Arashi’s concert at the National Stadium was truly spectacular, as around 70,000 fans and other celebrities were amazed at the production numbers and effects used at the event. As of now, this is arguably the best and longest concert that Arashi has ever had since their debut.
•The concert used 600 tons of water and 15 metre high waterfalls
•Arashi opened their concert singing “Summer Splash!” and they appeared from behind a wall of water
•They ended the concert with their hit single “Monster”, followed by 1400 fireworks and another round of water shooting out of the fountains
•This has been the longest concert Arashi had ever done. It lasted for over three and a half hours and they performed 42 songs
•Arashi’s leader, Ohno Satoshi, shared that this concert is very different from previous concerts. “Unlike other concerts where we only sing our hit singles, this concert brought us back to our roots”
•Some of the celebrities spotted watching the concert were Oguri Shun, Horikita Maki, Miyake Ken, Ikuta Toma, Ogura Tomoaki, and Sugisaki Mika
•During the concert, Arashi members also talked about the problems they have faced before doing the concert. Since they’ve become national pop stars, they really have busy schedules to the point that they only had a few days to rehearse
•Matsumoto Jun informed the people that he almost passed out during rehearsals due to extreme hot weather
•Sakurai Sho was relieved when the concert day finally came because he shared that the group only got the chance to get together between midnight and sunrise (poor guys)
•Aside from the tons of water used, they also used 50,000 balloons, 50 searchlights, 11 moving staircases, 2 self-propelled moving stages, and 2 lift stages
•All of the concerts will be performed in dome stadiums because of the production requirements. However, Arashi stated that they’re not really after large scale things, “I’d still like to perform in halls and arenas again,” Matsumoto said. :D
The concert will continue to run until January of next year, and their concert venues include Osaka, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. (tokyohive)
These Johnny's concerts are really badass compared to those in other places. And cheap, too. Seeing that tickets in Singapore cost about $100.