On April 17, TOKYO FM & JFN presented a special collaboration concert between flumpool and Taiwanese band Mayday titled, EARTH X HEART LIVE 2013. Since 1990, TOKYO FM has been inviting artistes to participate in annual events to raise awareness for environmental issues. In 2012 they began holding EARTH X HEART LIVE. This year's concert was held in Tokyo at NHK Hall with a dream collaboration between flumpool and Mayday.
First to take stage was Mayday. Vocalist Ashin expressed, "We're very happy to be holding a concert at NHK Hall today. I hope everyone will enjoy the show till the end." The audience, comprising of both Japanese fans and fans from other parts of Asia, burst into cheers after hearing his greeting in Japanese. From their lively rock songs to their soft ballads, Mayday gave an astounding performance filled with emotional sound. The screens behind the stage displayed their lyrics in Chinese as well as the Japanese translations. Their heartwarming messages touched the audience.
When flumpool took the stage, they sang their hit songs like labo, Touch and Hoshi ni Negai wo. They were full of energy in their performance. While on stage, they made two big announcements - To celebrate their 5th anniversary, they will be holding a two-day concert at Nippon Budokan on October 1 & 2. As well, they will be releasing a new single in the early summer. Fans were ecstatic upon hearing the news.
During the encore, Mayday and flumpool held a special performance. flumpool's vocalist Yamamura Ryuta sang the Chinese version to the song Akashi (Zhengming). The lyrics were written by Ashin. Similarly, Yamamura rewrote the lyrics to Mayday's hit song OAOA, which Ashin performed in Japanese for the first time. Standing side by side on stage together, their performance showed that their music and friendship were not restricted by any boundaries.
The EARTH X HEART LIVE 2013 special will be broadcasted on April 22 (Earth Day) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM through TOKYO FM and JFN 38 network stations.
1. Sun Wu Kong
2. Loneliness Terminator
7. Love - i n g
9. OK La -> Motor Rock + Member solos
10. Leaving the Surface of the Earth
1. Kotoshi no sakura
4. Kimi wo tsurete
7. Vega ~ Kako to Mirai no Hokkyokusei
8. Ii janai?
9. Hoshi ni negai wo
Mayday & flumpool Session
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net