Dubbed B’z Live-Gym Banzai In North America, the brief outing finds the duo – Tak Matsumoto and Koshi Inaba – hitting theatres from October 12 through the end of the month, sticking to West Coast venues.

Incidentally, this outing is also their 15th anniversary tour.

“We are very excited to be able to perform in North America again,” the band said. “For those who are not familiar with B’z or our music, we extend our welcome to you to see a powerful performance you will never forget. We look forward to seeing all our fans and friends, and are ready to give you our all!”

The band are renown in their homeland for giving a good show. Shortly after the release of their second album, they started touring and named their concerts Live-Gyms.

In addition to giving fans a good time, the band are actually skilled musicians. If you don’t believe us, Matsumoto is one of the few guitarists around who has his own Gibson guitar model. He joins the elite club that includes Jimmy Page, Slash, Joe Perry and Ace Frehley.

Since their first big single in 1990, every single the B’z have released has debuted at No. 1 on Japanese charts. This tallies up to an impressive 31 consecutive No. 1 singles, and that’s not even touching their album sales.

According to research by the RIAA, based on data as of December 1999 and in comparison with big-selling artists worldwide, the B’z rank fifth, with then-combined sales of 79 million copies.

Despite being such a huge draw in Japan, the B’z have yet to truly crack the U.S. market. That said, their first Stateside shows last year drew packed crowds on the two-night run in California. Not a bad start.

Tickets for the mostly House of Blues venture look to run in the $40 range – pretty much the same price as last year’s shows.

The band also has a slew of shows in their homeland from here throughout the rest of the year. Information can be found at their official Web site, bz-vermillion.com.