aug 19, we'll be having the world's first listening session for our new album "Requiem For Hell".

http://amplificasom.com/amplifest-2016-monos-requiem-for-h…/

Jul 22, 2016
China Tour 2016

We'll be touring China this October, which will be our first Requiem For Hell tour. Hope to see you all then!

Oct 13, 2016 / Yugong Yishan / Beijing, China
Oct 14, 2016 / Yugong Yishan / Beijing, China
Oct 15, 2016 / Mao Livehouse / Shanghai, China
Oct 16, 2016 / Mao Livehouse / Hangzhou, China
Oct 18, 2016 / Vox / Wuhan, China
Oct 19, 2016 / TBA / Xian, China
Oct 21, 2016 / Little Bar Space / Chengdu, China
Oct 22, 2016 / B10 Live / Shenzhen, China

http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Presented by NEW NOISE CHINA

Jul 18, 2016
9th album "Requiem For Hell" Out Oct 14, 2016

We’re happy to announce that our 9th album “Requiem For Hell” is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 14th, via Temporary Residence (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and Magniph / Hostess (Japan & Asia).

Tracklist:
01. Death In Rebirth
02. Stellar
03. Requiem For Hell
04. Ely’s Heartbeat
05. The Last Scene

Temporary Residence:
CD: http://goo.gl/53reGy
LP: http://goo.gl/53reGy

Pelagic Records:
CD: http://goo.gl/xaSFVh
LP: http://goo.gl/Ysfnki

Magniph/Hostess:
CD: Coming Soon
LP: Coming Soon

iTunes: http://goo.gl/KQDCf3
Bandcamp: http://goo.gl/MDDyvo

Jul 13, 2016
Taka Interview with Guitar Magazine

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's interview about his Jazzmaster is getting featured in the August edition of ギター・マガジン (Guitar Magazine) which comes out today. Purchase info below.

Guitar Magazine: https://www.rittor-music.co.jp/magazine/gm/
Amazon (Japan): http://tinyurl.com/j2awesz

Jul 11, 2016
European Summer Tour 2016

Next month, we'll be doing a Festival based Tour. Check out the full schedule below, hope to see you then! (Tickets for Spanish shows to come soon.)

Aug 13, 2016 / Rock Altitude Festival / Le Locle, CH
Aug 14, 2016 / Poolbar Festival / Feldkirch, AT
Aug 16, 2016 / Musica W Festival / Castellina Marittima, IT
Aug 18, 2016 / ArcTanGent / Bristol, UK
Aug 20, 2016 / Amplifest / Porto, PT
Aug 21, 2016 / O Tunel / A Coruña, ES
Aug 22, 2016 / Acapulco / Gijón, ES
Aug 24, 2016 / La Choza / Playa del Inglés, ES
Aug 26, 2016 / Modern Sky Festival Helsinki / Helsinki, FI

May 26, 2016
Modern Sky Festival Helsinki

We're happy to announce that this August, we will also be playing at Modern Sky Festival Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. For further information, please visit their website. Hope to see you all then!

www.modernskyfestivalhki.com
www.facebook.com/modernskyhelsinki

May 23, 2016
Musica W Festival

We're happy to announce that this August 16th, we will be playing at Musica W Festival in Castellina Marittima, Italy. We hope to see you all then! (The festival is going to be free entry.)

Apr 15, 2016
Alcest/MONO Co-headlining European Tour 2016

We're happy to announce that this autumn, we will be having a co-headliner tour with Alcest. Tour dates below. Tickets to go on sale this coming Monday at 9AM (GMT+1). Hope to see you then!

Oct 27, 2016 // Beatpol // Dresden, DE 
Oct 29, 2016 // Strom // Munich, DE 
Oct 30, 2016 // Gebaude 9 // Cologne, DE 
Oct 31, 2016 // Jubez // Jubez, DE 
Nov 1, 2016 // Salzhaus // Salzhaus, CH 
Nov 2, 2016 // Circolo Magnolia // Segrate, IT 
Nov 3, 2016 // Mostovna // Nova Gorica, SI 
Nov 4, 2016 // Locomotiv // Bologna, IT 
Nov 5, 2016 // Init // Rome, IT 
Nov 6, 2016 // Spazio 211 // Turin, IT 
Nov 7, 2016 // Cco Villeurbanne // Lyon, FR 
Nov 8, 2016 // La Maroquinerie // Paris, FR 
Nov 9, 2016 // Engine Rooms // Southampton, UK 
Nov 10, 2016 // The Institute // Birmingham, UK 
Nov 11, 2016 // Queens Hall // Leicester, UK 
Nov 12, 2016 // Classic Grand // Glasgow, UK 
Nov 13, 2016 // Brudenell Social Club // Leeds, UK 
Nov 14, 2016 // Gorilla // Manchester, UK 
Nov 15, 2016 // The Globe // Cardiff, UK 
Nov 16, 2016 // Marble Factory // Bristol, UK 
Nov 17, 2016 // Brixton Electric // London, UK 
Nov 18, 2016 // VK // Brussels, BE 
Nov 19, 2016 // 013 // Tilburg, NL 
Nov 20, 2016 // P60 // Amstelveen, NL 
Nov 21, 2016 // Uebel & Gefährlich // Hamburg, DE 
Nov 22, 2016 // Lille Vega // Copenhagen, DK 
Nov 23, 2016 // Pustervik // Gothenburg, SE 
Nov 24, 2016 // Parkteatret // Oslo, NO 
Nov 25, 2016 // Debaser Strand // Stockholm, SE 
Nov 26, 2016 // KB // Malmo, SE 
Nov 27, 2016 // Binuu // Berlin, DE 
Nov 28, 2016 // B90 // Gdansk, PL 
Nov 29, 2016 // Firlej // Wroclaw, PL 
Nov 30, 2016 // Szene // Vienna, AT 
Dec 1, 2016 // Durer Kert // Budapest, HU 
Dec 2, 2016 // Tabacka // Kosice, SK 
Dec 3, 2016 // Rockstadt // Brasov, RO

www.monoofjapan.com
www.alcest-music.com
www.nmclive.co.uk

Apr 14, 2016
The Novembers/MONO/Roth Bart Baron

We’re happy to announce we will be playing with THE NOVEMBERS and ROTH BART BARON in Tokyo and Osaka in Jun. Hope to see you there!

Jun 10 (Fri) Shibuya WWW, Tokyo
Jun 24 (Fri) Umeda AKASO, Osaka
w/ The Novembers, Roth Bart Baron

http://www.smash-jpn.com/live/?id=2485

Mar 4, 2016
ArcTanGent 2016

We're happy to announce that we will be attending ArcTanGent in Bristol, UK once again this year. For the festival and ticket info, please visit below.

Official Website:
http://www.arctangent.co.uk

Official Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/899052510149161/

MONO Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/762627213838190/

Feb 5, 2016
Amplifest 2016

We're happy to announce that we will be playing at Amplifest in Porto, Portugal this August the 20th. See ticket info below.

Official Website:
http://amplificasom.com/amplifest/2016/index-en.html

Jan 28, 2016
"Storm Static Sleep"

Jack Chuter, the author of "Storm Static Sleep" (the first book dedicated to the history of post-rock) has decided to talk about the book and share his favourite tracks at The Wire.

One of our songs "The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain" was chosen and is getting featured in the article. Check it out and have a quick read! The book features our interview as well. See below for more information.

Article: http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/post-rock-playlist
Book: http://www.stormstaticsleep.com/

Jan 21, 2016
SYNCHRONICITY 2016 - After Hours -

On April 24th Sunday, we will be having a joint festival between MONO, envy and downy called “After Hours”. This is a collaborative event with SYNCHRONICITY festival which this year is going to be their 11th year anniversary. This event will be held at 4 venues, TSUTAYA O-EAST, duo MUSIC EXCHANGE, TSUTAYA O-WEST and TSUTAYA O-nest. Come check us out!

SYNCHRONICITY ’16 - After Hours -

1st Stage Artists:
envy
MONO
downy
THE NOVEMBERS

Date: 2016/04/24 (Sun) 15:00 Openstart (Estimated)
Venues: TSUTAYA O-EASTduo MUSIC EXCHANGETSUTAYA O-WESTTSUTAYA O-nest
Price: Early Bird Ticket Discount: 4500yen / Pre-sales 5500yen / Door (TBA)
Official Web: http://www.synchronicity.tv/festival
Contact: info@kikyu.net
Ticket: Limited early bird discounted tickets (4500yen) available now via official website.
Early bird tickets URL: https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/9e07e23e80000

Jan 19, 2016
Marshall Hawkins Best Musical Score

A narrative dance short film “Where We Begin”, a collaborative piece between film directorMitsuyo Miyazaki and MONO have received 7 awards including the best score award atIdyllwild International Festival Of Cinema.

The honourable award we received was called “Marshall Hawkins Best Musical Score”, and we’re very happy with this fantastic result. Everyone who supported the film, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.

Where We Begin (Trailer):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXgt_x0rBVI

Find out more about Where We Begin:
www.wherewebeginfilm.com
www.facebook.com/wherewebeginfilm

Jan 6, 2016
Strawberry Festival 2015 Live Video

Thanks to New Noise, our full show from Strawberry Festival in Dongguan, China is now available on our official YouTube channel in HD. Check it out!

Dec 16, 2015
SHELLAC / MONO North America Tour 2016

We’re happy to announce that after 8 years, we will be once again recording our new album with Steve Albini at his studio Electrical Audio in Chicago this March! Album release is set for Autumn 2016. We believe this will be our most powerful yet beautiful album. Please look forward to it!

Also after the recording, we will be doing a special double headliner tour with Shellac in Chicago, Iowa and Minneapolis. All of us in MONO are very excited about this since we will be performing mainly based on our new songs. It’d be great if we get to share this excitement with everyone then. Thank you everyone for always supporting us!

