NEWS: YOSHIKI makes surprise appearance with Skrillex at Fuji Rock Festival 2018
NEWS: YOSHIKI SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN HOLLYWOOD FOR JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES
Grand opening ceremony at Hollywood & Highland Dolby Ballroom with guests Josh Groban, George Takei, and Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno.
NEWS: X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE
Three-Day Event Announced! Largest X JAPAN Concert Since 2010!
NEWS: YOSHIKI gives inspiring performance with young blind drummer at Budokan and donates 3 million yen for environmental protection and disaster relief.
NEWS: YOSHIKI COMPLETES SOLD-OUT EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
NEWS: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan Press Conference: "X Japan’s Yoshiki - Rock Icon and Global Star"
YOSHIKI spoke to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on September 13 to reveal news about collaborating with Sarah Brightman in Germany, his upcoming YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 performances at Tokyo International Forum, X Japan's first studio album in 21 years, upcoming concerts at Makuhari Messe, and the progress of We Are X around the world.
NEWS: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 at Tokyo International Forum SOLD OUT
YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 ~Two Violet Nights ~YOSHIKI with Philharmonic Orchestra
First classical concerts since sold out Carnegie Hall
November 12 (Monday) SOLD OUT
November 15 (Thursday)SOLD OUT
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NEWS: YOSHIKI donates 10 miilion yen to Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake relief
Upon receiving the news of the large scale damage caused by the Hokkaido earthquake on September 6, which brought more destruction to Japan following Typhoon Jebi two days earlier on September 4, YOSHIKI posted a message of support on his .
“I recently learned of the typhoon and earthquake in Japan through the American news. I’m praying for everyone’s safety, and that there can be a swift recovery. My prayers go out to all those who are affected by typhoon and earthquake in Japan.”
On September 12, YOSHIKI announced the 10 million yen contribution to the Japanese Red Cross Society’s Heisei 30 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Relief Fund through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
Donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society Heisei 30 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Relief Fund can be made at: http://www.jrc.or.jp/contribute/help/308/
NEWS: YOSHIKI feat. HYDE - "Red Swan" (Attack on Titan anime theme) - #1 in 14 countries! Now available worldwide!
NEWS: Sarah Brightman's Upcoming Album HYMN to Include New Recording of YOSHIKI's Composition "MIRACLE" and Piano Performance by YOSHIKI
YOSHIKI to Perform "MIRACLE" with Sarah Brightman in Germany
Superstar soprano Sarah Brightman has chosen YOSHIKI's composition "Miracle" for her new album HYMN.
YOSHIKI was invited by Brightman to collaborate on "Miracle" for the new album, placing YOSHIKI in the company of her distinguished list of past musical collaborators, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ennio Morricone.
YOSHIKI will join Brightman for a special TV performance and cinema taping at Festspielhaus Füssen, one of Europe's most modern musical theaters, Friday, September 21, in Germany.
Watch YOSHIKI's performance with Sarah Brightman in theaters Nov 8!
NEWS: PRESS RELEASE: X JAPAN PERFORMS UNPRECEDENTED "CLOSED-DOOR" CONCERT AT MAKUHARI MESSE
X JAPAN’s third-straight night of sold-out concerts — X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE — was suddenly cancelled on September 30th due to the impending weather effects of Typhoon Trami.
With concern for the safety of fans as their top priority, X JAPAN announced that tickets for all 33,000 people would be refunded but the band would perform an unprecedented large-scale “closed-door concert” with complete stage effects and crew for the scheduled live broadcast on WOWOW that night.
When the announcement was made in the early afternoon, thousands of fans who had arrived early at the venue screamed in shock, many having traveled from overseas to join the 100,000 who’d gathered from September 28-30 for X JAPAN’s largest live concerts in 8 years.
In response to fan outcry, the decision was made to perform the concert in its entirety inside the massive venue so fans could watch safely at home, with the international crew from Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and numerous other countries adding their talents to the effort. In addition, YOSHIKI made arrangements for the whole production to stream on Nico Video’s YOSHIKI CHANNEL.
YOSHIKI expressed his hopes for the safety of the fans and their families on his Instagram account before the start of the extraordinary performance. The concert is currently available on demand on WOWOW and YOSHIKI CHANNEL in Japan.
