'WE ARE X' SOUNDTRACK
NEWS : YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL featuring TOKYO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA at CARNEGIE HALL's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage IN NYC - SOLD OUT
See Yoshiki in Concert with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on January 12 and 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall’s - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York City
Jan 12 - SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!
Jan 13 - SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!
YOSHIKI w/ Orchestra
Japan - Presented By UDO Artists, Inc.-
DEC 5 th (Mon): OSAKA Castle Hall (w/ Orchestra) - THANK YOU!
DEC 6 th (Tue): Tokyo International Forum - THANK YOU!
DEC 7 th (Wed): Tokyo International Forum - THANK YOU!
DEC 8 (Thu): Tokyo International Forum - THANK YOU!
Hong Kong –Presented By Big Honor Entertainment -
DEC 29 th (Thu) Hong Kong Asia World Expo - THANK YOU!
NEWS : ADVANCE TICKETS TO SEE 'WE ARE X' AT THE NUART THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES ARE NOW ON SALE.
Advance TICKETS to see "We Are X" at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles are now on sale! The dates are October 21st through October 27th with Q&As on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd!!
GALLERY: 'WE ARE X' HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE
NEWS: 'WE ARE X' - oscar possibility
NEWS: 'WE ARE X' nOMINATED FOR 'CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD'
NEWS: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 schedule and 8th artist lineup unveiled!
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL SCHEDULE
GALLERY: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016
ARTICLE/VIDEO: Japanese rocker's modern kimonos kick off fashion week in Tokyo
GALLERY: YOSHIKIMONO COLLECTION 2017 - AMAZON FASHION WEEK TOKYO
NEWS: NEW TRAILER FOR X JAPAN'S DOCUMENTARY 'WE ARE X'
NEWS: SHOW YOUR VISUAL KEI FASHION AT THE NYC PREMIERE OF WE ARE X !
New York X JAPAN fans can win a copy of the sold-out, limited-edition MONDO art poster autographed by YOSHIKI! Show up in your best #VisualKei fashions at the Fri., Nov. 4 (7:30 & 8:00) and Sat., Nov. 5 (6:30) screenings of We Are X!
Winners will be chosen at the film Q&As!
Fri 11/4 7:30pm – Yoshiki and director Stephen Kijak (sold out)
Fri 11/4 8:00pm – Yoshiki and director Stephen Kijak (sold out)
Sat 11/5 6:30pm – Director Stephen Kijak
Excitement is building for “We Are X” in New York! Don’t miss your chance to watch the film with Yoshiki and speak to him after the show!
VIDEO : "WE ARE X" END TITLE "LA VENUS"
NEWS: Yoshiki Wins Asian Icon Award at Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo
Yoshiki Performs David Bowie Tribute and Art of Life
Yoshiki performed at the Classic Rock Awards held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, November 11. Yoshiki made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honored with the “Asian Icon Award.” Based at the venerable Roundhouse venue in London, the Classic Rock Awards are widely recognized by the world’s rock stars as the “annual must-attend event,” bringing together artists from rock’s global Hall of Fame.
The show was held in Japan this year for the first time ever, and with this memorable timing Yoshiki became the first Asian artist to accomplish this great achievement. Rock royalty including Jeff Beck, ELO, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Def Leppard, Richie Sambora, Cheap Trick attended the event and gave Yoshiki rave reviews for his performance featuring classical renditions of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and X Japan’s masterpiece “Art Of Life.”
“So many artists in Asia are going overseas and Asian rock is growing worldwide,” Yoshiki said as he accepted the award. “X Japan is proud to be one of them and if there’s a wall between east and west, the wall is getting lower and thinner. I’m going to break this wall. It’s an honor to receive this award. I would like to dedicate this award to the X Japan members especially Hide and Taiji. Thank you very much.”
NEWS: YOSHIKI LIVE PERFORMANCE AT IDFA AMSTERDAM
Yoshiki will perform live at a special screening of "We Are X" on Nov. 17 at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
NEWS: YOSHIKI PRESS CONFERENCE FOR YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL IN HONG KONG
NEWS: 'WE ARE X' NYC PREMIERE - VISUAL-KEI FASHION CONTEST
"We Are X" made its Big Apple premiere at the newly-opened Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn on Nov. 4. Yoshiki’s back-to-back Q&A screenings quickly sold out, and fans were encouraged to dress up in visual-kei fashion for a chance to win the newly-released exclusive (and sold-out) Mondo “We Are X” poster from celebrated comic artist Becky Cloonan, autographed by Yoshiki.
