X JAPAN’s first European show in London yesterday evening was a blast! The lines for the sold-out show was reaching around the whole block and a neigbouring street with people starting to queue in the early morning already.
A real report will follow in the upcoming days, but all we can say is that it was really, really amazing and X did an awesome concert in London!
We will be uploading a couple of pictures from the show, soon, for now, here is the setlist:
• Intro (Classical Version)
• Rusty Nail
• Silent Jealousy
• SUGIZO Violin Solo (Including “Providence”)
• Short YOSHIKI Piano Solo
• Kurenai (With Piano&Violin Intro)
• ToshI and YOSHIKI talking, ToshI playing with the drums
• Born to be free (With Piano Intro)
• YOSHIKI Drum&Piano Solo
• YOSHIKI talking emotionally
• Endless Rain
• Art of Life (Starting from the Piano Solo)
Posted: June 29th, 2011
Here’s what YOSHIKI told us about the song:
A lot of X JAPAN songs are complicated, but JADE is kind of easy to listen to, however if you listen to it carefully you will notice that the first riff and second riff after the second chorus is a half step lower key so it’s really hard to play but easy to listen to. […] Also, I had tons of pressure writing this song, because at that time we were already aiming worldwide, not only the Japanese market so, I really had to think about it, ‘what kind of song should be the first song of our worldwide album’?
Today will also take place X JAPAN first concert ever in Europe! In a couple of hours, they will be on stage in London! Fans already started to gather in front of the venue.
Be sure to check out Xplosion website and follow us on Twitter for many informations and pictures of X JAPAN Tour in Europe!
Posted: June 28th, 2011
YOSHIKI granted us some of his precious time for a phone interview from his Los Angeles recording studio.
From the recording of upcoming new single JADE and its release on the 28th, to their first European tour as part of their 2011 world tour, X JAPAN leader give us his impressions and thoughts about the band future and his fans
Posted: June 24th, 2011
It was a little hard to get your hands on ToshI’s recent solo projects if you lived outside Japan. But today two of his songs will become available on HearJapan for download internationally!
“Hoshizora no Neptune” was previously planned to be released on ToshI’s single “Crystal Piano no Kimi” in Japan but was replaced by “Aisuru hito yo” on the actual release. “Haru no Negai” is a new song that was written to raise funds for the Tohoku disaster relief and has been performed at ToshI’s Charity concerts in April.
5% of all purchases on HearJapan will go to the relief funds as well.
Posted: June 21st, 2011
As mentioned previously, X JAPAN will appear at Japan Expo on June 30th, one day before their concert in Paris. Now the time and place were announced:
X JAPAN will hold a press conference on the Main Stage of Japan Expo from 4:45pm to 5:30pm!
Source: Japan Expo Website
Posted: June 20th, 2011