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hololive IDOL PROJECT First Concert “Bloom,” Set For February 2021, now online-only (Update)

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UPDATE: As of January 08, 2021, hololive has announced that “The event will instead now be an online stream-only, with no live audience.”

Thank you for your continued support of hololive IDOL PROJECT and the hololive IDOL PROJECT 1st Live. “Bloom,” event.

hololive IDOL PROJECT 1st Live. “Bloom,” was originally scheduled to take place with a live audience on Wednesday, February 17, 2020. However, due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases along with the declaration of state of emergency, in order to prioritize the safety of the fans and our talents, we have decided to no longer host a live audience for this event. The event will instead now be an online stream-only, with no live audience.

Thus, we regret to inform you that all entries for the 1st venue ticket lottery (held from December 22, 2020 to January 5, 2021) are hereby cancelled. We deeply apologize for this sudden turn of events, and we sincerely thank you all for your support.

In light of this situation, the 2nd venue ticket lottery and general venue ticket sales are hereby also cancelled.

Non-audience live streaming tickets for same-day (Wednesday, February 17, 2020) viewing are currently available on the respective streaming platforms. Please note that the event may be postponed or cancelled if the general situation makes it unfavorable to proceed with the performance. Please also take note that live streaming tickets may not be refunded.

As this will be a non-audience live-streaming event, fans will not be able  to come to the venue on the day of the event itself.
We will also not be accepting any letters, gifts, or congratulatory flowers for the talents on the day of the event.

Additional information will continue to be posted on this website as well as the hololive production official Twitter accounts as the situation develops. Please also avoid sending in additional separate enquiries regarding this announcement.

Once again, we would like to apologize for the concern and inconvenience caused to all fans who were looking forward to attending the event in person. We sincerely ask for your patience and understanding in this matter.

<Regarding venue ticket refunds>

Due to the shift to a no-live audience event, the 1st venue ticket lottery has been rendered as null.
As a result, there is no need for customers to request for a refund by themselves.

Official statement from hololive Production

The original story appears below with the details in physical tickets ommitted.


Ahead of the live idol project from hololive, one original song is to be released 9 weeks in a row starting December 24, 2020

Following the successful hololive 2nd fes. Beyond the Stage, the hololive IDOL PROJECT goes all out as it announces its first live, “Bloom,.”

This concert will be held on February 17, 2021 at the Tokyo Garden Theater located at Tokyo’s Ariake Bay area.

Twenty-two (22) hololive members will perform in the upcoming concert with original songs:

  • Affiliated Talents: Roboco-san, Sakura Miko
  • First Generation: Yozora Mel, Aki Rosenthal, Natsuiro Matsuri
  • Second Generation: Minato Aqua, Murasaki Shion, Nakiri Ayame, Yuzuki Choco, Oozora Subaru
  • hololive GAMERS: Ookami Mio, Shirakami Fubuki (also from First Generation)
  • Third Generation: Usada Pekora, Uruha Rushia, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, Houshou Marine
  • Fourth Generation: Amane Kanata, Tokoyami Towa
  • Fifth Generation: Yukihana Lamy, Shishiro Botan, Omaru Polka

The event’s website states the desire of the hololive IDOL PROJECT to hold another live concert, taking into account the experiences of the members as they performed on stage.

hololive finds it difficult to hold live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the members want to “do more,” “want original songs to sing as a unit,” and “to grow as idols.” They resolved to create music and performing units reflecting the diversity of hololive’s talents. All of this will be organized into “hololive IDOL PROJECT Season 0 ~CORE!~.”

To ensure that this live concert will be a unique one, hololive IDOL PROJECT will involve the participating talents throughout the production of this first live concert “to show the event is truly theirs to give.”

Tickets:

Tickets are already available for purchase. The said concert will also be streamed for paying viewers on Niconico and SPWN. Event goods will be available for orders through GeekJack from January 5, 2021 8:50pm JST until January 19, 2021 11:59pm JST.

Prior to the concert, the project will also release an original song for 9 weeks in a row starting December 24. hololive 5th Generation’s “BLUE CLAPPER” is composed by PandaBoY. He also produced songs for “Is the Order a Rabbit?” and Denpagumi.inc, and his song will be the first original to be released.

Announced last Summer 2019, hololive IDOL PROJECT popularized songs such as “Shiny Smily Story,” “Yumemiru Sora e” and “Kirameki Rider.”

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Banner Photo from hololive Production via PR TIMES

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Jay Agonoy

Jay Agonoy is a Marketing Services Officer at Pasig-based event company. He also oversees his personal project – the online journal “keepsakes.” – established in 2017, operating its blog, podcast and video channels. Jay has written feature stories for websites such as The Reimaru Files and Rappler, as well as moderated select panel discussions on the local anime and idol cultures. In the new normal, his next interest will be the trend of Virtual YouTubers and Online Pop Culture Conventions.

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