YOSHIKI–songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X JAPAN–will be performing LIVE from Paste magazine studios in New York today, Tuesday, January 10 at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET. The performance will be airing via Facebook Live (here) and will be available to view on the Paste magazine website later this week (here).
Later this week, on January 12 and 13, YOSHIKI will bring his classical show “YOSHIKI CLASSICAL SPECIAL Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra“ to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in New York. For the Carnegie Hall concert, YOSHIKI will perform his original compositions alongside the world-renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; he will also play several traditional classical pieces.
X JAPAN is the most successful rock band in Japanese history. The band has sold more than 30 million albums; singles and videos combined, sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times, and have played to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan. X JAPAN became a cultural phenomenon and was the first Japanese band to achieve mainstream success while signed to an independent label. In 2014, X JAPAN headlined a colossal show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In fall 2016, ‘WE ARE X,’ the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN was released to theaters after winning multiple awards. “LA VENUS,” the original song YOSHIKI wrote for the film is currently in contention for a nomination for this year’s “Best Original Song” at the 89th Academy Awards®.“LA VENUS” the single will be released via Sony Legacy Recordings and available everywhere in Spring 2017. The current line-up of X JAPAN is Yoshiki/drums, piano; Toshi/vocals; Pata/guitar; Heath/bass; and Sugizo/guitar, violin. X JAPAN recently announced the release of the band’s first new studio album in 20 years, which will also be available worldwide in 2017.