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SCANDAL updated the release details for their new album titled “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen”. The full track list and cover jackets have been revealed. The album includes their singles – “HARUKAZE” (final opening for anime BLEACH), “Taiyo Scandalous”, and the upcoming “Pin Heel Surfer”. “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen” comes in three editions including a special Limited with special packaging with deluxe hardcover photo book. The new album hits stores September 26th – read on for updated details.

SCANDAL is having a very active year having released a best hits album “Show” back in March and singles “HARUKAZE” in February, “Taiyo Scandalous” in July, and upcoming single “Pin Heel Surfer” on September 12th. They are also releasing a live Blu-ray/DVD of their March Nippon Budokan event – “Japan Title Match Live 2012 ~ SCANDAL vs. Budokan” – its due out August 22nd.

SCANDAL has been at several summer festivals including the upcoming Inazuma Rock Festival 2012 September 15th at Karasuma Peninsula, Shiga. More details and list of other artists performing available at the festival’s website (link at bottom).

SCANDAL is preparing for a fall national hall tour “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen” to support the new album. The tour starts October 12th at Citizens Cultural Center, Saitama and ends November 11th Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo. Complete tour dates at bottom of report and more details at SCANDAL’s Official website.

New album “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen” comes in three editions:

- Limited with special hard-cover photo book and matching packaging. Photos are from live performances and not previously published.
- Limited with bonus DVD that includes music videos for the 2 special unit songs form single Taiyo Scandalous.
- Regular CD-only with First Press bonus (to be announced).

The Limited with DVD includes the music videos directed by winners of an open contest to choose the music video director. The music videos are for the coupling songs performed by special member units formed as part of single “Taiyo Scandalous” –

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Koi no Hajimari ha Diet” performed by special unit “Almond Crash” (Rina & Haruna) and “Cherry Jam” performed by special unit “Do Bondo Bondo” (Mami & Tomomi).  Jump for more details on these special units.

SCANDAL – “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen” – release date September 26th 2012

Limited [CD+Photobook] (¥4200)
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Limited [CD+DVD] (¥3500)
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[CD]
1. Queens are trumps
2. Taiyo Scandalous
3. Pin heel Surfer
4. Rock’n Roll
5. Bitter Chocolate
6. Kill the virgin
7. Koe
8. Rising Star
9. Bright
10. Welcome Home
11. HARUKAZE
12. Right Here
[Bonus]
Photo book
[CD]
1. Queens are trumps
2. Taiyo Scandalous
3. Pin heel Surfer
4. Rock’n Roll
5. Bitter Chocolate
6. Kill the virgin
7. Koe
8. Rising Star
9. Bright
10. Welcome Home
11. HARUKAZE
12. Right Here
[DVD]
1. Taiyo Scandalous 100 times dance
2. Koi no Hajimari ha Diet feat. special unit Almond Crash (music video)
3. Cherry Jam feat special unit Do Bondo Bondo (music video)
Regular [CD] (¥3059)
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[CD]
1. Queens are trumps
2. Taiyo Scandalous
3. Pin heel Surfer
4. Rock’n Roll
5. Bitter Chocolate
6. Kill the virgin
7. Koe
8. Rising Star
9. Bright
10. Welcome Home
11. HARUKAZE
12. Right Here
 

National Hall Tour 2012 “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen

2012/10/12 Saitama, Citizens’ Cultural Center 18:30
2012/10/20 Osaka, Main Hall Osaka Grand Cube Osaka International Convention Center 17:00
2012/10/21 Osaka, Main Hall Osaka Grand Cube Osaka International Convention Center 17:00
2012/10/24 Nagano, Iida Cultural Center 18:30:
2012/10/26 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Civic Hall Venue 18:30
2012/10/28 Tokyo, Edogawa Ward Cultural Center Great Hall 17:30
2012/10/31 Saitama, Omiya Sonic City 18:00
2012/11/03 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Art Hall Metropolitan Art 17:00
2012/11/04 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Art Hall Metropolitan Art 16:00
2012/11/06 Ishikawa, Kanazawa City Cultural Hall 18:30
2012/11/10 Hiroshima, Hiroshima Uenogakuen Hall 17:30
2012/11/16 Hokkaido, Zepp Sapporo 17:30
2012/11/18 Miyagi, 21 Izumiti Sendai 17:30
2012/11/20 Niigata, Niigata City Performing Arts Center 18:30
2012/11/22 Tokyo, Nakano Sun Plaza 18:00

Inazuma Rock Festival 2012

SCANDAL Special Video Director contest

SCANDAL Official website