Shellac / MONO North America Tour 2016

30 March
Bottom Lounge
Chicago

31 March
Gabe’s Oasis
Iowa City

1 April
First Avenue
Minneapolis

Dec 3, 2015
New "Hymn To The Immortal Wind" LP

Our 5th album "Hymn to the Immortal Wind"'s new LP edition is now available exclusively from Newbury Comics. Purchase info below.

https://www.newburycomics.com/…/mono-hymn_to_the_immortal_w…

Nov 18, 2015
Tokyo/Kyoto SOLD OUT

We'll be starting our SHELLAC/MONO Japan Tour 2015 next week, and now both the Tokyo shows and Kyoto show are SOLD OUT! Only some left for Osaka show. Make sure to grab your ticket now!

Nov 4, 2015
Strawberry Festival Confirmed

We're happy to announce that we will be playing at Strawberry Festival in Dongguan, China this November. The day we'll be playing will be the 29th. See you then! Ticket info to come soon.

Nov 2, 2015
Additional Sydney Show Added

Due to popular demand, second show in Sydney has been added.

Ticket info can be found from Tour section. See you soon!

Oct 27, 2015
"Transcendental" OUT NOW

Split EP with The Ocean, "Transcendental" is now officially out worldwide as of today. Available in LP and CD formats via Pelagic Records. Pick up your copy now!

LP:
http://pelagic-records.com/…/mono-the-ocean-transcendental-…

Oct 13, 2015
"Death In Reverse" Premiere

Interested to hear our new song? “Death In Reverse” from our upcoming Split EP “Transcendental” with The Ocean Collective is premiering today via various outlets. Check it out!

USA @ Noisey: click here 

Sweden, Norway, Denmark @ Noisey Nordics: click here
Poland @ Noisey: click here

U.K. @ Rock A Rolla: click here
Germany @ Visions: click here
Finland @ Inferno: click here
Spain @ RockZone: click here
Portugal @ Music & Riots Magazine: click here
Greece @ Rocking: click here
Czech Republic @ Full Moon Magazine: click here
Italy @ Rockerilla: click here 

ORDER @ Pelagic Records: www.pelagic-records.com

Oct 9, 2015
New EU Tour Merch

Here are the new t-shirt and hoodie design for our upcoming European Tour. These design will be also available in Japan Tour with Shellac (November) and Australia/New Zealand Tour (December). Please check it out.

Designed by Koji Yoda

Oct 1, 2015
Shellac / MONO Tokyo Shows SOLD OUT

Our pre-sale tickets for Nov 24th and 25th's SHELLAC / MONO Tokyo Shows are now sold out. We'll be finding out whether there will be any door sales or not via Magniph and UNIT after Nov 14th.

Sep 29, 2015
"Transcendental" Trailer

Interested to hear a snippet from our new song? Here’s the brand new teaser of the upcoming Split EP with The Ocean, “Transcendental”. Album to be released on Oct 23 via Pelagic Records. Check it out! Purchase info below.

LP:
http://pelagic-records.com/…/mono-the-ocean-transcendental…/

Sep 27, 2015
Greece/Turkey Shows

We're excited to announce two European shows with The Ocean in November!

These shows will follow straight after the European Tour with Sólstafir and The Ocean.

Nov 8, 2015 | Fuzz Club | Athens, Greece
Nov 9, 2015 | Garajistanbul | Istanbul, Turkey

Ticket info to be added soon to Tour section.

Sep 16, 2015
Australia/New Zealand Tour

We're happy to announce that we will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand in December this year.

Dec 4, 2015 | Rosemount Hotel | Perth, Australia
Dec 5, 2015 | Corner Hotel | Melbourne, Australia
Dec 6, 2015 | Newtown Social Club | Sydney, Australia
Dec 8, 2015 | Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, Australia
Dec 10, 2015 | Kings Arms | Auckland, New Zealand

Tickets (Aus):
http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/

Tickets (Nzl):
http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/46589/Mono.utr

Facebook Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1489264801369350/

See you then!

Sep 14, 2015
MONO / The Ocean: Transcendental (Split EP)

We’re happy to announce that we will be releasing a split EP with The Ocean via Pelagic Records this October. The album is entitled “Transcendental”, featuring our new song “Death In Reverse” which serves as a trailer for our upcoming 9th MONO album, which is scheduled for an early 2016 release.

"The theme of this track is life and death and regeneration. Even when our bodies decay and decompose, our souls will prevail unchanged. Our bodies will act as seeds for the next generation, while our souls will journey together into our new eternal life. This is the story we want to explore with our next album, a portrayal of our journey through life towards death; from living out our lives proud and high, to bodies immolating, infused with precious memories... and through the vast, noisy tunnel of space, we become pure souls - a single drop of water in the fountain of life.” - Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto

“Transcendental” will be released on Oct 26 (UK) and 23 (Rest of the world), and will be available in LP and Digipak CD format. Pre-order now!

http://pelagic-records.com/shop/music/vinyl/mono-the-ocean-transcendental-ep-vinyl
http://pelagic-records.com/shop/music/cds-dvds-books/mono-the-ocean-transcendental-ep-cd-digipak

Sep 12, 2015
leave them all behind Talk Session

Atsuo/Boris, Tetsu/envy and Taka/MONO's Talk Session from August 30th for leave them all behind is now fully available on CDJournal in a text format. Please check it out.

http://www.cdjournal.com/main/cdjpush/-/1000001116

Aug 26, 2015
Some words from Taka about SHELLAC / MONO Japan Tour

Shellac will be visiting Japan. As one of their fans, it’s a dream come true. 

MONO has so far created 3 albums “Walking Cloud”, “You Are There” and “Hymn To The Immortal Wind” with Steve Albini.

We have also gotten the bassist Bob to master our albums several times, and since Shellac started curating ATP, we have also played together at several Festivals overseas.

It has apparently been 22 years since their last Japan tour. The first time we met and introduced ourselves to Steve was 12 years ago, which was at his studio in Chicago called Electrical Audio when we did our recordings. I said to him then “There are a lot of Shellac fans in Japan, so we’re waiting for the opportunity for you guys to play a show there. So if there is anything I can do for you, let me know”.

Steve is no doubt an amazing engineer and Shellac is one of the bands we respect the most in the world, because of the bases of their existence, which is DIY (Do It Yourself) and that is also one of our most important “rules” for MONO. Not only is he our admiration, but we can also say that he is our teacher.

This Spring, we received an email from Steve suddenly.

“Taka, do you remember what you said to me 12 years ago? Can we do a tour with MONO in Japan?”

We’re really looking forward to playing together with those cool, humorous geniuses.

Come check us out!
Taka

Recording Session (Jan 2004)
"Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined"

Recording Session (Sep 2005) 
"You Are There"

Recording Session (Nov 2008) 
"Hymn To The Immortal Wind"

Aug 24, 2015
SHELLAC / MONO Japan Tour 2015

We're proud to announce that we will be doing a miracle double headliner with SHELLAC!!

It has been 22 years since the last time Steve Albini, Todd Trainer and Bob Weston's SHELLAC has visited Japan. Reunited with their sworn friends MONO, it will be a must-see, historical tour!!!

<<Dates>>
Nov 24 (Tue) Daikanyama UNIT
Open 18:00 /Start 19:00
<Contact>Daikanyama UNIT 03-5459-8630
www.unit-tokyo.com

Nov 25 (Wed) Daikanyama UNIT
Open 18:00 /Start 19:00
<Contact>Daikanyama UNIT 03-5459-8630
www.unit-tokyo.com

Nov 26 (Thu) Umeda Shangri-La
Open 18:30 /Start 19:00
<Contact>Umeda Shangri-La 06-6343-8601 / info@shan-gri-la.jp

Nov 27 (Fri) Kyoto METRO
Open 18:30 /Start 19:00
<Contact>Kyoto METRO 075-752-2787 / info@metro.ne.jp

All ticket: 5000 yen (GST incl) All Standing
* Venue/General Play Guide: Aug 29 (Sat)
For all venue based ticket purchases, please visit each venue's website or contact them directly for more information. There will be no handling fee for ticket purchases, and as requested by the bands, people who have purchased the tickets from the venues will be prioritized.
* Tickets must be purchased in the business hours of each venue. For business hours, please contact the venue directly.
* There will be no drinks included with the tickets, nor will they be demanded. Drinks will be available at the bar in each venue.
* No entrance for pre-schoolers.

<Ticket/Play Guide Information>

Nov 24/25 Tokyo Shows (Daikanyama UNIT)
<Contact>Daikanyama UNIT
Phone: 03-5459-8630
www.unit-tokyo.com
Play Guide: Aug 29 (Sat)
Pia; P Code: 274-745 http://t.pia.jp/
Lawson; L Code:73840 http://l-tike.com/
e+: http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp

Nov 26 Osaka Show (Umeda Shangri-La)
<Contact>Umeda Shangri-La 
Phone: 06-6343-8601 Email: info@shan-gri-la.jp
Play Guide: Aug 29 (Sat)
Pia; P Code: 273-844 http://t.pia.jp/
Lawson; L Code: 58123 http://l-tike.com/
e+: http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp

Nov 27 Kyoto Show (Kyoto METRO)
<Contact>Kyoto METRO
Phone: 075-752-2787 Email: info@metro.ne.jp
Play Guide: Aug 29 (Sat)
Pia; P Code: 273-844 http://t.pia.jp/
Lawson; L Code: 58123 http://l-tike.com/
e+: http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp

Aug 21, 2015
leave them all behind 2015 Open Discussion

To celebrate "leave them all behind" which will be held on the 22nd of September (Tuesday/Public holiday) at Liquidroom in Tokyo, Boris's Atsuo, envy's Tetsuya Fukagawa and MONO's Takaakira Goto will be having an open discussion together.

