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[LIVE Report] Hamasaki Ayumi’s 15th Anniversary Tour ends. “Everyone, please smile until the day we meet again. Promise me!”
28 July 2013. 21:00
The nationwide arena tour commemorating Hamasaki Aumi’s 15th debut Anniversary “ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~” played its finale show on 28 July at the National Yoyogi First Gymnasium.
This tour, playing 28 shows in 12 venues for about 220,000 audience, is a best-of live created for the first time from fan votes on songs to decide the setlist, based on ayu’s feelings of “wanting to create a show together with fans who have supported me these past 15 years”. 241 songs from the time of her debut to the latest track (excluding 15th Anniversary commemorative song “Tell All”) were voted on by fans to choose the Top 50 tracks, of which 20 were performed during the performance (33 different songs made the setlist throughout the tour).
Similar to previous tours, the show, setlist, goods, band members, stage layout including stage curtain and floor material, and even minor details such as decoration designs are all built from concepts dreamt up by ayu herself.