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Bob Dylan Japan Tokyo Zepp


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The Japanese audiences are getting their fair share of “oldies but goodies” in 2014:
Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Toto…and now Bob Dylan!

And Dylan must like Japan, as he is going to stay in Japan for around a month, playing 14 club shows.

2014.03.31 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.01 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.03 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.04 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.05 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity (additional show)

2014.04.07 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.08 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
2014.04.09 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity (additional show)
2014.04.10 – Tokyo Zepp DiverCity (additional show)

2014.04.13 – Zepp Sapporo (Hokkaido)
2014.04.14 – Zepp Sapporo (Hokkaido)

2014.04.17 – Zepp Nagoya
2014.04.18 – Zepp Nagoya

2014.04.17 – Zepp Fukuoka (for your informarion, it’s pronounced “foo-quo-ca“)

2014.04.21 – Zepp Osaka
2014.04.22 – Zepp Osaka
2014.04.23 – Zepp Osaka

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Tickets will go on regular sale in January 18th but they can be pre-ordered through organizer’s website UDO artists.
If you have trouble navigating through the Japanese site and/or don’t have a Japanese credit card or address, check out our ticket service.

Seat Categories

For all shows, there are two types of tickets available:

I) First and second floor standing.
Usually the first floor is an all standing area while the 2nd floor standing area is behind the balcony seats.
Price: JPY 13,000

II) Second floor seats.
There are around 100-200 balcony seats in the Zepp venues.
Price: JPY 22,000

This is Zepp Tokyo DiverCity (other Zepp venues are very similar) taken from the balcony:



The balcony seats:



The standing area behind the balcony seats:


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BLUR – Club show added on January 13th 2014!

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Shiina Ringo is back in Nov 2013!

BLUR live at Budokan Tokyo, January 14th 2014


First of all: if you want to start your 2014 seeing Blur in Japan, you better act quick! Entry for the third ticket pre-sale lottery at Ticket Pia runs until Sep 11th, 11am Japan time. I’d be very surprised if this show doesn’t sell out, as it is the first and only Blur gig in Japan since Summer Sonic 2003.

Update (2013/11/17): The show is sold-out now, but there are tickets available through auctions and resale platforms. If you live abroad and/or don’t speak Japanese, we can help you with your purchase. ->Contact us for a quote.

Update (2013/12/03): A second show has been announced on January 13th! See our new blog entry for more info.

Creativeman, the official organizer and promoter of the gig has announced normal ticket sale to start on October 5th, 10am. Blur will be playing the venue called Budokan, in the center of Tokyo, where they also recorded their first live album in 1996. This indoor arena holds approx. 14’000 people and has been chosen for live recordings by many artists of world fame since the 1970, including Bob Dylan, Mr. Big (twice), Ozzy Osbourne, and Dream Theater, among others. Seeing these pictures, you will probably agree that it’s quite a special place to see a concert.

Ticket categories

A seats, JPY 9’000

S seats, JPY 10’500

The seating layout of the Budokan hall can differ from concert to concert, and no map has been published for the Blur concert. My suspicion is that the layout is made according to the number of sold tickets. However, the cheaper A seats are usually the 10-20 percent of the seats from which the stage is rather hard so see, such as the sides near the stage or sometimes even behind the stage. If unlucky, you will not be able to see much of the stage or the screens (here you can see an example of a layout from a past concert at the Budokan). Moreover, the ticketing process doesn’t let you choose the specific seat number. To be sure you have an acceptable view, I’d thus go for the S seats.

Doors open at 18:00, the concert starts at 19:00. Better don’t be late, as concerts in Japan usually start very punctually!

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