What would be the things that the three of the Japan's globally successful musicians started to see in their career? Not only will we be having individual interviews, we will be seeking each theme in deep depth. Please look forward to it.

leave them all behind 2015 Open Discussion

Appearances:
Atsuo (Boris)
Tetsuya Fukagawa (envy)
Takaakira Goto (MONO)

Aug 30 (Sun) dues Shinjyuku
Open 19:00 / Start 19:30
Price: 1000 Yen (Drink price 500 yen excluded)
* Mail booking only. Ticket on door currently undecided.

(Mail Reservation)
Aug 22 (Sat) 10am Start
In subject, include "8/30公開ディスカッション予約"
In message, include your full name (in katakana), phone number, ticket quantity.
Reservation email: dues@diskunion.co.jp

* For confirmation, please wait for our replies.
* If there is no reply, please consider the reservation to be invalid.
* Upon the reply, we will provide the ticket number.
* Entry to the venue will be ticket number based. Please line up in front of the venue (dues Shinjyuku) 15 minutes before.
* Entry is considered to be closed when it hits the maximum capacity.

(Warning)
* No smoking inside the venue.
* When the event finishes, the ticket will be considered invalid.
* Under no circumstances, there will be no reissuing of tickets.
* No parking available. We recommend using public transportation to get to the venue.
* No filming and recording.
* No smoking, food and drinks in the venue.
* There are no lockers available so please look after your own personal items.

Daymare Recordings
http://www.daymarerecordings.com/

dues Shinjyuku
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/dues+新宿/@35.6908238,139.702694,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x60188cda5d747f17:0xfd9f36038b0ced95?hl=en

Tel: 03-6380-6141
http://dues-shinjuku.diskunion.net/

Jul 29, 2015
New merchandise at Tokyo Shows

We will be selling our new Photo Book (limited to 900 copies/a few copies left) and T-Shirts from European and North American Tour at Tokyo shows in August and September!

This Photo Book is a special release containing photos from the Asia Tour and live audio tracks from Paris in 2014. This will be the first time ever selling these items in Japan, so make sure to check them out!

2015/08/10
NOT BORED TYO: MONO / downy
https://www.facebook.com/events/1608122362809999/

2015/09/22
leave them all behind 2015 (day 1): Boris / envy / MONO / SUMAC
https://www.facebook.com/events/496688643814199/

Jul 24, 2015
Santiago, Chile

We're also happy to announce that we will be playing a show in Chile on the 3rd of September. Ticket info below. See you soon!

Ticket: http://ticketek.cl/tktfunciones.aspx?evento=MONO
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432359460427069/

Jul 23, 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina

We're happy to announce that we will be playing a show in Argentina on the 4th of September. Ticket info below. See you soon!

Ticket: http://www.ticketek.com.ar/mono/niceto-club
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606484702787308/

Jul 21, 2015
2 Finnish shows & 1 Spanish show added

We’re happy to announce that two Finnish shows and one Spanish show have been added to the European Winter Tour 2015 with Sólstafir and The Ocean. Full info below.

Spanish show info:
http://www.madnesslive.es/2015/05/mono-solstafir-riverside…

Finnish shows info:
http://www.livenation.fi/artist/s%C3%B3lstafir-tickets/…

Full tour info:
Oct 12, 2015 | Voxhall | Aarhus, DK
Oct 13, 2015 | Vulkan Arena | Oslo, NO
Oct 14, 2015 | Debaser Medis | Stockholm, SE
Oct 16, 2015 | Klubi | Turku, FI
Oct 17, 2015 | The Circus | Helsinki, FI
Oct 18, 2015 | Zhal Ozhidaniya | St Petersburg, RU
Oct 19, 2015 | Volta | Moscow, RU
Oct 21, 2015 | New York | Vilnius, LT
Oct 22, 2015 | Proxima | Warsaw, PL
Oct 23, 2015 | Heimathafen | Berlin, DE
Oct 24, 2015 | Neushoorn (Into The Void) | Leeuwarden, NL
Oct 25, 2015 | Muziekodroom | Hasselt, BE
Oct 26, 2015 | Live Music Hall | Cologne, DE
Oct 27, 2015 | Schlachthof | Wiesbaden, DE
Oct 28, 2015 | Backstage | Munich, DE
Oct 29, 2015 | Locomotiv | Bologna, IT
Oct 30, 2015 | Bloom | Mezzago, IT
Oct 31, 2015 | CCO Villeurbanne | Lyon, FR
Nov 1, 2015 | Apolo | Barcelona, ES
Nov 2, 2015 | Metronum | Taulouse, FR
Nov 3, 2015 | Les Docks | Lausanne, CH
Nov 4, 2015 | Harterei | Zurich, CH
Nov 5, 2015 | Trabendo | Paris, FR
Nov 6, 2015 | Electric Ballroom | London, UK
Nov 7, 2015 | Damnation Fest | Leeds, UK

Ticket info:
http://www.nmclive.co.uk/mono-solstafir-theocean-eu-tour/

Facebook Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1439387986366744/

Jul 16, 2015
North America Tour Tshirts

Some left over t-shirts from North America Tour are now available from Shirt Killer.

Grab your copy now at: www.shirtkiller.com/mono

Jul 2, 2015
New Tshirt

New T-Shirt available now from Shirt Killer, designed by Koji Yoda. Check it out!

Shirt Killer
http://shirtkiller.com/mono

Web
http://rokushiki.jp/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/yoda.koji.1

Jun 19, 2015
FEVER presents "NOT BORED TYO"

We're excited to announce that we'll be playing a show together with downy in Tokyo on the 10th of August. Tickets will be available on the 26th of June. Each ticket will be allocated a number, which will dictate the entrance order.

FEVER presents "NOT BORED TYO"

Location: LIVE HOUSE FEVER
Ticket: 2015/06/26 (e+ / LAWSON: 75815 / etc)
Presale: 3800 yen / Door: 4300 yen (excl. 500 yen for a drink)

http://www.fever-popo.com

Jun 6, 2015
North America Tour Update

Montreal's venue has been updated.

For full tour information, please visit the tour page.

Jun 4, 2015
North America Tour Tshirts

There will be two new merchandise available on the North America tour, starting on the 9th of June. These designs are an amazing collaboration between photographer Takeshi Hirano and designer Koji Yoda!

Tshirt Design : Koji Yoda 
http://rokushiki.jp
https://www.facebook.com/yoda.koji.1

Material/Photograph : Takashi Hirano
http://hiranotakashi.com
https://www.facebook.com/taka171

Jun 3, 2015
Sólstafir / MONO / The Ocean - European Winter Tour 2015

We’re excited to announce that for our 2nd European Tour, we will be touring withSólstafir and The Ocean. Ticket info below.

Ticket info:
http://www.nmclive.co.uk/mono-solstafir-theocean-eu-tour/

Oct 12, 2015 | Voxhall | Aarhus, DK
Oct 13, 2015 | Vulkan Arena | Oslo, NO
Oct 14, 2015 | Debaser Medis | Stockholm, SE
Oct 18, 2015 | Zhal Ozhidaniya | St Petersburg, RU
Oct 19, 2015 | Volta | Moscow, RU
Oct 21, 2015 | New York | Vilnius, LT
Oct 22, 2015 | Proxima | Warsaw, PL
Oct 23, 2015 | Heimathafen | Berlin, DE
Oct 24, 2015 | Neushoorn (Into The Void) | Leeuwarden, NL
Oct 26, 2015 | Live Music Hall | Cologne, DE
Oct 27, 2015 | Schlachthof | Wiesbaden, DE
Oct 28, 2015 | Backstage | Munich, DE
Oct 29, 2015 | Locomotiv | Bologna, IT
Oct 30, 2015 | Bloom | Mezzago, IT
Oct 31, 2015 | CCO Villeurbanne | Lyon, FR
Nov 2, 2015 | Metronum | Taulouse, FR
Nov 3, 2015 | Les Docks | Lausanne, CH
Nov 4, 2015 | Harterei | Zurich, CH
Nov 5, 2015 | Trabendo | Paris, FR
Nov 6, 2015 | Electric Ballroom | London, UK
Nov 7, 2015 | Damnation Fest | Leeds, UK

Jun 2, 2015
leave them all behind 2015 confirmed!

For the first time in 3 years, leave them all behind festival will be held over 2 days. The festival originally started back in 2009, and this will be one of the most memorable 2 days of its history.

Day 1: 9/22 (Tue) Ebisu Liquidroom
Boris / envy / MONO / SUMAC

Day 2: 9/23 (Wed) Daikanyama Unit
BLACK GANION / COHOL / DISGUNDER / ENDON / SUMAC

Both days: Open 15:45 / Start 16:30
Pre-order:
9/22 ¥5,000 (No drink included)
9/23 ¥4,000 (No drink included)

Tickets available from 6/27 (Sat)
Pia (P: 266-485), Lawson (L: 72791), e Plus(Pre-order: 6/9-15), Ganban

Organiser: Daymare Recordings
Contact: SMASH 03-3444-6751
http://smash-jpn.com
http://smash-mobile.com
http://www.daymarerecordings.com

Jun 1, 2015
Exclusive North America Tour Poster B

There will be another exclusive poster available on the North America Tour. This one is designed by Matthew Vidalis. Check it out, and make sure to grab your ticket now! Ticket info here.

Matthew Vidalis: http://cargocollective.com/mattvidalis

May 27, 2015
Exclusive North America Tour Poster A

New poster design by Charles Moran, exclusively available from the upcoming North America tour. Check it out, and make sure to grab your ticket now. Ticket info here!

Charles Moran: http://www.zomic.org

May 18, 2015
European Winter Tour 2015

We're happy to announce that we will be doing another European Tour this winter. More info to follow, so make sure to watch this space, our official website and NMC Live.

