The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY announces debut single, gives debut peformance

After making the shock announcement that LADYBABY were dropping their gentle bearded giant, LADYBEARD and creating the group “The Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby“, they have now announced their debut single (and in turn, major label debut) under the new unit. They announced this during yesterday’s live show at TOKYO LIQUIDROOM, “The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY ~ Let’s go Crazy ~“.  Read more after the gap.

During the show last night, they debuted two new songs “Onigirikku Revival” and “Joujou Shantan (Shan Shan Shantan)“, which presumably will be the two featured on the upcoming (as yet untitled) single. The single is being pressed by KING RECORDS and will be released on November 30. It is available to pre-order from Amazon Japan now and comes in multiple versions: standard CD only, and limited edition CD+DVD.

Furthermore, The Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby will be undertaking a tour of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka starting from February 2017.

Some photos from last nights show, courtesy Natalie:


  • Comments

    • Tiff

      Random but Ladybeard came to my university in the summer for a concert. Saw him before here but never knew what he was about. He sang a heavy metal version of Utada Hikaru’s First Love.

    • guest

      Why the hell did they wait till Ladybeard was GONE to go major? It makes no friggin’ sense!

      • Oxox

        A major signing them in this transitional period where they have just gotten rid of Ladybeard, their most iconic member is definitely weird…
        I wonder if Clearstone threw some money around to make it happen?

    • was ladybeard just to get them some hype internationally?

    • Mr Waffle

      If anyone is wondering what happened to Ladybeard, he said on his radio show that it even though he wanted to it “wasn’t possible to continue”, but he wasn’t allowed to go into specifics… make of that what you will I guess.

      • Ash

        I guess that will only be revealed when we see how successful the single turns out to be. My guess is that it’s reception will be a resounding ‘eh’.

      • DestroyX

        I read on a forum that he got kicked out and there were rumours about management allegedly mistreating him.

    • BabyPanda

      Are they seriously going to keep that name… it’s too long, ”complicated” and screams “please pay us attention” in a bad way….