SPYAIR recently had to announce the postponement of their tour legs in Nagoya on May 6 and 7, Sapporo on the 10th, and Sendai on the 12th due to IKE's acute bronchitis. They pushed through with the Fukuoka leg of their tour, but IKE's throat condition deteriorated and upon medical tests, was diagnosed with vocal chord polyp and acute chorditis, stating that he needed time off to recover. This prompted them to cancel the remaining 2 dates on the 23rd and 25th in Tokyo, as well as the 4 dates that were postponed for their SPYAIR TOUR 2014 "Imagination".
IKE tweeted "Ohayou" early in the morning on the 21st. Twenty minutes later, he continued: "I am tweeting from the bed in my hotel room in Hiroshima using my iPhone in my right hand. I did not talk this over with anyone, this is my own decision. Please hear me out, and please spread the word.". Immediately after, he tweeted "I'm quitting SPYAIR!".
SPYAIR's drummer KENTA commented: "I'm a fool as I was not able to protect the members, the fans, and the staff. We won't let it end here. Sorry for worrying you guys! Let me just tell you that all members haven't given up just yet!". Guitarist UZ continued: "We won't give up no matter what".
Show Ayanocozey (DJ OZMA) of Kishidan also commented about this on Twitter. "Ike-kun, no. We're band members. We shouldn't be deciding things on our own. Whether we progress or we halt, we have to accept it all. But I would like you to discuss matters first with the other members.".
Damn bothersome selfish fool
Declaring that he's quitting the band on Twitter w
What a fool.
The bottom-left guy looks suspicious.
He's probably the one at fault.
That guy on the bottom left, didn't McDonald's have that kind of character before?
He wore a gas mask when they were still an indie band, but removed it once they made their major label debut. Now he's just putting eyeliner around his eyes.
Looks like there's someone whose all black around the eyes.
That guy seems to be have accumulated too much fatigue!
* Everything is going according to the script
He must've grown sick of the bassist's makeup and is thinking, "Cut it out with that character"
Ayanokoji's so cool ww
They're the band who rose up thanks to Gintama. Looks like they still had tie-ups after that. Is it a disease wherein he can't sing anymore? He still shouldn't throw himself into despair.
Whatever the case, Kishidan's so cool
Seriously, who are they?
Oh, an anisong band
They haven't been doing too well since the anime version of Gintama ended.
Maybe it's about time they call it a day.
It's even one of the top stories on Yahoo, but I don't know them at all.
I don't even want to know.
When I took a look at wiki, he's already 30.
So we have here a mature adult suddenly announcing that he quits without even discussing with anyone? w
Let's put some consideration to the staff who are working around you now, shall we.
Are they in a situation wherein he can't even tell the other members that he wants to quit?
It's not something that should be treated as top news on Yahoo.
A person working for this software virus named SPYAIR (ware)
I don't really care about this band.
There are lots of others who could take their place.
He probably won't be able to sing like he used to anymore
I took a look at their profile.
The vocalist doesn't write lyrics, nor compose music. Seems like he has no musical sense, so anyone can take his place.
Bassist → Lyricist, leader
Guitarist → Composer
Drummer → Gorilla-macho
Can't blame him if he wanted to quit
I read on the fan thread that the guitarist treated the vocalist a bit harshly, which hurt the feelings of the vocalist
I liked the theme song they did for some drama, seems like they've had a lot of tie-ups
He had a husky-sounding voice which was nice.
He should focus on healing it first, and I hope he does his best.
Hey, hey, why do something so irresponsible, what about the fans who'll commit suicide because of this?
To think that he sings good songs.
So you'd really strain your throat once when you hit 30, huh.
I don't like their sound
I think I've heard their song somewhere this season. Haikyuu, was it?
I heard that yutori employees will just suddenly phone in and say "I quit", and somehow this is similar to that ww
The vocalist always has a weird outfit w
Doesn't suit him at all w
IKE-chan, don't quiiiiit
It's another one of those times where I only get to know their existence because of these news about disbanding. Probably like a subspecies or something.
The way he sang really did seem to strain the throat, and I did think that he'd eventually destroy it one day
Isn't it just another case of the vocalist wanting to go solo but the others were trying to stop him?
I did think that his voice had amazing power, but it did seem so hard on the throat
They're similar to UVERworld. And when I heard that they had anisong tie-ups, they made me think that they might be better than UVERworld. But in the end, UVERworld held on for the win.
Didn't they get to perform once on Music Station?
I kinda remember their name.
I don't watch anime, so if I did see them, it might have been on Music Station.
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I guess there's no helping it if the doctor actually told him that it can't be cured anymore, but I wonder what the real deal is
He's good at singing, and has a unique voice that's full of character, I actually liked him.
And his voice is associated strongly with this band, so they'll probably break up once the vocalist leaves.
ONE OK's vocalist should just sing for them. Problem solved.
I only know the song in Anne's commercial, the one for the car.
True, that does sound painful to the throat.
He just has to wait for it to recover, right?
Why'd he have to leave the band?
His voice did sound like it would break anytime.
It's the same husky sound as TM Nishikawa, but Nishikawa's throat seems pretty sturdy wwwwwwwww
I saw Ayabie come up on top yesterday in the real-time trending searches, so that was brought up again because of this guy?
People should forget about it already.
Seems like SONY rushed to stop him and just made them go on hiatus instead.
The DJ quit last year, but I preferred them when he was still around.
IKE's got amazing vocal prowess.
Of course he'd get a disease if he kept singing like that.
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