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LoVendoЯ promoting "Яe:Start"
Information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Pop rock
Years Active 2013-present
Labels UP-FRONT WORKS (2013-present)
zetima (2015-present)
Agency UP-FRONT CREATE
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Bitter & Sweet, Love Bitter EX
Current Members Tanaka Reina (2013-)
Miyazawa Marin (2013-)
Former Members Uozumi Yuki (2013-2016)
Okada Marina (2013-2019)
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LoVendoЯ logo, 2013-2014

LoVendoЯ is an all-girl pop rock band under UP-FRONT CREATE. The band is led by former Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina.

MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit

  • Uozumi Yuki (魚住有希) - Guitar (Graduated on September 16, 2016)
  • Okada Marina (岡田万里奈) - Vocals, Keyboard (Graduated on March 31, 2019)

Supporting MembersEdit

These members are not featured or credited.

  • Hayashi Tabasa (林束紗) - Bass
  • Kiyoshi (清) - Bass
  • Takahara Mina (高原未奈) - Bass
  • Megu - Bass
  • Miyanaga Jiro (宮永治郎) - Guitar
  • Kobayashi Kaori (小林香織) - Drums
  • Yamauchi Yu (山内優) - Drums
  • Matsui Rika (松井リカ) - Drums
  • Ueda Mizuki (植田瑞季) - Drums

HistoryEdit

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LoVendoЯ, May 2013

2012Edit

On June 5, it was announced that Morning Musume 6th generation member Tanaka Reina would start a band alongside her idol group activities. The Tanaka Reina to Band Yaritai Joshi Member Daiboshuu audition would begin on June 16, targeting female vocalists and guitarists around 15 through 22 years of age.[1][2]

On November 18, it was announced that Uozumi Yuki, Okada Marina, and Miyazawa Marin were the audition winners, and Tanaka would graduate from Morning Musume at the end of their 2013 spring tour to focus on the band instead of doing both as was originally planned. It was also revealed that the band was allowing fans to submit a name for the band, from which the members would choose a name they liked.[3]

2013Edit

On February 3, two months since the submissions, the band was revealed to be named "LoVendoЯ" when their official website was opened. Their first live tour was also announced.[4]

The band performed live for the first time on March 2 at MUSIC FESTA Vol.0.

On March 15, the official LoVendoЯ blog was opened, with the members' first posts appearing on March 16.[5] Also on March 15, the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ~Tanaka Reina Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ began, in which LoVendoЯ was the regular opening act.[6]

On March 24, they started their first live tour LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Haru ~Lavender~. The tour dates where during the weekdays due to their activities in the Morning Musume tour.

On May 22, the day after Tanaka graduated from Morning Musume, LoVendoЯ's first mini-album, LoVendoЯ Cover The ROCK, was released.

Beginning in June, LoVendoЯ joined M-line club.

On June 6, it was announced that LoVendoЯ's first tour would be extended with a slightly different twist. The extended tour, known as LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Ver.2, had a different setlist and overall experience. The tour took place from July 11 through August 30.

On July 4, it was announced that LoVendoЯ would perform at the 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, California.[7] On July 27, LoVendoЯ performed a solo concert at the Pagoda Stage in Japantown. On July 28, they performed at Union Square at Downtown San Francisco along with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kylee and Daichi.

On July 6, they started broadcasting their first radio show titled LoVendoЯ no Love On! on RKB Radio every Saturday and KRY Radio every following Monday.[8]

On October 1, they were transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE. The same day, they began a second radio show on TBS Radio, a mini corner titled LoVendoЯ no LV-Я.[9]

Starting on October 8 with episode 14, video recordings of their radio show LoVendoЯ no Love On! began being uploaded onto LoVendoЯ's official YouTube channel.[10]

2014Edit

On February 16, it was announced at MUSIC FESTA Vol.2 that they would be releasing an original mini album called Bukiyou on April 4.

From April 15 to July 19, they had a joint concert tour with Bitter & Sweet. On December 31, during the second Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ show in Osaka, it was confirmed that LoVendoЯ would have their major debut in 2015.

