X Japan & Yoshiki End of Year Summary

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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

‘We Are X’ in US Cinemas from October 2016

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Alright guys, ‘We are X’ is finally getting available outside of movie festivals! Just in the US for now, but let’s hope there will be more places all over the world added later.

A bunch of screenings will be joined by Yoshiki and Stephen Kijak for a Q&A and/or have sweet little extras like free posters. Please check the individual dates for more information. We’ll try to keep this post updated whenever something new gets announced!


We Are X! – US Dates

Please keep an eye on the official website to find all dates, as they are continuously updated!

October 21 – October 27 – Los Angeles, CA (Landmark Nuart Theatre)

  • October 21th(7:30pm) and 22th(7:30pm): Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki

  • October 21th: WE ARE X geofilter on SnapChat @ L.A.’s Nuart Theatre from 6-10pm

  • Fans attending October 11th (7:30pm and 9:55pm) “WE ARE X” shows will also have an unprecedented chance to win a free, exclusive giclée print of the not-yet-revealed, limited edition Mondo poster of Yoshiki for “WE ARE X” by artist Becky Cloonan before it’s made available for purchase

  • Free movie poster

October 25 – San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine)

  • Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki
  • Live performance of Yoshiki

October 28 – November 3 – Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – South Lamar)

  • Win tickets to see ‘We are X’ with Director Stephen Kijak and Yoshiki

October 28 – November 3 – Los Angeles (OC), CA (Regency South Coast Village)

October 28 – November 3 – San Francisco, CA (Alamo Drafthouse – New Mission)

November 4 – Atlanta, GA (Plaza Theatre)

November 4 – November 10 – Brooklyn, NY (Alamo Drafthouse – Downtown Brooklyn)

  • November 4th (7:30pm): Q&As with director Stephen Kijak & Yoshiki

November 4 – November 10 – Houston, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Vintage Park)

November 4 – November 6 – Phoenix, AZ (FilmBar)

November 4 – November 10 – Washington, DC (Angelika Pop-Up @ Union Market)

November 9 – 10 & 12 – 13, 2016 – Seattle, WA (Northwest Film Forum)

November 11 – November 14 – Boston, MA (Brattle Theatre)

November 11 – November 17 – Columbus, OH (Gateway Film Center)

November 11 – November 17 – Detroit, MI (Cinema Detroit)

November 11 – November 17 – El Paso, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Montecillo)

November 11 – November 17 – Kansas City, MO (Alamo Drafthouse – Mainstreet)

November 11 – November 17 – San Diego, CA (Digital Gym Cinema)

November 18 – November 24 – Lubbock, TX (Alamo Drafthouse – Lubbock)

November 18 – November 19 – Miami, FL (O Cinema – Wynwood)

November 18 – November 19 – Tulsa, OK (Circle Cinema)

November 22 – Cleveland, OH (Capitol Theatre)

November 25 – November 27 – Portland, OR (Hollywood Theatre)

December 19 – Orlando, FL (Enzian Theatre)


Source: Various Press Releases, We are X Official Website

Posted: October 21st, 2016

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YOSHIKI produces TV drama theme song

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It was announced that YOSHIKI composed “Bara no youni saite, Sakura no youni chitte” (which means “Bloom like a rose, Fall like a cherry blossom”), the theme song of a drama series “Seisei suruhodo, aishiteru” which is going to start to be aired on July 12th. According to YOSHIKI’s comment, it’s a Japanese-sounding song with Japanese chord progression and Japanese lyrics. Seiko Matsuda, a Japanese famous female pop singer who sang this song says “the sensitive beautiful melody and lyrics are really amazing”.

Let’s look forward to listening to it next Tuesday!

 

YOSHIKI also talked about X JAPAN’s new album. He says that it was decided that another song will be added to the album and they are recording it now. It seems that it’s the theme song of something and will be released in autumn ahead of the documentary film and the album. He is implying that he will make a big announcement within the next few weeks, so we are looking forward to that!

 

Source: natalie, ORICON STYLE

Posted: July 9th, 2016

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Yoshiki’s new project “Lady’s X”

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Yoshiki started a new project. And it’s something that probably no-one expected:

It’s called “Lady’s X” and will be an all-girls visual kei band!

They are looking for girls older than 12 years, who can sing, play the guitar, bass, piano or drums. The audition will be shown on Mezamashi TV, a morning show on Fuji TV, and the band will debut at Yoshiki’s visual kei festival, that he’s been working on for a while.

You can find more information on the official website of Lady’s X

What do you think about this news project? Write a comment!

Posted: June 14th, 2016

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Yoshiki @ Comikaze Los Angeles

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Yoshiki and Stan Lee will hold a pannel about their motion graphic novel “Blood Red Dragon”

More Information: Comikaze Website

Posted: October 29th, 2015

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