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PEACE$TONE is a former mixed male/female vocal group, going by the slogan "a circus of sounds". They operated mainly out of Tokyo, and were signed to the record company Osechi Records with STONE Project as their label. The band's image, stage production, and other details relating to the group was handled by their producer and president of STONE Project, Ai Minase.  

PEACE$TONE marked Fukuda Asuka's return to the music industry after her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project in 1999.  

MembersEdit

  • asuka (vocals) (2011-2020)
  • TERRA (vocals) (2011-2020)
  • ayumi (アユミ) (2015-2020)

  • Yaman chang (guitar) (2011-2016)
  • aya (2015-2017)
  • etsu (えつ) (2015-2018)

HistoryEdit

2018.04.12

PEACE$TONE, April 2018: ayumi, Fukuda, Terra, etsu

Peacestone (ayumi)

Terra and ayumi, November 2019

2011Edit

PEACE$TONE was formed on February 14, 2011 with the belief that "the power of culture can make hearts wealthy", listing The Beatles and Jack Johnson as some of their favorites, they combine various genres matched by acoustic guitar in an "organic mixture" to produce their appealing sound. As part of their former band THETAθ (Harmony Production), Vocalist TERRA and Guitar/Prog. Yaman Chang participated in a project by the TV show "Utaban" wherein they travelled from the northernmost part of Honshu down to Aomori with no money in their pockets, pulling a cart with their sleeping bags and CDs. 

2014Edit

In December, "Fushichou ~Phoenix~" was used as the opening song for "Koisuru Hachiouji Kanojo -Hachikano- Vol. 6 and 7 (恋する八王子彼女-ハチカノ). It is a TV program where girls introduce recommendation spots in Hachioji.

2015Edit

In March, they got a radio program called "PEACE$TONE no Himitsu no Door"(PEACE$TONEの秘密のドア) airing once a month.

They started out as a three-member band, but increased to six members when ayumi, ecchan, and aya joined after winning an audtion in August 2015. The audition was held due to Fukuda's pregancy, and her going away for maternity leave.

2016Edit

In 2016, Yaman chang retired from front stage to be part of back stage. PEACE$TONE went on as a quartet with TERRRA, ayumi, ecchan and aya, as Fukuda was still on maternity leave.

2017Edit

From September 2017, TERRA, Fukuda, ayumi, and etsu announced the new system of a four-piece set, becoming a mixed male and female mixed pop group.

2018Edit

On April 26, it was announced that Etsu would graduate from the group on October 31. Five live events were scheduled before her graduation.[1]

On May 21, they established their official fan club, called ONE.[2]

On October 31, Etsu left PEACE$TONE.

2019 Edit

On January 17, "Fushichou ~Phoenix~", a track from their debut album, was included on the album "DJ KOO 17 MUSIC FACTORY". This is a mix album produced by DJKOO to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Japan's landing in Japan's live distribution application "17 Live", which is also distributed by DJKOO. PEACE$TONE was selected as one of 20 out of 1,000 applicants who entered an audition.[3]

On October 2019, PEACE$TONE had a live performance at Hiroshima Club Quattro where they covered Morning Musume's Summer Night Town.[4]

On March 31, 2019, their official fan club was terminated.[5]

2020Edit

On April 10, 2020, PEACE$TONE went on an indefinite hiatus.[6] Comments and full texts from the members were posted at their official site.[7] Fukuda will continue as a soloist under the name "asuka".

DiscographyEdit

Other Albums
  • [2013.01.15] Bakufu Tribute Complete (爆風トリビュートComplete) (BAKUFU-SLUMP tribute album) (#10 Shuukan Tokyo "Shoujo A")
  • [2019.01.17] DJ KOO 17 MUSIC FACTORY

  • [2012.10.03] Silent Night
  • [2012.11.03] Minna no Tabibito (みんな旅人)
  • [2012.12.03] Isu-tori Game (椅子取りゲーム)
  • [2013.01.21] Best Smile (ベストスマイル)
  • [2013] Motto, Motto (もっと、もっと)
Demo Songs
  • Kokoro no Mama ni (心のままに)
  • That's Amore ~Datsumou Musume no Theme~ (That's Amore~脱毛娘のテーマ~)

