The world’s first-ever biggest touring exhibition is finally arriving in Asia! Tickets on sale today!
Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition, delivered by DHL, the official Japan sponsor, talent discovering app Fairchance
DURATION: Friday 15th March– Monday (Bank Holiday) 6th May 2019
VENUE: TOC Gotanda Messe
OFFICIAL WEBSITE : stonesexhibitionism.jp
What is Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition?
The very first extensive touring exhibition of its kind by the greatest rock band in the world, The Rolling Stones!
The Rolling Stones, who have been around for over 50 years as one of the most popular rock bands in music history, will hold a massive, career-spanning exhibition, Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition for the first time.
April 2016 saw the launch of this exhibition at the contemporary art gallery in London, Saatchi Gallery, and ever since this exhibition has been touring major cities around the globe.
Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition is their extensive retrospective exhibition produced by the band themselves, looking back on their career spanning over 55 years since its inception, with rare and precious archives such as artworks, films, musical instruments/equipment, photos and stage clothing. Fans can also enjoy various visual/audio interactive experiences. This is the biggest world-touring exhibition unprecedented in the music history, that has so far traveled to London, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Nashville, and that is currently on show in Sydney. A huge private archival collection of the band is displayed for the very first time, and it has been highly acclaimed by not only their fans but also by music and art fans. In spring 2019, Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition will finally come to Japan, the only Asian country that hosts the exhibition.
Ken Lee, CEO APEC DHL Express said, “We’re truly delighted to bring Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Exhibit to fans here in Tokyo. Delivering more than 500 rare and priceless artefacts on behalf of the band is both and honour and a recognition of DHL’s worldwide expertise.”
Important Factors of the Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition!
- This is the very first large-scale exhibition that tours around the world, produced by the band members!
- Japan is the only Asian country to host the exhibition!
- The biggest exhibition of its kind in the music history!
- More than 500 items featured!
- Attendance of over one million people in five locations around the world!
“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of the Rolling Stones– it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
“While this is about the Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about us. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition unforgettable.”
History of THE ROLLING STONES
The British rock band, the Rolling Stones, was formed in London in 1962. In 1963, they made their record debut with their single, 'Come On'. The band members then were Mick Jagger (Vo), Keith Richards (G), Brian Jones (G), Bill Wyman (B) and Charlie Watts (Ds).
With their wild sound rooted in blues and R&B, heard in songs such as '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', 'Paint It, Black' and 'Let's Spend the Night Together', as well as their bad-boy image, they soon became an international band to rival the Beatles.
The Stones would eventually dig deeper down into the muddy sound of root music in 1968 with 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'.
When Jones left the band in the following year, Mick Taylor joined in establishing a loose and hip rock'n'roll sound, unique to the Stones, centering on an ensemble of two guitars. This was an era in which the band gave birth to 'Honky Tonk Woman', 'Brown Sugar', 'Tumbling Dice' and 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)' among many other songs that would later become favorites in their concert set lists.
The guitarist switched from Taylor to Ronnie Wood in 1975, but the band kept their style while updating themselves through hit after hit such as 'Miss You' and 'Start Me Up'.
For more than half a century from the early 1960s up to this day, the Stones have been at the forefront without ever being disbanded. In 1990, the band toured Japan for the first time.
Although Bill Wyman left the band in 1993, the Rolling Stones have constantly been touring the globe, doing massive shows, proving for half a century that they are the reigning icons of the rock 'n' roll scene.
The Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Born on June 16, 1955, in Tokyo as HisatoTakenaka, he started playing guitar when he was eight years old and established a career as a backing guitarist in his teens. After making his debut in 1976 with his song "Navy Blue", he released hits such as "Smoky", "Kizetsusuruhodo nayamashii" and "Togyushi". In 1979, a year after forming the band, Johnny, Louis & Char, he held FreeSpirit, a free concert at Hibiya Open-Air-Concert Hall.
Since founding his company, Edoya, in 1988, Char has not only been active as a solo artist but also as members of bands Phychedelix and Baho.
In 2009, he founded Zicca Records and released his "Tradrock" series of CDs and DVDs which consist ofcovers of guitarists he was influenced by.
In May, 2015, Char released "Rock +", an anniversary album of original songs by artists who were born under each of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Then on June 15, the night before his 60th birthday [which is an important turning point in East Asia], he held a concert at Budokan. In July, he held Rock Free, a free concert at Hibiya Open-Air-Concert Hall. The concert was fully recorded and released as "Rock+ Eve -Live at Nippon Budokan-" (Blu-ray/DVD+CD) in November.