Oct 21, 2015 | New York | Vilnius, LT 
Oct 22, 2015 | Proxima | Warsaw, PL 
Oct 23, 2015 | Heimathafen | Berlin, DE 
Oct 24, 2015 | Neushoorn (Into The Void) | Leeuwarden, NL 
Oct 25, 2015 | Muziekodroom | Hasselt, BE 
Oct 26, 2015 | Live Music Hall | Cologne, DE 
Oct 27, 2015 | Schlachthof | Wiesbaden, DE 
Oct 28, 2015 | Backstage | Munich, DE 
Oct 29, 2015 | Locomotiv | Bologna, IT 
Oct 30, 2015 | Bloom | Mezzago, IT 
Nov 1, 2015 | Bikini | Barcelona, EST 
Nov 3, 2015 | Les Docks | Lausanne, CH 
Nov 4, 2015 | Harterei | Zurich, CH 
Nov 6, 2015 | Electric Ballroom | London, UK 
Nov 7, 2015 | University (Damnation) | Leeds, UK

May 13, 2015
New Tshirt

New tshirt design featuring Emi Kanazawa​'s art available now via Pelagic Records​. Girlies are also available. Info below!

S to XL:
http://pelagic-records.com/shop/t-shirts/mono-hair/

Girlies S and M:
http://pelagic-records.com/shop/girlys/mono-hair-girls-shirt/

May 8, 2015
First show ever in Brazil

We are happy to announce our first show ever in Brazil. We will be playing at Overload Music Fest 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil on Sep 6. Hope to see you then.

http://www.overload.com.br/

Apr 24, 2015
"Real Onigokko"

By director Sion Sono's request, MONO will be taking care of the soundtracks for his new movie "Real Onigokko" (Real Tag). The movie is having its premiere on the 11th of July, 2015, Saturday in Japan exclusively. Check out the info below.

http://www.cinra.net/news/20150423-realonigokko

Apr 18, 2015
Special MONO Incense

From this European tour, we will be selling some incense as our new merchandise.

We had the honour to collaborate with an old Japanese incense company called Kikuya Seishindo. Thanks to their kindness, everything was created really unique just for MONO. There will be nothing in the world that will smell like these.

The packages are once again designed by Koji Yoda who designed our new tshirt for the European tour. Make sure to check them out!

About Kikuya Seishindo:
Head office in Nagoya, the shop was originally established back in 1937. Now, the company has stores in Nagoya and Ginza, Tokyo. The owner mr Kikuya is known to be one of the best in the world for his senses with aromatic trees.

Package designed by 依田耕治/Koji Yoda

Apr 14, 2015
European Tour 2015 Exclusive Tshirt

 

European Tour starts today! We will also start selling this new tshirt, a collaborative work between photographer Takashi Hirano and graphic designer Koji Yoda!

Tshirt Design by Koji Yoda
(Art Director, Graphic Designer, Collage Artist) 

Pupil of Mote Sinabel. Later leaves SAKAGUCHI KEN FACTORY, starts as a freelance art director and designer in 2001 under the name of Quan. In 2013, he establishes ROKUSHIKI Co. Ltd, and currently famous for designing CD artworks, advertisements, magazines and more.

His works mainly involve using collage art and photomontage techniques, focuses on one's inner stories and messages. In 2013, he starts a collaborative exhibition “World Of Incompleteness Theorem_1” with an illustrator YUBISUI.

Web: http://rokushiki.jp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoda.koji.1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KO_YODA

Photography by Takashi Hirano
(Photographer)

He’s currently famous for CD jacket artworks as well as fashion, advertisements and more. Has previously worked with such artists as Eikichi Yazawa, Kyosuke Himuro, B’z, coldplay, Paul Weller, Duncan James, 22-20s, underworld, The Chemical Brothers and more.

Web: http://hiranotakashi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taka171
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hirano_Takashi_

Apr 9, 2015
North America Tour 2015

In June, we will be starting our new North America Tour! We will be having Holly Hunt as our support. Dates & ticket info as follows.

Jun 9, 2015 | Rock & Roll Hotel | Washington, DC
Jun 10, 2015 | Johnny Brenda's | Philadelphia, PA 
Jun 11, 2015 | The Ballroom at The Outer Space | Hamden, CT
Jun 12, 2015 | LPR - Le Poisson Rouge | New York, NY
Jun 13, 2015 | Middle East Downstairs | Cambridge, MA
Jun 14, 2015 | La Tulipe | Montreal, QC
Jun 15, 2015 | Ritual Nightclub | Ottawa, ON
Jun 16, 2015 | Lee's Palace | Toronto, ON
Jun 17, 2015 | Majestic Cafe | Detroit, MI
Jun 18, 2015 | Bottom Lounge | Chicago, IL
Jun 19, 2015 | The Rave Bar | Milwaukee, WI
Jun 20, 2015 | Cedar Cultural Center | Minneapolis, MN
Jun 23, 2015 | Wonder Ballroom | Portland, OR
Jun 24, 2015 | Neumos | Seattle, WA
Jun 26, 2015 | The Independent | San Francisco, CA
Jun 27, 2015 | Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA
Jun 28, 2015 | Casbah | San Diego, CA
Jun 29, 2015 | The Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ
Jul 1, 2015 | Club Dada | Dallas, TX
Jul 2, 2015 | Red 7 | Austin, TX

Ticket: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php
Fb Event: www.facebook.com/events/1586169138320206/

Poster: Temporary Residence Ltd.

Apr 1, 2015
New Poster Available on European Tour

 

We will start selling this new screen printed poster, designed by Emi Kanazawa on our new upcoming European tour!

 

(Emi Kanazawa is a German resident, half Japanese, half Singaporean artist. As a theme, she likes to focus on women’s own fear towards femininity and their love and hate towards it, as well as senses of belongings and all the other emotionally complex subjects.)

 

 

Emi Kanazawa

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emi-Kanazawa/683410131763239

 

Mar 25, 2015
Crowdfunding Campaign for the alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki

This autumn, the alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki, who we/MONO have been providing music for, has decided to climb Mt. Everest alone. In order to broadcast every step of the journey online, crowdfunding for this project has started strictly limited in Japan.

The trailer for this project is available now, featuring two of our songs “Where We Begin” and “Ashes in the Snow”. The trailer also features some animation by Koji Morimoto, who created the 15 second teaser for “Recoil, Ignite” last September. Check out the video below.

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNAJ_oguEs

Crowdfunding Project Page Shooting Star (Japanese Only):
http://shootingstar.jp/projects/1569

Mar 10, 2015
Exclusive MONO Photo Book + 2 Live CDs available now!

Since the end of last year, we have been planning this special release and it’s finally ready to be announced! What we have here is a special The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness Tour 2014-2015 Photo Book package.

Featuring 100 pages of amazing photography by our friend, a great Chinese photographer Muto, a full Paris show recordings from the tour by our live sound engineer Koichi Hara, and finally, designed and put together by our digital manager and designer Seiya Ogino/Ogino Design.

his is an exclusive item from Pelagic Records. With linen cover and blind embossing, so this will definitely be a timeless item to have. They’re also limited to 800 copies and hand-numbered, so make sure to grab yourself a copy quickly! Pre-order starts today!

http://pelagic-records.com/shop/cds-dvds-books/mono-the-last-dawn-rays-of-darkness-tour-photo-book-2xcd/

Mar 3, 2015
Taka to release his debut solo album!

Japanese composer Takaakira 'Taka' Goto, who's also known as the composer and frontman of the Instrumental Rock band MONO announces his debut album today. This is a new kind of soundtrack; the music filled with beauty like Classical music, yet with such destructive impact like Punk Rock is definitely an original and unique sound. With torrent of endless imaginations, the music will grab the listeners and never let go.

The debut album "Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty" was originally written and recorded in 2003, and Taka feels it is now the right time to start his solo career.

1. Delicate Madness
2. Isolation
3. Till The Night Comes
4. Muse
5. Silence of Eden
6. Emptiness Corridor
7. Uka - Tenshi no Ibuki

Release dates:
April 24, 2015 (Worldwide) via Pelagic Records
April 22, 2015 (Japan) via Magniph

Available formats (Pelagic Records):
- Clear LP with Black Haze (Limited to 250 copies)
- Solid White LP (Limited to 500 copies)
- Black LP (Limited to 500 copies)
- Digipak CD (Ecopak)

Available formats (Magniph):
- Digipak (Paper slipcase + liner notes by Takaakira Goto)

Official Website:
www.takagoto.com

Official Social Media:
www.facebook.com/takagotoofficial
www.twitter.com/takagotomusic
www.soundcloud.com/takagotoofficial
www.instagram.com/takagotoofficial

Feb 8, 2015
Dunk!festival Headliner

We will be headlining at Dunk!festival (May 14-16) in Belgium this year. We will be playing on the 14th. There are a lot of great artists who will be attending as well. Check them out!

http://www.dunkfestival.be
https://www.facebook.com/dunkfestival

See the rest of European tour schedule here.

Jan 31, 2015
European Tour 2015 Update

Some venues have been changed. Latest schedule as follows:

EUROPEAN TOUR 2015
(Flyer & Poster: Ogino Design)

14/04/2015 | AT | Vienna | Arena
15/04/2015 | HU | Budapest | Durer Kert
16/04/2015 | RO | Timisoara | Daos Club
17/04/2015 | RO | Bucharest | Control Club
18/04/2015 | BG | Sofia | Mixtape 5
20/04/2015 | BA | Sarajevo | Dom Mladih
21/04/2015 | SR | Belgrade | Bozidarac
22/04/2015 | HR | Rijeka | Palach
23/04/2015 | SL | Ljubljana | Kino Siska
24/04/2015 | AT | Linz | Stadtwerkstatt
25/04/2015 | IT | Padova | Circolo Mame
26/04/2015 | IT | Bologna | Locomotiv Club
27/04/2015 | IT | Rome | Init Club
28/04/2015 | IT | Milan | Lo Fi Club
29/04/2015 | CH | Zurich | Exil
30/04/2015 | CH | Fribourg | Fri-son
01/05/2015 | FR | Cannes | MJC Picaud
02/05/2015 | ES | Barcelona | Sala Apolo 2
04/05/2015 | ES | Madrid | Teatro Barcelo
05/05/2015 | PT | Lisbon | RCA Club
06/05/2015 | PT | Porto | Hard Club
07/05/2015 | ES | Santiago de Compostela | Theater Principal
08/05/2015 | ES | Erandio | Sala Sonora
11/05/2015 | DE | Bielefeld | Forum
12/05/2015 | DE | Schorndorf | Club Manufaktur
13/05/2015 | NL | Den Bosch | W2
14/05/2015 | BE | Zottegem | Dunk Festival

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1579087065657868/

All shows with Helen Money. Ticket info to follow.

