EXILE AKIRA has officially joined EXILE THE SECOND. The official debut happens on September 21st with "WILD WILD WILD".
The announcement was made on EXILE's mobile site. Each member posted a comment about EXILE AKIRA joining the group.
AKIRA clarified and reassured concerned fans: "We both need each other for further development, and by restarting with 6 members, EXILE THE SECOND will make great strides. By doing this, we will level up individually, and it will make EXILE entertainment better. With these hopes, I decided to be active as a 6-member group."
However, this doesn't mean that AKIRA will abandon EXILE, instead he'll be active in both. From October to February, the group will hold their "EXILE THE SECOND LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 WILD WILD WARRIORS" tour. This means they'll officially debut and perform as a 6-member group.