'WE ARE X' SOUNDTRACK
OCTOBER 17, 6PM - PREMIERE IN OSLO, NORWAY AT CINEMATEK WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)
OCTOBER 20, 8:30PM - ENCORE SCREENING IN LONDON, UK AT ODEON CINEMA WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)
OCTOBER 21, 5PM - PREMIERE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND AT BIO PARADIS WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)
OCTOBER 24, 8:30PM - SPECIAL SCREENING IN PARIS, FRANCE AT UGC HALLES WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)
NEWS: WE ARE X - EUROPE THEATRICAL PREMIERE
FEAT.LIVE Q&A WITH YOSHIKI
BILLBOARD: YOSHIKI FIRST JAPANESE MAN ON THE COVER OF VOGUE JAPAN
X Japan's Yoshiki graces the latest "Rock Star" edition of Vogue Japan, becoming the first Japanese man to be featured on the cover in the magazine's 18-year history.
NEWS: YOSHIKI Donates $100,000.00 To Help Displaced Hurricane Victims Through MusiCares®
On October 9, 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000.00 to help get immediate aid to hurricane victims in the United States and its territories. YOSHIKI delivered the check in New York to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™ via Jennifer Leff, LCSW
Senior Director, Health & Human Services. The donation will be funded immediately to MusiCares’s current hurricane relief efforts through Yoshiki Foundation America 501(c)(3). 100% of all donations to Musicares go directly to people in need.
“I'm from Japan but I live in America," YOSHIKI said. "When Japan got hit by the Tsunami Earthquake in 2011, the people of America supported Japan. I was really moved by that, so I'd like to keep supporting America as much as I can. My heart goes out to all those who are affected.”
NEWS: YOSHIKI returns to Paris to complete whirlwind European promotion tour
YOSHIKI returned to Paris, France, on October 24th for his final day of a marathon tour promoting the European premiere of award-winning documentary, We Are X.
YOSHIKI began the We Are X European promotion tour on October 12th in Berlin, Germany, traveling to 11 cities in 10 countries in just under 2 weeks. Including multiple Q&A sessions with fans at sold-out screenings, YOSHIKI maintained an intensely packed daily schedule totaling over 130 interviews for international television, web, and print media. YOSHIKI made a special appearance on the talk and weather segments of France’s most famous TV channel “TF1.”
“At the beginning of my career, I traveled around Japan for promotion, and now I’m doing the same thing around the world. I’m really beginning to understand how big this world is,” YOSHIKI said as he completed his final day of the European tour. “I’m going to work hard to get X JAPAN back on stage again.”
(European Theatrical Tour)
NEWS: YOSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka collaborate to support Tokyo 2020 Olympics
YOSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka have joined together for a special video interview in support of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Launched by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, the “ONE TEAM PROJECT” is an endeavor to inspire and build enthusiasm for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, led by a unified team of the most important creators and innovators of Japan.
In the third edition of the Committee’s special programs, titled “A Prelude to 2020″, X Japan leader YOSHIKI and Professor Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, engage in a deep conversation about the upcoming Olympic events and the personal significance of the year 2020.
NEWS: YOSHIKI reunited with VAMPS frontman Hyde on the final day of Halloween Party 2017
YOSHIKI reunited with VAMPS frontman Hyde on the final day of Halloween Party 2017. The stage curtains drew back to the sound of X JAPAN’s “Kurenai” on piano as YOSHIKI appeared on stage as the female character Pris from the film Blade Runner. They performed a piano and voice duet of “Endless Rain” by X Japan, bringing the whole arena together in song. YOSHIKI felt a connection to the iconic Pris character from the original Blade Runner film. Pris struggled to come to terms with her fate, and rebelled against mankind. “She has the spirit of rock in her."
The Japanese Blu-ray and DVD release of the award-winning X Japan documentary comes in three editions – the Collectors Edition, the Special Edition, and the Standard Edition. The Blu-ray Collectors Edition includes exclusive gold commemorative packaging able to be wall-mounted for decoration, available as both a 3-disc and 1-disc version.
The 3-disc versions of the Special Edition and Collectors Edition feature original Japanese content, including Yoshiki's piano performance at the Sundance Film Festival and the Japan "We Are X: World Tour 2017" edition of the film.
NEWS: WE ARE X BLU-RAY AND DVD NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPAN.
YOSHIKI introduces new Vantage at House of Aston Martin event November 21, 2017 in Tokyo.
NEWS: WE ARE X IN FRENCH CINEMAS STARTING DECEMBER 6!
NEWS: YOSHIKIMONO EXHIBITION 2018
YOSHIKI cover and interview in AERA magazine (12/18/2017).
(Photo by Mika Ninagawa)
NEWS: WE ARE X NOW PLAYING ON ANA's INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
NEWS: WE ARE X LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPAN
The We Are X Limited Edition Color Vinyl Soundtrack, released by Sony Music Japan International on December 13th, achieved #1 on Amazon's vinyl chart and soundtrack chart. The We Are X soundtrack album also accomplished the unprecedented feat of ranking No.1 on the British rock album charts. We Are X is the first vinyl album to be released from X JAPAN in 20 years, and the first vinyl record to be released on their old label Sony Music in 28 years (the previous time was with their major debut album BLUE BLOOD, released in 1989).
NEWS: YOSHIKI SURPRISES WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE WITH DRUM PERFORMANCE AT KOUHAKU 2017 MIRACULOUS RETURN TO DRUMMING WITH X JAPAN AT NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE EVENT
NEWS: X JAPAN announces performance at Coachella 2018
NEWS: We Are X PREMIERE IN RUSSIA ANNOUNCED!
(w/ Yoshiki appearance)