AKB48 to release 8th original studio album January 2017

Queens of the Modern J-Pop Charts AKB48 have revealed that they will release their 8th original studio album, currently untitled, on January 25, 2017.

The new album will contain the A-side songs from their singles between the release of their 42nd single “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby” through their 46th single “High Tension“, which includes “Kimi wa Melody“, “Tsubasa wa Iranai“, “LOVE TRIP“, and “Shiawase wo Wakenasai“. Additionally, the coupling songs “365 Nichi no Kamihikouki” from their 42nd single and “Hikari to Kage no Hibi” from their 45th single will also be on the track listing.

Besides the 8 previously mentioned songs, the new material featured on the CD-only version will differ from the new material found on the CD+DVD version. Furthermore, the DVD disc of the CD+DVD version will contain performance footage from the national handshake events.

There will be two intimate concerts held in commemoration of the album’s release at the Toyosu PIT Live House in Tokyo the following March.

Both versions of this release will contain a serial number that can be used to apply for attendance: Type A (CD+DVD) will contain an application ticket for the concert on March 1st, while type B (CD only) will contain an application ticket for the concert on March 2nd.

Specifications for this upcoming album are still pending and subject to change.

(via King Records)