Ayumi Hamasaki’s 20th anniversary CDL concert will be held with no audience

Ayumi Hamasaki’s annual CDL (countdown live) concert has been an annual tradition loved by fans for almost her entire career. Her very first CDL concert was held 20 years ago on December 30th and 31st at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo back in 2000.

The “WHATEVER “Ferry ‘System F’ Corsten Vocal Edit Mix” hitmaker loves to spend new years with her legion of devoted fans, but unfortunately for the first time in 20 years they will have to join her digitally. Titled “COUNTDOWN LIVE 2020-2021 ~MUSIC for LIFE~”, the concert was to have a live audience (with multiple measures in place with COVID-19 in mind) and also be streamed through the services Thumva and Bilibili.

However, due to new regulations by the government and rapid new infections of COVID-19 Ayu and her team decided to not have an audience attend the concert this year. The status of the concert had many fans worried as other artists such as Kumi Koda had to completely cancel concerts they had planned.

Fortunately, COUNTDOWN LIVE 2020-2021 ~MUSIC for LIFE~ still has the green light and fans all around the world will be able to celebrate ringing in the new year with Ayu.

Additionally, a special fanclub live she had planned received a new name titled “Ayumi Hamasaki Special SHOWCASE ~Xmas Eve 2020~“, the concert will take place on December 24th via YouTube!

For additional information on streaming COUNTDOWN LIVE 2020-2021 ~MUSIC for LIFE~ check out her official website.