On January 25th, Yoshiki made a bunch of announcements on his niconico channel regarding ‘We are X’.
The movie will finally be shown in Japanese cinemas starting on March 3rd. It will also start in UK cinemas later that month. There are plans to show it in South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Australia, according to the Japanese press.
Simultaneously, the ‘We are X’ soundtrack will be released as a 2-disc album and is already available for preorder! While we already know the majority of the songs, it will also include ‘La Venus’ which Yoshiki wrote for the documentary film. Both ‘La Venus’ and ‘Without You’ were re-recorded in 2017 exclusively for the soundtrack. The Japanese version of the album will also contain two bonus songs.
WE ARE X Soundtrack Track List
1. La Venus (Acoustic Version)*
2. Kurenai (from The Last Live)
3. Forever Love
4. A Piano String in Es Dur
6. Crucify My Love
8. Standing Sex (from X Japan Returns)
10. Longing / Setsubo-no-yoru
11. Art of Life (3rd Movement)
12. Endless Rain (from The Last Live)
13. X (from The Last Live)
14. Without You (Unplugged)
* New Recording 2017, Soundtrack Exclusive
1. Rusty Nail (from Dahlia Tour Final)
2. Forever Love (from The Last Live)
Posted: January 26th, 2017
‘We Are X’ will be released in the US by Magnolia Home Entertainment and the UK by MangaUK.
Digital EST February 21, 2017
Blu-ray, DVD, VoD March 7, 2017
UPDATE: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD April 25, 2017
You can find details for streaming options here.
On Demand May 1, 2017
DVD May 1, 2017
Posted: January 22nd, 2017
After uncountable announcements and postponements, what do you think, will the new album finally be out this year?
Posted: January 22nd, 2017
The end of the year got busy for X Japan and Yoshiki! Here is a small overview of their December schedule.
It started with the TV shows NHK Songs on December 17th and Music Station Super Live December 23rd, where they presented the full band version of their new song La Venus. You can watch a preview of the song on Youtube. The second appearance has been without Sugizo, who had to play with Luna Sea on December 23rd and 24th.
On December 29th, Yoshiki was supposed to play his Yoshiki Classical Special concert in Hong Kong at Asia World Expo. As we reported earlier, there had been problems with the promoter having not gotten the necessary entertainment license for the concert which resulted in the event being cancelled only a few hours before it was supposed to happen. Yoshiki therefore proposed doing the concert for free the next day (December 30th) and refunded the 5000 tickets. Additionally, the original ticket holders were able to bring one person along, which resulted in a total of 6000 attendants and required adjusting the stage plan accordingly. The concert setlist could be played as planned and they added “Hoi Fut Tin Hung” by the band Beyond from Hong Kong.
Finally, on December 31st, X Japan performed at Kouhaku Utagassen on NHK and greeted the New Year on a special broadcast on Niconico.
With a turbulent year coming to an end, we are looking forward to their activities in 2017. First, Toshi is currently playing New Year concerts from January 6th to 9th.
On March 4th, X Japan will take the stage at SSE Wembley Arena in London. The London concert, originally planned for March 12th 2016, had to be postponed to 2017 because of guitarist Pata’s health. (Tickets here)
- Born to be free
- La Venus
Music Station Super Live
- Silent Jealousy
- La Venus
Posted: January 6th, 2017
February 11th “Premium Rock Night”
February 12th “Visual Rock Night”
Guitar: MiA (Mejibray)
Bass: Shohei (Arlequin)
Drums: Sora (Dezert)
Backing Vocals & Guitar: CUTT (Speed of Lights)
Piano: Toshiharu Kotaki
Posted: January 3rd, 2017