Da-iCE (ダイス; pronounced "dice"), formerly known as BLACKOUT, is a five-member dance and vocal group featuring four-octave twin vocals. They consist of Ohno Yudai and Hanamura Sota as vocalists, and Kudo Taiki, Iwaoka Toru, and Wada Hayate as performers.

The group was formed in 2011 and made their major debut in 2014 with the single "SHOUT IT OUT". They are managed by Avex Management Inc. agency and signed to the label avex trax.

The group name is a combination of the words "DANCE" and "DICE", and has the meaning that "Da-iCE" is formed on 6 sides including 5 members (5 sides) and fans. The "ai" in lowercase letters expresses the desire to be an artist with love. The fan is called as Rokumen (6面).

Members

History

2011

  • On January 17, the group was formed under the name "BLACKOUT", but soon changed its name to Da-iCE.
  • On April 11, Da-iCE started their first activity by holding a live at a small club "VUENOS" in Shibuya, Tokyo. At that time, they had only two songs, "New day" and "To the last man".

2012

  • On December 12, the first mini album "Da-iCE" was released. It was ranked 15th on the Oricon Daily Chart and topped the Recochoku Chaku-Uta Daily Ranking.

2013

  • Da-iCE performed their first one-man tour "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2013 ~PHASE0~" in January.
  • On June 5, the first indies single "I'll be back" was released. It was ranked 14th on the Oricon Weekly Chart and 12th on the Daily Chart. Among the indie artists, the group won the first place overall in two consecutive Recochoku Chaku-Uta.
  • On July 11, during the "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2013 -PHASE 1- Tour Final" at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO, it was announced that the group would make a major debut in 2014. Later, it was revealed through the USTREAM program "Da-iCE.TV" on September 5, that they would debut under UNIVERSAL SIGMA.

2014

  • On January 15, Da-iCE made their major debut with the first single "SHOUT IT OUT". It was ranked 4th on the Oricon Weekly Chart.[1]
  • On April 2, the official fan club "a-i" was established.
  • On April 9, the second single "TOKI" was released.
  • On August 27, the third single "Hush Hush" was released.
  • On October 15, the first studio album "FIGHT BACK" was released, which includes new songs and songs that have been performed since the indie era. The album topped the Oricon Daily Chart. At the same time, the DVD "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2013 -PHASE 2-" containing the tour video was released.
  • On November 3-December 22, Da-iCE held the "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 PHASE 3 ~FIGHT BACK~".

2015

  • On January 7, the fourth single "Mou Ichido Dake" was released. It was ranked 2nd on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
  • On March 2, Da-iCE received the "Best 5 New Artist Award" at the "29th Japan Gold Disc Awards".[2]
  • On April 15, the fifth single "BILLION DREAMS" was released. At the same time, the DVD of "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR PHASE 3 ~FIGHT BACK~", which recorded the final performance of last year's national tour that mobilized about 10,000 people, was released.
  • On May 5-July 30, the "Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015 -PHASE 4-" was held.
  • On August 12, the sixth single "Everybody" was released.
  • On November 4, the seventh single "HELLO" was released.
  • On December 16, the single "BILLION DREAMS" was recorded in the 7th "DJ KAORI'S JMIX VII" of DJ KAORI's blockbuster series "JMIX".

2016

  • On January 6, the second studio album "EVERY SEASON" was released. It was ranked 1st on the Oricon Daily Chart and 2nd on the Weekly Chart.
  • On April 6, the eighth single "WATCH OUT" was released. At the same time, the DVD of the "Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015-2016 -PHASE 4 HELLO-" tour semi-final performance, was released.
  • On July 15-January 17, the "Da-iCE HALL TOUR 2016 -PHASE 5-" was held.
  • On July 20, the ninth single "Paradive" was released.
  • On August 5, the second photobook "Da-iCE 2nd Photo Book with You" was released.
  • On November 2, the tenth single "Koigokoro" was released.

