Band BUMP OF CHICKEN has their 23rd single “firefly” announced for release. The single is featured as the theme for Fuji TV drama series “Iki mo Dekinai” that stars Emi Takei. It’s the group’s second single of the 2012 and is set to hit stores on September 12th. More details follow…

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The band has finished up the second part of their BUMP OF CHICKEN 2012 Tour ~ GOLD GLIDER TOUR ~ that ran 20 performances beginning on April 7th and ending with 4 performances at Tokyo Yoyogi National Stadium on July 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th and a final performance July 14th at Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Miyagi.


The first part of the tour ran 20 performances from December 5th 2011 to January 31st. The 40 performances of the tour were sold out and more than 200,000 saw BUMP OF CHICKEN live.

BUMP OF CHICKEN formed in 1994 and released their first indie single in 1999 and major label single in 2000. The band has 7 #1 singles and 18 of their 23 singles have charted in the top 3 on the weekly Oricon singles charts.

More details on the single will be announced so check back to Comtrya Sugoi for updates.

BUMP OF CHICKEN – “firefly” – release date September 12th 2012

Regular [CD] (¥1050)

1. firefly (theme song TV series “Iki mo Dekinai”)
2. to be announced


BUMP OF CHICKEN Official website