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LoVendoЯ, September 2016
Up-Front Works (2013-present)
- Tanaka Reina (田中れいな) - Vocals (Leader)
- Okada Marina (岡田万里奈) - Vocals, Keyboard
- Miyazawa Marin (宮澤茉凛) - Guitar
- Uozumi Yuki (魚住有希) - Guitar (Graduated on September 16, 2016)
These members are not featured or credited.
- Hayashi Tabasa (林束紗) - Bass
- Kiyoshi (清) - Bass
- Takahara Mina (高原未奈) - Bass
- Megu - Bass
- Miyanaga Jirou (宮永治郎) - Guitar
- Kobayashi Kaori (小林香織) - Drums
- Yamauchi Yu (山内優) - Drums
- Matsui Rika (松井リカ) - Drums
- Ueda Mizuki (植田瑞季) - Drums
On June 5, the "Tanaka Reina to Band Yaritai Joshi Member Daiboshuu" audition was announced. The auditions began on June 16, targeted for female vocalists and guitarists around 15 through 22 years of age who wanted to be in a band led by Tanaka Reina.
On November 18, it was announced that Uozumi Yuki, Okada Marina and Miyazawa Marin were the winners of the "Tanaka Reina to Band Yaritai Joshi Member Daiboshuu" auditions. It was also revealed that the band was allowing fans to submit a name for the band, from which the members would choose a name they liked.
On February 3, 2 months since the submissions, the band was revealed to be named "LoVendoЯ" when their official website was opened.
The band performed live for the first time on March 2 at MUSIC FESTA Vol.0 and had their first live tour in spring.
On March 15, the official LoVendoЯ blog was opened, with the first post appearing on March 16. Also on March 15, the Morning Musume Spring 2013 Tour began, in which LoVendoЯ was the regular opening act.
On March 24, they started their first live tour LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Haru ~Lavender~. The tour dates where during the weekdays due to their activities in the Morning Musume tour.
On May 22, the day after Tanaka graduated from Morning Musume, LoVendoЯ's first mini-album, LoVendoЯ Cover The ROCK, was released.
Beginning in June, LoVendoЯ became a part of the M-Line Fanclub.
On June 6, it was announced that LoVendoЯ's first tour would be extended with a slightly different twist. The extended tour, known as LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Ver.2, had a different setlist and overall experience. The tour took place from July 11 through August 30.
On July 4, it was announced that LoVendoЯ would perform at the 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, California. On July 27, LoVendoЯ performed a solo concert at the Pagoda Stage in Japantown. On July 28, they performed at Union Square at Downtown San Francisco along with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kylee and Daichi.
On October 1, they were transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.
On February 16, it was announced at Music Festa Vol.2 that they would be releasing an original mini album, called Bukiyou.
From April 15 to July 19, they had a joint concert tour with Bitter & Sweet. On December 31, during the second Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ show in Osaka, it was confirmed that LoVendoЯ would have their major debut in 2015.
On November 23, it was announced that band members Okada Marina, Uozumi Yuki, and Miyazawa Marin would form the collaborative unit Love Bitter EX with the duo Bitter & Sweet. Tanaka Reina was the only member of LoVendoЯ who did not join the unit because on the same day it was announced that she was cast in lead role of the musical Fushigi Yuugi ~Shu no Shou~ in April 2016, and Love Bitter EX would hold their only spring live tour at the time Tanaka would be busy rehearsing.
On July 23, Uozumi Yuki and UP-FRONT announced that she would be graduating from LoVendoЯ and separating from UP-FRONT CREATE in order to increase her skills as a guitarist. Uozumi graduated during the band's live at Shinjuku ReNY on September 16.
- [2013.05.22] LoVendoЯ Cover The ROCK (ラベンダーカバー The ROCK) (Cover Mini Album)
- [2014.04.23] Bukiyou (不器用) (DVD Mini Album)
- [2014.11.05] Ikujinashi (イクジナシ) (Mini Album)
- [2015.07.01] Iin ja nai? / Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare! (いいんじゃない? / 普通の私 ガンバレ！)
- [2016.02.24] Takaramono / Itsuwari (宝物 / イツワリ)
-  Honto no Kimochi
-  invasion ~INST~
-  Real (later released as Bukiyou)
-  Sweet Treat
-  Oh my friends
- [2013.12.06] LoVendoЯ Archives 2013
- [2014.04.28] M-Line Club Live Event at STB139 ~Hinamatsuri ni Kansha wo Komete~
- [2015.04.27] M-line Memory Vol.17
- LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Haru ~Lavender~
- LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Ver.2
- LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2013 DecembeЯ
- LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2014 SprinteЯ ～Bitter&Sweet～
- LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2014-15 ～貴方の心(ハート)を盗(いただ)きます～」
Concerts Participated inEdit
- [2013–] LoVendoЯ no Rabu on (LoVendoЯの『らぶおん』; LoVendoЯ's Love Sound)
- [2013–] LoVendoЯ no Level-Я (LoVendoЯのLV-Я)
- The name of the band is a portmanteau of the words "Love" and "Vendor". In Japanese, the name is pronounced the same as "lavender" (ラベンダー).
- The same day the band members of LoVendoЯ were revealed, Tanaka Reina announced her graduation from Morning Musume.
- During the auditions, the original candidates who auditioned for vocalist did not have the image or the vocal ability to be capable of performing alongside Tanaka Reina. Thus, the staff decided to start auditions all over again just for the vocalists. Okada Marina was selected from the second auditions.
- The average age in the group is 22.5 years old (as of early January 2015).
- ↑ http://lovendor.jp/news/201307041
- ↑ "LoVendoЯ＆ビタスイ、5人編成のライブツアー開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2015-11-23.
- ↑ "『ふしぎ遊戯』初のミュージカル化 “原作ファン”田中れいなが主演" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2015-11-23.
- ↑ "LoVendoЯ 魚住有希に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Site. 2016-07-23.
- ↑ "Announcement concerning Yuki Uozumi." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-07-23.