Jan 19, 2015
European Tour 2015 Announcement / Japan Tour 2015 Complete!

Japan tour is now over. It may had been a short tour, but it was very much so memorable so thank you all for the great support!

Now, time to reveal our 2nd European tour! Starts in April - see you there!

EUROPEAN TOUR 2015
(Tour Poster: Ogino Design)

14/04/2015 | AT | Vienna | Arena
15/04/2015 | HU | Budapest | Durer Kert
16/04/2015 | RO | Timisoara | Daos Club
17/04/2015 | RO | Bucharest | Control Club
18/04/2015 | BG | Sofia | Mixtape 5
20/04/2015 | BA | Sarajevo | Club Underground
21/04/2015 | SR | Belgrade | Bozidarac
22/04/2015 | HR | Rijeka | Palach
23/04/2015 | SL | Ljubljana | Kino Siska
24/04/2015 | AT | Linz | Stadtwerkstatt
25/04/2015 | IT | Padova | Circolo Mame
26/04/2015 | IT | Bologna | Locomotiv Club
27/04/2015 | IT | Rome | Init Club
28/04/2015 | IT | Milan | Lo Fi Club
29/04/2015 | CH | Zurich | Exil
30/04/2015 | CH | Fribourg | Fri-son
01/05/2015 | FR | Cannes | MJC Picaud
02/05/2015 | ES | Barcelona | Sala Apolo 2
04/05/2015 | ES | Madrid | Joy Eslava
05/05/2015 | PT | Lisbon | RCA Club
06/05/2015 | PT | Porto | Hard Club
07/05/2015 | ES | Santiago de Compostela | Theater Principal
08/05/2015 | ES | Erandio | Sala Sonora
11/05/2015 | DE | Bielefeld | Forum
12/05/2015 | DE | Schorndorf | Club Manufaktur
13/05/2015 | NL | Den Bosch | W2
14/05/2015 | BE | Zottegem | Dunk Festival

All shows with Helen Money. Ticket info to follow.

Jan 10, 2015
Japan tour starts now!

Sendai, 2015/01/10 (Sat) LIVE HOUSE enn 2nd
Open 18:00, Start 18:30, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: GIP 022-222-9999
Pia (P:245-888), Lawson (L: 29373), e+
Ticket:http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=2214

Tokyo 2015/01/11 (Sun) Daikanyamacho UNIT
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH 03-3444-6751
Pia (P:245-409), Lawson (L:77177), e+
Ticket:http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=2214

Osaka 2015/01/17 (Sat) Shangri-La
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH WEST 06-6535-5569
Pia (P:245-376), Lawson (L:42745), e+
Ticket:http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=2214

Nagoya 2015/01/18 (Sun) CLUB UPSET
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: JAILHOUSE 052-936-6041
Pia (P:245-106), Lawson (L:59022), e+
Ticket:http://smash-jpn.com/live/?id=2214

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355855727907451/

Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We hope the new year will be special by all means and bring love and happiness to every single one of you.

Dec 26, 2014
Pelagic Records Xmas Special

Pelagic Records Xmas Special! Pick up our latest albums' ltd. deluxe 2xCD edition and one of our new tshirts for only 29€ (instead of 37€)! Pick up your copy now from their website: www.pelagic-records.com

Featuring Artworks by Pat Perry Art
Tshirts (+ Flyer) Designed by Ogino Design

Dec 19, 2014
European Tour 2014 Complete!

Yesterday was our last day of the tour in Dresden, Germany. We think yesterday's amazing show allowed us to conclude the tour and the year really nicely. Thank you everyone who came to our shows! Let's meet again!

We are going back to Japan tomorrow, rest a little and start our Japan tour in January. In Spring, we're going to do our 2nd European tour. We will be visiting countries that we couldn't go this time around as well. We can't wait to see all of you!

Much love!

Dec 10, 2014
Icelandic Documentary Film: Heild

We have recently provided our song "Everlasting Light" for an Icelandic Documentary Film called Heild. This is a non-narrative film focuses on all aspects of it’s unique and diverse nature, it’s entire nation and culture. Check it out!

DVD:
http://www.heildfilm.com/store/

Digital Copy:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/heildfilm

Dec 3, 2014
DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival Final Info

DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival is this week! Full line up, programme and remaining ticket info can be found here: www.drillfestival.com

Dec 2, 2014
Temporary Residence Special Campaign

ENTER TO WIN AUTOGRAPHED TEST PRESSINGS!!

BUY HERE: http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr242243

Purchase this special sale-priced vinyl+art print bundle and be automatically entered to win super rare vinyl test pressings of The Last Dawn & Rays of Darkness, autographed by MONO!

For $100 you get 2 limited-edition, signed, numbered fine art prints by renowned cover artist Pat Perry Art, plus both new albums on 100% virgin black vinyl! Also includes MP3 download codes.

This bundle is limited to 100, and is only available at this special sale price while supplies last.

If you already purchased the fine art print set, then you are already automatically entered into the test pressing contest!

BUY HERE: http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr242243

Nov 28, 2014
Another new merchandise available!

Getting cold? We have a new merchandise available for you! Here’s the brand new zip hoodie design by Ogino Design, featuring artworks by Pat Perry Art! These hoodies will be available from 1st of December on European tour, and they’re also available now via Pelagic Records. Get yourself a copy now at:www.pelagic-records.com/zipper/

Nov 26, 2014
"Where We Begin" Short Dance Film Kickstarter - 1 Day Left!

Where We Begin, MONO's collaborative short film with MITSUYO MIYAZAKI's kickstarter campaign has finally reached the goal! Thank you everyone who has supported. There's still one more day for donations. If there is more, more can be done. Check them out if you haven't!

http://kickstarter.wherewebeginfilm.com/

Nov 23, 2014
Pelagic Records Special Campaign Winner

Winners for the Pelagic Records' Tshirt contest has been chosen!

Here are the winners of the Mono shirt contest:

Tom Mueller
Niels Kwalijk Riekende Aap
Flavien Le Normand

Please email your addresses and desired shirt sizes to press@pelagic-records.com with subject line "MONO shirt contest winner", and your goodies will ship ASAP! 

Thanks to everyone for participating, and sharing your beautiful wax with us!

Nov 22, 2014
European Tour Footage Wanted

The two new albums are very special to us. If you have any footage taken at our shows, please send them to us and help us remember every moment of our new journey.

The footage will not only join our personal collection, but some of our favourites will be added to our compilation folder on Facebook with your name and website in the credits!

Thank you and see you on the tour!
(Please do not use flash or by any means distract others at our shows)

EMAIL THE FILES OR DOWNLOADABLE LINKS TO:
monoofjapan@gmail.com

European Tour 2014:
https://www.facebook.com/events/528644193933444/

Flyer by Ogino Design

Nov 17, 2014
European Tour Update

European tour starts in a day! There is one major update to one of the shows. Dec 6, UK Leeds show will no longer be held at Brudenell Social Club. The new venue for this show is now Leeds University Union. Rest to remain the same.

Ticket: http://www.seetickets.com/event/mono-jpn-/leeds-university-union/813884

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528644193933444/

Nov 14, 2014
"Where We Begin" Short Dance Film Kickstarter

The music video's footage comes from an upcoming collaborative dance short film called "Where We Begin", directed by an award winning filmmaker Mitsuyo Miyazaki. The film is narrative, but with dance movements with music by MONO.

This is our big collaboration project and the film is getting really close to be finished! But they're needing some help. They're looking for additional funds to finalise the editing, colouring, audio, visual effects and more! If you like what you saw, please check out their kickstarter page and help them out!

The kickstarter donations come with various gifts from the film crew and also us, MONO.

Please check it out at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mitsuyo/where-we-begin-narrative-dance-film-needs-your-sup

Nov 11, 2014
Pelagic Records Special Campaign

Have you received your coloured vinyl yet? Pelagic Records is giving away 3 free MONO T-Shirts (of your choice + shipping included!) among everyone who participates in this little photo contest. Here's how:

1.) Take a picture of you color-in-colour or grey-marble vinyl copy of "The Last Dawn" and "Rays Of Darkness"

2.) post it on the PELAGIC RECORDS (tag) Facebook wall!

Every single colour-in-colour vinyl is a unique piece, they all look different - basically because the size and shape of the inner vinyl block depends on the temperature during the pressing process. So go get your phones or cameras out and share your individual piece of beauty with us!

Tshirts (+Flyer) Designed by Ogino Design
Featuring Artworks by Pat Perry Art

Pelagic Records Facebook: www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords
Pelagic Records: www.pelagic-records.com

Nov 7, 2014
New tshirts now also available from Shirt Killer!

New tshirts are now also available from Shirt Killer! Pick up your copy from: www.shirtkiller.com/mono

Tshirts are also available on tour and via Pelagic Records: www.pelagic-records.com/tshirts

Featuring Artworks by Pat Perry
Tshirts Designed by Ogino Design

Nov 5, 2014
Out now in Japan + New exclusive merchandise!

