Details about Hikaru Utada’s SCIENCE FICTION Greatest Hits Album and Tour revealed

Last December, Hikaru Utada celebrated their 25th anniversary since their major debut and surprised fans with the announcement of their upcoming debut greatest hits album SCIENCE FICTION and the ‘HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024’ – six years since their last live tour.

The artist unveiled the details of the greatest hits album and the anticipated tour dates.

Utada’s first greatest hits compilation encapsulates the evolution of the artist’s career and will take fans on a retrospective journey through their 25-year artistic journey, featuring; ‘Naniirodemonai Hana (A Flower of No Color)’ – theme song for Japan’s Fuji TV series ‘The Gift of Your Heart (Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara)’ premiered earlier this month, on 8 January; a brand-new song; newly recorded versions of ‘Addicted To You,’ ‘travelling’ and ‘Hikari’; ten songs in newly mixed versions; and a special edit of their highly acclaimed song ‘Somewhere Near Marseilles’ as a bonus track. The CD pre-order is now available through major music retailers and EC websites.

To fans’ excitement, the album will include a serial number granting access to the advance application for the HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024 before the regular release date. The Premium Tickets for each live venue can be purchasable only during the advanced application, accessed exclusively with this unique serial number.

The HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024’s advance application period for album purchasers, including premium and regular tickets, starts on 9 April 2024, 0:00 am and ends on 30 April 2024, 11:59 pm (Japan Time).

Furthermore, the HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024 TRAILER was released on YouTube. Details for the live dates and venues are as follows, and ticket applications are available through the official mobile app Hikaru Utada Tour Official, downloadable at https://live.hikaruutada-tour-official.com.

Tickets will be sold by lottery following the instructions within the official tour app, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

Album Information

Greatest Hits Album SCIENCE FICTION – to be released on 10 April 2024

Hikaru Utada Science Fiction Regular Edition

Limited Edition

Catalog Number: ESCL-5925~5927 / Price: JPY 4,950 (inc. tax)

  • 188mm-square special digipak with lenticular printing on the front cover
  • Enclosing burst binding, a 36-page all-colour booklet (H186 x W184.5 mm) as well as a serial number for the advance application for the HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024, held in the summer of 2024

HIkaru Utada Science Fiction First Edition Cover

Hikaru Utada Science Fiction First Edition Box

Regular Edition (First Edition)

Catalog Number: ESCL-5928~5929 / Price: JPY 4,400 (inc. tax)

  • Enclosing a serial number for the advance application for the HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024, held in the summer of 2024

Tracklist (*order not confirmed)

  • Naniirodemonai Hana (A Flower of No Color)
  • New song *title TBA
  • Addicted To You (Re-recording)
  • travelling (Re-recording)
  • Hikari (Re-recording)
  • Automatic (2024 Mix)
  • Beautiful World (2024 Mix)
  • Can You Keep A Secret? (2024 Mix)
  • COLORS (2024 Mix)
  • First Love (2022 Mix)
  • Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version- (2024 Mix)
  • Goodbye Happiness (2024 Mix)
  • Prisoner Of Love (2024 Mix)
  • SAKURA Drops (2024 Mix)
  • Anata
  • Kimini Muchuu
  • Gold -Mata Au Hi Made-
  • Time
  • Nijikan Dake no Vacance featuring Sheena Ringo
  • Hatsukoi
  • BAD MODE
  • Hanataba wo Kimi ni
  • Michi
  • Letters
  • One Last Kiss
  • [Bonus Track] Somewhere Near Marseilles (Sci-Fi Edit)

Pre-release

‘Naniirodemonai Hana (A Flower of No Color)’ – to be released on 12 February 2024 (theme song for Japan’s Fuji TV series ‘The Gift of Your Heart (Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara)’)

HIKARU UTADA SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024

  • SAT 13 JUL 2024 Marine Messe Fukuoka
  • SUN 14 JUL 2024 Marine Messe Fukuoka
  • FRI 19 JUL 2020 Aichi Sky Expo, Hall A
  • SAT 20 JUL 2024 Aichi Sky Expo, Hall A
  • WED 24 JUL 2024 Saitama Super Arena
  • THU 25 JUL 2024 Saitama Super Arena
  • TUE 30 JUL 2024 Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)
  • WED 31 JUL 2024 Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)
  • SAT 03 AUG 2024 Yoyogi National Stadium, 1st Gymnasium
  • SUN 04 AUG 2024 Yoyogi National Stadium, 1st Gymnasium
  • TUE 27 AUG 2024 Osaka-Jo Hall
  • WED 28 AUG 2024 Osaka-Jo Hall
  • SAT 31 AUG 2024 K-Arena Yokohama
  • SUN 01 SEP 2024 K-Arena Yokohama

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