Today Japan Expo USA posted a video on their YouTube channel in which the X Japan members invite Fans to their show at the Madison Square Garden in New York on October 11, 2014.
They apologized for not being able to attend Japan Expo USA this year but they are inviting two attendants of the convention to their MSG show including flight and hotel. For more details access Japan Expo USA’s website. They promised that this will be a show we will never forget and they hope to see us in New York.
The Japan Expo will take place from August 22-24, 2014 in the San Mateo Event Center, California.
Posted: August 19th, 2014
Finally we know what Yoshikis mysterious tweet “8/17 新宿“ (8/17 Shinjuku) means: Today there was a PV shooting for the X Japan version of the Saint Seya song “Hero”.
They had an open air stage set up with their instruments in Shinjuku for the shooting. Lots of fans and other people were able to stand in front of the stage and watch!
Posted: August 17th, 2014
In advance to their concerts in Japan and the US, X Japan is re-releasing their best-selling singles collection X Singles, which was originally released in 1993. The re-released album uses the Blu-spec CD 2 (BSCD2) format, which instead of the usual infrared laser, uses a blue laser for recording the pits on the CD master that is needed for disc replication. The blue laser creates more precise pits, reducing distortion in the optical read-out process.
The songs have been remastered by an American mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who has mastered projects for over 1,300 artists, including Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Coldplay and Daft Punk. His works have won 21 TEC Awards (Technical Excellency and Creativity) and 7 Grammy Awards, including ‘Record of the Year’ for Get Lucky by Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
You can find the tracklist for the album here:
• Kurenai (Single Long Version)
• 20TH CENTURY BOY
• ENDLESS RAIN
• X (Live Version)
• WEEK END
• ENDLESS RAIN
• Silent Jealousy
• Sadistic Desire
• Standing Sex
• Say Anything
• Silent Jealousy (Live Version)
You can preorder the album on CDJapan.
Posted: August 13th, 2014
Apparently, we will finally get the chance to “take part” at one of ToshI’s solo concerts – On August 25th, NicoNico will stream his concert named “Crystal Rock Night Summer Live in Daiba“!
During his concert, he will be joined by his support “Crystal Rock Knights”, consisting of Shinya (Dir en Grey), Kei (Baroque), Yuu (Merry), Akinori (lynch.), Kate (My Fairytale) and pianist Toshiharu Kotaki.
You will be able to find the live stream on Toshi’s NicoNico channel.
August 25th 2014
From 5:00 pm – Rerun of ToshI’s special broadcast from August 9th (Part I)
From ~5:30 pm – Live Interview with ToshI and his support band right before the concert!
From ~5:45 pm – Rerun of ToshI’s special broadcast from August 9th (Part II)
From 6:30 pm – Concert Live Stream
(Japanese Standard Time)
Posted: August 11th, 2014
Yoshiki paused his Q&A session – to the Japanese fans delight – by announcing concerts in Japan! Even though they had performed at festivals in Japan, the last time they did a full concert in their home country was in 2010.
And his website was faster than him:
According to Yoshiki’s official website, X JAPAN are scheduled to play at Yokohama Arena on September 30th and October 1st as a prelude for their Madison Square Garden show!
Posted: August 6th, 2014