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About
UVERworld (ウーバーワールド) is a six member Japanese rock band from Kusatsu, Shiga who originally formed on June 6, 2000 as "SOUND極ROAD". They made their major debut on July 6, 2005 with their first single "D-tecnoLife" that charted 4th place on Oricon. The name UVERworld is a combination of the German word "über" and the English words "over" and "world". It means to spread throughout the world; having their message shared all over the world.
UVERworld had a mascot known as UVERchan that was featured on the covers of their first three singles and first album. The character was created by David Horvath and resembles other characters from his UGLYDOLL line of plush toys. The character is not in use anymore due to the end of the licensing agreement. In 2009, UVERworld created their own logo, a "U" and "W" stylized in a circular shape.
Timeline
  • 2000 - 2005: Indie Era
  • June 6, 2000: SOUND極ROAD forms.
    2003: Demo CD is released.
    December 2003: "SOUND極ROAD" changes name to "UVERworld".
    October 2004: The president of Sony Music Records saw UVERworld at Bayside Jenny live house in Osaka and decided to debut them under the "gr8!records" label.
  • 2005 - 2006: "Timeless" Era
  • July 6, 2005: 1st single "D-tecnoLife" is released. UVERworld's major debut.
    October 26, 2005: 2nd single "CHANCE!" is released.
    January 25, 2006: 3rd single "just Melody" is released.
    February 15, 2006: 1st album "Timeless" is released.
  • 2006 - 2007: "BUGRIGHT" Era
  • March 9, 2006: Won 2005 "New Artist of the Year" at the Japan Gold Disc Awards.
    May 17, 2006: 4th single "Colors of the Heart" is released.
    August 2, 2006: 5th single "SHAMROCK" is released.
    November 15, 2006: 6th single "Kimi no Suki na Uta" (君の好きなうた) is released.
    December 15, 2006: TAKUYA∞ was stopped by police because of a traffic violation and was arrested for knocking the officers cap off. This incident caused the delay of "BUGRIGHT".
    December 20, 2006: 1st video DVD "LIVE at SHIBUYA-AX (from Timeless TOUR 2006)" is released.
    February 10-11, 2007: Special live concerts were held to apologize for TAKUYA∞'s December 15, 2006 incident. A special CD "Rinku" (凛句) was distributed to everyone who attended.
    February 21, 2007: 2nd album "BUGRIGHT" is released.
  • 2007 - 2008: "PROGLUTION" Era
  • May 30, 2007: 7th single "endscape" is released.
    August 8, 2007: 8th single "Shaka Beach ~Laka Laka La~" (シャカビーチ ~Laka Laka La~) is released.
    November 14, 2007: 9th single "Ukiyo CROSSING" (浮世CROSSING) is released.
    January 16, 2008: 3rd album "PROGLUTION" is released.
  • 2008 - 2009: "AwakEVE" Era
  • June 11, 2008: 10th single "Gekidou / Just break the limit!" (激動 / Just break the limit!) is released.
    September 10, 2008: 11th single "Koishikute" (恋いしくて) is released.
    October 1, 2008: 2nd video DVD "PROGLUTION TOUR 2008" is released.
    November 19, 2008: 12th single "Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi" (儚くも永久のカナシ) is released. This is UVERworld's first number one Oricon weekly single ranking.
    December 5, 2008: First solo performance at Nippon Budokan (日本武道館).
    February 18, 2009: 4th album "AwakEVE" is released.
  • 2009 - 2010: "LAST" Era
  • April 29, 2009: 3rd video DVD "UVERworld 2008 Premium LIVE at Nippon Budokan" (UVERworld 2008 Premium LIVE at 日本武道館) is released.
    August 5, 2009: 13th single "GO-ON" is released.
    September 30, 2009: 4th video DVD "AwakEVE TOUR 09" is released.
    October 28, 2009: 14th single "Kanashimi wa Kitto" (哀しみはきっと) is released.
    December 9, 2009: 1st best album "Neo SOUND BEST" is released.
    March 31, 2010: 15th single "GOLD" is released.
    April 14, 2010: 5th album "LAST" is released.
  • 2010 - 2011: "LIFE 6 SENSE" Era
  • July 7, 2010: 1st PV collection DVD "UVERworld Video Complete -act.1- first 5 years" is released.
    September 15, 2010: 16th single "Qualia" (クオリア) is released.
    November 24, 2010: 17th single "NO.1" is released.
    November 27, 2010: First solo performance at Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム).
    April 6, 2011: 18th single "MONDO PIECE" is released. Original release was scheduled for March 23 but was delayed due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.
    May 11, 2011: 19th single "CORE PRIDE" is released.
    June 1, 2011: 6th album "LIFE 6 SENSE" is released.
  • 2011 - 2012: "THE ONE" Era
  • July 6, 2011: 5th video DVD "LAST TOUR FINAL at TOKYO DOME" is released.
