#XDAY at Wembley postponed!!

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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:

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All original tickets sold will be honored at the new 2017 date.
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.
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Here are X JAPAN’s statements:

My heart is filled with sadness. No words can describe how sorry I am to disappoint our fans. I know the show must go on, but at this this time I can only pray for PATA’s recovery. I cannot tolerate more tragedy than what we’ve been through. I promise X JAPAN will come back strong, as we’ve done before, together with our fans.” – Yoshiki
We are truly sorry from the bottom of our hearts, for all the worries and concerns we’ve caused to our fans. X JAPAN is looking forward to playing with PATA again, and continuing our music journey together.” – ToshI
There is no X JAPAN without PATA. I will wait for him, for as long as it will take.” –  Sugizo
We truly apologise for the postponement of our Wembley show and new album. In order to present ourselves in the best condition for all our beloved fans, we’ve made a very difficult decision to wait for PATA’s full recovery. Upon his return, we promise to do our best to play even better and show you the best version of ourselves on stage. Please stay tuned.” – Heath

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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.

Sources: Official X JAPAN Website, ClassicRock

Posted: February 3rd, 2016

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