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Diana Ross to tour Japan for first time in 19 years

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Motown legend Diana Ross, 70, will perform two concerts in Japan on Jan 6 and Jan 7, 2015. It will be her first concerts in Japan since June 1996 and her 7th tour of Japan.

Tickets went on sale on Oct 4 for the two concerts which will be held at the Nippon Budokan. The concerts are part of the singer's In the Name of Love tour.

Tickets cost 47,000 yen for a premium VIP seat, 22,000 yen for SS seats, 18,000 yen for S seats, 13,000 yen for A seats and 9,000 yen for B seats.

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Is it still called a tour if you only visit one city?

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I sure hope she's looked after her voice. Mariah Carey came to Japan this month - the singing was awful, to put it mildly.

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Of course it was 1983, but it was and still the best concert I've ever been too. It was "in the round" and she was so engaged with the audience. I wish I would have known a little sooner. I won't be in Tokyo then.

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commanteer

Tours by foreign artists typically include lots of countries on the same run not just Japan, one city or more, hence the term tour!

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I like it when people in their 70's still rock on stage.

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With that voluminous hairdo she'll have trouble getting through the stage door here.

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Hey everyone! Show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!

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I'm there!!! But at the same time, what does she sound like at 70? And no age discrimination intended.

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Definitely a fav of mine,however,I went to her concert in the early 90's at Tokyo Dome?and the concert was dubbed then.She must be broke.

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I had no idea she was still around. Good for her!

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Nice hair! And she looks 40 in this photo!

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Of course it was 1983, but it was and still the best concert I've ever been too. It was "in the round" and she was so engaged with the audience.

movieguy -- agree. I saw her in LA during the '84 Olympics. Even though there were thousands there at the old Universal Amphitheatre, she somehow made you feel she was singing directly to you. Hope for those that will attend in Tokyo that she still has that same charisma.

Hey everyone! Show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!

Missing, I assume you know R.E.S.P.E.C.T.was done by Aretha Franklin? (Lucky enough to have seen her in concert as well -- front row.)

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Upside down....before you turn me... What?

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Pukey2OCT. 07, 2014 - 10:20AM JST I sure hope she's looked after her voice. Mariah Carey came to Japan this month - the singing was awful, to put it mildly.

How could you tell?

GWOCT. 07, 2014 - 11:22AM JST commanteer Tours by foreign artists typically include lots of countries on the same run not just Japan, one city or more, hence the term tour!

Perhaps, but were she still popular, she might have done at least two nights in Tokyo, a night in Nagoya and a night or two in Osaka. That would then, for the most part, constitute a "tour of Japan" since few acts ever make it to Sapporo or Kyushu.

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Nice. I hope that Japan and Taiwan enjoy more Motown and Gospel Music. :)

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Bring the Supremes, Temps and Smokey and I'm first in line for tickets.

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Diana Ross was recently in Sacramento Ca during her Current tour yes Current tour Japan is part of that tour. She was flawless. Her Voice, appearance and interaction with us was beautiful. Her gowns were glorious the show was extraordinary!! I recommend to everyone to go see her! She is a genuine artist. My favorite songs were ain't no mountain high enough, song from Mahogany and Lady sings the blues. Diana I truly Loved your show and the t shirt I bought is gorgeous. Highly recommend her show you will not be disappointed! Diana is Love!!!

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JeffHuffman:

How could you tell?

Don't take my word for it. If you dare, have a look at this for starters. Thankfully she resorted to lipsynching during the second night when hitting the high notes. Now Carey's fans can understand what Houston's fans went through. A shame, because I really liked them both when they started. When you've got that sort of voice, you have to look after it, instead of showing off and overdoing the vocal gymnastics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_W_z21HQ9o

I do hope Ross' voice is still good. Her 70's and 80's stuff were real classics.

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She must be short of a few bob. Large tax bill, was it? How can visiting one venue be considered a 'tour'?

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Diana Ross had a TV show in USA. Tsunaki Aid in 2005.

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