L'Arc~en~Ciel is formed in Osaka (大阪).
Vo. hyde, Gt. hiro, Ba. ken, Dr. pero
Gt. hiro leaves the group, and is then replaced by Gt. tetsuya.
Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. pero
Dr. pero leaves the group, and is then replaced by Dr. sakura.
Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. sakura
L'Arc~en~Ciel become a major act and sign to Ki/oon Music.
L'Arc~en~Ciel's third album, "heavenly", is their first release to be certified platinum.
Their follow-up album, "true", is their first album to sell over a million copies.
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.
L'Arc~en~Ciel return with the release of the single "Niji (虹)" as a trio of Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken.
Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken
Dr. yukihiro officially joins L'Arc~en~Ciel
Vo. hyde, Gt. tetsuya, Ba. ken, Dr. yukihiro
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.
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.
L'Arc~en~Ciel return with a week-long tour in Shibuya.
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.
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.