On March 30, Royal Pirates held an exciting live performance at the Tower Records in Shibuya, followed by a successful first solo showcase at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku on the 31st.
In the two days before, Royal Pirates had already performed a total of 3 times at university concert halls, opening for actor Lee Minho’s fanmeetings, through which the group met over 15,000 Japanese fans for the first time and was very well-received by all. Many people decided to go to Royal Pirates’ mini-live at Shibuya after seeing the group at Lee Minho’s event.
Shibuya Tower Records is world-renowned for its CD sales, but not so much as a place to validate new musicians and give them a stage to perform.
Royal Pirates, however, is an exception. For a week before its live performance, the group was promoted on the store’s big screens and more, receiving the wholehearted support of the store. Store officials were also very satisfied with Royal Pirates and its performance, which exceeded their expectations.
The following day, Royal Pirates held a showcase at Laforet Museum in Harajuku, the center of Japan’s youth culture.
This showcase had an audience of 500 people, and many of Japan’s currently famous label and industry insiders also observed the performance.
Especially from Lee Minho’s fanmeeting performance and the Shibuya Tower Record promotions, word-of-mouth about the showcase traveled quickly, and the group received requests of attendance from many music industry insiders within Japan. After the performance, the group received endless praise and hot interest, successfully taking the first step into Japan’s music scene.
After consistently holding large- and small-scale performances in both LA and Seoul, Royal Pirates performed at a large venue in Japan, rookie image completely nonexistent.
Royal Pirates, which not only has its own musical color, unique performance manner, and handsome visuals, but also has members proficient in Korean, English, and Japanese, can truly be called a global band.
Meanwhile, after coming back to Korea, leader Moon will head to New York to participate in the filming of SBS’s ‘Laws of the City’. In the future, Royal Pirates has plans to show its lively activities through various stages and broadcasts.