flumpool returns to Singapore with ‘What About Eggs?’ concert
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Text: Priscilla Wu

Photo: Amuse Singapore

Japanese pop-rock band flumpool returned to Singapore after a two-year absence with their latest ‘WHAT ABOUT EGGS?’ concert tour.

The four-member unit wowed a 500-strong crowd with an intimate, energetic show on July 23 at Millian, St James Power Station as the last instalment of their tour which saw the band performed 22 shows in 14 cities in Japan.

Tracks from their new studio album EGG – with its themes of self-exploration and romance – and popular singles from their earlier releases including ‘reboot ~Akiramenai Uta~’ and ‘Touch’ were covered in the two-hour set.

While the show was comparatively low-key in the way of visual effects, flumpool paid homage to Singaporean fans with two Mandarin numbers ‘Zeng Ming’ and ‘Gu Dan’ and peppered the evening with lighthearted banters in a mix of English and Singlish. 

Prior to the concert, the band held an open press conference at Marina Square where they fielded questions on the tour and their new album.

Vocalist Ryuta Yamamura shared a memorable encounter with two female fans where he felt almost like “a robber”.

“We visited various parts of Japan for our ‘WHAT ABOUT EGGS?’ tour and had the opportunity to try signature cuisine of each city. I gained weight as a result and started a regular running routine. During one of my runs, I met two female fans who ran after me for autographs. I looked like a robber who was running away from two girls.”

The members also discussed their plans for the rest of 2016.

“We have several events in the works. While we are unable to reveal more about them, we hope that our fans in Singapore will be able to join our events in Japan.”