Both the new albums "The Last Dawn" and "Rays of Darkness" are now officially out in Japan via Magniph! Purchase your copies now at: www.magniph.com

The albums are also available on iTunes worldwide. Links as follows:

The Last Dawn: https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-last-dawn/id919236728
Rays of Darkness: https://itunes.apple.com/album/rays-of-darkness/id911904581

To celebrate the double release globally today, we have made a special tote bag which is now available via CINRA! The tote bag has an original design by Ogino Design, incorporating the theme of the single “Kanata”. The item goes on sale today!

Purchase URL: http://store.cinra.net/item/detail?bookId=100000000048018

Japan tour is scheduled for January as well. Information as follows:

Sendai, 2015/01/10 (Sat) LIVE HOUSE enn 2nd
Open 18:00, Start 18:30, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: GIP 022-222-9999
Pia (P:245-888), Lawson (L: 29373), e+ (pre:10/11-15) Ticket GIP- http://www.gip-web.co.jp/

Tokyo 2015/01/11 (Sun) Daikanyamacho UNIT
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH 03-3444-6751
Pia (P:245-409), Lawson (L:77177), e+ (pre:10/14-19)

Osaka 2015/01/17 (Sat) Shangri-La
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH WEST 06-6535-5569
Pia (P:245-376), Lawson (L:42745), e+(pre:10/11-15)

Nagoya 2015/01/18 (Sun) CLUB UPSET
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: JAILHOUSE 052-936-6041
Pia (P:245-106), Lawson (L:59022), e+(pre:10/14-19)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355855727907451/

Nov 4, 2014
New merchandise available!

New merchandise is now available via Pelagic Records! Designed by Ogino Design, featuring cover artworks by Pat Perry. Available in S, M, L and XL. Get your copy now at: www.pelagic-records.com/tshirts

Nov 2, 2014
Asia Tour 2014 Complete!

As of today, our 1st Asia Tour is officially over! Thanks to every single one of you who came to our shows, and we would like to give special thanks to New Noise for supporting this tour! Thank you!

Oct 31, 2014
New Limited Merchandise via Temporary Residence Ltd.

Limited Edition Signed, Numbered Giclée Art Print Set

Buy now: http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr242243
(Limited to 1 art print set per customer, includes mp3 download coupon of both albums)

To celebrate our first collaboration with world-renowned artist Pat Perry Art, we have joined forces with fine art studio CloudWatchers to produce a very small, very special edition of "The Last Dawn & Rays of Darkness" fine art prints. CloudWatchers' eye-popping Giclée process uses 100% archival UltraChrome K3 inks on museum quality, acid-free, 100% cotton rag paper with a textured finish. Each print is signed and hand-numbered in an edition of 100 by Pat Perry. There are two prints in each set (one for each album), each print measuring 15x15" (381x381mm). The prints are protected in removable clear polysleeves, and are shipped in rigid, sturdy cardboard mailers with dual-protection cardboard inserts.

Oct 29, 2014
"Where We Begin" PV Premiere

New music video "Where We Begin", a track taken from one of the new records "The Last Dawn" is a collaboration piece with an award winning film producer Mitsuyo Miyazaki. The final piece will turn into a dance short film entitled "Where We Begin", where the story will be told through a narrative style, but with dance movements with music by MONO.

This music video will not only give you the snippets of what the short film will be like, but also give you a special emotional journey with the new song "Where We Begin". Please check it out! 

The film is currently going through the final stage and requiring your help! If you like what you saw, and would love to see what the whole film, please check out their kickstarter page below to help them get additional funds for editing, colouring, audio editing and more! A lot of special gifts from the cast and MONO are available as well.

Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/1v81q8a

 

Oct 29, 2014
Out now in North America!

Both the new albums "The Last Dawn" and "Rays of Darkness" are now officially out in North America via Temporary Residence Ltd! Purchase your copies now at: www.temporaryresidence.com

The albums are also available on iTunes for North America, European & UK regions. Links as follows:

The Last Dawn: https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-last-dawn/id919236728
Rays of Darkness: https://itunes.apple.com/album/rays-of-darkness/id911904581

Oct 28, 2014
Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn CM @渋谷MUSEE Channel (大盛堂書店上)

From Oct 20th to Oct 26th, the 15 seconds animation teaser Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn CM was getting shown in 4 different locations in Kanto region of Japan. This is the actual captured footage from Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan for those who are interested!



Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn CM:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11DRPtqJpw

Excite News Article:
www.excite.co.jp/News/anime_hobby/20141023/Animeanime_20595.html

森本晃司 (Koji Morimoto):
www.kojimorimoto.com
www.facebook.com/phy.kojimorimoto

Oct 28, 2014
DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival Line Up Update

DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival (where we will be playing this December)'s line up has been updated! Newly added bands are British Sea Power, Young Fathers, These New Puritans, Cassetteboy, Fujiya & Miyagi, Esben and the Witch, and 25 other bands! Ticket information as follows.

Day Tickets onsale now: http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=drill+brighton
Weekend Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/drill-brighton/various-brighton-venues/816377/
Friday (your day) Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/drill-brighton/various-brighton-venues/824495

www.drillfestival.com
www.facebook.com/drillfestival
www.twitter.com/drillfestival

Oct 27, 2014
Out now in UK!

Both the new albums "The Last Dawn" and "Rays of Darkness" are now officially out in UK via Pelagic Records! Purchase your copies now at:www.pelagic-records.com

The albums are also available on iTunes for European & UK regions. Links as follows:

The Last Dawn: https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-last-dawn/id919236728
Rays of Darkness: https://itunes.apple.com/album/rays-of-darkness/id911904581

Oct 25, 2014
Japan tour tickets on sale now!

Japan tour tickets are now on sale as of today!

Sendai, 2015/01/10 (Sat) LIVE HOUSE enn 2nd
Open 18:00, Start 18:30, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: GIP 022-222-9999
Pia (P:245-888), Lawson (L: 29373), e+ (pre:10/11-15) Ticket GIP- http://www.gip-web.co.jp/

Tokyo 2015/01/11 (Sun) Daikanyamacho UNIT
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH 03-3444-6751
Pia (P:245-409), Lawson (L:77177), e+ (pre:10/14-19)

Osaka 2015/01/17 (Sat) Shangri-La
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: SMASH WEST 06-6535-5569
Pia (P:245-376), Lawson (L:42745), e+(pre:10/11-15)

Nagoya 2015/01/18 (Sun) CLUB UPSET
Open 18:00, Start 19:00, Pre-order ¥3,500 (excl. drinks)
Contact: JAILHOUSE 052-936-6041
Pia (P:245-106), Lawson (L:59022), e+(pre:10/14-19)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355855727907451/

Oct 24, 2014
Out now in Europe!

Both the new albums "The Last Dawn" and "Rays of Darkness" are now officially out in Europe via Pelagic Records! Purchase your copies now at:www.pelagic-records.com

The albums are also available now on iTunes for European regions. Links as follows:

The Last Dawn: https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-last-dawn/id919236728
Rays of Darkness: https://itunes.apple.com/album/rays-of-darkness/id911904581

Oct 21, 2014
MONO x Koji Morimoto, Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn CM street broadcast!

From Oct 20th (Mon) to 26th (Sun), Street vision Profound TV will be broadcasting the MONO x Koji Morimoto, Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn CM!

The CM will be broadcasted 2 to 4 times a week above Taisetsudo Bookstore (Shibuya Centre Entrance), above LAOX (Akihabara), near SL Plaza (Shinbashi) and near ViBi (Sendai Train Station).

- Shibuya MUSEE Channel (above Taisetsudo Bookstore). Broadcast time: 9:00-24:00, twice every hour around 6 mins 30 secs and 36 mins 30 secs in.
- Akihabara Vision (above LAOX). Broadcast time: 8:00-22:00, four times every hour around 13 mins, 28 mins, 43 mins and 48 mins in.
- Super Lisa Shinbashi (near SL Plaza). Broadcast time: 8:00-24:00, four times every hour around 13 mins, 28 mins, 43 mins and 48 mins in.
- Super Lisa Sendai (near ViBi at Sendai Train Station). Broadcast time: 9:00-21:00, twice to four times every hour around 13mins, 28 mins, 43 mins and 58 mins in.

All the times above are our rough estimates and there may be hours that may not have all the scheduled broadcasts.

The project originally started from the animation director Koji Morimoto wanted to play MONO as loud as possible at the Shibuya Crossing. Witness it now in action!

CM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11DRPtqJpw
Koji Morimoto: https://www.facebook.com/phy.kojimorimoto

Oct 17, 2014
"Cyclone" Premiere

We would like to present to you another song “Cyclone” from one of our new albums “The Last Dawn” as the very last preview of the double release! Both the new albums will be released next week starting from Europe (Oct 24), followed by UK (Oct 27), USA (Oct 28) and Japan (Nov 5) through Temporary Residence Ltd, Pelagic Records and Magniph.

https://soundcloud.com/monoofjapan/cyclone

Oct 7, 2014
Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn Japan Tour 2015 + Japan Pre-Order

Following the double release in November via MAGNIPH for Japan, we will be touring in Sendai, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya next year! As a special guest, new album’s guest vocalist, envy’s Tetsuya Fukagawa will be touring with us as well. Information as follows!

