28 April 2013
AKB48 5 Big Dome Concerts Announced!
In conjunction with the bidding of Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, AKB48 will be holding a series of 11 concerts at the 5 biggest dome stadiums in Japan, from July to August. This was announced by the Governor of Tokyo Inose Naoki through a VTR at the end of the [AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai] Concert, held over 4 days at the Nippon Budokan.
The concerts series will take place in Fukuoka, Sapporo, Osaka, Nagoya, and will end with a 4 day concert in the Tokyo Dome. Of those 5 Dome locations, only Sapporo, Hokkaido does not have a 48 group stationed.
2013 5 Big Dome Concert
Fukuoka Yahoo! Auctions Dome: 20th ~ 21st July (Sat ~ Sun)
Sapporo Dome: 31st July (Wed)
Osaka Kyocera Dome: 7th ~ 8th August (Wed ~ Thurs)
Nagoya Dome: 16th ~ 17th August (Fri ~ Sat)
Tokyo Dome: 22nd ~ 25th August (Thurs ~ Sun)
The concert will take place just 1 month after AKB48's 5th Senbatsu Election and concert located at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, which will be AKB48's first time performing in an open air stadium. Previosuly, the AKB48 Group has performed in the Tokyo Dome back on 2012, as well as the Seibu Dome in 2011. This will be their first time performing in the other 4 Domes.