BACK-ON confirms release of second full-length album (and DVD) “Hello World” on 16th February 2011!

It’s official! BACK-ON announced the full details of their second full-length album Hello World today on their official website, which included images of both cover designs of the two different editions!

The DVD version is on the left (with members of the band) and the CD version is on the right:

BACK-ON Hello World (DVD) CD Cover BACK-ON Hello World (CD) CD Cover

The album will feature 12 songs in total, of which 7 (yes, 7!) are brand new! What this means is that we have never seen them on any other BACK-ON single, album or compilation releases to date, and the tracklisting is below:

  1. Beginning
  2. ROCKSTAR ANTHEM
  3. with you feat.Me
  4. Apologize
  5. twenty four / 7
  6. TELL ME
  7. flyaway
  8. HERO
  9. Tomorrow never knows -album ver.-
  10. We are…
  11. ONE STEP! feat.mini
  12. hare days

I love the names of the new songs so far, and according to TEEDA’S blog entry (which mentions that he really likes the first two tracks called “Beginning” and “ROCKSTAR ANTHEM”) the album is BACK-ON way of saying a huge ‘hello’ to the world!

The band DO want to do a world tour, which they are kick-starting in Japan, as they have already released dates for their “Hello World” tour around Japan and there may already be plans for America!

The CD version will retail at ¥ 2,500, but the DVD version will cost ¥ 3,200. For the extra ¥ 700, the album will come with a special DVD with lots of videos:

  • with you feat.Me
  • TELL ME
  • ONE STEP! feat.mini
  • flyaway
  • Sands of Time
  • flower
  • BLAZE LINE
  • a day dreaming…
  • BAReeeeeeeeeeN/足跡
  • Anime Matsuri 2010 in TEXAS Documentary

Are you excited? I know I am! It’s hard to believe this is only their second ever full-length album (as we know, BACK-ON do love releasing singles) but the real bonus for fans imho is that we get 7 new and unique songs on this one massive compilation, not to mention the lure of the DVD of high quality videos (name dropping Sesshy here).

For international fans, you can already pre-order the DVD (and/or CD) version on online retail websites such as those listed below and we have also listed the prices for the DVD version for your reference (correct at time of this post) excluding shipping:

Let us know what you think! We are having a super fun and active discussion on our Fan Forums as well, so join us here: http://www.backon-online.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=853