Keisuke Kuwata to release his first Studio Album in over 6 Years

This has been a busy year for singer/songwriter Keisuke Kuwata, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut.  Now he has announced what is likely to be the crown jewel of these celebrations – the release of a brand new studio album on August 23rd, to be followed by an extensive Dome and Arena Tour in the Fall.

This new record is titled “Garakuta” and will be Kuwata’s first full-length album since he released “MUSICMAN” back in February of 2011.  “Garakuta” is planned to include tracks from his previous singles “Yin Yang”, “Yoshiko-san”, and “Kimi e no Tegami”, and will be issued in five different versions:  Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray+Special Booklet), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD+Special Booklet), Limited Edition C (CD+Special Booklet), a Regular (CD-Only) Edition, and an Analog (Vinyl) Edition.

Read on below to find the cover, track list, and a trailer for “Garakuta”, as well as all of the dates for Kuwata’s upcoming live tour.

-’Garakuta’ Track List-

  1. Sugisarishi Hibi (Going Down)
  2. Wakai Hiroba
  3. Taiga no Itteki
  4. Kanzashi
  5. Ai no Prelude
  6. Ai no Sasakure ~Nobody loves me
  7. Kimi e no Tegami
  8. Saite no Waru
  9. Hyakuman Bon no Akai Bara
  10. Hototogisu
  11. Oasis to Kajuen
  12. Yoshiko-san
  13. Yin Yang
  14. Anata no Yume wo Miteimasu
  15. Haru Mada Tooku

-’Kuwata Keisuke LIVE TOUR 2017 “Garakuta”’-

  • October 17th, 2017 (Tuesday) – Toki Messe: Niigata Convention Center
  • October 18th, 2017 (Wednesday) – Toki Messe: Niigata Convention Center
  • October 28th, 2017 (Saturday) – Hiroshima Green Arena
  • October 29th, 2017 (Sunday) – Hiroshima Green Arena
  • November 11th, 2017 (Saturday) – Tokyo Dome
  • November 12th, 2017 (Sunday) – Tokyo Dome
  • November 18th, 2017 (Saturday) – Nagoya Dome
  • November 19th, 2017 (Sunday) – Nagoya Dome
  • November 25th, 2017 (Saturday) – Fukuoka (Yahoo Auction) Dome
  • November 30th, 2017 (Thursday) – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
  • December 1st, 2017 (Friday) – Sekisui Heim Super Arena
  • December 9th, 2017 (Saturday) – Asty Tokushima
  • December 10th, 2017 (Sunday) – Asty Tokushima
  • December 16th, 2017 (Saturday) – Kyocera Dome
  • December 17th, 2017 (Sunday) – Kyocera Dome
  • December 23rd, 2017 (Saturday/Holiday) – Sapporo Dome
  • December 30th, 2017 (Saturday) – Yokohama Arena
  • December 31st, 2017 (Sunday) – Yokohama Arena

(via natalie)