2017

  • On January 17, the long-awaited performance "Da-iCE PHASE 5 FINAL in Nippon Budokan" was held at Nippon Budokan.
  • On January 25, the third studio album "NEXT PHASE" was released.
  • On June 14, the 11th single "Tonikaku HEY" was released. At the same time, the DVD & Blu-ray of "Da-iCE PHASE 5 FINAL in Nippon Budokan" was released. The concert was held on the 6th anniversary of the group formation and completely recorded Da-iCE's long-cherished wish and the first performance at Nippon Budokan.
  • On August 30, the 12th single "Kimiiro" was released.
  • On November 18, the first arena live at Kobe World Memorial Hall was held.
  • On December 15-December 16, the group held a live at Makuhari Messe.
  • On December 31, Da-iCE performed as act for the New Year's Eve event "AAA NEW YEAR PARTY 2018" of the senior group AAA at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, and performed total 10 songs. Later, they had a collaboration with AAA for one night only.

2018

  • On January 17, the 13th single "TOKYO MERRY GO ROUND", the first single of the 5th anniversary commemoration, was released.
  • On January 17-February 4, the "Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Year Commemorative Special Collaboration Cafe in Osaka" was held.
  • On March 14, a complete recording of the group's first arena performance "Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2017 –NEXT PHASE-" was released.
  • On April 7, a fan club event "a-i contact VOL.5 -FiGHT BaCK-" was held.
  • On May 30, the 14th single "FAKESHOW", the second single of the 5th anniversary commemoration, was released.
  • On August 8, the fourth studio album "BET" was released.
  • On September 24-January 14, the "Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Tour -BET-" was held.
  • On November 21, the 15th single "Kumo wo Nuketa Aozora", the third single of the 5th anniversary commemoration, was released.

2019

  • On February 22, the third photobook "Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Book" was released.
  • On March 15-24, Hanamura Sota starred in the stage act "PHANTOM WORDS".
  • On April 3, Ohno Yudai's first solo album "Kono Michi no Saki ni" was released.
  • On April 24, the 16th single "FAKE ME FAKE ME OUT" was released. The music was provided by Fujiwara Satoshi of Official HIGE DANdism.
  • On June 6, Da-iCE released their first best album "Da-iCE BEST". At the same time, the DVD & Blu-ray of the "Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Tour -BET-" was released.
  • On June 9-November 10, the tour to promote the first best album was started in Niigata.
  • On December 18, the 17th single "BACK TO BACK" was released. The single concludes the best year of Da-iCE.
  • On December 30, the "Da-iCE COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019-2020 Eve Festival" was held at the Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka).
  • On December 31, the "Da-iCE COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019-2020" was held at the Osaka International Convention Center.

