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Mikaru started his career as a vocalist in the visual kei band DIO - Distraught Overlord, which was formed in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. It was only a few months before DIO’s dazzling breakthrough show in July of 2007 at Japan Expo in Paris, France and several successful international tours. In 20019, DIO - Distraught Overlord even performed at Onicon, in Houston, Texas. DIO - Distraught Overlord became one of the very first Japanese visual-kei bands to play all over Europe, and they were able to quickly reach a very special status among J-Rock fans everywhere. Even now, they remain a symbol of this very active and exuberant era for Japanese music in Europe. They came back for an ultimate revival tour in 2016.

After the break-up of DIO and the final show in 2009, MIKARU created a new project, BLACK LINE, with new members. MIKARU strayed from the dark, vampiric visual of DIO and drifted onto a new pop, glam style. He also started to paint and design CD artwork. When BLACK LINE came to an end, the roots of MIKARU’s long-prepared project, G.L.A.M.S, had already begun to grow.

MIKARU announced the birth of G.L.A.M.S in December 2013 at BLACK LINE’s last concert. G.L.A.M.S made their official debut as a multidisciplinary project at an art exhibition in Paris, titled Paris 7 Days, where Mikaru exhibited his paintings and sang G.L.A.M.S first EP, Under the Moon.

Besides MIKARU, G.L.A.M.S is composed of several ex-members of DIO and BLACK LINE.  G.L.A.M.S performance on stage varies from a solo show to a full-band setup. In 2014 and 2015, G.L.A.M.S toured in Europe, while in 2016, they got their first tour in Latin America. Between 2017 and 2020, G.L.A.M.S toured Europe every year. Sometimes in a band, sometimes as a soloist.

Meanwhile, G.L.A.M.S has released four EPs, each titled UNDER THE MOON, A QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, EVER-CHANGING, and TWILIGHT AFTER THE RAIN.


  • DIO - Distraught Overlord (2006 - 2010)
  • BLACK LINE (2012 - 2014)
  • G.L.A.M.S (2014 - Present)

G.L.A.M.S will have a Saturday concert in Featured Events and will perform at Opening Ceremonies and the Masquerade halftime.

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