Utada Hikaru kicks off her first Japanese tour in 12 years

Singer Utada Hikaru has finally kicked off her very first Japanese tour in 12 years! Her last being “Utada United 2006”.

The first date of the “Laughter In The Dark” tour took place at the Yokohama Arena. During the first MC Utada thanked all the fans coming, despite the bad weather! She couldn’t believe that it had been 8 years since her last live concert (“WILD LIFE”, in December 2010).

The full setlist for the opening show is as follows:

  1. Anata
  2. Michi
  3. Traveling
  4. Colors
  5. Prisoner of Love
  6. Kiss & Cry
  7. SAKURA drops
  8. Hikari
  9. Tomodachi
  10. Too Proud
  11. Chikai
  12. Manatsu no Tooriame
  13. Hanataba wo Kimi ni
  14. Forevermore
  15. First Love
  16. Hatsukoi
  17. Play a Love Song


  1. Ore no Kanojo
  2. Automatic
  3. Goodbye Happiness

“Laughter In The Dark” will have 12 shows in total, concluding on December 9th. This will mark her 20 years in the music industry, her debut single “Automatic / time will tell” was released on December 9th, 1998.

In celebration of the new tour Utada released a brand new remix of “Too Proud”, a track from her latest album “Hatsukoi”. It features the rappers XZT, Suboi, and EK.