2020

  • On January 3, the song "Phoenix" written by Kudo Taiki for the TV Asahi's New Year's 3rd Night Drama "Hatenkou Phoenix", was released on digital platforms.
  • On January 10-11, the "Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION-", the group's first live at Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium, was held.
  • On January 11, the release of the original album "FACE", the first in a year and a half, was announced.
  • On February 29-March 1, the "Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION-" planned to be held at Osaka Castle Hall, but was canceled to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.
  • On March 11, Hanamura Sota announced that he will make his first musical appearance in the broadway musical "RENT", play the role of Mark Cohen.
  • On March 23, the mobile fan club "Da-iCE OFFiCiaL FUN CLUB Da-iCE MOBiLE" was established.
  • On March 25, EXIT's first double A-side single "EXSID" was released, which included the song "I got it get it feat. Da-iCE" by EXIT x Da-iCE.
  • On April 29, the fifth original album "FACE" was released.
  • On May 4, Da-iCE planned to hold their largest fan meeting, "Da-iCE a-i contact TOUR 2020," but was canceled to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
  • On June 17, the DVD & Blu-ray of the "Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION-" was released.
  • On June 27, the transfer from UNIVERSAL SIGMA to avex trax was announced.
  • On June 27, Da-iCE announced that they will release works that let the audiences to experience music with the five senses for six consecutive months, based on the concept of "entertainment that you can feel with the five senses."
  • On July 6, Da-iCE was appointed for the collaboration campaign "SOLAOTO Yumehada Campaign" with the highly moisturizing skin care series "SOLAOTO" newly released by avex beauty method.
  • On July 16, the 18th single "DREAMIN' ON", the first of six consecutive releases, was announced to be the theme song for the popular TV anime "ONE PIECE".
  • From July 26 to August 16 to September 13, the online live tour "Da-iCE×ABEMA ONLINE LIVE TOUR 2020 -THE Da-iCE-" was held.
  • On August 19, to commemorate the six consecutive releases, a special serialization for six consecutive months was decided in the magazine "with".
  • On August 26, the 18th single "DREAMIN'ON" was released. The single has the theme of "vision" and is written by Hanamura Sota.
  • On August 29, Da-iCE appeared in "a-nation online 2020", the first online performance in the history of a-nation.
  • On September 17, Da-iCE was appointed as the new MC for the ABC-MART in-store broadcast "ABC Recommends". The program airs from October 6th (until April 5, 2021) at ABC-MART stores nationwide.
  • On September 25, the third single of the six consecutive releases "CITRUS" was used for the theme song of the drama "Gokushufudo".
  • On September 25, the group appeared on the cover of the October issue of Tokyo version of the "HOT PEPPER Beauty".
  • On September 29, Da-iCE's first appearance on NHK "Utacon", performed a special medley of the TV anime "ONE PIECE".
  • On September 30, the second single of the six consecutive releases "amp" was released in a limited production of 10,000 copies. The single has the theme of "hearing" and is written by Kudo Taiki.
  • On October 28, the third single of the six consecutive releases "image" was released in a limited production of 10,000 copies. Hanamura Sota is in charge of songwriting with the theme of "tactile sense".
  • On November 25, the fourth single of the six consecutive releases "CITRUS" was released in a limited production of 10,000 copies. The song is written by Kudo Taiki and Hanamura Sota.

2021

  • Announced the holding of Da-iCE's first national arena tour "Da-iCE ARENA TOUR 2021" with 19 performances in 6 cities.

Discography

Indie mini albums

  1. [2012.12.12] Da-iCE

Indie singles

  1. [2013.06.05] I'll be back

Studio albums

  1. [2014.10.15] FIGHT BACK
  2. [2016.01.06] EVERY SEASON
  3. [2017.01.25] NEXT PHASE
  4. [2018.08.08] BET
  5. [2020.04.29] FACE
  6. [2021.01.20] SiX

Best albums

  1. [2019.06.06] Da-iCE BEST

Compilation albums

  1. [2016.12.12] Da-iCE Indies Collection

Singles

  1. [2014.01.15] SHOUT IT OUT
  2. [2014.04.09] TOKI
  3. [2014.08.27] Hush Hush (ハッシュハッシュ)
  4. [2015.01.07] Mou Ichido Dake (もう一度だけ; Only Once Again)
  5. [2015.04.15] BILLION DREAMS
  6. [2015.08.12] Everybody (エビバディ)
  7. [2015.11.04] HELLO
  8. [2016.04.06] WATCH OUT
  9. [2016.07.20] Paradive (パラダイブ)
  10. [2016.11.02] Koigokoro (恋ごころ; Awakening of Love)
  11. [2017.06.14] Tonikaku HEY (トニカクHEY; Anyway HEY)
  12. [2017.08.30] Kimi Iro (君色; Your Colour)
  13. [2018.01.17] TOKYO MERRY GO ROUND
  14. [2018.05.30] FAKESHOW
  15. [2018.11.21] Kumo wo Nuketa Aozora (雲を抜けた青空; Blue Sky through the Clouds)
  16. [2019.04.24] FAKE ME FAKE ME OUT
  17. [2019.12.18] BACK TO BACK
  18. [2020.08.26] DREAMIN' ON
  19. [2020.09.30] amp
  20. [2020.10.28] image
  21. [2020.11.25] CITRUS
  22. [2020.12.23] EASY TASTY

