JAPANESE FAN: Gwen Stefani rocked out during a special private concert in Tokyo Thursday night to cap off her Japan visit. On Monday, she put in an appearance at Tokyo Fashion Week through her tie-up with MasterCard Japan.
A crowd of what seemed like at least 1,000 people watched the No Doubt singer perform at a small concert hall on Odaiba, an island in Tokyo Bay. Wearing red plaid pants, a fishnet body stocking, a cropped black beaded top and black combat boots, the singer kicked off the show with her 2006 hit “Wind It Up.” She got the audience moving with many of her most popular, upbeat tunes, including “Hollaback Girl,” “Rich Girl” and “The Sweet Escape.”
Stefani was particularly enthusiastic when performing “Harajuku Girls,” smiling and pointing out into the audience on the line, “I’m your biggest fan.” She was wearing a girly light blue one-shoulder minidress adorned with a giant black bow on the front.
Stefani made no secret of the affection she has for her Japanese fans, even replying, “I heard you and I love you more” when one audience member shouted out that she loved the singer.
“We have a situation here. This is a situation, I need to be very clear about this. This next song was…very, very directly inspired by Japan. And this was the first song I wrote, and that means that the entire record was inspired by Japan. But I’m just saying, it’s your fault,” Stefani said before launching into “What You Waiting For?” while wearing cropped red track pants and a red sequined cage top over a black bra.
She also performed some new songs from her album “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” which will be released Friday. She said it was the first time ever had performed live the song “Misery.” Wearing a black turtleneck and black and white briefs with a striped skirtlike panel at the back, she sang the emotional “Used to Love You.”
“It was a really hard year for me and an incredibly difficult time, but with God’s help I’m here right now and I have a record to share with you guys and I’m so, so, so excited to share it with you,” Stefani said.