The first Japanese artist to be immortalized by the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, YOSHIKI will be joined by special guests Ellie Goulding and St. Vincent for his classical concert at Royal Albert Hall on October 13th.
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 begins next month with performances at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo), RoyalAlbert Hall (London), Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles), and Carnegie Hall (NewYork). This tour marks the first time a Japanese artist has headlined these four historic venues. The tour is named after his new composition "REQUIEM", which is dedicated to his mother, who passed away last year.
Yoshiki Classical at Royal Albert Hall – Friday, October 13
This month, YOSHIKI became the first Japanese artist to be honored with a handprint and footprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood since the tradition began in 1927. He also made his directorial debut with the feature documentary film YOSHIKI: Under the Sky, which premiered in Tokyo, New York, London, and Los Angeles.
Ellie Goulding and YOSHIKI will be unveiling their new collaboration live on stage at Royal Albert Hall.
YOSHIKI collaborated with St. Vincent to create a classical arrangement of her song "New York", which they performed together in YOSHIKI:Under the Sky. NME commented, "The new version is injected with a classical twist, with the singer’s vocals bolstered by Yoshiki’s striking strings."
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour withOrchestra 2023 "REQUIEM"
• Tokyo Garden Theater – October 7-9
• Royal Albert Hall (London) – October 13
• Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles) – October 20
• Carnegie Hall (New York) – October 28
To date Ellie has celebrated 10 platinum singles, three #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, a GRAMMY Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. She has sold over 27 million albums and 218 million singles, amassing 43 billion streams worldwide. Ellie is also one of the most streamed female artists on Spotify with over 8 billion streams. With over 50 million followers combined on her social platforms, she also earned YouTube’s Diamond Award with 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 6.8 billion views globally.
Alongside her incredible music career, Ellie is a long-standing activist and philanthropist who uses her platform to engage young people with global issues. In 2017, Goulding was awarded the UN’s New Voices Award, and in recognition of her wider activism became a goodwill ambassador for UN Environment. Earlier this year, Goulding also became a TIME100 Impact Award winner and shortly after, announced her ambassadorship with the WWF.
Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) has been hailed as one of the most innovative and fascinating multidisciplinary artists working today. Her 2014 self-titled sophomore album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, and in 2017, working with co-producer Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent created a defining statement with Masseduction. The album broke into the U.S. and U.K top 10s and landed atop Best of 2017 lists in The New York Times, The Guardian, AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NME, USA Today, and more. In 2020, she co-wrote and starred in the IFC feature film The Nowhere Inn.
Her 2021 album Daddy’s Home channeled the hung over glamor and gritty sepia-toned sound of 1970s downtown NYC to an ecstatic reception, winning St. Vincent another Grammy award for Best Alternative Album.
St. Vincent Photo Credit: Zackery Michael