ROCK STAR/CLASSICAL PIANIST YOSHIKI WILL BE FIRST JAPANESE ARTIST TO HEADLINE HISTORIC VENUES INCLUDING CARNEGIE HALL, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, AND MORE IN CLASSICAL WORLD TOUR WITH ORCHESTRA
X JAPAN’S FIRST SINGLE IN EIGHT YEARS “ANGEL”
TO BE RELEASED IN JULY ALONG WITH YOSHIKI’S
NEWEST SINGLE “REQUIEM” FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOSHIKI CLASSICAL
LOS ANGELES, CA / MAY 16, 2023 – Japanese rock artist YOSHIKI’s highly-anticipated 2023 classical world tour was announced at the GRAMMY Museum® on May 15.
During a press conference attended by U.S. and international media, YOSHIKI – composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock bands X JAPAN and THE LAST ROCKSTARS – revealed details of the upcoming tour, titled Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM”.
“One of Asia’s most influential artists” – Pianist Magazine
“After tragedy, YOSHIKI has used music to heal” – New York Post
“A musical innovator” – Billboard
“YOSHIKI delivers a performance of a lifetime at Carnegie Hall” – Huff Post
YOSHIKI will perform a series of classical concerts with orchestra this October, headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theater (L.A.), and Carnegie Hall (New York).
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.
The tour will also feature several special guest performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
“REQUIEM” – Teaser Video
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.
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “Requiem”
Tokyo Garden Theater
Performances: October 7-9, 2023
Ticket information (Japan time)
YOSHIKI Card Holder and Membership-Only Pre-Sale:
Tue. 5/16 12:00 – Sun. 5/28 23:59: Yoshiki Rakuten Card (first tier)
Mon. 5/29 12:00 – Sun. 6/4 23:59: Yoshiki Rakuten Card (second tier)
Mon. 6/5 12:00 – Sun. 6/11 23:59: Yoshiki Visa / Yoshiki MasterCard pre-sale / UDO Premium Members
Mon. 6/12 12:00 – Sun. 6/18 23:59: Yoshiki Mobile / Yoshiki Channel / UDO Members
Mon. 6/19 12:00 – Sun. 6/25 23:59: Overseas residents / Team Yoshiki / Lawson
Sat. 7/1 15:00 – General On Sale
Royal Albert Hall
Performance: October 13, 2023
Tickets on sale:
Thursday, May 18 at 10:00am (UK time) – Royal Albert Hall Friends & Patrons pre-sale
Friday May 19 at 10:00am (UK time) – General on sale
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Performance: October 20, 2023
Tickets on sale: Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00am USA PT
Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
New York, NY, USA
Performance: October 28, 2023
Tickets on sale: Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm USA ET
Official Website: https://www.yoshiki.net/
Carnegie Hall photo credit: Jeff Goldberg / Esto
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock groups X Japan and The Last Rockstars. YOSHIKI was named “one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history” by Consequence and is described by Billboard as “a musical innovator.”
His worldwide projects include a song dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Emperor of Japan’s reign, the official theme song for the World Expo, Hollywood film soundtracks, and the official theme song for the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. Led by YOSHIKI, X Japan has sold over 30 million albums and singles and sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times. He was the first Asian musician to perform at the world’s greatest music halls including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and solo performances at Carnegie Hall.
In 2022, YOSHIKI’s talent competition series YOSHIKI SUPERSTAR PROJECT X with NTV became the #1 ranked variety show on Hulu Japan, leading to the upcoming debut of hot new boy band “XY”. YOSHIKI formed the rock supergroup The Last Rockstars, followed by the release of their first single and a sold-out world tour.
In addition to his music activities, he is also a fashion icon as the designer of his high-fashion kimono brand YOSHIKIMONO and the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. YOSHIKI was chosen to be the first living person to have a Hello Kitty doll named after him, called “yoshikitty”. YOSHIKI has his own Visa and Mastercard, top-selling premium wines (with Robert Mondavi, Jr.) and Champagne (with prestigious French establishment Maison Pommery), and an exclusive energy drink collaboration with Coca-Cola Japan.