=====Tour Dates=====

Sendai 2015/01/10(Sat)LIVE HOUSE enn 2nd
Open 18:00 Start 18:30 Advance Sale ¥3,500 (Drink Excluded)
(Contact)GIP 022-222-9999

Tokyo 2015/01/11(Sun)Daikanyamacho UNIT
Open 18:00 Start 19:00 Advance Sale ¥3,500 (Drink Excluded)
(Contact)SMASH 03-3444-6751

Osaka 2015/01/17(Sat)Shangri-La
Open 18:30 Start 19:00 Advance Sale ¥3,500 (Drink Excluded)
(Contact)SMASH WEST 06-6535-5569

Nagoya 2015/01/18(Sun)CLUB UPSET
Open 18:00 Start 18:30 Advance Sale ¥3,500 (Drink Excluded)
(Contact)JAILHOUSE 052-936-6041

=====Ticket=====

Sale Date:2014/10/25(Sat)

Sendai: Pia (P:245-888), Lawson (L: 29373), e+ (pre:10/11-15), Ticket GIP: http://www.gip-web.co.jp/

Tokyo: Pia (P:245-409), Lawson (L:77177), e+ (pre:10/14-19)

Nagoya: Pia (P:245-376), Lawson (L:42745), e+(pre:10/11-15)

Osaka: Pia (P:245-106), Lawson (L:59022), e+ (pre:10/14-19)

=====Japan Pre-Order=====

*AMAZON
Rays of Darkness
http://www.amazon.co.jp/Rays-Darkness-MONO/dp/B00NETZ9PU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1412591340&sr=1-1

The Last Dawn
http://www.amazon.co.jp/The-Last-Dawn-MONO/dp/B00NETZ9WI/ref=pd_bxgy_m_text_y

*Tower Records
Rays of Darkness
http://tower.jp/item/3709089/Rays-of-Darkness

The Last Dawn
http://tower.jp/item/3709091/The-Last-Dawn

*HMV
Rays of Darkness
http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_MONO_000000000090610/item_Rays-Of-Darkness_5984896

The Last Dawn 
http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_MONO_000000000090610/item_Last-Dawn_5984897

*iTunes
Rays of Darkness
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/rays-of-darkness/id915381137

The last Dawn
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/the-last-dawn/id915383252

Sep 25, 2014
Animation Director Koji Morimoto x MONO Special Collaboration Work!


MONO’s first-ever darkest 15 seconds music video, created by Animation Director Koji Morimoto who is known for such works as “AKIRA”, “MEMORIES/Mgnetic Rose”, “EXTRA”, “Animatrix” and “Jigenbakudan”. His work continues to lead the animation world by grabbing the audiences in such a drastic way. The world class animation master Koji Morimoto got an immediate inspiration after listening to the new song “Recoil, Ignite” and decided to collaborate with MONO! Grotesque yet evanescence and beautiful, the music video turned out to be such an amazing piece! Please check it out!

http://www.kojimorimoto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/phy.kojimorimoto

Sep 17, 2014
DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival

We’re very excited to announce that we will be performing at DRILL:BRIGHTON Festival this December alongside an incredible line-up! There’s an exclusive pre-sale now via Resident Music (01273 606312) with tickets going on general sale this Friday vihttp://www.seetickets.com/event/drill-brighton/various-brighton-venues/816377/

For further information, please visit their website below:
www.drillfestival.com
www.facebook.com/drillfestival
www.twitter.com/drillfestival

Sep 16, 2014
"Recoil, Ignite" Premiere

Experience the dark side of MONO, "Recoil, Ignite" is the opening track of the new album "Rays of Darkness". Check out the excerpt version of the track below!

http://soundcloud.com/monoofjapan/recoil-ignite-excerpt

Sep 12, 2014
"Where We Begin" Single

Have you checked out our new song "Where We Begin" from one of our upcoming albums "The Last Dawn"? "The Last Dawn" is an opposition album to "Rays of Darkness", it's an album about escaping from the darkness and seeking the light. What do you think? Have a listen from the link below!

https://soundcloud.com/monoofjapan/where-we-begin

Sep 5, 2014
The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness European Tour

Followed by the Asian tour, we will be doing the tour in Europe as well! Ticket information to follow.

Nov 18, 2014 | Hydrozagadka | Warsaw, PL

Nov 20, 2014 | Re:Public | Minsk, BY

Nov 21, 2014 | Gertrudes Ielas Teatris | Riga, LV

Nov 22, 2014 | 16 Tons | Moscow, RU

Nov 23, 2014 | Mod | St Petersburg, RU

Nov 24, 2014 | Tavastia | Helsinki, FIN

Nov 26, 2014 | Debaser Strand | Stockholm, SE

Nov 27, 2014 | John Dee | Oslo, NO

Nov 29, 2014 | Loppen | Copenhagen, DK

Nov 30, 2014 | Studenterhuset | Aalborg, DK

Dec 1, 2014 | Hafenklang | Hamburg, DE

Dec 2, 2014 | Vera | Groningen, NL

Dec 3, 2014 | MAZ | Brugge, BE

Dec 4, 2014 | Patronaat | Haarlem, NL

Dec 5, 2014 | Drill Festival | Brighton, UK

Dec 6, 2014 | Brudenell Social Club | Leeds, UK

Dec 7, 2014 | Stereo | Glasgow, UK

Dec 8, 2014 | Whelans | Dublin, IRE

Dec 10, 2014 | Islington Assembly Hall | London, UK

Dec 11, 2014 | Trabendo | Paris, FR

Dec 13, 2014 | Pelagic Festival | Berlin, DE

Dec 14, 2014 | Gebaudeg | Koln, DE

Dec 15, 2014 | Jubez | Karlsruhe, DE

Dec 16, 2014 | Feierwerk | Munich, DE

Dec 17, 2014 | Podnik | Prague, CZ

Dec 18, 2014 | Beatpol | Dresden, DE

Sep 4, 2014
The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness Asian Tour

In October, we will be doing our first The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness tour in Asia! Information as follows.

Date: 17 Oct
City: Beijing
Venue: Yugong Yishan
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 18 Oct
City: Shanghai
Venue: MAO LIVE HOUSE
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 21 Oct
City: Wuhan
Venue: VOX
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 23 Oct
City: XIAN
Venue: XIAN THEATRE
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 24 Oct
City: CHENGDU
Venue: MINI LIVE
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 25 Oct
City: SHENZHEN
Venue: B10 live
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/

Date: 26 Oct
City: HONG KONG
Venue: Music Zone
Ticket links: http://newnoise.taobao.com/
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537986526415035/

Date: 29 Oct
City: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Venue: Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh.
Ticket links: http://ticketbox.vn/event/mono-2014-10050
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/261517480713392

Date: 2014.10.31
City: Taipei, Taiwan
Venue: THE WALL GONG GUAN
Ticket links: http://thewall.tw/

Sep 3, 2014
Double Album Release

When we started in 1999, we set out with a simple mission: from bliss to bludgeon, no matter how long or winding the path may be. After “For my parents”, we had finally reached the logical conclusion of that era, it was time to remember where we started and re-think where we were heading!

Less strings? Louder? Quieter? Lighter? Darker? Yes. “The Last Dawn” and “Rays of Darkness” are a pair of new albums. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually, and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. No strangers to narratives, the twin albums explore familiar themes: hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Those elemental parts of life, and the complicated relationships that we create have, never been more resonant through our music.

USA Pre-order via Temporary Residence Ltd.:
The Last Dawn LP/CD: http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr242
Rays of Darkness LP/CD: http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr243
Double Album LP (Super Deluxe Die-cut Gatefold Coloured Vinyl):http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr242 orhttp://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr243
(All Vinyl Formats include a free Mp3 download coupon)

Europe Pre-order via Pelagic Records:
The Last Dawn LP: http://pelagic-records.com/vinyl/
Rays of Darkness LP: http://pelagic-records.com/vinyl/
Double Album LP (Deluxe Die-cut Gatefold DLP - available in 3 colours):http://pelagic-records.com/vinyl/
The Last Dawn CD: http://pelagic-records.com/cds/
Rays of Darkness CD: http://pelagic-records.com/cds/
Double Album CD: http://pelagic-records.com/cds/

Japan Pre-order via Magniph:
The Last Dawn CD: http://www.magniph.com/
Rays of Darkness CD: http://www.magniph.com/

Aug 20, 2014
ArcTanGent Festival Soon!

On the 30th of August, we will be headlining at ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol, UK. Not only will there be some new songs, but there will be some old songs we haven't played in a long time.

If you haven't seen the festival schedule, check it out below and make sure to plan your visit when you're there!

See you then!

Aug 5, 2014
Dance Short Film "Where We Begin"

MONO will be working together for a dance short film called "Where We Begin", written and directed by an award winning filmmaker Mitsuyo Miyazaki! Please join the film's Facebook page for behind the scenes videos and updates.

https://www.facebook.com/wherewebeginfilm

Jul 31, 2014
Alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki has safely reached the Broad Peak!

As of today, the Japanese alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki has safely reached the Broad Peak at the border of Pakistan! Please check out the series of his footages on YouTube.

The song “Where We Begin” which was written for this moment for Kuriki is now available for you to listen on the final episode as well.

Congratulations, Kuriki!

Kuriki's YouTube: http://goo.gl/L5S3uM
Kuriki's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kurikiyama
Kuriki's Profile: http://kurikiyama-eng.tumblr.com/profile

Jul 3, 2014
MONO joins the project of alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki!

Currently, the Japanese alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki is facing a challenge upon Broadpeak (8047m) at the border of Pakistan. He’s sharing the footage of his journey on his YouTube as the journey goes on.

To show our appreciation towards his challenge, we’re providing a lot of our music including one of the new songs “Where We Begin” in his footage so please check them out!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kurikiyama

Jun 2, 2014
Club Quattro 25th Anniversary

We are happy to announce that we will play in Nagoya, JP for the Nagoya Club Quattro 25th Anniversary with Nabowa on July 15.

Here is the link for the tickets:
http://www.club-quattro.com/nagoya/schedule/detail.php?id=3515

Hope to see you there.

Apr 9, 2014
Say Hello Festival 2014

We'd like to announce that we will be performing again at this year's Say Hello Festival 2014. We are thankful that the promoters have invited us to return. We're looking forward to the festival and seeing the many great bands we get to share the stage with. Complete information is below. Thank you!

