A Look at THE PRIMALS Live in Japan - Beyond the Shadow Concert

Greetings, everyone! The Square Enix Music team here.

THE PRIMALS recently performed their first dedicated live concert in four years and were joined by many Warriors of Light in the largest venue in the band's history!


There were also many viewers watching the paid streaming performance and both the live and online audiences were going wild by the end of the show! Perhaps some of you are still reeling from the excitement that the concert elicited even so many days later.

If you missed the show, an archived recording of the concert is still available for purchase, and can be watched until Monday, June 13 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)! But today we'd like to reminisce about the show via photos captured during each day of the performances.


Here's a shot from May, when the rehearsals began.


They did rehearsal...


...after rehearsal...

The sound system's all good!


Standing positions are good!


Stage gimmicks are good!


Now all that's left to do is get the show on the road!


Peeking backstage on the day of the performance...


Hm? What's with all the commotion?


This outfit seems familiar...


Yoshi-P also joined everyone backstage to chat for a bit.


At the main entrance, attendees were greeted by an enormous illustration from the ENDWALKER 7-inch Vinyl Single.


Meanwhile, posters of THE PRIMALS were plastered throughout the venue.


As the announcements echoed into the sea of stars, THE PRIMALS waited offstage five minutes before the show started in earnest.


Treasure every moment,
our ephemeral time upon this stage.
May your heart kindle with such joy as to outshine stars.






It was an energetic and eventful concert, and we even had a surprise appearance from a certain special guest! The pillars of flame during Titan's theme, the explosive stage effects during Brute Justice's theme, and many other memorable sights and sounds!

Insatiable and To the Edge were accompanied by awesome gameplay footage submitted by our very own Warriors of Light, resulting in a joint performance between the community and the band! A huge thank you to those who submitted their footage!

The music, footage, and performance effects brought together the in-game experiences of every individual in the concert, making for an electrifying and awe-inspiring two and a half hours.

If you missed out on the concert or want to watch it again, we've got you covered! The archive is still on sale for a few more days, and the ability to watch it will end soon too. So, if you're interested, be sure to check it out.

THE PRIMALS Live in Japan ‒ Beyond the Shadow
Day 1 Performance

3,500 yen (A 220 yen system usage fee will be added separately.)

Sale Period
Until Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)

Archive Viewing Period
Until Monday, June 13, 2022 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the website to purchase the access to the archive.

Furthermore, the tracks that were performed live for the first time can be found in "THE PRIMALS -- Beyond the Shadow" which went on sale Wednesday, May 25, so be sure to check that out as well!

See you next time, PRIMALS!