X JAPAN 33,000人ソールドアウトの日本公演 前代未聞の無観客ライブ YOSHIKI CHANNEL 会員はタイムシフトで1週間全編視聴可能です。是非タイムシフトでお楽しみください。
X Japan 33,000 sold-out Japan concert! Unprecedented no-audience live!
Members of YOSHIKI CHANNEL can watch it until Sunday Oct 7 11:59pm JP time!
NEWS: X Japan Special Concert Viewing on Yoshiki Channel
ARTICLE: X Japan Renaissance: Pioneering Rockers Defy Typhoon Trami, Reach New Fans Through TV and Streaming
NEWS: YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 ~ Two Violet Nights ~ YOSHIKI with Philharmonic Orchestra SOLD OUT concert to be broadcast live on YOSHIKI Channel (Japan) and Yoshiki Channel International on YouTube on November 15.
For the first time ever, YOSHIKI will live stream his concert worldwide to international fans via Yoshiki Channel International (on YouTube for fans outside of Japan), YOSHIKI CHANNEL (Japan), and WOWOW (Japan). The November 15th concert will be broadcast in its entirety along with special bonus content from the November 12th show featuring Sarah Brightman.
Member information: YOSHIKI's official YouTube channel.
On October 11, YOSHIKI was invited as the special guest for the pre-opening event for YSL BEAUTY HOTEL -- the Yves Saint Laurent event which began in Paris and has expanded to major cities like New York and now Tokyo.
Yves Saint Laurent's global beauty director Tom Pecheux -- who has been in charge of makeup for a number of hugely successful global celebrities such as Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Beyoncé -- traveled to Japan for the event to personally do YOSHIKI's make up in front of the audience and reporters.
The selection of a Japanese rock star like YOSHIKI was a big surprise that generated a large amount of attention in Japan and worldwide, once again placing YOSHIKI at the leading edge of fashion, following his appearance as the first male model on the cover of Vogue Japan.
NEWS: YOSHIKI makes special guest appearance at YSL Beauty Hotel by Yves Saint Laurent
NEWS: Miracle" (Sarah's Version) Special Digital Single from Sarah Brightman featuring YOSHIKI is now available Worldwide!
The special-edition digital single of Sarah Brightman's performance of "Miracle" – composed by YOSHIKI with a new arrangement for her recently-released album HYMN – is now available worldwide, with two exclusive bonus tracks.
Superstar soprano Brightman made the announcement on November 12 in Tokyo, just hours before joining YOSHIKI on stage for the first of his sold out YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 concerts at the Tokyo International Forum. Earlier this year, YOSHIKI was invited by Brightman to perform "Miracle" on the new album, placing YOSHIKI in the company of her distinguished list of past musical collaborators, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ennio Morricone.
"Miracle" (Sarah's Version)
Composed and arranged by YOSHIKI, Performed by Sarah Brightman and YOSHIKI
NEWS: RAKUTEN CARD - YOSHIKI
NEWS: YOSHIKI AND HYDE AT YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 - LIVE PERFORMANCE OF "RED SWAN" BROADCAST WORLDWIDE
The final, sold-out performance of YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 〜Two Violet Nights〜 YOSHIKI with Philharmonic Orchestra was broadcast worldwide from the Tokyo International Forum on November 15, 2018. In front an audience of nearly 5000 people, YOSHIKI and HYDE performed the Attack on Titan theme song "Red Swan" (written by YOSHIKI), which had achieved #1 on iTunes charts in 14 countries .
The performance was viewed live by thousands more fans worldwide on Yoshiki Channel (Japan) and Yoshiki Channel International (outside Japan), just one day after the announcement that YOSHIKI and HYDE would perform together at the prestigious New Year's Eve television event, NHK's 69th Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
As the audience gave thunderous applause for the performance, YOSHIKI revealed that he was already planning something special for their year-end performance. HYDE added, "'Red Swan' is a piece of music that conveys such powerful meaning in the lyrics." YOSHIKI was moved by his friend's words and replied, "Thank you for giving such wonderful life to this piece."
The video broadcast also included Sarah Brightman's pre-recorded November 12 performance of "Miracle", composed and newly arranged by YOSHIKI, which achieved #1 on iTunes Classical charts in 10 countries.
NEWS: YOSHIKI TO PERFORM LIVE ON KOUHAKU UTA GASSEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
YOSHIKI is scheduled to perform with special guest HYDE at NHK's 69th Kouhaku Uta Gassen New Year's Eve celebration, Japan's top-rated musical event broadcast worldwide.