As announced in the early morning hours today, the X JAPAN concert and “XDAY” at Wembley Arena will NOT take place on March 12th 2016, but was moved to a new date on March 4th 2017. All tickets for the show will remain valid for the new date in 2017. According to X JAPAN’s press release, the release of the new album, originally scheduled for March 11th, as well as XDAY had to be postponed because of Pata’s current state of health. We wish him a speedy recovery.
You can read the whole announcement from X JAPAN’s official website here:
PATA (guitarist) was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included a severe blood clot. He recently came out of the ICU and his condition has thankfully stabilized, however his doctors do not consider him fit to fly until he has made a full recovery.
After much discussion, X JAPAN has announced a suspension of their current performance commitments, which include the Wembley show. Given the unfortunate circumstances, the release of X JAPAN’s new album, scheduled for a March 11, 2016 has also been postponed. Expect a rescheduled worldwide release date for their as-yet-untitled new album to be announced soon.
Here are X JAPAN’s statements:
Additionally, it was announced that the X Japan documentary “We are X” will be shown at SXSW Festival, where Yoshiki already performed previously. The festival will take place from March 11th till 19th.
Posted: February 3rd, 2016