Perfume, three female pop artists unit announced that is going on a live tour titled “Zutto Sukidattanjake~ Sasurai no Men Kata Perfume FES!!” in May. The tour will feature three guest artists, Tamio Okuda, Kazoyoshi Saito, and MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, and will be the first “tai-ban (Battle of Bands)” styled tour for Perfume.

The Zutto Sukidattanjake Tour will visit Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka and will welcome one guest at each location. Perfume says that the bands that they are battling with are the artists that the three members respect. Kazuyoshi Saito will join the stage of Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo), Tamio Okuda at Zepp Nagoya (Nagoya), and MAXIMUM THE HORMONE at Zepp Namba (Osaka). The unique lineup of guests invited from completely differing genres will dynamically transform the concerts and create a three-faceted tour.

In regards to band-battling with artists they have long respected, Perfume members expressed their excitement: “Our long awaited LIVE Tai-Ban Fes is taking place at last! We didn’t need to think over whom we wanted to perform with. We had our hearts set on band-battling with MAXIMUM THE HORMONE san from a long time ago. Tamio Okuda san is from our hometown, and he sang our ‘Laser Beam’ at Itsukushima Shrine. Kazuyoshi Saito san is our long-time secret crush: zutto sukidattanjake~ (lol). It’ll definitely be a tour like no other!” Perfume went on to reveal they have something special planned for the unorthodox tour. “We’ve been waiting for this chance for so long, we won’t be shy. We’re going to ask for some kind of collaboration (with the guest artists, besides the tai-ban)! (laugh) Our imagination is running wild.” To their fans, “We’re going to make this fun, so please come and enjoy the concert with us!” calls out Perfume.

Tour "Zutto Sukidattanjake~ Sasurai no Men Kata Perfume FES!!" will open its curtains at Zepp DiverCity on May 29th and the 30th. The tour will continue to Zepp Nagoya on June 4th and 5th, and then onto Zepp Namba on June 17th and 18th.