Miyavi rocks it out of the park for DC fans
BY OLIVIA LEE
You've got to give it up to Japan's "Samurai Guitarist" and rock star Miyavi—when the man yells at you to "Yo! Stop filming! Bang your heads, Malaysia! Bang your heads!" in the middle of a gut-wrenching solo, you do what he says.
At his first concert in KL two nights ago, his electrifying showmanship and charming personality practically blew up his fans, which included several ecstatic Daily Chilli readers and contest winners.
"Wow! He's so awesome! He's the god of rock! A guitar god!" exclaimed Etienne Lim, a 21-year-old KL boy who's just completed his diploma in culinary arts—and one of the 10 lucky people to ace our Miyavi concert ticket giveaway, which was done in collaboration with the event organiser A-Creations.
Michelle Lye was left speechless—literally—after screaming throughout the 90-minute high-energy show. "Miyavi's so awesome! Totally cool!" she squealed.
Meanwhile, 26-year-old office administrator Nurliyana Yusnaidi left a long message post on our Facebook fan page to say she had an "awesome time".
Miyavi got his act started with the title cut from his latest album What's My Name? before mesmerising his audience with the tracks Strong and Gravity.
"I'm sorry it has taken me this long to come to Malaysia," he told them. "I hope that you can all really feel my music and my guitar."
He also played his new single Day 1, and for his encore the visual kei artist roused the crowd again with the heart thumping R U Ready To Rock? Halfway through the song, he peeled off his T-shirt, chucked it to the fans and started to headbang. "Are you ready to rock?" he yelled, perhaps rhetorically.
At the end of the concert, Miyavi, 31, left his audience with a message of hope and understanding before exiting the stage. "Let's workout and be strong together. I love you. Peace."
Images: Raymond Ooi/The Star
Published: 27th July 2012