X Japan Member Yoshiki Announces Classical World Tour Dates

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Acclaimed Japanese rock icon and X Japan bandleader Yoshiki has been advancing his solo piano career with the release of a new compilation album, Yoshiki Classical, and by announcing a world tour at the prestigious GRAMMY Museum earlier this week. An official website has been launched to coincide with the announcement.

The GRAMMY Museum also unveiled their new Yoshiki exhibit, the first of its kind for an Asian artist, which displays his famous signature crystal piano, key items and flamboyant wardrobes that inspired the cult visual kei movement.

The long-awaited tour spans between April-June this year, beginning in the United States where it will then take place around the world:

  • April 25th – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • April 28th – San Francisco, CA – Davies Hall
  • May 3rd – Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorium
  • May 10th – Toronto, Canada – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • May 21st – Moscow, Russia – Crocus City Hall
  • May 26th – Paris, France – Trianon
  • May 28th – London, England – Royal Festival Hall
  • June 6th – Beijin, China – Beijing Exhibition Center
  • June 8th – Shanghai, China – Oriental Arts


Yoshiki Classical has been recognised by Billboard Magazine, MTV, Reuters and AOL while it debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries.

The songwriter, drummer and pianist is most famous for his rock group X Japan which dominated Japan’s music scene during the 80s and 90s and has recently performed overseas in a sold-out tour.

  • Aiko WeareXjapan

    Yoshiki from X Japan is Japanese super rock star and excellent as a song
    composer that everyone knows about! He is enjoying great popularity
    both all of the world!!! So I respect him from my heart since 20 years
    ago. Please try to listen to his beautiful #YoshikiClassical, Thank

    • Great to hear this, I’ll listen to it as well ~MA

      • Aiko WeareXjapan

        Arigato for your reply me!!
        Now I really hope I can see you #YoshikiClassical one day 🙂



    • Sergei Lazarev

      Thank you for the comment! I’ve only recently discovered him but Yoshiki is now one of my favourite musicians and composers, he’s just amazing. I can’t wait to hear more of his solo work.

      • Aiko WeareXjapan

        Arigatou!! I was really happy when I read your replay meg 🙂 Yes, Yoshiki’s a genius at music♫ Hopefully we will rock together some #YoshikiClassical days #WeAreX!!! (乂∀◕ฺ)<3

        P.S.I would be happy if Yoshiki-san read that..!

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