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

 

NEWS: Special Travel Packages Offer European Fans Easy Access to March 12th London #XDAY Events​​

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 >

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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:

NEWS: Born To Be Free Contest launched on X Japan's Facebook page. Paint your own version of #BornToBeFree on your body.

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

'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.