Registration to buy tickets for <a href=”/music/Namie-Amuro”>Namie Amuro</a>’s farewell dome tour next year began Monday (Dec. 18), and the Japanese internet is buzzing with fans crossing their fingers for a chance see the iconic R&B songstress live, very likely for the last time.
The “Can You Celebrate” singer recently added two additional shows to her 15-concert final domestic trek, in Fukuoka on Feb. 27, and in Sapporo on April 15.
This tour had already <a href=”/articles/news/international/8039368/namie-amuro-final-tour-break-record-ticket-sales”>broken the record</a> for most shows and tickets sold by a Japanese female solo artist, but with the two new dates, the combined total attendance will reach approximately 750,000, which breaks the record formerly held by veteran singer-songwriter <a href=”/music/Kazumasa-Oda”>Kazumasa Oda</a> (740,000) for most tickets sold by any Japanese solo artist, as well as most shows in a single dome tour. Add the five international engagements, and Amuro’s final tour will sell approximately 800,000 tickets from 22 performances.
Although registration for tickets is open through Jan. 8, over 3.2 million people have signed up already, prompting organizers to adjust seating arrangements at each venue and add the extra dates to accommodate the overwhelming demand. Fans will be notified of their clearance to purchase tickets on Jan. 12.
No more additional dates in Japan will be announced — at least for the time being — but Amuro is currently considering offers to play in Shanghai and Guangzhou in China, South Korea, Singapore, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
Namie Amuro announced that she will be <a href=”/articles/news/international/7989035/namie-amuro-greatest-hits-album-finally-last-tour”>retiring from the music industry</a> on Sept. 16, 2018. She recently made headlines by agreeing to perform on this year’s prestigious annual New Year’s Eve music program <a href=”/articles/news/international/8039403/daichi-miura-twice-debut-japan-new-years-eve-show”>Kohaku Uta Gassen</a>.