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LUNA SEA
Type
band
Status
active
Active
1986~

LUNA SEA is a Japanese rock band formed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1989. Due to the use of make-up and costumes early in their career and their widespread popularity, they are considered one of the most successful and influential bands in the visual kei movement. Throughout the mid-1990s they used significantly less make-up, and after a one-year break in 1998, came back with a more mainstream alternative rock style and toned down their on-stage attire. When they disbanded in 2000, they left a big mark on the Japanese rock scene. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked Luna Sea at number 90 on their list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts.

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    1986

  • 1986-00-00

    LUNACY is formed.

  • 1986-00-00

    Vo. Yasu, Gt. Inoran, Ba. J

    1989

  • 1989-01-16

    Inoran and J invites Sugizo and Shinya from PINOCCHIO to join their band. Vo. Yasu also leaves LUNACY at around the same time.

  • 1989-05-06

    RYUICHI leaves Slaughter and LUNACY officially resumes activities as a five member group.

  • 1989-05-06

    Vo. RYUICHI, Gt. INORAN, Gt. Sugizo, Ba. J, Dr. Shinya

  • 1989-05-29

    The first live as LUNACY is held at 町田プレイハウス (Machida Playhouse)

  • 1989-08-01

  • 1989-08-01

  • 1989-08-01

  • 1989-10-00

    The band move their main activity to the Tokyo metropolitan area. Their main live houses are 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rokumeikan) and 目黒ライブステーション (Meguro Livestation)

  • 1989-12-17

    First oneman gig is held at their hometown in a sold-out 町田プレイハウス (Machida playhouse)

    1990

  • 1990-06-10

  • 1990-11-00

    LUNACY changes their name to LUNA SEA.

    1991

  • 1991-01-00

    LUNA SEA is discovered by hide, and are then signed to EXTASY RECORDS.

  • 1991-04-21

  • 1991-12-00

    LUNA SEA become a major band and sign to MCA Victor.

    1996

  • 1996-03-25

    LUNA SEA's seventh single, "END OF SORROW", becomes their first release to become certified platinum.

  • 1996-04-22

    LUNA SEA's fifth full length album, "STYLE", becomes their first release to top the Oricon charts. It later becomes the 30th best selling album of the year in Japan.

  • 1996-07-15

    1997

  • 1997-07-00

    Following the folding of the MCA Victor label, LUNA SEA are then drafted to the main Universal Music roster.

  • 1997-12-17

    LUNA SEA's first compilation album, "SINGLES", becomes their first release to sell over a million copies. The next release of the band's that was released less than 8 months later, their sixth album "SHINE", would also sell over a million copies.

    2000

  • 2000-12-27

    LUNA SEA disbands.

    2007

  • 2007-07-00

    LUNA SEA announces they will reunite for one night only and the event will be called GOD BLESS YOU ~One Night Déjàvu~. Tickets for the live reportedly sell out in less than 5 minutes.

  • 2007-12-24

    GOD BLESS YOU ~One Night Déjàvu~ takes place at the Tokyo Dome, and is broadcast on NHK.

    2008

  • 2008-05-04

    LUNA SEA reunites once more to perform at the hide memorial summit.

    2010

  • 2010-08-25

    LUNA SEA announces its official reunion.

  • 2010-10-06

LUNA SEA
Type
band
Status
active
Active
1986~

LUNA SEA is a Japanese rock band formed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1989. Due to the use of make-up and costumes early in their career and their widespread popularity, they are considered one of the most successful and influential bands in the visual kei movement. Throughout the mid-1990s they used significantly less make-up, and after a one-year break in 1998, came back with a more mainstream alternative rock style and toned down their on-stage attire. When they disbanded in 2000, they left a big mark on the Japanese rock scene. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked Luna Sea at number 90 on their list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts.

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