ARTICLE: X Japan's Yoshiki Talks Defying Expectations, Defining Success & Delivering Timeless Music
GALLERY: Yoshiki CLASSICAL SPECIAL TOKYO AND OSAKA
Yoshiki Classical Special at Tokyo International Forum Dec. 6 - 8, 2016
Yoshiki Classical Special at Osaka Castle Hall Dec. 5, 2016
NEWS: YOSHIKIMONO pop-up shop & display at Isetan Shinjuku! Limited time only: Dec. 26 - Dec. 31.
interview: YOMITIME (NYC) - "I will play on the highest classical music stage until I become ash!"
NEWS: Yoshiki Classical Special - Live Viewing in Hong Kong and Taiwan Confirmed!
NEWS: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL IN HONG KONG RE-SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 30!
ARTICLE: Yoshiki goes 70 hours without sleep to complete Hong Kong concert and Kouhaku live performance
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NEWS/GALLERY: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL WITH ORCHESTRA COMPLETES HONG KONG PERFORMANCE ONE DAY AFTER CANCELLATION
For the First Time Ever in the History of Hong Kong’s Concert Business, YOSHIKI Plays a Complimentary Concert in Lieu of Cancellation
“YOSHIKI Classical Special with Orchestra – HONG KONG”, originally scheduled to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena on Thursday, December 29th, was cancelled due to an oversight by Puffin Entertainment, one of Hong Kong’s major local promoters, in applying for the entertainment license necessary to perform the show. Immediately following the cancellation announcement, Yoshiki himself negotiated with the venue and held a press conference shortly after.
Since the entertainment license for paid concerts takes weeks to complete, Yoshiki proposed that the concert would take place the next day (December 30th) free of charge, and that all 5,000 tickets purchased will be refunded as compensation not only to the people who came to the show from Hong Kong but also to those who traveled internationally to see the performance. Yoshiki also expressed his sympathy towards the promoter by saying it wasn’t an intentional mistake and that he really appreciated the promoter’s hard work. The ticket price for the concert ranged from HK $580-1280 (appx. $75-165 USD).
Since over 6,000 people showed up to the complimentary concert, the stage plan had to be adjusted accordingly. It was Yoshiki’s idea to allow an additional guest per each concert ticket to make up for all the trouble this incident had caused his fans. The audience included many VIPS in attendance, such as celebrities and high-ranking government officials, all offering words of praise after the concert. Yoshiki performed each and every song that was scheduled for the previous day’s show. In addition, when Yoshiki and the orchestra performed a surprise song “Hoi Fut Tin Hung”, a famous hit by Hong Kong’s popular band “Beyond”, the audience’s applause and tears reached a climax. The public concert ended on an emotional note, with a huge chorus by the entire audience singing “Endless Rain”.
NEWS: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL LIVE STREAM Jan 10 ~ 4:30PM EST
TUNE IN ON PASTE's
NEWS : National Public Radio's news program "Here and Now" will interview YOSHIKI on Wednesday, January 11th -- 1 day before YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL at Carnegie Hall!
"Here and Now" airs on NPR stations across America. (*broadcast times will vary depending on location)
VIDEO/GALLERY: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL FT. TOKYO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL
NEWS: X JAPAN AT WEMBLEY MARCH 4, 2017!
NEWS: WE ARE X Original Soundtrack NOW AVAILABLE WORLWIDE!
The soundtrack for the film WE ARE X -- the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN is now available worldwide. Release through Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment)
NEWS: 'WE ARE X' NOW PLAYING IN JAPAN THEATERS!
NEWS: "WE ARE X" PREMIERES IN UK ON FEB. 28 WITH ENCORE SCREENINGS MAR. 2
"We Are X" will make its UK theatrical premiere on February 28th at Picturehouse Central in London. The film will be released in UK cinemas nationwide March 2nd for one night only, followed by its On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray release from Manga Entertainment on May 1st 2017.
Feb 28 London screening with Yoshiki Q&A - TICKETS
JAPAN VERSION (bonus tracks)
NEWS: Yoshiki interview on UK's Channel 4 News!
NEWS: WIN SIGNED X JAPAN DRUMSTICKS AND TICKETS TO THEIR WEMBLEY SHOW
Win a pair of drumsticks signed by Yoshiki himself, and two tickets to X Japan's show at Wembley Arena. Enter contest HERE
NEWS: EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF WEAREX THEME SONG "LA VENUS" ON ROLLING STONE TODAY
Exclusive preview of #WeAreX theme song "La Venus" on Rolling Stone today! Soundtrack available worldwide Mar 3!
X Japan in-store We Are X Film soundtrack signing event at hmv London.
HMV Event Information
X Japan in-store We Are X Film soundtrack signing event at hmv London.
New interview with Yoshiki on Metal Hammer about WeAreX and UK Wembley Arena concert!
NEWS: PRIVATE SCREENING OF WE ARE X IN PARIS!