Collaborations

  1. [2013.07.17] Vimclip - i ("My Generation" feat. Ohno Yudai & Hanamura Sota)
  2. [2014.01.29] DJ GEORGIA - Sweet Grande 3 mixed by DJ GEORGIA ("I'll be back")
  3. [2014.02.26] DJ KAORI - DJ KAORI'S JMIX VI ("SHOUT IT OUT")
  4. [2015.11.04] Stevie Hoang - FOREVER ("Fly Away" feat. Da-iCE)
  5. [2015.12.16] DJ KAORI - DJ KAORI'S JMIX VII ("BILLION DREAMS")
  6. [2015.12.16] Various Artist - #globe20th -SPECIAL COVER BEST- ("FREEDOM")
  7. [2017.07.07] Various Artist - The best covers of DREAMS COME TRUE Dori Uta Vol.1 ("Osaka LOVER")
  8. [2017.11.15] Keisuke Murakami - Beautiful Mind ("Futaridake no Ai" Keisuke Murakami x Ohno Yudai)
  9. [2018.06.06] Various Artist - Stage Act "Mononofu Series" Best Album ("Ending Journey")
  10. [2019.03.20] Various Artist - The Gospellers 25th Anniversary tribute "BOYS meet HARMONY" ("Shin-Osaka")

Video releases

  1. [2014.10.15] Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 -PHASE 2- (DVD)
  2. [2015.04.15] Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 PHASE 3 ~FIGHT BACK~ (DVD)
  3. [2016.04.06] Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015-2016 -PHASE 4 HELLO- (DVD)
  4. [2017.06.14] Da-iCE HALL TOUR 2016 -PHASE 5- FINAL in Nippon Budokan (DVD/Blu-ray)
  5. [2018.03.14] Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2017 -NEXT PHASE- (DVD/Blu-ray)
  6. [2019.06.06] Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Tour -BET- (DVD/Blu-ray)
  7. [2020.06.17] Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION- (DVD/Blu-ray)

Concerts

Tours
  • Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2013 ~PHASE0~ (2013)
  • Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2013 -PHASE 1- (2013)
  • Da-iCE the SHOWCASE LIVE (2013)
  • Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 -PHASE 2- (2014)
  • Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 PHASE 3 ~FIGHT BACK~ (2014)
  • Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015 -PHASE 4- (2015)
  • Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015-2016 -PHASE 4 HELLO- (2015-2016)
  • Da-iCE HALL TOUR 2016 -PHASE 5- (2016-2017)
  • Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2017 -NEXT PHASE- (2017)
  • Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Tour -BET- (2018-2019)
  • Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2019 (2019)
  • Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION- (2020) [*Osaka performance canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus]
  • Da-iCE a-i contact TOUR 2020 (2020) [*All performances canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus]

Gallery

References


External links

Da-iCE
Members
Kudo Taiki | Iwaoka Toru | Ohno Yudai | Hanamura Sota | Wada Hayate
Discography
Indie mini albums Da-iCE
Studio albums FIGHT BACK | EVERY SEASON | NEXT PHASE | BET | FACE
Compilation albums Da-iCE Indies Collection | Da-iCE BEST
Indie singles I'll be back
Singles SHOUT IT OUT | TOKI | Hush Hush | Mou Ichido Dake | BILLION DREAMS | Everybody | HELLO | WATCH OUT | Paradive | Koigokoro | Tonikaku HEY | Kimi Iro | TOKYO MERRY GO ROUND | FAKESHOW | Kumo wo Nuketa Aozora | FAKE ME FAKE ME OUT | BACK TO BACK | DREAMIN' ON | amp | image | CITRUS
Video releases Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 -PHASE 2- | Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2014 PHASE 3 ~FIGHT BACK~ | Da-iCE Live House Tour 2015-2016 -PHASE 4 HELLO- | Da-iCE HALL TOUR 2016 -PHASE 5- FINAL in Nippon Budokan | Da-iCE LIVE TOUR 2017 -NEXT PHASE- | Da-iCE 5th Anniversary Tour -BET- | Da-iCE BEST TOUR 2020 -SPECIAL EDITION-
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