    December 14, 2011: 20th single "BABY BORN & GO / KINJITO" is released.
    March 4, 2012: 6th video DVD "UVERworld 2011 Premium LIVE on Xmas" is released.
    March 28, 2012: 21st single "7th Trigger" is released.
    August 29, 2012: 22nd single "THE OVER" is released.
    November 28, 2012: 7th album "THE ONE" is released.
    December 26, 2012: 23rd single "REVERSI" is released.
  • 2012 - 2014: "Ø CHOIR" Era
  • January 30, 2013: 7th video DVD/BD "UVERworld Yokohama Arena" is released.
    April 17, 2013: Documentary film "UVERworld DOCUMENTARY THE SONG" directed by Teppei Nakamura is released.
    August 14, 2013: 24th single "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB" is released.
    November 6, 2013: 8th video DVD/BD "UVERworld KING'S PARADE Zepp DiverCity 2013.02.28" is released.
    December 18, 2013: 25th single "Nano・Second" (ナノ・セカンド) is released.
    March 19, 2014: 2nd PV collection DVD/BD "UVERworld Video Complete -act.2-" is released.
    March 26, 2014: Seika (誠果) joins as an official member again.
    June 18, 2014: 26th single "Nanokame no Ketsui" (7日目の決意) is released.
    July 2, 2014: 8th album "Ø CHOIR" is released.
  • 2014 - 2017: "TYCOON" Era
  • September 24, 2014: 9th video DVD/BD "UVERworld KING'S PARADE Nippon Budokan 2013.12.26" is released.
    April 15, 2015: 10th video DVD/BD "UVERworld LIVE at KYOCERA DOME OSAKA" is released.
    May 27, 2015: 27th single "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" (僕の言葉ではない これは僕たちの言葉) is released.
    August 26, 2015: 28th single "I LOVE THE WORLD" is released.
    September 30, 2015: 11th video DVD/BD "UVERworld KING'S PARADE at Yokohama Arena" is released.
    June 8, 2016: 12th video DVD/BD "UVERworld 15&10 Anniversary Live" is released.
    June 19, 2016: TAKUYA∞ announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman.
    July 27, 2016: 29th single "WE ARE GO / ALL ALONE" is released.
    November 2, 2016: 13th video DVD/BD "UVERworld PREMIUM LIVE on Xmas 2015 at Nippon Budokan" is released.
    February 1, 2017: 30th single "Itteki no Eikyou" (一滴の影響) is released.
    July 12, 2017: 31st single "DECIDED" is released.
    August 2, 2017: 9th album "TYCOON" is released.
  • 2017 - 2019: "UNSER" Era
  • March 14, 2018: 14th video DVD/BD "UVERworld KING'S PARADE 2017 Saitama Super Arena" is released.
    May 2, 2018: 32nd single "ODD FUTURE" is released.
    July 18, 2018: 2nd best album "ALL TIME BEST" is released.
    November 7, 2018: 33rd single "GOOD and EVIL / EDEN e" (GOOD and EVIL / EDENへ) is released.
    January 16, 2019: 15th video DVD/BD "UVERworld TYCOON TOUR at Yokohama Arena 2017.12.21" is released.
    February 27, 2019: 34th single "Touch off" is released.
    July 10, 2019: 16th video DVD/BD "UVERworld QUEEN'S PARTY at Nippon Budokan 2018.12.21" and "UVERworld KING'S PARADE at Yokohama Arena 2018.12.21" are released.
    October 16, 2019: 35th single "ROB THE FRONTIER" is released.
    December 4, 2019: 10th album "UNSER" is released.
    Members
  • TAKUYA∞
  • Real Name: Takuya Shimizu
    Birthdate: December 21, 1979
    Blood Type: B
  • Vocals and Programming
  • TAKUYA∞ writes and composes most of UVERworld's music and is able to play a variety of instruments. On June 19, 2016, he announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman.
  • Katsuya (克哉)
  • Birthdate: February 22, 1980
    Blood Type: O
  • Guitar
  • Katsuya is known as UVERworld's leader and enjoys cooking.
  • Akira (彰)
  • Birthdate: March 8, 1984
    Blood Type: A
  • Guitar and Programming
  • Akira was a classmate of Shintaro and lived across the street from TAKUYA∞.
  • Nobuto (信人)
  • Birthdate: February 14, 1980
    Blood Type: A
  • Bass
  • Nobuto and TAKUYA∞ are childhood friends from kindergarten.
  • Shintaro (真太郎)
  • Birthdate: November 5, 1983
    Blood Type: O
  • Drums
  • Shintaro was brought into the band by Akira. His father was also a drummer.
  • Seika (誠果)
  • Birthdate: September 25, 1979
    Blood Type: A
  • Saxophone and Manipulator
  • Seika stepped down as an official member at the time of major debut and became a support member. On March 26, 2014, he became an official member again.