The Japanese Goth rock duo Vamps was formed after two musicians were collaborating in their free time for a few years. After a period of time, both musicians realized that what they were doing together was better than their respective solo endeavors and decided to officially form a band together and go on a national tour before releasing an album. The duo organized the tour themselves, setting up shows at all of Japan's famous Zepp live houses, played a total of 46 performances, selling out every one. Known for its stage presence and graffiti art decorations at each venue, Vamps made a name for itself and subsequently released two hugely successful albums. The band now is working on spreading its success to the US and Europe.