2015Edit

On March 5, during the end of their concert Tanaka Reina announced that LoVendoЯ would be making their major debut on July 1 with their first single "Iin ja nai? / Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare!".

On November 23, it was announced that band members Okada Marina, Uozumi Yuki, and Miyazawa Marin would form the collaborative unit Love Bitter EX with the duo Bitter & Sweet.[11] Tanaka Reina was the only member of LoVendoЯ who did not join the unit because on the same day it was announced that she was cast in lead role of the musical Fushigi Yuugi ~Shu no Shou~ in April 2016,[12] and Love Bitter EX would hold their only spring live tour at the time Tanaka would be busy rehearsing.

On December 14, it was announced LovendoЯ won the TBS 48th Nihon Yusen Taishou (Japan Cable Awards) new artist award.

2016Edit

On February 24, LoVendoЯ released their second single, "Takaramono / Itsuwari".

On July 23, Uozumi Yuki and UP-FRONT announced that she would be graduating from LoVendoЯ and separating from UP-FRONT CREATE in order to increase her skills as a guitarist.[13][14] Uozumi graduated during the band's live at Shinjuku ReNY on September 16.

2017Edit

On March 12, LoVendoR originally announced they would release a new mini album before the summer.[15] It was later announced on June 23 that the mini album, titled Яe:Start, would be released on September 6.[16]

2018Edit

On March 23, their TBS Radio show LoVendoЯ no LV-Я ended.[17]

Three months later, on June 23, their RKB Radio show LoVendoЯ no Love On! also came to end with a total of 260 episodes.[18] The last video recording of the radio show was uploaded onto the LoVendoЯ YouTube channel on August 2.[19]

2019Edit

On February 27, it was announced that Okada Marina would graduate from LoVendoЯ and leave UP-FRONT CREATE at the end of March when her exclusive management contract expired.[20] Her graduation live, titled Okada Marina Sotsugyou Live Takaramono ~Hontou ni Arigatou Gozaimashita~, was held on March 29 at Tennoz kiwa with Miyazawa Marin and Uozumi Yuki as guests.[21][22] She then participated in the Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2019 on March 30 and 31 at Makuhari Messe as her final job as a member of LoVendoЯ and UP-FRONT CREATE.[23]

Group Name OriginEdit

The name of the band is a portmanteau of the words "love" and "vendor". In Japanese, the name is pronounced the same as "lavender" (ラベンダー).

DiscographyEdit

  1. [2013.05.22] LoVendoЯ Cover The ROCK (ラベンダーカバー The ROCK) (cover mini album)
  2. [2014.04.23] Bukiyou (不器用) (DVD mini album)
  3. [2014.11.05] Ikujinashi (イクジナシ) (mini album)
  4. [2017.09.06] Яe:Start (リスタート) (mini album)

  1. [2015.07.01] Iin ja nai? / Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare! (いいんじゃない? / 普通の私 ガンバレ!)
  2. [2016.02.24] Takaramono / Itsuwari (宝物 / イツワリ)

Original Songs

Songs that do not have official studio versions

  • [2013] Jinsei Maniac (人生マニアック)[N1]
  • [2013] Omou ga Mama wo Shinjite (思うがままを信じて)[N1]
  • [2013] Ai no Gishiki (愛の儀式)[N2]
  • [2013] Honto no Kimochi (ホントノキモチ)[N3]
  • [2013] invasion ~INST~
  • [2013] Sweet Treat
  • [2013] Oh my friends
  • [2014] Crazy Lazy
  • [2014] DO YOU LOVE ME?
  • [2015] NUMBER(S)
  • [2015] For the future
  • [2015] Soushisouai (相思相愛)[N3]
  • [2015] Sennou (洗脳)[N3]
  • [2015] Gekioko! na Dekigoto (激おこ!な出来事)
  • [2015] Nagisa no Situation (渚のシチュエーション)
  • [2015] Otome no Shojijou (乙女の諸事情)
  • [2016] Burning Rose ~INST~
  • [2016] POWEЯ
  • [2016] girl
  • [2016] Answer (アンサー)
  • [2016] High Heel Kick (ハイヒールキック)
  • [2016] Ai no Uriko (愛の売り子)
  • [2017] in my heart
  • [2017] Mikansei Musume (未完成ムスメ)

