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w-inds. “SWEET FANTASY” is delayed


For the first time ever since their debut in 2001, w-inds. has cancelled a live in the middle of its performance. Their Sweet Fantasy tour performance in Kanagawa Prefecture was canceled during an MC, which followed the song “COLOR ME” on August 7, 2009.

w-inds. has had a perfect tour every year since 2003. The news came to a shock to everyone when members, Ryohei and Ryuichi MC-ed for over 20 minutes, and Keita still had not come back on stage.

“They sang up until “COLOR ME”, and at the MC, both Ryo and Ryu were there together and they announced that Keita had to go to the hospital because of bronchitis, therefore the live was being canceled. The fans are going to get reimbursed for their tickets on the 31st.

Because of the situation, the tour will be on hold for a few weeks. Fans will get to chose to transfer their tickets or receive a refund. It was also announced by Keita’s that he will get at least 2 weeks rest and treatment for the bronchitis.

Pony Canyon has announced the change in dates for their tour:

Kanagawa Prefectural hall – August 31st & October 25th
Omiya Sonic City – September 23rd & 25

Keita has also posted a personal apology to the fans:
I apologize for the cancelation at todays live at Kanagawa, Omiya.

Because of excessive coughing and singing while coughing, I could no longer control my voice. Also my body was not receiving enough oxygen, so it was decided to cancel the live.

I feel ashamed as a professional for not being able to finish the performance.

A lot of you were looking for to today’s live, and many came from far places too. I will definitely make it up to you all in the future. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

I will focus on getting better and recover to stand on stage next to you all, and give you better performances.

Please wait…

Keita Tachibana

Personally, I’m sad that he felt that he needed to blog about it. I thought you were supposed to be resting Keita? Although I haven’t been paying attention to w-inds. as of late, they are still one of my favorites and I understand Keita’s situation all too well.

We hope you get better! w-inds. is not w-inds. without you, literally. Take care of yourself and get better. I don’t think 2 weeks is long enough for you to get better, but I guess it’s all you can do when management is thinking they have control over your health.

Much love Keita!

w-inds. fighting!

source: keita’s blog, vichan, kyameru

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2 Responses

  1. romulo says:


  2. Pei Atreides says:

    Ahhh so sad. This year’s tour hasn’t been a good one, has it? First the female dancers problem, and now Keita’s health. Hopefully Keita will get better soon. Although it’s disappointing, I would say Keita’s health is number one (at least for me) 🙂

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