ONE OK ROCK IN­VADE THE UK

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reading Leads -

They’re enor­mous in Their home na­tion, and The Ja­panese rock­ers are us­ing r&l To fur­ther world dom­i­na­tion… THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PLAY­ING AT READ­ING & LEEDS – PRE­SUM­ABLY YOU’RE EX­CITED ABOUT THAT?

TAKA MORIUCHI (VO­CALS): “Oh yeah, to­tally! That fes­ti­val is huge, so get­ting in­vited to come and play there is a big thing for us! We like to think what we do is very en­ter­tain­ing and has tons of en­ergy, and we put a lot of emo­tion into it, so hope­fully we can get peo­ple as ex­cited as we are.we haven’t been in the UK yet this year, and our fans have been re­ally stoked about us com­ing back for these fes­ti­vals – and I’ll def­i­nitely be watch­ing Eminem while I’m there! I’m a big fan – I don’t al­ways know what he’s say­ing, but he’s so cool!”

YOU’RE ON A MAS­SIVE TOUR OF THE U.S. AND CANADA RIGHT NOW – HOW’S THAT GO­ING?

“It’s been very cool. We’ve been hit­ting so many cities we’ve never played be­fore, and get­ting to be in front of so many peo­ple who haven’t seen us is a dream come true. There’s been a good mix of new faces and core fans who have been fol­low­ing us from show to show, and hav­ing ev­ery­one’s sup­port has been awe­some.”

WHEN YOU RE­LEASED AM­BI­TIONS IN JAN­UARY, YOU SOLD MORE THAN 200,000 COPIES IN JA­PAN ALONE. HOW DID THAT FEEL?

“It was amaz­ing.the ex­cit­ing thing about that is that it means we’re reach­ing new fans out there, and even though it’s a big num­ber I still see it as baby steps, be­cause there are so many more peo­ple out there we’d love to hear us.”

ARE WE LIKELY TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE UK BE­FORE THE END OF THE YEAR?

“We’re work­ing on some­thing right now. I can’t say the de­tails yet, but if all goes well we can see the peo­ple who come to Read­ing or Leeds two times this year!”

AND HAVE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK ON ANY NEW MU­SIC ALONG­SIDE ALL THE TOUR­ING?

“I have, ac­tu­ally – two or three songs al­ready, and we’re work­ing on more right now.and I think they’re great!” the Pit / the LOCK UP; R: satur­day, 9:15Pm; L: sun­day, 8:55Pm

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