Feb. 8, 2007
Dir En Grey: Japanese Hard-Rockers Ready for House
By Randy J. Klodz
Japanese hard-rock band Dir En Grey hits the tour circuit hard each of the
last ten years, and anticipation for the band has spread like wildfire across
North America. Chicago-area fans can set sights—and ears—on Dir
En Grey when the band performs live at Chicago’s House of Blues on Feb. 13.
Dir En Grey—which includes Kyo (vocals), Die and Kaoru (guitars), Toshiya
(bass) and Shinya (drums)—is on tour in support of the band’s latest
album “The Marrow of a Bone,” which is slated to hit stores
Although a full track listing for the album was not available at press time,
a full listen to the album shows indicates that fans of hard-rock will enjoy
each second of “The Marrow of a Bone” and many fans will soon gravitate to
While most of Kyo’s vocals are in Japanese, North American hard-rock fans
are sure to head-bang along with each second. Thousands of American fans have
already witnessed Dir En Grey perform live on tour with veterans Korn and
thousands more are sure to follow.
House of Blues is at 329 N. Dearborn St. Tickets for this all-ages show are
listed for $27.50 each with showtime slated for 6 p.m. Fellow rock bands Fair
to Midland and Bleed the Dream are also scheduled to perform. For more info
on Dir En Grey log on to www.direngrey.co.jp.
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||Photo: c/o MSO