|Tour by Toshinobu Kubota|
|Associated album||Timeless Fly|
|Start date||June 8, 2010|
|End date||November 7, 2010|
|No. of shows||17 in Japan|
|Toshinobu Kubota concert chronology|
Timeless Fly Tour was the concert tour by Japanese singer-songwriter Toshinobu Kubota in support of his fifteenth album Timeless Fly.
The shows include songs from both Kubota's 2010 albums Timeless Fly / Love & Rain: Love Songs , as well as songs from his previous albums Shake It Paradise , Groovin' , Such A Funky Thang! , and The Baddest . During the tour, Kubota also began a short tour known "Hall Tour 2010.
The show opened in darkness with Kubota appearing on stage to perform "Keep It Rock" in multi-colored leopard skinned robe, as the stage lights lit up the stage.After the performance, Kubota removes his robe to reveal his blue colored blazer, blue crew neck T-shirt, and blue dress pants. He then proceeds into performing "Daiyamondo no Inutachi", followed by "Tomorrow Waltz". During "The Sound of Rain", Kubota and his background singers perform while sitting on stools along with the stage lights turned down low. The following song "Is It Over?" is a duet with background vocalist "Yuri". The stage lights were once again turned down for the slow-grooves "The Sound of Carnival" and "Nyte Flyte". In the song "La La La Love Song", the dancers joined Kubota on stage. Olivia Burrell also performs Naomi Campbell's parts in the song.
The background singers perform the songs "Right Here" and "Human Nature".Kubota returns the stage and performs Michael Jackson's song "Rock with You" in brown trenchcoat, black vest, white shirt, and red pants. During the song "The Other Half", Kubota removes his trenchcoat and the lights fade out as the song ends. Kubota performs "Missing" without any backing vocalists from his background singers.
In the song "Star Light", the dancers return to the stage as Kubota dances with them at certain times. The performance also featured a bass rift solo.The show proceeded as Kubota performed "You Were Mine" which contained brief excerpt of "Another Star". The final song on the tour's setlist was "Soul Mate". Afterwards, Kubota gives an encore with "Oh, What a Night" in which he introduces his band, background singers, and dancers. He also performs "Love Rain (Koi no Ame)" and "Cymbals" as the final songs of the show.
|June 8, 2010||Fukuoka||Japan||Fukuoka City Hall|
|June 20, 2010||Zama||Harmony Hall Zama|
|June 25, 2010||Tokyo||NHK Hall|
|June 26, 2010|
|July 13, 2010||Shizuoka||Shizuoka Shimin Bunka Kaikan Hall|
|July 17, 2010||Tokyo||Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi|
|July 24, 2010||Matsuyama||Camellia Hall Matsuyama City Comprehensive Community Center|
|July 28, 2010||Tokyo||Tokyo International Forum Hall A|
|July 29, 2010|
|August 7, 2010||Kobe||International Hall, Kobe International House|
|August 14, 2010||Hiroshima||Hiroshima ALSOK Hall|
|August 15, 2010||Okayama||Okayama Shimin Kaikan|
|August 17, 2010||Osaka||Osaka International Convention Center Main Hall (Additional performances)|
|August 22, 2010||Niigata||Niigata Prefectural Civic|
|September 8, 2010||Kagoshima||Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall|
|October 7, 2010||Nagoya||Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall|
|November 7, 2010|
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Love & Rain: Love Songs is a compilation album by Japanese singer Toshinobu Kubota. The album was released on November 24, 2010 on Sony Music Entertainment Japan and peaked at number 11 on the Oricon Weekly Albums chart. The album features the songs "Love Rain " and "Rain", which had just been newly recorded at the time.
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