THE MARROW OF A BONE Tour 07
01/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
02/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
04/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
05/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
07/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
08/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
10/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
11/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
12/08 Metal Hammer Festival
15/08 Tour 07: THE MARROW OF A BONE
[That’s day then month]
You can play the guitar and bass until your fingers bleed.. You can play the drums until you dislocate something… but you can’t sing and scream until you have no breath left. There is no band really after that without your vocalist. The backing vocals can take over like they did for ‘Child Prey’ and ‘The ILLID Empire’, but even the most talented vocals can’t withstand the constant touring with such little breaks in between.
Dir en Grey less than a year ago wasn’t this way. They took breaks when they needed it. I’m not the band leader, but I would think seeing your vocalist in the hospital because you pushed him to far is a reason to stop the tours and take a break.
Yes, fans will be disappointed, but would you rather have Kyo dead or alive? Ever since this surge into the mainstream its been nothing. Look at Die; depressed, offstand-ish, alone, and staying away from most of the band on stage while Toshiya and Kaoru have a popularity contest with the screaming fans.
I would never doubt Shinya’s ability to play the drums, or Kaoru and Die’s ability to play the guitar, not even Toshiya was the bass, but I doubt that Kyo can continue to sing and scream without something going wrong.
I am disappointed in Dir en Grey, specifically Kaoru for being such an ass band leader and pushing Kyo like this. He can demand top-notch macabre lyrics all he wants, but its petty to push Kyo into something that will cost him more than just his vocalist career at this rate.
How will Dir en Grey end? I’d rather have a disbandment then to see Kyo in the hospital again 😦