Yesterday X JAPAN launched into the Asian leg of their World Tour with a concert in Korea – the first time playing in Seoul as X JAPAN. YOSHIKI surprised the audience by playing Arirang, a very popular Korean folk song. Later he even wore a traditional Korean dress and both ToshI and him spoke Korean.
You can find some pictures of the evening on Sanspo.
• Rusty Nail (Japanese Version)
• Silent Jealousy (Japanese Version)
• SUGIZO Violin Solo
• Kurenai (Japanese Version)
• Born To Be Free
• YOSHIKI Drum and Piano Solo (including “Arirang”)
• Forever Love (Short Version)
• Endless Rain
• Art of Life (Second Part)
Posted: October 29th, 2011
On September 30, ToshI visited an elementary school, junior high school, high school and a local company in Kesennuma-city that is one of the disaster-stricken areas greatly damaged by the earthquake in March. He held some small concerts there, and donated grand-pianos, guitars, unicycles and some other things.
He says that he’d like to continue to support the disaster victims in the future as well.
You can see some photos on ToshI’s official website.
Posted: October 27th, 2011
On August 28th, Ra:IN played at the Yokohama Summer Rock Fess Revolution Rocks 2011. And today, we have the chance to watch their performance online!
At 10pm japanese time (that’s 2pm in London, 7am in New York) the streaming will start on kampsite!
Posted: October 26th, 2011
On October 22, LUNA SEA performed a charity concert to support the reconstruction of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Despite the simpler staging than at their usual concerts, they excited the audience of 24,000 people with their performance. They also offered a one-minute silent prayer for the victims before playing their charity song “PROMISE”.
The band expressed their intention to donate the proceeds of the concert to Japan Red Cross.
• WITH LOVE
• TRUE BLUE
• Drum Solo
• Bass Solo
• BLUE TRANSPARENCY – Kagirinaku toumei ni chikai blue –
• I for YOU
• TIME IS DEAD
• Crazy About You
Posted: October 26th, 2011
X JAPAN’s scheduled performance in Beijing on November 2nd has raised a lot of concerns due to the lack of disclosed information and sale of tickets.
Numerous rumours regarding a possible cancellation was brought forward, and now it is officially been announced that the local promoter has canceled the show due to technical problems.
No further details concerning the issue has been released yet.
YOSHIKI has expressed his sadness over the cancellation through his Twitter.
There are, however, no plans to cancel or postpone the upcoming show in Bangkok amidst the cities heavy flooding.
Posted: October 25th, 2011