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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Halcali At French Japan Expo 2007

Halcali will play at the Japan Expo in France (July 6th-8th).

Sadly though my French is awful. Can anyone with some French skills help us out? There's some talk on the sites forum about them too.

This should work out great for them- if enough buzz is generated, could we finally see some distribution for them outside of Japan?

OK, an anoymous tip let us know that they'll be playing on July 8th after Yoshiki (from X-Japan). If you're going, take a camera!

Commentator andy left us a lot of useful information.

The festival is taking place from 11am-8pm on july 6th-8th (you can get in at 10am with advance tickets). Tickets are available through FNAC stores and via www.fnac.com. It's 12 Euros for 1 day, 24 for two, and 28 for all 3 days.

Halcali is performing at around 5 pm on Sunday the 8th of July, right after Yoshiki finishes.

It's at the Parc d'Expositions, which is a 20-minute train ride from central Paris -- it's not far from Charles de Gaulle Airport. If you buy your tickets there, they're not taking bills above 50 euros, and you must have ID if you're paying by check.

The other musical acts include: Nana Kitade, Ichiro Mizuki, Gari, Dio, and Yoshiki.

The festival seems to be heavy on manga/anime culture, although there will also be martial arts and cultural demonstrations, and trivia games. There's not much else besides Halcali I'm personally interested in, although they haven't posted the full program yet (including the schedule of musical acts).

The Halcali page on the site is basically a rewritten version of the official Sony bio (which should be obvious). No real concert info.

On the forum page, most people are basically writing that they haven't heard of Halcali, but they sound cool. A few people have seen their videos and claim to be big fans.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

basically, they're performing live on sunday 8th, after yoshiki (from x-japan).

i'm so going to see them all the way from spain...

9:05 PM

 
Anonymous Novaforever said...

It kinda figures that I finally make it to Japan (with small hopes of seeing Halcali) and they run off to France to give a concert.

I demand pictures from the people who get a chance to go!

10:54 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

novaforever-

I know what you mean. With the new single/album round the corner, you could get lucky and have them play a gig while you're here though.

Anonymous (leave a name!)-

Thanks for the information. If you can get pictures, let us know the set list, give us some impressions, anything basically, we'd all love to hear about it.

12:37 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, another spanish fan! I can't go because I have to work, but I'd love to see them -__-

Haz muchas fotos y cuentanos cómo fue ^^


Thanks for the blog, Jariten!

- Susi

11:09 PM

 
Blogger Andy said...

My French skills are 10 years rusty, but if anybody asks:

The festival is taking place from 11am-8pm on july 6th-8th (you can get in at 10am with advance tickets). Tickets are available through FNAC stores and via www.fnac.com. It's 12 Euros for 1 day, 24 for two, and 28 for all 3 days.

Halcali is performing at around 5 pm on Sunday the 8th of July, right after Yoshiki finishes.

It's at the Parc d'Expositions, which is a 20-minute train ride from central Paris -- it's not far from Charles de Gaulle Airport. If you buy your tickets there, they're not taking bills above 50 euros, and you must have ID if you're paying by check.

The other musical acts include: Nana Kitade, Ichiro Mizuki, Gari, Dio, and Yoshiki.

The festival seems to be heavy on manga/anime culture, although there will also be martial arts and cultural demonstrations, and trivia games. There's not much else besides Halcali I'm personally interested in, although they haven't posted the full program yet (including the schedule of musical acts).

The Halcali page on the site is basically a rewritten version of the official Sony bio (which should be obvious). No real concert info.

On the forum page, most people are basically writing that they haven't heard of Halcali, but they sound cool. A few people have seen their videos and claim to be big fans. There's also an inarticulate discussion about whether Halcali constitute hip-hop or not.

Cybie says something like, "I'm only a little familiar with them. Though I don't really like rap, I admit their style is nice enough, and at least they don't take themselves seriously."

At one point, the forum Admin comes on and says: "But yes, Halcali are hip-hop! Just because they don't resemble French or American hip-hop doesn't mean they're not hiphop!

As I was saying, excuse me, I forgot to give the date of the concert:

it's at the Japan Expo, Sunday July 8 in the Amphitheatre right after Yoshiki, at 5pm!"

6:00 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Fantastic! If your French is this good now, what was it like 10 years ago?
Adding the information to the post...

12:12 PM

 
Blogger ssslithe said...

Oh, I knew about this for a while but wasn't allowed to say anything in case it didn't happen. Very cool! Hopefully the rest of Europe will follow...

11:35 AM

 
Anonymous Hasuko said...

Hello !
I'm a french girl so excuse me yet for my very bad english... ^^"

Thx for the information ! I'll go to the japan expo and i really want to meet them ! I'm a very big fan of halcali ! x3

Your blog is very nice, and come often there to see news of halcali and that's the only fan-blog of them i could get on internet o.O

Keep it up ! Good continuation ! ^o^

6:45 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

hasuko>
Thanks for stopping by! I'm really jealous of anyone who can make it to the festival- I'm halfway around the world so I can't go!
If you take a camera and get some pictures, please show us!

3:38 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just came from the concert. i was surprised because they performed with a guitar player. they rocked more than ever! they played a couple of new songs, 'cyborg ore-tachi' being the first one. it sounds very halcali, very polysics, very electro, very pop, very perfect. the other ones were stormers as well, i think one of them was the ram rider one. the next album will be miles better than 'ongaku no susume', i'm sure. i was already kind of hyped, but now i'm über-extra-hyped!
they also played 'twinkle star', 'shibafu', 'tip taps tip', 'girigiri surf rider' and 'densetsu no futari' as an encore, though not in that order, i have memory flaws, sorry.

it was kind of short, but intense, my only gripe was the venue. it sounded wonderful (and i mean it) BUT IT WAS SEATED! i mean, a halcali concert seated, it was a nonsense. i'm sorry as i couldn't take any photos, my camera battery emptied just before the concert, i spent the whole travel on plane taking stupid photos of the sky. let's hope mademoiselle hasuko has some photos, and a better memory than mine.

6:57 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Thanks a million! Unsure of the best way to add this information to the blog, I decided just to quote you directly. Hope that's OK!
Sounds like it was a great gig.

9:41 AM

 
Blogger florent_carayol said...

Hi,
I've seen the concert and record some songs of it. You can view it here : http://www.dailymotion.com/je8_videos/video/x2i423_japan-expo-8eme-impact-2007-concert (it was 14min length)

2:10 PM

 

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