Posted on April 18th, 2014

ic_yoshikiYoshiki recently mentioned working on a theme song – and here it is! It’s for the new Saint Saiya animation movie, which will be released this year.

“I feel greatly honored to write the theme song for SAINT SEIYA. I truly believe I have created a touching song with a beautiful melody using a hero as the motif.
I very happily accepted this offer since I of course knew SAINT SEIYA and I am a great fan of anime. I saw the manga a long time ago. Before writing the song I had the chance to see the new movie, which feels like it was created at a magnificent scale. I actually faced a big struggle with matching my music with the movie. The result is a sort of ballad, rather than a loud piece. I think the song suits the magnificent scale sensitivity of SAINT SEIYA.
I will play this song during the upcoming Yoshiki Classical World Tour at 13 venues in 10 countries.”

Source: Yoshiki’s Twitter, Saint Saiya 2014

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

ic_yoshikiAt today’s press conference, YOSHIKI finally announced his Classical concerts in Japan, which will take place on June 16th in Tokyo and June 17th in Osaka, and one more Asian concert in Taipei on June 13!

On a less happy note, the Toronto concert had to been canceled, but will be part of the Yoshiki Classical World Tour Part II!

June 13th Taipei (Taiwan) Taipei 101
June 16th Tokyo (Japan) Tokyo Geijutsu Gekijo
June 17th Osaka (Japan) The Symphony Hall

Full schedule of Yoshiki Classical

Posted on March 23rd, 2014

You aren’t sure whether to go to Yoshiki Classical in Berlin or not? Or you already have tickets but don’t know where to stay or what else to do in Berlin?

In cooperation with the X Japan German Street Team we put together a Berlin guide including suggetions on how to get there, where to stay and how to spend your time, no matter if you are into music, Japan or just want to see some new things.

Check out the guide by clicking on the picture below – and we hope to see you in Berlin!! :)


Posted on February 20th, 2014

ic_yoshikiSo after news leaking through various ways and some tickets already haveing been on sale for weeks, the first part of YOSHIKI’s Classical World Tour had finally been announced at the Grammy Museum Event, that had also been streamed live on Ustream and NicoNico.

He also played a couple of songs that will be part i of the world tour, including Forever Love, Red Rhapsody, I.V., Endless Rain and Art of Life.

Before the actual performance, and exhibition about YOSHIKI at the Grammy Museum, including some of his costumes, was opened. Aside of the dates already announced, see table below, there will be more following during the next weeks.

Also, according to YOSHIKI’s Twitter, he will announce something related to X JAPAN on March 14th!

April 25th Costa Mesa (CA, US) Segerstorm
Center of the Arts
April 28th San Francisco (CA, US) Davies Symphony Hall
May 1st Mexico City (Mexico) Blackberry
May 10th Toronto (Canada) Queen Elizabeth
May 21st Moscow (Russia) Crocus City Hall
May 23rd Berlin (Germany) Tempodrom
May 26th Paris (France) Le Trianon
May 29th London (Great Britain) Royal Festival Hall
June 6th Beijing (China) Beijing
Exhibition Center
June 8th Shanghai (China) Oriental Arts
Posted on February 17th, 2014

ic_yoshikiSo this is definitely good new for everyone not being able to attend the performance in person. The event will be streamed live on NicoNico and Ustream!

Here are the times for a couple of time zones:
PST (California) 8pm – 10pm
EST (New York) 11pm – 1am
GMT (Great Britain) 4am – 6am
JST (Japan) 1pm – 3pm

Yoshiki Classical World Tour