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

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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.”

 

 

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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

 

 

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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?