EventsEdit

  • [2014.10.24] at Kagurazaka EXPLOSION
  • [2014.12.29] STONE Market vol.1 at Bali cafe Monkey Forest
  • [2015.01.14] TAKE OFF 7 35th ANNIVERSARY "On the Luck 2015" ~New Year 2Days 2-nichi-me~ (TAKE OFF 7 35th ANNIVERSARY「On the Luck 2015」~New Year 2Days 2日目~)
  • [2015.02.01] WINTER EMISSION 2015
  • [2015.04.12] at Tokyo Shibuya gee-ge 2nd album prequel "Door's ~Yume no Juunin~" Release Commemorative Event
  • [2015.04.26] TAKE OFF7 × PEACE$TONE 2nd album prequel "Door's ~Yume no Juunin~" Release Commemorative Event
  • [2015.05.06] at Shibuya GUILTY 2nd album prequel "Door's ~Yume no Juunin~" Release Commemorative Event
  • [2015.05.24] at Shimokitazawa BREATH
  • [2015.05.06] pop tone♪rock cone -channel 38
  • [2015.05.24] Free as a bird!
  • [2015.08.08] otominato’15 in Yokohama
  • [2015.12.19] jewelry Festa 2015 at Tokyo Yomiuri Land
  • [2016.02.14] 5- Shuunen wo Mukaeru PEACE$TONE Kinen Event (5周年を迎えるPEACE$TONE記念イベント)
  • [2017.02.25] PEACE$TONE Kessei 6 Shuunen Kinen Event "STONE Market vol.3" at Tokyoto Jiyuugaoka "Mardi Gras"
  • [2017.03.04] PEACE$TONE Kessei 6 Shuunen Kinen Event "STONE Market vol.3" at Hachinohe Portal Musem Hatchi-nai "Tamani-an"
  • [2017.03.05] PEACE$TONE Kessei 6 Shuunen Kinen Event "STONE Market vol.3" at TSUTAYA Hachinohe New Town Store In-Store Live
  • [2017.03.06] Release commemorative event @ Aoyama Hall
  • [2017.10.07] Tsutaya Hachinohe New Town-ten in Hachinoe, Aomori
  • [2017.10.08] Shopping Center Lapia in Hachinoe, Aomori
  • [2017.10.09] Live & Restaurant "Flat" in Hachinoe, Aomori
  • [2017.10.15] MRO Radio Matsuri
  • [2017.10.22] PEACE$TONE 3rd Album Hatsubai Kinen Event (First One-man Live)
  • [2017.10.29] "Ima Yori Tanoshiku Rakkan Bigaku" Vol. 2 (「今より楽しく楽観美学」vol.2) at Aoyama Terrace, Hachinoe
  • [2017.10.30] "Ima Yori Tanoshiku Rakkan Bigaku" Vol. 2 (「今より楽しく楽観美学」vol.2) at Tatehana Morning Market
  • [2017.10.31] "Ima Yori Tanoshiku Rakkan Bigaku" Vol. 2 (「今より楽しく楽観美学」vol.2) at Aoyama Terrace, Hachinoe
  • [2017.12.02] Jiyuugaoka Mardi Gras "Otona no Kyuujitsu Club"
  • [2018.01.06] PEACE$TONE×Clover Honey at Katama GIGS
  • [2018.04.30] Tokyo Shinjuku Live Freak
  • [2018.05.19] Miyagi
  • [2019.05.26] Kanagawa Tsurumi GIGS
  • [2018.05.23] Eiga "Sanshaku Tamashii" Jouei
  • [2018.08.27] OTODAMA SEA STUDIO 2018 supported by POCARI SWEAT
  • [2020.03.26] Shibuya NOSTYLE


WorksEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2015.03-?] PEACE$TONE no Himitsu no Door (PEACE$TONEの秘密のドア)

TriviaEdit

  • PEACE$TONE's color was green.[9]
  • Otani Masae once performed at the same live event as PEACE$TONE.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "えつ脱退のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PEACE$TONE Official Site. 2018-04-26.
  2. "ファンクラブ「ONE」開設" (in Japanese). PEACE$TONE Official Site. 2018-05-21.
  3. https://trf.avexnet.or.jp/live/detail.php?id=1071374
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4qmtQcn18K/
  5. "ファンクラブサービス終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PEACE$TONE Official Site. 2019-01-03.
  6. "「ピースストーン」活動休止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PEACE$TONE Official Site. 2020-04-10.
  7. [1]Member's comments
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20150325032243/http://www.peacestone.info/download/
  9. "PEACE$TONEのカラーは緑" (in Japanese). PEACE$TONE Official Site. 2015-01-17.
  10. http://natalie.mu/music/news/59247

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