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 - Coachella 2018
NEWS: Yoshiki visits Russia for We Are X PREMIERE
NEWS: X Japan named SSE Wembley Arena’s top concert of 2017
X Japan’s 2017 London concert has been crowned “Best Event” at The SSE Arena, Wembley in the SSE Live Awards. Over one million votes were placed across SSE’s three sponsored venues to determine this year’s winner.
The X Japan World Tour came out on top after securing over 36% of the public vote from an impressive selection of 68 events.
NEWS: X JAPAN'S DOCUMENTARY FILM WE ARE X NOW PLAYING IN RUSSIA.
Люксор Центр, Москва - 17 февраля 2018 начало в 16:00 TICKETS
Люксор Воронеж // Воронеж 17 февраля 2018 начало в 17:00 TICKETS
Люксор Галерея Новосибирск // Новосибирск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 18:00 TICKETS
Северное сияние // Мурманск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 18:45 TICKETS
Star & Mlad Московский проспект // Воронеж 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
Центральный Минск // Минск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
Вавилон // Омск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
Современник // Пенза 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
Мувиз Ульяновск // Ульяновск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
Лимонад // Петропавловск-Камчатский 17 февраля 2018 начало в 19:30 TICKETS
Velcom Cinema // Минск 17 февраля 2018 начало в 21:00 TICKETS
Центр документального кино // Москва 23 февраля 2018 начало в 19:00 TICKETS
NEWS: X JAPAN'S DOCUMENTARY FILM WE ARE X WINS "BEST MUSIC FILM" AT THE SPACE SHOWER TV SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS!
NEWS: X JAPAN Announces 10th Revival Anniversary Gig - SOLD OUT
X JAPAN LIVE 2018 アメリカフェス出演直前 PREMIUM GIGS～YOSHIKI復活の夜～
2018 4/10(Tue) 11(Wed)
Special Guest: Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) & Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit)
1F/standing 30,000yen (tax-in) *incl. anniversary goods
2F/seating 50,000yen (tax-in) *incl. anniversary goods
VIP package 30,000yen (tax-in) *incl. sound check party, VIP goods
WOWOW Special Live Broadcast 4/11!
NEWS: SOLD OUT! SPECIAL GRAMMY MUSEUM SCREENING OF WE ARE X WITH YOSHIKI
As X JAPAN prepares to return to the U.S. this spring (Sat., April 14, Sat., April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the group has partnered with the GRAMMY Museum for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film We Are X.
The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm in the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater followed by an intimate conversation with YOSHIKI. Tickets are limited and go on sale to GRAMMY Museum members and American Express cardholders starting Thursday, March 22 at 10:30am PDT with a general public on-sale starting Thursday, March 29 at 12:00pm PDT.
NEWS: YOSHIKI holds presentation of signature drum set for 6 million JPY donation to Japan Red Cross
YOSHIKI held the presentation ceremony of his special drum set which was donated to the charity auction for the Great East Japan Earthquake. The highest bid price of 6,040,000 JPY will be fully endowed through YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA 501(c)(3) to the Japanese Red Cross.
NEWS: 2-hour Yoshiki Television Special Scores Record Ratings
Yoshiki's 2-hour television special on Japanese TV channel TBS scored record-high ratings on March 30, 2018, winning the time slot over all other programs that evening. Appearing in person on the "Kinsma Special: The Turbulent Life of YOSHIKI", the leader of X Japan spoke honestly about his eventful life story and the loss of bandmates HIDE and TAIJI.
The response on social media to YOSHIKI's emotional story was tremendous, and "X JAPAN", "YOSHIKI", "HIDE", and "TAIJI" were the top trending terms on social media that night, creating a temporary "X JAPAN Domination" as viewers watched from all over Japan.
The TV special featured the previously unknown parts of YOSHIKI's life, and discussed how YOSHIKI's unbelievable life inspired the will to live in those who felt despair. At the end of the program, YOSHIKI held back tears as he performed "MIRACLE" and "ENDLESS RAIN", dedicating the songs to his friends in heaven.
NEWS: YOSHIKI to speak at New Economy Summit 2018
The Japan Association of New Economy has invited YOSHIKI, leader of rock band X JAPAN, to be a guest speaker at the New Economy Summit 2018 (NEST2018) on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. YOSHIKI to will discuss current economic issues facing Japan and the world in an in-depth talk with Hiroshi Mikitani, Representative Director of Japan Association of New Economy, and Mark Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.
The New Economy Summit, first held in 2013, gathers the world's leading entrepreneurs and innovators to examine issues of Japan's industrial structure and the globalization of business environments. The NEST2018 theme is "Japan Ahead ~ Gathering together the powers that lead Japan~".
NEWS: Evening With Yoshiki 2018 in Tokyo Japan 6 Days 5th Anniversary Special - SOLD OUT
YOSHIKI Kinsma Special Part 2! --> 4/27 8-10pm (JP)
ARTICLE: Yoshiki Says X Japan LP Due By Fall With Marilyn Manson Track
NEWS: Yoshikitty breaks into Top 3 in 2018 Sanrio Character Ranking
This year's results mark the highest ranking ever for Yoshikitty, who has now placed in the top 10 for three years in a row. The popular character based on X Japan leader YOSHIKI also achieved first place in China, Italy, Germany, and France. -- INFO
NEWS: YOSHIKI's classical performance at LUNATIC FEST 2018 at Makuhari Messe, June 24, 2018.
YOSHIKI shocks fans with moving tribute to HIDE and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA, GLAY, and MUCC. The surprise set list included YOSHIKI's performance with HIDE's unreleased vocal recording of "HURRY GO ROUND." 20,000 fans joined together with YOSHIKI to do the "X-Jump" at his historic, first-ever classical performance at a rock festival.
NEWS: ATTACK ON TITAN Season 3 opening theme "RED SWAN"
by YOSHIKI feat. HYDE !
(images: © Hajime Isayama, Kodansha Ltd. / Attack on Titan Production Committee)
NEWS: YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in Western Japan
After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The Japanese Red Cross Society also began accepting donations for the "July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster Relief Fund" on July 10th.
YOSHIKI sent the following message via social media, re-posting the article from the New York Times. "I just saw the news in the U.S. I pray for those who passed away. And I truly hope the damage caused by heavy rain will not spread any more."
Japanese Red Cross Society
July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster Relief
YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA Official Website: http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org
GALLERY: X JAPAN AT TV ASAHI DREAM FESTIVAL 2018 - MAKUHARI MESSE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
NEWS: EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
YOSHIKI performs 7 sold-out concerts in 4 days and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. The concerts included guest appearances by Yoshikitty, a string quartet, guest vocalists Katie Fitzgerald and Ashley Knight, a YOSHIKIMONO fashion show, a collaborative performance with the Maki Asami Ballet Group, and a surprise drum performance from YOSHIKI.
In addition, YOSHIKI continued his fundraising efforts through his non-profit 501(c)(3) Yoshiki Foundation America with a charity auction of the rock star’s clothing worn in TV performances and music videos as well as precious personal items including a signed ball from FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué, who attended YOSHIKI’s dinner show the same week. The total bids over seven performances amounted to ¥47,760,000, bringing the total amount raised from YOSHIKI’s dinner show charity auctions to ¥148,220,000.