X Japan & Yoshiki End of Year Summary


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.

Next, Yoshiki will play Yoshiki Classical Special together with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall on January 12th and 13th. (Tickets for Jan 12th and Jan 13th, VIP)

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)

NHK Songs

  • Born to be free
  • X
  • Tears
  • La Venus

Music Station Super Live

  • Silent Jealousy
  • La Venus

Kouhaku Utagassen

  • Kurenai

Toshl to perform New Year Concerts


Toshl who has just held a 4-day event to celebrate his 50th birthday in Osaka will perform a New Year event in Tokyo in January, 2016.

As he did for the Osaka shows, a different theme is given to each show and dinner, so guests who will participate in more than one show will enjoy different songs and meals every time.

The first evening show will be the most special: Toshl will have a chat with guests at each table, he will do a photo shoot with every guest, and he will sing songs requested by guests.

Date: January 7th (Thu) – 10th (Sat), 2016

Ticket Prices January 7th
Evening event: 80,000 yen (Tax excluded)
Ticket Prices January 8th – 10th
Daytime event: 29,000 yen
Evening event: 39,000 yen (Tax excluded)

Priority sales are offered to Toshl’s fan club members from November 1st to 8th, and will be followed by general sales.

Source: Toshl Official Website

Posted: November 3rd, 2015

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Toshl’s rock concert to be streamed on niconico


A week to go until Toshl’s rock concert! Much to our delight, niconico will stream it live!

Not only the selected musicians from other popular rock bands, but also HEATH of X JAPAN will participate the show as a guest. Toshl said that they will play X JAPAN’s songs and his solo songs that haven’t been played for a long time, and Shinya from DIR EN GREY implied that a song that is terribly tiring to play is included in the set list.

Don’t miss the chance to see them playing rare songs!

Time schedule

July 20th 2015 (Monday)
3 pm (JST): Rebroadcast of “Toshl DINE & CONCERT 2015
5 pm (JST): Live broadcast of “Manatsu no Yoru – Toshl Rock Matsuri
*The latter part of the live broadcasting is only for niconico premium members.

Drums: Shinya(DIR EN GREY)
Guitar: Yuu(MERRY)
Guitar: Hiroto(A9)
Bass: Akinori(lynch.)
Backing Vocals: CUTT
Backing Vocals: Kate(My Fairytale)
Piano: Toshiharu Kotaki

Special Guest: Heath (X JAPAN)


Source: niconico Live

Posted: July 13th, 2015

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Yoshiki & ToshI at Hyper Japan – Updates


Since the appearance of Yoshiki and ToshI at Hyper Japan has been announced, some more details surfaced:
According to a press release, they will debut a new song during their unplugged concert on July 11th. They will also show a teaser of the upcoming X Japan documentary film.

And if you can’t get enough of them, there will be a chance to see Yoshiki and ToshI at the X Japan booth after the concert from 5pm till 6pm and on Sunday, July 12th, from 3pm till 4pm. The booth will display Yoshiki’s crystal drum set and will also sell DVDs, merchandise and tickets for the Wembley Arena concert. And the tickets won’t only have very good seats but buyers will get to high-five with both members while they are at the booth. When buying the tickets at the booth during another time, you will get a coupon to high-five with them at the concert in March instead.

As mentioned before, there will also be an interview at Hyper Japan which will be broadcasted as part of the 30-hours special on niconico!

Sources: Pirate Smile, Hyper Japan

Posted: July 9th, 2015

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Yoshiki & ToshI showcase at Hyper Japan


And yet even more news! Yoshiki and Toshi will perform a special unplugged performance at Hyper Japan (London) on July 11th from 3:45 pm! The concert venue has a capacity 2,700 and there will be an additional X JAPAN booth at the convention, which will feature Yoshiki’s famous crystal drum set, as well as as a opportunity to purchase X Japan merchandise.

They will also make an announcement for Europe around that time – we are excited! :D

More information about their appearance at Hyper Japan

Posted: June 23rd, 2015

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