Fans can win tickets to the private screening of "We Are X" in Paris on March 5, with a special appearance by Yoshiki.
INTERVIEW: BBC - JAPAN'S UNINSURABLE ROCKSTAR
LIMTED EDITION "WE ARE X" SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ONLY AT WEMBLEY ARENA MARCH 4
Limited edition at Wembley Arena only package - X Japan We Are X Soundtrack exclusive (3 collectible) slipcases & photo cards!
81 Japan Magazine Spring 2017
Special Edition out now!
NEWS: We Are X Soundtrack debuts #1 ON UK ROCK & METAL ALBUM CHART #3 on UK SOUNDTRACK ALBUM CHART
NEWS: "EVENING WITH YOSHIKI" DINNER SHOW 2017
GALLERY: YOSHIKI performs at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong March 21!
NEWS: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 -WE ARE X
NEWS: YOSHIKI SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT NEST 2017
YOSHIKI will appear as a special guest speaker at New Economy Summit 2017 in Tokyo
NEST 2017 (April 6-7) is a global conference organized by the Japan Association of New Economy, bringing together global entrepreneurs and innovators at the forefront of the new economy and industry to discuss and anticipate future trends.
ARTICLE: WEMBLEY ARENA LIVE REPORT
NEWS: YOSHIKISS SPECIAL T-SHIRT now AVAILABLE
NEWS: WE ARE X PREMIERES IN KOREA MAY 25!
NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM "WE ARE X" USA AND UK DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE!
NEWS: WE ARE X PREMIERES IN PERU MAY 26!
WE ARE X UK DVD & LIMITED-EDITION STEELBOOK BLU-RAY NOW AVAILABLE!
WE ARE X USA DVD/BLU-RAY NOW AVAILABLE!
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MANAGEMENT (updated)
Cervical Foraminal Stenosis of X Japan’s Yoshiki
Report on Results of Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
Yoshiki underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday (USA time), May 16th, 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully.
X JAPAN YOSHIKI頸椎椎間孔狭窄症
X JAPANのYOSHIKIが米国時間 2017年5月16日（火）、ロサンゼルスのシーダースサイナイ 病院にて頚椎人工椎間板置換の緊急手術を行い、無事に終了、成功しました事をここにご報告させて頂きます。
NEWS: YOSHIKITTY IS NOMINATED IN THE SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING! VOTE ONCE A DAY UNTIL JUNE 11.
ARTICLES: EMERGENCY SURGERY FOR YOSHIKI
ARTICLES: YOSHIKI SUCCESFULLY UNDERGOES SURGERY
NEWS: WE ARE X Blu-Ray/DVD HITS No.2 IN THE UK
X Japan's documentary film "We Are X" will be screening at Japan Expo in Paris on July 7 and Yoshiki will be making an appearance.
NEWS: WE ARE X PARIS PREMIERE AT JAPAN EXPO W/ APPEARANCE BY YOSHIKI JULY 7
NEWS: WE ARE X FRENCH THEATRICAL PREVIEW JULY 6 W/ YOSHIKI Q&A
French preview event before fall release by Eurozoom
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm, w/ Yoshiki Q&A
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 3 pm, 6 pm or 9 pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 2 pm or 4:30 pm
NEWS: X JAPAN TOUR CONFIRMED
During a press conference held in Tokyo on June 9th, X Japan members Toshl, Pata, and Heath, along with host Udo Artists, Inc., announced that the “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X” concerts in Japan at Osaka-jo Hall (July 11 and 12) and Yokohama Arena (July 14, 15, 16, and 17) will be performed as acoustic concerts. The title of the tour will be changed to “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS.”
Although Yoshiki successfully underwent cervical artificial disk replacement surgery and has already started the rehabilitation process, doctors have instructed him to stay away from vigorous exercise for at least 6 months and he cannot play the drums for the time being. However, since Yoshiki does not want these scheduled concerts to be canceled due to his surgery, X Japan members explained during today’s press conference that these performances will continue as “acoustic” concerts, where Yoshiki will only play the piano.
During the conference, there was also a phone call from Yoshiki, who is currently going through recovery in Los Angeles. After conveying his message of “I want to move forward. I’d love to be given a chance to do the shows,” Yoshiki also revealed that the “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” premium dinner shows this summer will also continue as scheduled.
JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X」の日本公演 (7月11日(火)12
日(水)=大阪城ホール、7月14日(金)15日(土)16 日(日)17日(月祝) =
ツアータイトルは「X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X
Acoustic Special Miracle~奇跡の 夜~6DAYS」に変更される。
NEWS: WE ARE X SCREENING AND LIVE YOSHIKI Q&A AT ANIME EXPO IN L.A. ON JULY 2
As a special gift to fans, Yoshiki will also present the first-ever public screening of the We Are X featurette, “The Birth of Yoshikitty"
NEWS: Yoshiki makes first public appearance since surgery "This was Hide and Taiji's dream… a comeback was the only choice."
