VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), kicked off their latest U.S. tour on April 8th to promote the international edition of their latest release, BLOODSUCKERS.

Touring the U.S. a year and a half after the international edition of SEX BLOOD ROCK N ROLL, this tour has personal meaning for HYDE as he gets the chance to hit the road with SIXX:A.M., the band formed by one of his most-respected artists, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.

VAMPS has been focusing on overseas activities since 2013, and they invited SIXX:A.M. to their own festival “VAMPARK FEST” on Feb 18 and 19th this year for a dream opportunity – a joint live show. “VAMPS gave us a chance to perform in front of many rock fans in Japan. We’d like to show our appreciation by inviting them to join us on our U.S. tour,” said band leader Nikki Sixx.

After SIXX:A.M. returned to America, they started spreading the word to all their fans about VAMPS as a must-see band.

Their U.S. tour kicked off this month at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. VAMPS opened the night with their song “EVIL”. Many fans unfamiliar with VAMPS were curious to see a Japanese rock band for the first time, while longtime VAMPS fans were excited for their return.

“Hello! San Francisco! We’ve been looking forward to this tour and now here we are! Thank you, SIXX:A.M. Thanks so much, guys!” HYDE shouted to the American audience as they responded with loud, enthusiastic screams.

VAMPS performed “WORLD’S END”, the new song getting attention from American rock media, and continued the set with a cover of Motley Crue’s “Live Wire”, which got the whole crowd singing aloud. Their final song of the night was the VAMPS rock anthem “SEX BLOOD ROCK N ROLL”. VAMPS left the stage to loud after a 30-minute set of 7 songs.

“I overdid it just a little today,” HYDE said with a big smile. “The tour is just starting, so I’ve got to keep it up and give it all each time. This reaction, it’s great. We’re going to keep rocking and build more fans.”

VAMPS will continue their tour with SIXX:A.M. through April, capping off the tour with an extended headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1.

Tickets for the New York show are on sale now at

2015 U.S. Tour Dates
WED 8 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
FRI 10 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SAT 11 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
MON 13 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
TUE 14 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
THU 16 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
FRI 17 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SUN 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
MON 20 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
TUE 21 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
SAT 25 Ft. Myers, FL @ Ft. Rock Festival
SUN 26 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
TUE 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica
WED 29 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore w/SIXX:A.M. and Apocalyptica

Fri 1 NY, NY @ Best Buy Theater (Headline show)
Fri 15/Sat 16/Sun 17 Rock On The Range @Columbus, OH

SIXX:A.M. The Modern Vintage Tour
w/ special guests Apocalyptica and VAMPS

VAMPS released the international edition of their new studio album, BLOODSUCKERS, through Spinefarm Records in March in Europe and the United States.

This 13 track release – produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb Of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean – is the follow-up to SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL, also issued via Spinefarm in 2013.

VAMPS BLOODSUCKERS – International Edition is available on iTunes and Amazon.

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