Toward the end of 2017, Char did his first ever Acoustic Tour. His Old News Tour is due in autumn, 2018.
For more info, check out www.zicca.net
Makoto Ayukawa (Sheena and the Rokkets)
Ayukawa was born in 1948 in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, and graduated Kyushu University Faculty of Agriculture. He is the leader, vocalist and guitarist of the band, Sheena and the Rokkets.
From 1970, he played lead guitar and composed for Son House, the iconic blues rock band from Fukuoka, until he formed Sheena and the Rokkets in 1978. The band made their debut with "Namida no Highway", and their song, "You may dream" became a big hit. After playing with the likes of Elvis Costello and the Ramones, they released their first album in the U.S., "Sheena & the Rokkets" in 1981.
"Live is what rock'n'roll is all about. Sound is what we're all about!" has been Ayukawa's policy as the band pursues perfection in show after show at venues from arenas to festivals to club gigs. Original members maintain the band's extraordinarily high quality and abundant experience. Sheena and the Rokkets cross genres with their unrivaled potential as one of the greatest rock bands in Japan.
Their attitude and ability to play at any place where rock is possible are still alive with Ayukawa at age 70. In November, 2017, the band completed touring all 47 prefectures in Japan just before their 40th anniversary. In March, celebrating the anniversary, Sheena and the Rokkets released best-of double albums of 41 songs selected by Ayukawa, "Golden Best Early Rokkets 40+1" and "Golden Best Victor Rokkets 40+1", from Sony and Victor respectively. Additionally, a TV drama produced by NHK Fukuoka telling the story of the birth of Sheena and the Rokkets was aired in Kyushu and Okinawa. The response was so positive that it eventually aired nationwide in September. Also celebrating their 40th anniversary, their classic number, "Lemon Tea", is to be released on November 26 from Sony as their first 7 inch single.
Apart from music, Ayukawa models for various ads including TV commercials, attracting fans through his unique presence. As an actor he has appeared in the NHK drama "Churasan" and movies such as director Yoshihiro Nakamura's "Jersey no futari" (2008/c-starring Masato Sakai). For director Yasushi Sumida's movie "Waruboro" (2007), he composed the soundtrack. Ayukawa not only has great knowledge on music and computers but has written about them in his books "DOS/V Blues", "Rolling Stones ga daisukina bokutachi", "60’s Rock Autobiography" and "200CD Rock'n'Roll". Ayukawacreated and has been running Sheena and the Rokkets' official website since the early days of the Internet, and has received an award from the Association of Media in Digital (AMD Award).
Sheena and the Rokkets' official website: http://www.rokkets.com/
Kavka was born on June 23 in Mexico. As a drummer and singer, she made her CD debut in 2012 with "Aisuru kakugo". In September, 2013, she released her first album "Kavka-nise". Additionally, Kavka appeared in TV shows such as Fuji TV's "Shin-Domoto kyodai" and acted in "First Class" while attracting attention through TV commercials for Pretz, Sony Walkman® and Levis® among others. In June, 2015, she released her session mini album "K⁵", and in September, held a one-woman live at Zepp Tokyo. In April, 2016, she released her second album "Toridori". In February, 2017, she released her concept mini album "DO_S".
Kavka is not only busy as a musician performing at various festivals but is also active as an actress and model. Among her notable acting work are TV shows "Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi" and "Kannasaaan!", as well as movies "Z Island" and "Too Young to Die!" She currently appears in "Tokyo Session -Rockin' Gambler" and the educational art program "Kokokoza bijutsu 1", while hosting a radio show on Bayfm.
In 2017, she drew great attention playing the role of Sanae in NHK's "Hiyokko". Kavka's latest work as a musician is her third album "Double Tone" which was released on July 25, 2018. Since April, she has been appearing in the TV commercial for Wilkinson.
Official website: http://www.shishido-kavka.com
“Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibition”
delivered by DHL / official Japan sponsor, talent discovering app Fairchance
Venue: TOC Gotanda Messe (6-6-19 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Duration: Friday 15 March – Mon. Bank Holiday 6 May 2019
Exhibit Times: Mon – Fri, Sat, the day before national holidays, 11:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:30)
Sun and national holidays, 11:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:30)
Tickets available from Mon 26 Nov.