Yoshiki made a sudden return to Japan on June 20th and held a press conference in Tokyo.
Yoshiki announced that the upcoming X Japan tour would feature a screening of the special, 60- minute edition of the film We Are X which debuted at the Wembley Arena show in March earlier this year. Yoshiki personally disclosed ongoing discussions about whether to include old songs such as “Rose of Pain” and “Unfinished” in the set list as well as the fact that a string section will accompany him on stage.
Physiotherapist Carl Dunstan also arrived in Japan from the UK and will be accompanying the band throughout the tour to ensure that Yoshiki, who is only a few weeks post-surgery, will be able to complete the performances.
Mr. Dunstan belongs to the physiotherapist organization Atherapy, which counts numerous
renowned artists and actors such as U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers among its clients, and is himself an accomplished professional who was Daniel Craig's exclusive physiotherapist during production of the 007 film Spectre and has treated many other famous actors and musicians. He was able to accompany the tour thanks to an introduction from Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for U2, with whom Yoshiki is acquainted.
Furthermore, it was revealed that the plans for the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017, which begins August 26th, had designated from its inception that 150,000 dollars (approximately 18 million yen) of the sales would be donated to charity, and that the staging of the show itself was decided upon with these plans in mind.
There were also moments in the press conference where Yoshiki described his experience of going through rehabilitation. "I don't know if I will be able to play the drums again. Even if I am able to do so, it may be impossible to perform with the same intensity as before. I can't even say for sure, at this point, whether I would do so if I could."
"If there were no X Japan reunion, I would not have had surgery twice. But the time put into the reunion and the challenge of taking on the world are worthwhile. I do not regret it. And I will not stop until I break down the wall."
Having overcome that surgery with the support of myriad members and fans, and with the goal of completing the Japan tour serving as a kind of fuel, he has decided to "show the best of myself on stage." No doubt Yoshiki's resolve will be engraved into history by six miraculous nights.
NEWS: Urgent Announcement re: Anime Expo
Due to a change in rehearsal schedule for X Japan 's upcoming tour, YOSHIKI regrettably must cancel his planned appearance at this weekend's Anime Expo in L.A. X Japan rehearsals are taking longer due to his recovery from neck surgery. YOSHIKI apologized to Anime Expo as well as his fans on his twitter.
YOSHIKI was expected to make his first post-surgery USA appearance at Anime Expo. As of now , YOSHIKI still plans to travel to Paris, France, for the French theatrical preview of We Are X (July 6) and Japan Expo (July 7), before kicking off X JAPAN World Tour 2017 on July 11 in Japan .
NEWS: X Japan documentary film 'WE ARE X' NOW STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU USA!
NEWS: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 Starts this week
NEWS: Special Tokyo show added (September 2)! Breakfast With Yoshiki 2017
ARTICLE: BILLBOARD - As X Japan Begins Tour, Yoshiki Says 'I Can't Tell What's Real': Interview
GALLERY: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017
NEWS: X Japan completes 6 nights of miracles at Yokohama Arena
Starting at Osaka-jo Hall and continuing over six days, “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS” had its final performance on Monday, July 17, at Yokohama Arena.
With even last-minute additional seats sold out, the number of audience members for the six-day event totaled 70,000. “I want to have a concert that will make history,” YOSHIKI said in a news conference before the first day of performances. For X JAPAN, the band that has made the drums their weapon, and for YOSHIKI, who continues to do the unprecedented, this tour was historic in establishing “a new style”.
Incorporating elements from the special pre-concert edition of the documentary film We Are X, this tour opened the door to dramatic shows that are connected to the film and a yet unheard-of style for X JAPAN. The tour’s final concert started with YOSHIKI’s words: “Welcome to a night of miracles.”
YOSHIKI graces the October 2017 cover of Vogue Japan's "Rock Star" issue. He is the first Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the magazine’s history.
VOGUE JAPAN 2017 October Issue Cover and Special Interview
Photographers: Luigi and Iango
Fashion Editor: Patrick Mackie
Hair: Luigi Murenu
Hair Assistant: Hikaru Hirano
Makeup: Yumi Lee at Streeters
Manicure: Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan Inc. using Maxus Nails
Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro for DM Casting at Exposure NY
Special Guest Star: Yoshiki
Model: Mica Argañara
Producer: Paul Preiss at Preiss Creative
Styling Assistant: Diana Choi
NEWS: YOSHIKI Chosen for VOGUE JAPAN COVER