Hello! Project’s rising idol group Juice=Juice has an important announcement regarding their upcoming world tour.
On July 25th, UP-FRONT PROMOTION management announced the following regarding Juice=Juice member, Karin Miyamoto’s condition:
Thank you for your support of Juice=Juice. This is an announcement about Karin Miyamoto.
Miyamoto recently has had difficulty with her voice, so last week, she performed without using her voice. Her condition had not improved thereafter, and after being tested again, Miyamoto was diagnosed with functional dysphonia.
We have had discussions with the doctor, her parents, herself and management, and have decided to take a break from all activities that will require her to use her voice. We will see how her treatment and rehabilitation goes and slowly increase her activities.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you understand this situation and continue to support Juice=Juice and Karin Miyamoto.
Also, the management revealed last month that Nanami Yanagawa from Country Girls, and Ruru Dambara, formally Hello! Pro Kenshusei, has joined Juice=Juice, transforming them into a 7-member unit. They performed as a 7 member unit for the first time in Osaka on July 15th, 2017, the first day of the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER ~HELLO!MEETING~ / ~HELLO! GATHERING~ tour.
In addition to this announcement, management has confirmed both will be performing in the Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 World Tour, which begins in Mexico on September 8th at Foro Indie Rocks.
In performing with Juice=Juice, Nanami commented:
I was very nervous as the group never had additional members until now, but I’m having lots of fun being surrounded by fantastic sisters and Nana-chan. Just like the meaning of the name Juice=Juice, I hope to perform freshly, giving it my 100%.” Ruru commented, “I’m worried because the group was always known as 5-member unit, but all the members are so nice. I’m so excited about what’s to come. Juice=Juice is really good at their performance, so I hope I can catch up to everyone and get singing parts in the near future.
Leader, Yuka Miyazaki, commented:
I’m really excited to see how the 7-member Juice=Juice will turn out! [Nanami] talks a lot about what Momochi-Senpai (Momoko Tsugunaga) has taught her, and it’s so cute. [Ruru] came with the dance choreography memorized, so we can count on her!
The Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 World Tour will kick off in Mexico on September 8th in Mexico City Foro Indie Rocks and will continue on to London, England (SOLD OUT), Paris, France (SOLD OUT), and Germany on the 17th in Dortmund at FZW.
New members will perform only until 10pm under the underage labor law.
September 8th (Friday) – FORO INDIE ROCKS
5:30pm VIP Door
6:30pm General Door
VIP: 1890 Mexican Pesos
General: 600 Mexican Pesos
* Tickets available at http://ninshi.net/juicejuice/
LONDON, U.K – SOLD OUT
September 14th (Thursday) – 229
229 THE VENUE – 229 Great Portland Street, London. W1W 5PN
Age restrictions : 16+
September 16th (Saturday) – La Boule Noire – SOLD OUT
La Boule Noire – 120 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris
September 17th (Sunday) – FZW
FZW – Ritterstr. 20, 44137 Dortmund
6:30pm Premium Pass Door
7:30pm General Door
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Event Name: Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2017
September 23rd (Saturday)
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach, Kuala Lumpur (http://www.sunwaylagoon.com/)
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendshipConcert
September 24th (Sunday)
October 1st (Sunday)
On February 3rd, 2013, the birth of a new unit was announced during the 15th Anniversary Hello! Project Live Winter. Their group name “Juice=Juice” comes from various notions such as: just-harvested, fresh-picked, spontaneity, natural, freshly squeezed, etc. After releasing 3 indie singles, Juice=Juice made their major debut on September 11th, 2013 which placed 2nd in the Oricon weekly singles chart. In 2013, they received the Best Newcomer of the Year Award at the 55th Japan Record Awards.
In April 2015, they even placed 1st on the Oricon weekly singles charts with their 6th single. Later that year in November 2016, the group held a concert for the first time at the famous Japanese hall Nippon Budokan in front of 10,000 people – since their formation, they have already performed 330 concerts.
On June 26th, 2017, two new members, Nanami Yanagawa and Ruru Dambara have been added to the group. They will perform as a 7-member group for the first time on July 15th during the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER Concert in Osaka. From September, they are expecting their first world tour!
Yuka Miyazaki (23)
Tomoko Kanazawa (22)
Sayuki Takagi (20)
Karin Miyamoto (18)
Akari Uemura (18)
Nanami Yanagawa (15)
Ruru Dambara (16)
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