SAY HELLOW FESTIVAL 2014
Venue: Iox Aroza (Toyama)
Address: Aroza Village, Minato, Toyama, 939-1681, Japan
When: Aug 9, 2014 (Sat) - Aug 10, 2014 (Sun) 2 days total
Opening: 11:00 / Start: 12:00
 
Ticket:
General: 1 day ticket (11:00-21:00) 5500 Yen | Night Ticket (23:00-05:00) 3500 yen | 2 Day Pass (Aug 9 11:00 - Aug 10 21:00) 10,000 yen
Students: 500 yen (Below high school age / student ID Required on the day / no entry after 21:00)
Group Discount Ticket (Limited Stock / No group night tickets):
> 3 people: 1 day pass 14,500 yen | 2 day pass 27,000 yen
> 5 people: 1 day pass 22,500 yen | 2 day pass 42,500 yen
(For all visitors, 500 yen special drink ticket available upon arrival)
(200 yen donated from the drink ticket to East Japan Great Earthquake Support)
(Preschool children and below free entry)
 
Play guide: Available from Apr 16 (Wed) 10:00 from Lawson Ticket / Ticket Pia / E Plus / Arts Navi / All Bunendo Tsutaya stores in Toyama + Kanazawa Store / Orange Voice Factory Corporation Website (http://www.oravo.net)
 
 
For all information:
SAY HELLO FESTIVAL
P +81 76-411-6121

Apr 3, 2014
Headlining the ArcTanGent Festival

We are very honored to be one of the headliners of the ArcTanGent festival in Bristol, UK that runs from August 28th - 30th, alongside so many incredible bands. You can see the full lineup here: http://arctangent.co.uk/line-up/ Our new album is currently in progress for a release date later this year, so hopefully we will share a preview of it at the festival. As always, thank you for your support. Somewhere between the soundscapes on an open field, we meet again.

Apr 1, 2014
New European Label

We have signed with Pelagic Records to release our new album later in 2014 in Europe and the UK. You can read more here: http://www.pelagic-records.com/newsletter/newsletter_02_14.html

Pelagic are also now selling most of our back catalog and some t-shirts on their online shop: http://pelagic-records.com/webshop/ This will offer European and UK fans a more affordable option for ordering LPs, CDs and t-shirts... especially when ordering single items, which are prohibitively expensive from our our US-based online shop.

We're excited to be working with a European label now and hope that it makes our new record easier to get and more affordable for our many fans.  We'll have more news about the new record over the summer and look forward to sharing it with you then!

Feb 19, 2014
Leave Them All Behind 2014

We're excited to announce that we'll be performing on July 12th in Tokyo with JesuRussian Circles and COHOL at Unit. Tickets will be on sale starting Saturday, March 8th. We will remind you then. Full information is below.

Show:
7/12(Sat)
venue: Unit
location: Daikanyama, Tokyo
door: 15:45
start: 16:30
ticket: 7,500yen (adv.) / tba (door)+drink charge

JESU
MONO
RUSSIAN CIRCLES
COHOL

Ticket:
Pia(P: 225-162), Lawson(L: 71720), eplus, Ganban

Total info:
SMASH
+81-(0)3-3444-6751
http://smash-jpn.com/

Daymare Recordings
info@daymarerecordings.com
www.daymarerecordings.com

Dec 17, 2013
One Night Only Special Tokyo Live Show - Confirmed!

The TV show Kanata No Ko, which is currently being broadcast on the Japanese TV channel WOWOW, showcases MONO’s new sounds, moving people’s feelings with their dynamic sounds and emotional melodies. To celebrate the success, MONO will be performing a one-night-only special performance in Tokyo, performing the theme song “Kanata” and other music.

This will be the first time for MONO to play the song live in Japan, and will be the first show in Tokyo since back in February, 2013. Not only will this be a Japanese premiere for “Kanata”, but the band will be performing their old songs from “For My Parents” and more. This will be a very special event, make sure to come and check out their new improved performance from the recent US and European tours!

“Kanata” is currently available on iTunes, as well as from their Bandcamp website.

Mar 22, 2014 (Sat) - Shibuya WWW, Tokyo, Japan
Open 18:00 / Start 19:00 / Ticket ¥4200
Tickets available from Jan 18, 2014 (Sat)
Tokyo: Pia (P:219-820), Lawson (L: 75755), E+ (Pre: 12/24-1/5)

Supported by WOWOW
Contact: SMASH +81 (0)3-3444-6751
http://smash-jpn.com / http://smash-mobile.com

Dec 11, 2013
Recording & North American Tour - April & May 2014

We're excited to tell you that we'll be returning to the United States in April to record our next album, which will be released later in 2014.  We'll follow the recording up by touring from Pennsylvania out to the West Coast. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13th and you can find the dates below. Hope to see you in the springtime in North America!  Take care!

  • Thursday, 4.24 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups
  • Friday, 4.25 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
  • Saturday, 4.26 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
  • Sunday, 4.27 - Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
  • Tuesday, 4.29 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
  • Wednesday, 4.30 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
  • Thursday, 5.1 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
  • Friday, 5.2 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
  • Saturday, 5.3 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
  • Monday, 5.5 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
  • Tuesday, 5.6 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
  • Thursday, 5.8 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

Nov 27, 2013
"Kanata" Out Now!

We're excited to announce the release of our first single ever!!! Our new single "Kanata" is available now on our Bandcamp site:monoofjapan.bandcamp.com. You can find it on iTunes as well, though in some countries it has been mistakenly credited to Möno, another band, and you will have to search for "Kanata" to find it. We will hopefully have this corrected today. 

"Kanata" is the theme of the television mini-series "Kanata No Ko", which will be airing in December in Japan on the WOWOW network. We recorded other music for the series, though we aren't certain when we will be able to make it available. Hopefully we will release other tracks soon. Please take a second to share this post with your friends who like MONO. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2013
Dream Odyssey Video Release!

Noisey has some exciting news from us: The premiere of our video for Dream Odyssey!

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/monos-dream-odyssey-video-and-get-lost-in-space

Oct 8, 2013
Kanata No Ko

MONO has been chosen to write a theme song for a Japanese drama series called "Kanatanoko" on WOWOW.

Since the offer, MONO has started writing the song and the audio engineer Fred Weaver who has dealt with "For My Parents" visited Japan to make the recording possible.

The song is called "Kanata". As well as the theme song, MONO has also written and recorded various soundtracks throughout the series.

Drama will be broadcasted on December 1st at 10:00pm, which will be spread out to total of 4 episodes.

The director Tatsushi Ohmori is famous for such series as Sayonara Keikoku and Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken, and the script is written by Izumu Takahashi who is known for such series as Ningen Konchuuki and Soranin.

The original story "Kanata No Ko" was written by one of the best seller authors Mitsuyo Kakuta who has won numerous awards including Naoki award.

The original literature for this drama has also received an award called Izumikyou Kabungakusyo.

http://www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/kanatanoko/

Jul 5, 2013
Playtime 2013 Festival

We're happy to announce that we will be playing in Gachurt, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 28th at the PLAYTIME 2013 FESTIVAL!!! We hope to see all of our Mongolian fans soon!

Festival Description:
Two days each summer in Ulaanbaatar’s Hotel Mongolia camp of Gachuurt village about 20 kilometers East of Ulaanbaatar city center, the Mongolian Playtime Music Festival presents over 30 local and international bands, highlighting the best in new and emerging music. Since 2002, this local independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music in Mongolia. Hosting 10,000 attendees of all ages, the festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With many individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest supports local businesses and economy, and promotes the Mongolian arts community as a whole. 

Official Website:
http://playtime.mn/ 

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Playtime-Festival/136702226354230

Jul 1, 2013
Zhang Bei Festival

We're excited to announce that we'll be playing in China at the Zhang Bei Music Festival on July 26th. You can find more info here:www.weibo.com/inmusicfestival2012

May 18, 2013
Say Hello Festival, July 14th

We're happy to announce that we will be performing on July 14th at the Say Hello Festival: http://www.sayhellofes.com/

The festival is a benefit for victims of the Fukushima disaster, so we are particularly honored and proud to be a part of it.  

We hope to see you there!

May 11, 2013
Australia & New Zealand June Tour Dates

We're on tour in Australia and New Zealand next month. Come see us:

THUR 20 JUNE Auckland KINGS ARMS
plus special guests
Tickets from UTR www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/ticket, Real Groovy and Rough Peel Music

FRI 21 JUNE Wellington BODEGA
plus special guests
Tickets from UTR www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/ticket

SAT 22 JUNE Hobart DARK MOFO Satanalia
plus Boris, The Drones, The Stickmen, Barbarion, Fourteen Nights at Sea, Kangaroo Skull, A Dead Forest Index, Angel Eyes and more www.darkmofo.net.au
Tickets on sale http://www.mona.net.au/shop/dark-mofo

SUN 23 JUNE - Melbourne THE HIFI
plus special guests
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Polyester Records - CBD & Fitzroy, Sight n Sound - Northcote & Boronia, consume.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets.

WED 26 JUNE - Brisbane THE HIFI
plus special guests
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Butterbeats, Uni Co-op Bookshop Sunshine Coast, consume.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets.

THUR 27 JUNE - Sydney THE HIFI
plus special guests
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300THEHIFI, Red Eye Records, Utopia Records, Mall Music - Brookvale, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Recordstore - Darlinghurst,
Sandy's Music - Dee Why, Westsyde Connection - Dullwich Hill, Resist Records - Newtown, consume.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets.

May 10, 2013
Leftover Mexican T-shirts

We have some Mexico Tour t-shirts left over from, well, our tour of Mexico that we're selling for a discount price on our online store. Check them out:

GREY: http://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/merch/mono-mexico-tour-2013-t-shirt-grey
WHITE: http://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/merch/mono-mexico-tour-2013-t-shirt-white