JEDDAH: On their second visit to the Kingdom, the legendary Japanese band Flow gave a huge concert on Thursday at Anime Village in the City Walk area as part of the 2022 Jeddah season.
Surrounded by hundreds of fans from across the Kingdom, Flow performed a number of his most popular songs, including “Chala Head Chala,” “Go !!!”, “Sign,” “Colors,” and “World End.” .
Flow is a world-renowned and popular rock band, especially among the “otako”, or anime and manga fans, who have performed songs for several series, including “Naruto”, “Code Geass”, “Durarara !! ” “Seven Deadly Sins” and “Dragon Ball”.
Sultan Tamboosi, 28, said he had been a fan of Flow for years and had known the band through “Naruto” and “Code Geass”.
“I stumbled upon the announcement of their concert as I was checking out the weekend schedule, and I just couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said. “It was really exciting to see them right in front of me. It was something I didn’t expect to see! ”
Launched in 1998, Flow consists of singers Kohsi and Keigo, drummer Iwasaki, bassist Got’s and guitarist Takeshi Asakawa. By April 2022, the band had released 38 singles, two singles in collaboration with Granrodeo and 11 studio albums.
“‘Naruto’ is the anime that made me discover Flow,” said Rayan Khan, 24. “I had goosebumps during the concert. One day I was watching them on a device and now they were playing in front of me, playing with us and asking us to jump everywhere. I can’t put into words my feelings. »
Eman Alsarraj, 22, said: “It was like a dream come true. I never thought I would meet them one day in reality, but it happened! And I sang with them when they performed ‘Go !!!’ of “Naruto”.
In an exclusive interview with Arab News, Flow said they were thrilled to be in Jeddah and visit Saudi Arabia for the second time.
“The first time we were in Riyadh, and this time we are here in Jeddah. We really enjoyed our live performance in front of Saudi fans, who are really impressive, ”the band said.
The five men had a lot of good things to share about the Jeddah season itself, saying they enjoyed their time before the concert, walking around City Walk and playing games. Flow documented the day and posted two videos on Twitter. The first clip shows the lead guitarist, Asakawa, jumping on the rubber band, while the second shows the whole band riding a hot air balloon.
“We are happy to be in Saudi Arabia and we are pleased with the reaction of the Saudi public,” the men added. “We promise to deliver even better performance than this, and we sincerely thank you all.”
After the concert ended, according to tradition, Flow took a group photo with her fans and shared it on Twitter. “We finished our performance here !!” Thank you to the public and local staff for making this event possible! writes the group.
On Thursday night, Flow shared a photo of them in Anime Village on Twitter, writing, “This is Anime Village where we’re going to play our show tonight,” they captioned. “It’s like an anime theme park! It’s really amazing. ”
The five artists and their team arrived in Jeddah on Thursday morning, June 8th.
This is Flow’s first international concert since the pandemic. They have occurred several times in Japan after the lifting restrictions were lifted.