Japanese R&B songstress Namie Amuro announced the itinerary for her final domestic and Asian tours next year and it looks like she’s on her way to breaking her own record for most shows and tickets sold.
Her five-city domestic dome tour will kick off Feb. 17 in Nagoya and include 15 dates in Fukuoka, Sapporo, Osaka, and Tokyo before wrapping up on Jun. 3. This breaks the record set by her previous dome trek in 2012 for most shows and tickets sold by a Japanese solo female artist. Her trek through Asia will include five stops in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and the combined total attendance of her final concerts will reach 700,000, another record for a Japanese solo female artist.
The final tour’s set will be comprised of fan-selected songs and the six new tracks included in her last greatest hits album Finally released last Wednesday (Nov. 8). Amuro wanted to create her final concerts together with her devoted fans and is currently inviting everyone to vote online for the songs they want to see performed. There are over 200 songs to choose from encompassing all of her singles and all tracks included in her studio albums, and the current voting count has surpassed 1.8 million.
“I’m looking forward to seeing which songs will be chosen,” she says. “I’ll work with my team and dancers to stage your favorite songs and make this the most memorable tour ever.”
Namie Amuro is retiring from show business next September.
Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo