June 21, 2014: June Issue Delay & Important New Information

There have been a few changes and announcements made by FT in recent weeks which every fan should be aware of.

1. The June issue of Fish Tank has been delayed to late July.

Here is FT's official announcement, sent out on June 17th:

Notice of change to publication schedule

Although we usually release an issue at the end of the month of June, its publication will be pushed back by 1 month to the end of July, so that we may have the pleasure of writing about the tour which starts tomorrow.
We would like to ask for your patience as it will take about a month for the issue to reach you.

2. The membership card has a new look.

From July 1st, 2014 onwards, fans joining Fish Tank will receive an entirely new membership card. This applies to fans who paid for their membership June 2014 onwards.
Existing fan club members can exchange their old membership card for a new one until July 31, 2014, if they so wish.

You can see a preview of the new card design here: http://buck-tick.com/news/cate/fish_tank

The method provided to exchange your card seems to apply only to Japan residents, but I am posting it nonetheless in case anyone is interested.

How to exchange your card:

On any piece of paper write
1. Your Fish Tank number
2. Your full name
3. Your address

Include 540 yen in stamps and your old membership card, and send it to:

Kaiinshou kirikae kakari
Fish Tank
1-11-12-302 Sendagaya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
151-0051 JAPAN

Your old card will have a hole punched through it, and will be sent back to you along with the new one.

* If you do not wish your old card returned, on the piece of paper with your name and address add "kyuu kaiin ka-do fuyou".
* FT will not be accepting applications for new membership cards at concert venues. Only mailed in applications will be accepted.

All applications must be post dated by July 31, 2014.

3. New membership prices are in effect.

Membership renewal now costs 5,356 yen per year.
Joining Fish Tank costs an additional 1,000 yen.

4. Rapid service for new members.

For new FT members, there used to be a delay of about 1 to 2 months between joining and being able to use the full array of Fish Tank services. As of now, if you join through Fish Tank Web, you will be able to apply for concert tickets and sign up for the Fish Tank Mail newsletter the moment your membership number has been confirmed.

* This only applies to those who join through Fish Tank Web.
* You still have to wait until you receive your membership card before being allowed to purchase fan club only goods from the web shop.

I'll post a notice once the Fish Tank Overseas section has been brought up to date with the newest information.