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L'Arc~en~Ciel
Type
band
Status
active
Active
1991~

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History

    1991

  • 1991-02-00

    L'Arc~en~Ciel is formed in Osaka.

  • 1991-02-00

    Vo. hyde, Gt. hiro, Ba. ken, Dr. pero

    1992

  • 1992-06-00

    Gt. hiro leaves the group, and is then replaced by Gt. tetsuya.

  • 1992-06-00

    Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. pero

  • 1992-10-01

  • 1992-12-30

    Dr. pero leaves the group, and is then replaced by Dr. sakura.

    1993

  • 1993-01-00

    Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. sakura

    1994

  • 1994-04-00

    L'Arc~en~Ciel become a major act and sign to Ki/oon Music.

    1995

  • 1995-09-01

    L'Arc~en~Ciel's third album, "heavenly", is their first release to be certified platinum.

  • 1995-09-01

    1996

  • 1996-12-12

    Their follow-up album, "true", is their first album to sell over a million copies.

  • 1996-12-12

    1997

  • 1997-02-00

    Dr. sakura is arrested for possession of heroin, and is then kicked out of L'Arc~en~Ciel. The group then go on an indefinite hiatus.

  • 1997-10-17

    L'Arc~en~Ciel return with the release of the single "Niji (虹)" as a trio of Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken.

  • 1997-10-17

    Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken

    1998

  • 1998-01-01

    Dr. yukihiro officially joins L'Arc~en~Ciel

  • 1998-01-01

    Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. yukihiro

  • 1998-02-25

    1999

  • 1999-07-01

    L'Arc~en~Ciel simultaneously release their sixth and seventh albums, "ark" and "ray". Both albums go on to sell an astonishing 2 million copies each.

  • 1999-07-01

  • 1999-07-01

    2001

  • 2001-09-05

    L'Arc~en~Ciel release their 21st single "Spirit dreams inside -another dream-", which is certified gold. The group then announce it is going on a hiatus so that each member can concentrate on their own projects.

    2003

  • 2003-07-00

    L'Arc~en~Ciel return with a week-long tour in Shibuya.

    2004

  • 2004-02-04

    L'Arc~en~Ciel release their first single in three years, "READY STEADY GO", which is used as an opening theme for the hit anime Fullmetal Alchemist. It is later certified platinum.

    2012

  • 2012-03-03

    L'Arc~en~Ciel celebrate their 20th anniversary with a worldwide tour, including dates in New York City at the iconic Madison Square Garden venue, making the band the first Asian rock band to headline the venue.

L'Arc~en~Ciel
Type
band
Status
active
Active
1991~

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