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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)
GALLERY: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL FT. TOKYO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL