There was Yoshiki, principal songwriter, brutalizing percussionist and virtuosic pianist of X Japan, standing on his drum throne, casting a shadow that was, via the jumbotron behind him, framed with fluttering, demonic wings, like the final boss in a video game. The technical exactitude that allowed that moment to happen -- planning where and how the star would stand, and illustrating the projections to match it exactly -- were in full supply at the band's much-advertised return to New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (Oct. 11)...

 

NEWS: New Single "Born To Be Free" is out now! Already hitting TOP 10 in over 10 countries!

The song, which the band has performed live to sold out shows around the world over the years, has never before been released as a studio recording. The new studio recording of the song will appear on X JAPAN’s upcoming new album, which will be released worldwide on March 11, 2016.

ARTICLE: METAL HAMMER

 VIDEO: X DAY 2nd video - March 12, 2016

NEWS: X Japan - SSE Arena, Wembley - March 12, 2016

 

NEWS: Tour Dates Added!

X Japan kicks off their Japan tour in Ishinomaki.

 

X Japan begins their Japan tour in Ishinomaki, honoring Yoshiki’s promise back in September 2013 to return to the city and perform a charity concert. Only 150 tickets are available for this intimate show with proceeds going to Central Community Chest of Japan.

 

75 tickets will be auctioned on Yahoo! Japan while the other 75 tickets will remain free for residents in Ishinomaki, Higashimatsuyama, and Onagawa. Residents of these cities can enter to win a ticket on the Yahoo! Japan auction site.

The Auction has started! Visit the auction site HERE to place your bid.
 

VENUE LINK >

December 2,3 and 4 Yokohama Arena —> SOLD OUT

December 14 Nagoya Gaishi Hall —> SOLD OUT

Additional tour dates released: Yokohama Arena on Dec 1st and Nagoya Gaishi Hall on Dec 15th.

A Full Tour Schedule >

Ticket Information >

 

 

NEWS: JUST ANNOUNCED X JAPAN will perform at MUSIC STATION ウルトラFES! Live On Air Sep 23rd (Wed) 12PM Japan Time

PRESS:​ ​X Japan Win Loudwire’s Best Live Band Tournament​​

ARTICLE: LOUDWIRE

 NEWS: X Japan Merch Store Now Open!

 NEWS:Message from Yoshiki - #XDAY coming soon!

NEWS: Dear X Japan fans. Congrats! YOU WON the Most Devoted Fans Award! We Are X!!!

ARTICLE: X JAPAN'S INCREDIBLE RIDE | ROLLINGSTONE

30 years after forming in a suburb of Tokyo, the kings of Japanese glam rock are finally ready to take Madison Square Garden "We have too much drama..."
ROLLING STONE >

ARTICLE: X JAPAN TAKES MADISON SQUARE GARDEN BY RAINSTORM | BILLBOARD

AVAILABLE ON:

ARTICLE: Yoshiki helps celebrate historic announcement with live performance at London's Roundhouse

ARTICLE: METAL HAMMER

NEWS: Check out the "Last Knights" trailer (featuring X Japan's "Born To Be Free")

There was Yoshiki, principal  songwriter, brutalizing percussionist and   virtuosic pianist of X Japan, standing on his drum throne, casting a  shadow that was, via the jumbotron behind him, framed with fluttering, demonic wings, like the final boss in a video game. The technical exactitude that allowed that moment to happen -- planning where and how the star would stand, and illustrating the projections to match it exactly -- were in full supply at the band's much-advertised return to New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (Oct. 11)...
BILLBOARD >

iTunes

NEWS: Check out the new video for "BORN TO BE FREE" !

PHOTO GALLERY: TV ASAHI - DREAM FESTIVAL 2015

ARTICLE: X JAPAN's YOSHIKI PLAYS BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

ARTICLE: CLASSIC ROCK

 ARTICLE: KERRANG! MAGAZINE

PHOTO GALLERY: YOKOHAMA ARENA

 

 

NEWS: We Are X Documentary Film To Make Its World Premiere at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The film We Are X, directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones In Exile, Scott Walker – 30 Century Man, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of) and produced by John Battsek’s UK-based Passion Pictures, producers of the Oscar-winning One Day in September and Searching For Sugar Man, will make its world premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. We Are X is a feature documentary about X Japan and its singular three decade-long evolution.  The premiere marks the first time that a Japanese rock band has been the focus of a film to play in competition at the World Cinema documentary category. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 21-31 in Park City, Utah.

 

ARTICLE: X Japan Raises Over $200,000 for Tsunami Charity; All Shows Sold Out!

X Japan kicked off the first show of their World Tour in a small club called Blue Resistance in Ishinomaki, Miyagi-Prefecture in Japan on November 28th. Ishinomaki was among the most seriously affected areas by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Yoshiki visited Ishinomaki after the Tsunami disaster along with Blue Resistance in September of 2012, and made a promise then to start his first show ofX Japan’s upcoming world tour in the same venue. Only 150 tickets were available for the show, 75 were given to residents of Miyagi-Prefecture, and 75 were auctioned off at Yahoo Japan’s auction, resulting in JPY28,289,358 – roughly $230,000 in total sales...

 

ARTICLES:

For all SUNDANCE screenings and performances visit WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM

NEWS: SUNDANCE SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

7:30PM

Fri 1/22

FESTIVAL BASECAMP KICK OFF CONCERT (YOSHIKI PERFORMANCE)

2:30PM

Sat 1/23

PROSPECTOR SQUARE THEATRE

4 PM

Sun 1/24

ASCAP MUSIC CAFÉ 

(YOSHIKI PERFORMANCE)

6 PM

Sun 1/24

TOWER THEATRE (SLC)

10 PM

Tue 1/26

RED STONE CINEMA 2

9 AM

Thur 1/28

9:15 AM

Fri 1/29

YARROW HOTEL THEATRE

HOLIDAY VILLAGE CINEMA 2

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM

“Tune into Yoshiki Channel to see Yoshiki’s live performance at 9pm MST (8pm PST/11pm EST) during the “We Are X” Event at Sundance!”

 

NEWS: WE ARE X WON SUNDANCEWORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

NEWS: FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12, 2016 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO ILLNESS. DATE NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 4, 2017

 

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All original tickets sold will be honored at the new 2017 date.

 

PATA (guitarist) was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included a severe blood clot. He recently came out of the ICU and his condition has thankfully stabilized, however his doctors do not consider him fit to fly until he has made a full recovery. 

 

After much discussion, X JAPAN has announced a suspension of their current performance commitments, which include the Wembley show. Given the unfortunate circumstances, the release of X JAPAN’s new album, scheduled for a March 11, 2016 has also been postponed. Expect a rescheduled worldwide release date for their as-yet-untitled new album to be announced soon.

 

Additional info

NEWS: X JAPAN NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘WE ARE X’ ACCEPTED TO SXSW FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 11-19 IN AUSTIN, TX | SCREENINGS AND YOSHIKI PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED

'We Are X' has been accepted to the SXSW Film Festival happening March 11-19 in Austin, TX. The documentary will be shown as part of SXSW Film Festival’s “24 Beats Per Second” which showcases the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians with an emphasis on documentary and is open to both music and film badgeholders. ‘WE ARE X’ is the only documentary accepted to both the SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals this year.

 

  

 FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE

 

 

Friday, March 11 
Screening | 6:30PM - 8:04PM 
Satellite Venue: Marchesa

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

 

Wednesday, March 16 
Screening | 10:45AM - 12:19PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH 
1510 Toomey Rd

 

Friday, March 18 
Screening  | 5:30PM - 7:04PM
Paramount Theatre

Music Performance by Yoshiki | 7:10PM - 7:50PM 

713 Congress Ave

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

  

 

WWW. WEAREXFILM.COM

 

NEWS: WATCH THE OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER FOR 'WE ARE X'

NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM 'WE ARE X' WINS TWO AWARDS 

WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE NEW X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM? GO TO WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM

NOTE: FORCED TO RE-RESCHEDULE WEMBLEY FOR MARCH 4, 2017 READ HERE

ARTICLE: X JAPAN'S YOSHIKI ON PAIN, LOSS, PRINCE AND THE BAND'S FIRST ALBUM IN TWENTY YEARS.

NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM 'WE ARE X' SELECTED FOR MORE FILM FESTIVALS

FOR DETAILS VISIT WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM

NEWS: VOTE FOR X JAPAN ON THE TOKYO JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE'S  JAPANESE MUSIC RANKING POLL 

NEWS: BORN TO BE FREE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Congratulations to the winners of the Born To Be Free contest! Winners have been notified and will be sent exclusive X Japan prize packs. Thanks to all who shared their art inspired by the single !

 

DOWNLOAD 'Born To Be Free' on iTunes today! 

NEWS: 'WE ARE X' DOCUMENTARY FILM SELECTED FOR GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN MEXICO

 

FILM SCREENINGS:

 

6 PM                     Teatro Juarez         

THUR  7/28

 

9PM                        Alhondiga (Yoshiki Performance)

THUR 7/28

 

 

MORE INFO

 

WEAREXFILM.COM

 

 

 

 

NEWS: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 - SOLD OUT - NOW EXPANDED CAPACITY

LINE UP UPDATE: HIDE with Spread Beaver and Golden Bomber confirmed

After all tickets have sold out due to Fan Club reservations, the festival has expanded their capacity and additional tickets are available on  Rakuten  until Aug 15th.

 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

*Rakuten registration required

 

 

NEWS: "VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 POWERED BY RAKUTEN" ADDS TO ARTIST LINE UP

VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten  adds more artists to line up!

 

 

NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM 'WE ARE X' PREMIERING OCTOBER 21st IN NEW YORK & LA

GO TO WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM FOR MORE

 

 

NEWS: X JAPAN AT 'THE SSE ARENA WEMBLEY' MARCH 4, 2017

TICKETS  ON SALE NOW!

NEWS: 'WE ARE X' - OSCAR POSSIBILITY

NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM 'WE ARE X' NOMINATED FOR 'CRITCS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD

NEWS: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 schedule and 8th artist lineup unveiled! 

VANIRU and SPEED OF LIGHTS to appear on Oct 14th.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE

GALLERY: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016

ARTICLE:  Big in Japan: Visual-Kei All-Stars Rock the Visual Japan Summit

 

MORE ARTICLES

VIDEO : "WE ARE X" END TITLE "LA VENUS"

NEWS: Are you going to see We Are X Film in NYC? Join the YoshikiNYC Photo Contest!


Get ready for #YoshikiClassical at #CarnegieHall Jan. 12 & 13, 2017! Find Yoshiki in #NewYork and post your photo on Instagram with #yoshikiNYC to win an autographed poster! JOIN HERE


#Yoshiki at Carnegie Hall tickets on sale!
January 12th TICKETS
January 13th TICKETS​ 

NEWS: YOSHIKI WINS ASIAN ICON AWARD AT CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS IN TOKYO

 

Yoshiki Performs David Bowie Tribute and Art of Life

 

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 for the first time ever, and with this memorable timing Yoshiki became the first Asian artist to accomplish this great achievement. Rock royalty including Jeff Beck, ELO, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Def Leppard, Richie Sambora, Cheap Trick attended the event and gave Yoshiki rave reviews for his performance featuring classical renditions of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and X Japan’s masterpiece “Art Of Life.”

 

“So many artists in Asia are going overseas and Asian rock is growing worldwide,” Yoshiki said as he accepted the award. “X Japan is proud to be one of them and if there’s a wall between east and west, the wall is getting lower and thinner. I’m going to break this wall. It’s an honor to receive this award. I would like to dedicate this award to the X Japan members especially Hide and Taiji. Thank you very much.”

 

 

TEAMROCK.COM

 

NEWS: NEWS: YOSHIKI LIVE PERFORMANCE AT IDFA IN AMSTERDAM

Yoshiki will perform live at a special screening of "We Are X" on Nov. 17 at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.​

 

MORE INFO / TICKETS

 

NEWS: WE ARE X Digital and Blu-Ray/DVD Rights Acquired by Magnolia Home Entertainment!

 

‘WE ARE X is an extraordinary and exhilarating documentary about the cultural phenomenon Yoshiki and his best-selling band X Japan” said Randy Wells, Head of Magnolia Home Entertainment. “Director Stephen Kijak’s film is a true celebration of #Yoshiki’s enduring legacy.”

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the reception to the film thus far,” said Kijak. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Magnolia, who I have admired for so long, to continue to spread Yoshiki’s inspiring message of salvation through art and the incredible story of X Japan to the masses.”

 

 

WEAREXFILM.COM

NEWS: X JAPAN TO PERFORM "LA VENUS" FROM "WE ARE X" ON NHK SONGS DECEMBER 17. 

 

X JAPAN WILL APPEAR AT THE PRESTIGIOUS NHK NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE MUSIC EVENT, THE 67TH "KOUHAKU UTA GASSEN".

 

X Japan performance of "La Venus" from "We Are X" on NHK SONGS December 17! Plus a documentary of Yoshiki's solo performance in Amsterdam! 

INFO (Japanese)

 

X JAPAN will perform at the prestigious NHK New Year's Eve live music event, the 67th "Kouhaku Uta Gassen".

This will be X Japan's 7th appearance on the invitation-only program watched by millions in Japan and around the world.

INFO (Japanese)

NEWS: Vote NOW  for X JAPAN! the Most Devoted Fans – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

 

NEWS: X JAPAN TO PERFORM ON MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 12/23!​

X Japan will make a rare live television appearance on the popular Japanese program MUSIC STATION! The end-of-the-year "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE" celebration featuring Japan's top music artists will air on TV Asahi from 7:00-11:00pm on 12/23/2016.

 

INFO (Japanese) 

NEWS: "La Venus" To Be Released Early 2017 Via Sony Legacy Recordings

The X Japan documentary "We Are X"  theme song “La Venus” will be released via Sony Legacy Recordings and available everywhere in early 2017.

 

“Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings is thrilled to be releasing the new single, ‘La Venus’ from X Japan’s feature documentary, We Are X," says Adam Block, President of Sony Legacy Recordings. “It’s a beautiful, powerful track from a stunning film that we hope will be considered for a nomination for best song from a feature film at this year’s Academy Awards.”

 

Watch as YOSHIKI describes “La Venus” and its role in the film We Are X

VIDEO: "La Venus"

ARTICLE: X Japan performs Kurenai i 紅 on New Year's Eve "Kouhaku"​

Read Article (Japanese)​

Los Angeles Times: "This rock doc creates instant fans of the band X Japan..."

ARTICLE: Rockers X Japan Crossover Stateside With Help From Famous Fans And New Album (#1 Article on Forbes Magazine!)

NEWS: 'WE ARE X' NOW PLAYING IN JAPAN THEATERS!

NEWS: WE ARE X Original Soundtrack AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE!

 

The soundtrack for the film WE ARE X -- the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN is now available worldwide! Release by  Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment)

JAPAN VERSION (bonus tracks)

 

NEWS: "WE ARE X" PREMIERES IN UK ON FEB. 28 WITH ENCORE SCREENINGS MAR. 2

"We Are X" will make its UK theatrical premiere on February 28th at Picturehouse Central in London. The film will be released in UK cinemas nationwide March 2nd for one night only, followed by its On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray release from Manga Entertainment on May 1st 2017.

 

Feb 28 London screening with Yoshiki Q&A - TICKETS

 

 MARCH 2nd SCREENINGS

 

INFO

NEWS: X JAPAN WEMBLEY ARENA VIP PACKAGES ON SALE NOW!

 

Limited Quantities Available!

 

VIP TICKETS

 

VIP SOUND CHECK + PREMIUM SEATING TICKET 

£299

 

VIP SOUND CHECK UPGRADE* (add to existing ticket purchase)

£199

 

X JAPAN SOUND CHECK EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

• X Japan Pre-show Sound Check Experience

• Group Photo on the X Japan Stage (Band will not be present; Professional photographer will take photo)

 

• X Japan Hoodie

• X Japan T-shirt

• X Japan Tote Bag

• X Japan mystery silicon bracelet

 

* You need to purchase a separate ticket in order to participate in this VIP experience. If you do not have a ticket you will be declined entry into the VIP experience/sound check.

 

 

#XDAY IS MARCH 4!

X JAPAN LIVE AT SSE WEMBLEY ARENA - TICKETS

 

 

Doors 5pm

Film: 6:00pm - Exclusive 60-minute Cut of "We Are X" with Deleted Scenes 

Concert 7:30pm

 

VIDEO: WE ARE X - XJAPAN True Story gives you hope to move forward - UK & 日本3月公開!

VIDEOs: X Japan is Finally Coming to Wembley Arena March 4, 2017 - London

NEWS: X Japan was voted Best J-Rock Band by the readers of Tokyo Journal magazine.

 

NEWS: Win signed X Japan drumsticks and tickets to their Wembley show

 

Win a pair of drumsticks signed by Yoshiki himself, and two tickets to X Japan's show at Wembley Arena​. Enter contest HERE

NEWS: X JAPAN HMV LONDON IN-STORE SIGNING EVENT​

XJapan in-store We Are X Film soundtrack signing event at hmv #London Friday March 3! 

HMV Event Information

NEWS: Exclusive preview of WeAreX theme song "La Venus" on Rolling Stone today​

Exclusive preview of #WeAreX theme song "La Venus" on Rolling Stone today! Soundtrack available worldwide Mar 3! 

 

 

ARTICLE: METAL HAMMER INTERVIEW WITH YOSHIKI​

NEWS: PARIS PREMIERE OF WE ARE X!

Fans can win tickets to the premiere screening of "We Are X" in Paris on March 5, with a special appearance by Yoshiki. 

 

DETAILS

 

 

LIMTED EDITION "WE ARE X" SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ONLY AT WEMBLEY ARENA MARCH 4

You can get a limited edition at Wembley Arena only package - X Japan We Are X Soundtrack exclusive (3 collectible) slipcases & photo cards!​

 

TICKETS TO WEMBLEY ARENA

 

ARTICLE: JAPANESE ROCK BAND X JAPAN DAZZLES FANS AT LONDON SHOW

Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan dazzled fans at London's SSE Arena on Saturday with a live show, hot on the heels of the UK premiere of "We Are X", an award-winning documentary about the band.​ READ FULL ARTICLE

 

 

MORE ARTICLES

NEWS: WE ARE X SOUNDTRACK DEBUTS #1 ON UK ROCK & METAL ALBUM CHART AND #3 ON SOUNDTRACK ALBUM CHART

GALLERY: X Japan "We Are X" Soundtrack In-Store Signing Event At Tower Records In Tokyo, Japan 3/17/2017​

NEWS: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 JAPAN DATES ANNOUNCED!

X Japan held their first signing event in Japan in 29 years at Tower Records Shibuya on March 17, 2017, for 300 lucky fans who won admission through a special drawing with purchase of the chart-topping "We Are X" film soundtrack.​

GALLERY: YOSHIKI SURPRISES FANS AT "WE ARE X" SCREENINGS IN TOKYO

 

Yoshiki made a surprise visit to fans watching "We Are X" in TOHO Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku, and Futago Tamagawa on March 17th, where he greeted film-goers, posed for photos, and answered questions about the X Japan documentary. "When one fan tells me 'you can do it', that's enough to keep me going," said Yoshiki. "This film is my way of giving thanks to our fans for the miracle that is happening right now."

 

NEWS: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 - WE ARE X

TICKET INFO VISIT WWW.WEAREXFILM.JP

 

VIP TICKETS

ARTICLE: X Japan's Yoshiki: "I’m almost killing myself every show"

ARTICLE: X Japan AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY ARENA - LIVE REVIEW

NEWS: VOTE NOW - What is the best music coming from Japan?

NEWS: WE ARE X PREMIERES IN KOREA MAY 25

NEWS: "WE ARE X" USA DVD/BLU-RAY NOW AVAILABLE!​

 

NEWS: "WE ARE X" Selected As iTunes "Editor's Choice"! TOP 3 ON ITUNES DOCUMENTARY CHART!

 

NEWS: WE ARE X  PREMIERES IN PERU MAY 26!

WE ARE X UK DVD & LIMITED-EDITION STEELBOOK BLU-RAY NOW AVAILABLE!

WE ARE X USA DVD/BLU-RAY NOW AVAILABLE!​​​

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY SURGERY FOR YOSHIKI TO TAKE PLACE

 

It has been determined by multiple doctors that YOSHIKI  will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, May 16 in Los Angeles.

 ​

X JAPAN YOSHIKI 緊急手術のお知らせ

 

複数の医師による診断の結果、X JAPANのYOSHIKIが米国時間 2017年5月16日(火)に、cervical artificial disc replacement / 頚椎人工椎間板置換の緊急手術をロサンゼルスにて行うことになりました 。

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MANAGEMENT (update)

Cervical Foraminal Stenosis of X Japan’s Yoshiki

Report on Results of Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

 

Yoshiki underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday (USA time), May 16th, 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully.

 ​

X JAPAN YOSHIKI頸椎椎間孔狭窄症

人工椎間板置換手術 結果のご報告

 

X JAPANのYOSHIKIが米国時間 2017年5月16日(火)、ロサンゼルスのシーダースサイナイ 病院にて頚椎人工椎間板置換の緊急手術を行い、無事に終了、成功しました事をここにご報告させて頂きます。

NEWS: THE BEST METAL BANDS FROM 30 COUNTRIES

 

NEWS: WE ARE X Blu-Ray HITS No.2 IN THE UK

 

NEWS: WE ARE X AT JAPAN EXPO IN PARIS

 

X Japan's documentary film "We Are X" will be screening at Japan Expo in Paris on July 7 and Yoshiki will be making an appearance.

 

MORE INFO

 

 

 

NEWS: WE ARE X FRENCH THEATRICAL PREVIEW JULY 6 W/ YOSHIKI Q&A​

French preview event before fall release by Eurozoom

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm, w/ Yoshiki Q&A

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 3 pm, 6 pm or 9 pm

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 2 pm or 4:30 pm

 

 

 

MORE INFO

NEWS: X JAPAN TOUR CONFIRMED! 

 

During a press conference held in Tokyo on June 9th, X Japan members Toshl, Pata, and Heath, along with host Udo Artists, Inc., announced that the “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X” concerts in Japan at Osaka-jo Hall (July 11 and 12) and Yokohama Arena (July 14, 15, 16, and 17) will be performed as acoustic concerts. The title of the tour will be changed to “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS.”

 

Although Yoshiki successfully underwent cervical artificial disk replacement surgery and has already started the rehabilitation process, doctors have instructed him to stay away from vigorous exercise for at least 6 months and he cannot play the drums for the time being. However, since Yoshiki does not want these scheduled concerts to be canceled due to his surgery, X Japan members explained during today’s press conference that these performances will continue as “acoustic” concerts, where Yoshiki will only play the piano. 

 

During the conference, there was also a phone call from Yoshiki, who is currently going through recovery in Los Angeles. After conveying his message of “I want to move forward. I’d love to be given a chance to do the shows,” Yoshiki also revealed that the “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” premium dinner shows this summer will also continue as scheduled.

 

6月9日(金)、都内で記者会見が行われ、X JAPANメンバーの

Toshl、PATA、HEATH及び主催であるUDO音楽事務所から「X

JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X」の日本公演 (7月11日(火)12

日(水)=大阪城ホール、7月14日(金)15日(土)16 日(日)17日(月祝) =

横浜アリーナ)を、アコースティックコンサートに内容を変更し実施

する事が発表された。

ツアータイトルは「X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X

Acoustic Special Miracle~奇跡の 夜~6DAYS」に変更される。

X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS 

 

6月9日(金)、都内で記者会見が行われ、X JAPANメンバーの

Toshl、PATA、HEATH及び主催であるUDO音楽事務所から「X

JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X」の日本公演 (7月11日(火)12

日(水)=大阪城ホール、7月14日(金)15日(土)16 日(日)17日(月祝) =

横浜アリーナ)を、アコースティックコンサートに内容を変更し実施

する事が発表された。

ツアータイトルは「X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X

Acoustic Special Miracle~奇跡の 夜~6DAYS」に変更される。

INFO (Japanese)

NEWS: WE ARE X SCREENING AND LIVE YOSHIKI Q&A AT ANIME EXPO IN L.A. ON JULY 2​

 

As a special gift to fans, Yoshiki will also present the first-ever public screening of the We Are X featurette, “The Birth of Yoshikitty"

 

ANIME-EXPO.ORG

NEWS: YOSHIKI MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE SURGERY "THIS WAS HIDE AND TAIJI'S DREAM… A COMEBACK WAS THE ONLY CHOICE."​

Yoshiki made a sudden return to Japan on June 20th and held a press conference in Tokyo.

 

Yoshiki announced that the upcoming X Japan tour would feature a screening of the special, 60- minute edition of the film We Are X which debuted at the Wembley Arena show in March earlier this year. Yoshiki personally disclosed ongoing discussions about whether to include old songs such as “Rose of Pain” and “Unfinished” in the set list as well as the fact that a string section will accompany him on stage.

 

Physiotherapist Carl Dunstan also arrived in Japan from the UK and will be accompanying the band throughout the tour to ensure that Yoshiki, who is only a few weeks post-surgery, will be able to complete the performances.

 

Mr. Dunstan belongs to the physiotherapist organization Atherapy, which counts numerous

renowned artists and actors such as U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers among its clients, and is himself an accomplished professional who was Daniel Craig's exclusive physiotherapist during production of the 007 film Spectre and has treated many other famous actors and musicians. He was able to accompany the tour thanks to an introduction from Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for U2, with whom Yoshiki is acquainted.

 

Furthermore, it was revealed that the plans for the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017, which begins August 26th, had designated from its inception that 150,000 dollars (approximately 18 million yen) of the sales would be donated to charity, and that the staging of the show itself was decided upon with these plans in mind.

 

There were also moments in the press conference where Yoshiki described his experience of going through rehabilitation. "I don't know if I will be able to play the drums again. Even if I am able to do so, it may be impossible to perform with the same intensity as before. I can't even say for sure, at this point, whether I would do so if I could."

 

"If there were no X Japan reunion, I would not have had surgery twice. But the time put into the reunion and the challenge of taking on the world are worthwhile. I do not regret it. And I will not stop until I break down the wall."

 

Having overcome that surgery with the support of myriad members and fans, and with the goal of completing the Japan tour serving as a kind of fuel, he has decided to "show the best of myself on stage." No doubt Yoshiki's resolve will be engraved into history by six miraculous nights.

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT RE: ANIME EXPO

 

Due to a change in rehearsal schedule for X  Japan 's  upcoming tour, YOSHIKI regrettably must cancel his planned appearance at this weekend's Anime Expo in L.A. X Japan rehearsals are taking longer due to his recovery from neck surgery. YOSHIKI apologized  to Anime Expo as well as his fans on his twitter.

YOSHIKI was expected to make his first post-surgery USA appearance at Anime Expo. As of now ,  YOSHIKI still plans to travel to Paris, France, for the French theatrical preview of We Are X (July 6) and Japan Expo (July 7), before kicking off X JAPAN World Tour 2017 on July 11 in Japan . 

NEWS: X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY FILM 'WE ARE X' NOW STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU USA!​​

NEWS: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 STARTS THIS WEEK

PHOTO GALLERY: X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 - OSAKA

NEWS: X Japan completes 6 nights of miracles at Yokohama Arena​

 

Starting at Osaka-jo Hall and continuing over six days, “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS” had its final performance on Monday, July 17, at Yokohama Arena.

 

With even last-minute additional seats sold out, the number of audience members for the six-day event totaled 70,000. “I want to have a concert that will make history,” YOSHIKI said in a news conference before the first day of performances. For X JAPAN, the band that has made the drums their weapon, and for YOSHIKI, who continues to do the unprecedented, this tour was historic in establishing “a new style”.

 

Incorporating elements from the special pre-concert edition of the documentary film We Are X, this tour opened the door to dramatic shows that are connected to the film and a yet unheard-of style for X JAPAN. The tour’s final concert started with YOSHIKI’s words: “Welcome to a night of miracles.”

ARTICLE:

NEWS: EUROPE THEATRICAL PREMIERE FEAT. LIVE Q&A WITH YOSHIKI

OCTOBER 12, 8PM - PREMIERE IN BERLIN, GERMANY AT CINESTAR BERLIN WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS  (SOLD OUT) | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 14, 9PM - PREMIERE IN FLORENCE, ITALY WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT) | INFO | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 15, 8PM - PREMIERE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA AT GARTENBAUKINO WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS

OCTOBER 16, 7:15PM - PREMIERE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AT HET KETELHUIS W/ YOSHIKI Q&A -  TICKETS  (SOLD OUT) | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 16, 9:30PM - PREMIERE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AT HET KETELHUIS W/ YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT) | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 17, 6PM - PREMIERE IN OSLO, NORWAY AT CINEMATEK WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 18, 8PM - PREMIERE IN HELSINKI, FINLAND AT FINNKINO TENNISPALATSI WITH YOSHIKI Q&A -  TICKETS (SOLD OUT) | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 19, 5PM - PREMIERE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN AT BIO RIO WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 19, 8PM - PREMIERE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN AT BIO RIO WITH YOSHIKI INTRODUCTION - TICKETS (SOLD OUT) | MORE THEATERS

OCTOBER 20, 8:30PM - ENCORE SCREENING IN LONDON, UK  AT ODEON CINEMA  WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS  (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 21, 5PM - PREMIERE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND AT BIO PARADIS WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 24, 8:30PM - SPECIAL SCREENING IN PARIS, FRANCE  AT UGC HALLES WITH YOSHIKI Q&A - TICKETS (SOLD OUT)

 

 

GO TO WWW.WEAREXFILM.COM

 NEWS: WE ARE X LIMITED EDITION DVD BUNDLES W/ VINYL SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

 

  

From the critically-acclaimed film We Are X, EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR'S EDITION items are now available for pre-order!

Including special items not available anywhere else!

- Limited Edition color slip sleeve DVD or Blu-Ray of the award-winning documentary!

- We Are X soundtrack on exclusive US 150g vinyl pressing, double disc, single sleeve package.

- Limited Edition vinyl slip mats, T-shirts, and more!

 

BUY HERE