April 21, 2018

X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last year — with a hard-rocking set that drew praise from music fans and media alike. “…there was some perfect Beyoncé counter-programming in the form of X JAPAN, the only metal band of the entire otherwise largely rock-free weekend. Playing their first U.S. gig since the 2014 Madison Square Garden concert immortalized in their... Read More

April 13, 2018

X Japan to headline Coachella’s Mojave Stage with HIDE and TAIJI holograms

Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide. The band will be headlining the Mojave Stage on Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April... Read More

March 10, 2018

X JAPAN announces 10th Anniversary of Reunion PREMIUM GIGS

Special Pre-Coachella concerts at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo will feature guest guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) on the 10th anniversary of X Japan’s 2008 reunion at Tokyo Dome. X JAPAN has announced that it will perform a pair of solo concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their re-unification — “X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~” — on April... Read More

December 21, 2017

X Japan documentary We Are X dominates Japan’s home video charts

X Japan launched its official Instagram account this week to commemorate the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray release of We Are X on December 13. The band’s award-winning documentary film is currently dominating this week’s charts, earning the #1 spot on Amazon, iTunes, and other retailers. X Japan Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xjapanofficial We Are X International Website: http://wearexfilm.com We Are X Japanese Website: http://www.wearexfilm.jp TRAILER The We Are X... Read More

February 21, 2017

X Japan Reveals Wembley Arena VIP Packages and Exclusive Film Cut

X Japan will screen a special 60-minute cut of the acclaimed documentary film We Are X as part of the band’s #XDAY activities on March 4th. The exclusive showing at Wembley Arena will feature deleted scenes not available in the theatrical version premiering March 2nd in UK cinemas. In advance of the Wembley Arena concert (postponed last year due to guitarist Pata’s illness), Yoshiki will host an in-person Q&A on February 28th at London’s Picturehouse Central. http://bit.ly/WeAreX_London X... Read More

November 15, 2016

Yoshiki Wins Asian Icon Award at Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo. X Japan Leader Performs David Bowie Tribute and Art of Life.

X Japan leader Yoshiki performed at the Classic Rock Awards held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, November 11. Yoshiki made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honored with the “Asian Icon Award.” Based at the venerable Roundhouse venue in London, the Classic Rock Awards are widely recognized by the world’s rock stars as the “annual must-attend event,” bringing together artists from rock’s global Hall of Fame. The show was held in Japan this year... Read More

September 27, 2016

“Yoshikimono” revealed as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S”

  Yoshikimono, the kimono brand engineered by Yoshiki, the famous composer, drummer, classical pianist, and leader of X Japan, has been announced as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S”, with Yoshiki giving a special musical performance on Monday, October 17th. The Yoshikimono line was conceived by Yoshiki, the first-born son of kimono shop owners, as a way to create a fusion of classic Japanese tradition and modern taste. The Yoshikimono collection... Read More

September 20, 2016

Yoshiki Announces New York Concert with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

The special classical performance will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York City. Tickets, priced at $105/ $85/ $75/ $65/ $55/ $40, will be available at 11am (EST) on September 29th at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800 and Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org. “I began taking piano lessons and music theory... Read More

August 16, 2016

The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again “VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed!

Throwing down the gauntlet to the crowded festival scene The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again “VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed! Visual-kei bands from across Japan to gather at Makuhari! 3 Days, October 14th to 16th at Makuhari Messe For three days spanning the 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun) of October, Japan’s largest convention center Makuhari Messe will be decked out in Visual-Kei. Japanese Visual-Kei rock... Read More

June 25, 2016

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival, the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are X” has been nominated for numerous competitions at various renowned film festivals around the world. The film was recently screened at Seattle International Film Festival which ran... Read More