YOSHIKI will perform a series of classical concerts with an orchestra this October, headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theater (L.A.), and Carnegie Hall (New York).
YOSHIKI, a classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock bands X Japan and The Last Rockstars, covers a multitude of genres from classical to heavy metal, and has sold over 30 million albums. This tour will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues. The concerts will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his Yoshiki Classical album which reached #1 on iTunes Classical charts in 10 countries. YOSHIKI will perform his new compositions, orchestral performances of his chart-topping songs from X Japan and his new groups, and pieces by classical composers Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff.
YOSHIKI said, “Last year in May I lost my mother. At that time, I couldn’t do anything. I had to cancel my live TV shows, and I actually went to see a doctor, The tears kept coming for days. Then I started composing this song called ‘Requiem’. I thought I should move forward, I shouldn’t give up. To move forward and to really thank my fans who supported me, I decided to do this tour.”
In addition to his groundbreaking world tour, YOSHIKI will release his latest single, “Requiem”, on July 21. X Japan’s first single in eight years, “Angel”, will be released on July 28.
YOSHIKI was invited by the GRAMMY Museum to make the announcements at a performance and conversation event hosted by the museum’s Chief Curator and VP of Curatorial Affairs Jasen Emmons.
YOSHIKI has gained international recognition for his work in music, television, and film. The Disney+ documentary film Yoshiki: My Music Story is currently airing; and Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall is available to PBS viewers nationwide.YOSHIKI’s talent competition series YOSHIKI SUPERSTAR PROJECT X became the #1 ranked variety show on Hulu Japan, leading to the upcoming debut of hot new boy band “XY”. Recently, YOSHIKI finished a sold-out world tour with his rock group THE LAST ROCKSTARS.
Oct. 7-9 Tokyo Garden Theater – Tokyo, Japan Performances: October 7-9. Tickets on sale here.
Oct. 13 Royal Albert Hall – London, UK. October 13, 2023 Tickets on sale here.
Oct. 20 Dolby Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA. Tickets on sale here.
Oct. 28 Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage – New York, NY. Tickets on sale here.