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
Click here for more info
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 presents a new credit card designed by YOSHIKI.
Cardholders will receive exclusive member benefits including advance ticket lottery access for YOSHIKI concerts and special campaigns to be announced on the YOSHIKI Rakuten Card special website.
Applications begin: November 5th, 2018
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.
NEWS: YOSHIKI to Make Guest Appearances on Sarah Brightman's HYMN World Tour
Sarah Brightman has announced that YOSHIKI will join her live on stage for selected dates of her 2019 HYMN world tour, including concerts at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, The Masonic in San Francisco, and Yokohama Arena in Japan.
The digital single of "Miracle" – composed by YOSHIKI, performed by Sarah Brightman featuring YOSHIKI's performance on piano – was released worldwide on November 16, reaching the Top 10 on iTunes Classical Charts in 15 countries, including #1 in Mexico, Singapore, and Japan, #2 in Brazil, and #5 in the USA and Germany.
News: Sarah Brightman and SUGIZO to join YOSHIKI for New Year's Eve live performance broadcast worldwide on NHK.
NHK has announced that Sarah Brightman will join YOSHIKI on stage at the 69th Kouhaku Uta Gassen New Year's Eve celebration, Japan's top-rated musical event broadcast worldwide. In addition, YOSHIKI's performance of the Attack on Titananime theme "Red Swan" will feature special guests HYDE and the newly-announced appearance by SUGIZO on guitar.
Kouhaku Uta Gassen (Red & White Battle) airs 12/31 7:15-11:45pm in Japan.
Info (Japanese): https://www.nhk.or.jp/kouhaku/topics/topics_181225.html
News: YOSHIKI Releases "Y by Yoshiki" 10th Anniversary Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
(UPDATE: SOLD OUT) In 2008, YOSHIKI began the "Y by Yoshiki" project with fourth-generation winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr., in the famous wine-producing region of Napa Valley, California. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the successful wine brand, YOSHIKI and Mondavi produced the limited edition 2018 Oakville vintage, using only grapes from the renowned Oakville region of Napa Valley.
Crafted with passion and precision over the past 10 years, YOSHIKI calls this edition of his wine "the greatest masterpiece". Released in Japan on December 26, 2018, "Y by Yoshiki" embodies the style of Bordeaux red wines that express their complex taste through the blending of multiple varieties of grape. Made by exclusively using 100% high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes cultivated in Oakville, then aged slowly in French oak barrels, "Y by Yoshiki" carries a mellow aroma and full-bodied, complex taste which expresses the same first-rate artistry as YOSHIKI.
Information (Japanese): http://www.ybyyoshiki.com/
News: "YOSHIKI vs. YOSHIKI" makes history on Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2018
On New Year's Eve 2018, YOSHIKI made Japanese television history with his dual performance on the "69th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen," the last of the Heisei Era, by performing for both opposing Red and White teams during the top-rated broadcast. YOSHIKI wore white to plays drums for the Attack on Titan theme "Red Swan" with HYDE and SUGIZO, and then switched clothing on stage to wear red for his piano performance of "Miracle" with Sarah Brightman, creating a nationwide buzz that made YOSHIKI the number one trending topic on Twitter.
News: YOSHIKI AT SSFF & ASIA HOLLYWOOD RED CARPET EVENT
YOSHIKI was swarmed by reporters when he appeared at the Hollywood red carpet event for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) Film Festival on January 17, 2019, presented by Japan House and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. YOSHIKI serves as an advisor for the Japan House organization and performed a special concert for the venue's grand opening in August 2018.
Returning to Hollywood's famous Chinese Theater where We Are X made its U.S. theatrical premiere, YOSHIKI responded to media questions about his Hollywood-related plans, and hinted at a new film announcement next week (view on Instagram).
News: YOSHIKI TO CREATE THEME SONG FOR NEW xXx 4 FILM AND ANIMATED FEATURE SPYCIES
Photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images
The H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. The film will feature a theme song with music written by YOSHIKI.
In addition, YOSHIKI will be working on the theme song and music for the animated feature, Spycies, an action spy comedy produced by Chinese entertainment giant iQiyi, animated in France by Lux Populi Production. Spycies will be released in theaters across China on August 8th, 2019.
“YOSHIKI is a great friend of ours at THC and we are incredibly proud to be working with such a talent on two movies which are both global in scope,” said The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley. “Spycies brings together talent from the US, Japan, China and France.”
YOSHIKI said, “I’m excited to be part of the new xXx film and Spycies, composing the new theme songs and collaborating on the film scores.”
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NEWS: YOSHIKI TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE AT ASAMI MAKI BALLET PERFORMANCE
YOSHIKI will make a special guest appearance on stage at choreographer Asami Maki's Principal Gala 2019 ballet concert on March 16 and 17.
YOSHIKI will perform his classical composition "Anniversary" on piano, joined by dancers with original interpretive choreography by Maki. "Anniversary" was composed by YOSHIKI to celebrate the tenth year of the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign, and was first performed in front of the Tokyo Imperial Palace in 1999.
Dancers from the Asami Maki Ballet have previously appeared as guests during the EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 and YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 concerts for elegant performances of "Forever Love" and "Swan Lake". Accepting Maki's request to perform the "Anniversary" as part of the concerts' tribute to His Majesty the Emperor's abdication in 2019, YOSHIKI will return to Japan just for this unforgettable performance.
NEWS: YOSHIKI CARNEGIE HALL SPECIAL TO PREMIERE ON PBS BEGINNING MARCH 8
New York's PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of "YOSHIKI - Live at Carnegie Hall" on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon.
"YOSHIKI - Live at Carnegie Hall" features rock star and composer YOSHIKI as pianist joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing YOSHIKI's compositions which have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Program highlights include YOSHIKI's theme for the Golden Globes and his piano concerto composed for the Emperor of Japan's 10th Anniversary, along with selections from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
NEWS: YOSHIKI’S FINAL PERFORMANCE OF "ANNIVERSARY" IN THE HEISEI ERA
YOSHIKI gave a special performance of his composition “Anniversary” at the “Principal Gala 2019″ presented by the Asami Maki Ballet on March 16 and 17 in Tokyo.
“Anniversary” was composed in 1999 by YOSHIKI at the Emperor of Japan’s request to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his reign. The 2019 performance marked the final time the song would be presented in the Heisei Era before Emperor Akihito abdicates the throne in April.
“I wish to go forward with hope into the next era while still looking back to the past,” YOSHIKI said. “As an artist, I want to continue making work that gives people hope.”