Do As Infinity

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In 1999, while working for powerhouse label Avex Trax, guitarist/songwriter Dai Nagao formed J-pop group Do As Infinity with singer Tomiko Van and guitarist Ryo Owatari. ∙ To promote their debut single, “Tangerine Dream,” the trio performed 100 shows outside train stations and at different street locations in Tokyo and other cities. ∙ Their debut album, 2000’s Break of Dawn, rose to No. 3 on the Japanese charts, launching a streak of eight consecutive Top 10 LPs. ∙ In 2001, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Jay Graydon covered their song “Oasis” in English for the compilation United States of Avex Artists. ∙ Do the Best, their 2002 greatest-hits album, charted at No. 1 and won the 2003 Japanese Gold Disc Award for Rock & Pop Album of the Year. ∙ Before breaking up in 2005, the original trio performed their last concert at the legendary Nippon Budokan arena, captured on the live recording Do As Infinity: Final. ∙ Van and Owatari returned as Do As Infinity in 2009, releasing the Top 10 album Eternal Flame and the hit singles “Infinity 1” and “Infinity 2.”

Tokyo, Japan
September 29, 1999
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