Yellow Fried Chickenz biography
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz (abbreviated as "YFC" or "YFCz") began as a project created by vocalist GACKT to express "the cowardice in men's souls". On 21 March 2010 a fanclub-only male exclusive show called "GACKT 煌☆雄兎狐塾 ~男尊女秘肌嘩祭~" took place at Citta Kawasaki, with the misson to "create more manly men in Japan" and "change herbivore boys to carnivorous men". Females were permitted to the male only exclusive live event for 3 months during June 10th until August 29th, as reinforcement members and the domestic tour, "GACKT YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz 煌☆雄兎狐塾~男女混欲肌嘩祭~" started from Zepp Tokyo, touring 6 cities and playing 24 shows.
Playing 5 shows in 4 countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain) YFC toured for the first time in Europe from July 16th through 24th on the "GACKT COMING TO EUROPE 2010 ATTACK of the YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz" tour. This was also the first time GACKT had performed in Europe. The shows across Europe sold out completely within minutes of the tickets going onsale.
Two special shows then took place back to back. An exclusive event for fans wearing an extra layer of clothes, "YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz 煌☆雄兎狐塾~男女混欲暑戯祭~" was held at Zepp Tokyo on August 28th as a first part of an additional tour date. The second, "YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz 煌☆雄兎狐塾~男女混欲美濡戯祭~" was held a day later on August 29th at Zepp Tokyo and was exclusive for those wearing swimming wear.
Including both domestic and European dates, a total of 65,000 fans attended the tour.
A press conference (『禁級来日記者発表』) was held on June 9th 2011, announcing a world tour and new band members, SHINYA, the drummer of LUNA SEA, a vocalist, JON (from fade), TAKUMI on guitar, and U:ZO (ex RIZE) on bass, renewing the band with twin vocals and triple guitars. The ＜WORLD TOUR *SHOW UR SOUL.I* 世壊傷結愛魂祭＞ consisting of 9 countries and 13 cities began from Paris, France on July 20th, and will continue to tour 9 cities playing 19 shows in Japan from September 14th; the first show will take place at Zepp Tokyo. Tour dates for Asia, North and South America are currently being planned.
A part of the proceeds of YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz will be donated to various support groups such as the Ashinaga Scholarship Society to help disaster victims of the Japanese earthquake that took place in March 2011. The first single, "THE END OF THE DAY", went onsale on September 14th, featuring "MIND FOREST -YFC EDITION-" as the second track. Their second single, "ALL MY LOVE/YOU ARE THE REASON" went on sale on December 28th, 2011.
Their debut album YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz I went on sale on March 14th, 2012 and features three alternate editions. The type A disc features the PV of their single, また、ここで会いましょッ (Mata, koko de aimasho), a song dedicated to the victims of the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake, type B features a performance called 妄想ボーイ (Mousou Boy), which is a mock Nico Nico Douga broadcast of the song 妄想GIRL (Mousou Girl) with Shinya, YOU, Takumi, and Chacha on vocals, U:zo on guitar, Jon on bass, and Gackt on drums. The type C version is CD-only, and includes a rerecording of "Until the Last Day" with English lyrics and Jon's added vocals as a bonus track.
Although no dates are planned as of yet, Gackt has said that the band plans to do a complete tour of Asia as well as tour North and South America. He says that eventually the band would like to do a world tour, and have up to 100 countries they'd like to visit.
However, in July 2012 they announced their disbanding.
[MAXI-SINGLE] 2011.09.14 "THE END OF THE DAY"
[MAXI-SINGLE] 2011.12.28 "ALL MY LOVE/YOU ARE THE REASON"
2012.03.14 "YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz I"