Songs by Okamarin that were never released

  • Atashi Dake Mite (アタシだけ見て)
  • good night
  • Invisible
  • Sazanami (さざなみ)
  • Tobikiri no Christmas (とびきりのクリスマス)
  • Happy Birthday

ConcertsEdit

Concerts Participated InEdit

WorksEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2013–2018] LoVendoЯ no Love On! (LoVendoЯのらぶおん!; LoVendoЯ's Love Sound)
  • [2013–2018] LoVendoЯ no LV-Я (LoVendoЯのLV-Я; LoVendoЯ's Level-Я)

InternetEdit

  • [2013–2014] UF LICKS
  • [2014–2016] MUSIC+
  • [2016–] Upcoming

AwardsEdit

  • [2015.12.14] 48th Japan Cable Awards "2015" New Artist

TriviaEdit

  • During the audition, the original candidates who auditioned for vocalist did not have the image or the vocal ability to be capable of performing alongside Tanaka Reina. Thus, the staff decided to start audition all over again just for the vocalists. Okada Marina was selected from the second audition.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Live performances of "Jinsei Maniac" and "Omou ga Mama wo Shinjite" were included in the DVD for Bukiyou, but both songs do not have official studio versions.
  2. ^ A live performance of "Ai no Gishiki" was included in the DVD for Ikujinashi, but the song does not have an official studio version.
  3. ^ Live performances of "Sennou", "Soushisouai", and "Honto no Kimochi" were included in the DVD for their first single, but the songs do not have official studio versions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "発表があります!" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Blog. 2012-06-05.
  2. "当方ボーカル!娘。田中れいなバンド始動でメン募スタート" (in Japanese). natalie. 2012-06-05.
  3. "モー娘。田中れいな来春卒業「新しいステージに旅立ちます」" (in Japanese). natalie. 2012-11-18.
  4. "田中れいな、新バンド名は「LoVendoЯ」。3月からイベント、ツアーも決定" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2013-08-04.
  5. "ブログスタートのお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Blog. 2013-03-15.
  6. "モー娘。田中れいな卒業ツアー来年3月より開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2012-11-19.
  7. http://lovendor.jp/news/201307041
  8. "7/6(土)ラジオ新番組「LoVendoЯのらぶおん!」がスタート!" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official website. 2013-07-01.
  9. "【お知らせ】LoVendoЯのLV-Я|3月いっぱいで終了します。" (in Japanese). TBS Radio. 2018-03-07.
  10. "「LoVendoяのらぶおん!」YouTubeチャンネルで毎週更新!" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official website. 2013-10-08.
  11. "LoVendoЯ&ビタスイ、5人編成のライブツアー開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2015-11-23.
  12. "『ふしぎ遊戯』初のミュージカル化 “原作ファン”田中れいなが主演" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2015-11-23.
  13. "LoVendoЯ 魚住有希に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Site. 2016-07-23.
  14. "Announcement concerning Yuki Uozumi." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-07-23.
  15. "夏前にミニアルバム発売決定!" (in Japanese). LoVendoR Official Website. 2017-03-12.
  16. "ミニアルバム9月6日発売決定!" (in Japanese). LoVendoR Official Website. 2017-06-23.
  17. "LoVendoЯのLV-Я|本日、最終回!" (in Japanese). TBS Radio. 2018-03-24.
  18. "♡♡らぶおん♡♡" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Blog. 2018-06-24.
  19. "LoVendoЯのらぶおん!♯260(最終回) " (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ (via YouTube). 2018-08-02.
  20. "LoVendoЯ 岡田万里奈に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoR Official Website. 2019-02-27.
  21. "「岡田万里奈卒業Live 宝物 ~本当にありがとうございました~」FC先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2019-03-04.
  22. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvmCwqLHCBA/
  23. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvm_3wrHArk/

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