YOSHIKI delivered an emotional and unforgettable performance of the YOSHIKI “Requiem” Classical World Tour this past Friday (October 20) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
After dazzling audiences and receiving standing ovations at Royal Albert Hall in London, Tokyo Garden Theater, and Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, YOSHIKI returns to headline Carnegie Hall this week on Saturday, October 28 in New York City. This marks the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues.
YOSHIKI delivers a stunning and immersive classical piano concert experience, with a unique homage to his rock roots, and a nod to his history as a musical icon. The world tour features orchestral performances of new YOSHIKI compositions and chart-topping songs from X Japan–which have sold over 30 million albums–as well as pieces by classical composers such as Tchaikovsky.
YOSHIKI also performed his historic concerto “Anniversary”, originally composed for the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Emperor’s enthronement. Another highlight was the moving ballet performance.
YOSHIKI also performed a unique and physically-demanding drum solo that shocked the audience, leaving them on the edge of their seats as YOSHIKI then dramatically switched from drums to piano. He closed the concert with his signature song “Endless Rain”, during which the entire audience tearfully sang along.
At London’s Royal Albert Hall, YOSHIKI was joined on stage by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and GRAMMY award winning artists Ellie Goulding and St.Vincent.
Goulding joined YOSHIKI to perform his orchestral arrangement of her hit song “Love Me Like You Do". In celebrating her collaboration with YOSHIKI, she said “I would love to do a whole show with you.”
St.Vincent delivered an emotional performance of her seminal song “New York”, also with orchestral arrangement by YOSHIKI. The concert reunited the superstars after they were featured in the documentary YOSHIKI: Under the Sky. On stage, St. Vincent said of YOSHIKI, “I was really surprised that just one person could have so many talents. He was unbelievable. He is a wonderful artist and composer."
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 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
YOSHIKI “Requiem” Classical WorldTour
Dolby Theatre – October 20, 2023 program:
6.Kiss the Sky
1.Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings (Drum solo)
2.Górecki - Symfonia Pieśni żałosnych (Drum solo)
4.Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
8.Opus 13 in A-minor
9.Art of Life