X Japan’s Yoshiki To Tour

The acclaimed international rock star will hit the road beginning in April, playing dates across the globe in support of his new album.  Stops include San Francisco, Mexico City, Moscow, Berlin and Paris.

Yoshiki Classical is the new long-player from X Japan’s pianist and major songwriter.  Described by Pianist Magazine as a “true labor of love from a talented artist who’s made an impressive mark within the classical and rock genres,” Yoshiki Classical debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes classical musical chart in 10 countries.

Yoshiki announced the tour during a performance at the Grammy Museum that was hosted by Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and head of music at William Morris Endeavor, Marc Geiger.  Yoshiki’s appearance coincided with the unveiling of a Grammy Museum exhibit in his honor that includes his signature crystal piano and flamboyant wardrobes.

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Asia Girls Explosion, Tokyo, Japan

The tour begins in California and quickly goes global.  Here are the dates:

April 25 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center For The Arts
April 28 – San Francisco, Calif., Louis M. Davies Symphony Hall
May 3 – Mexico City, Mexico, Auditorio Blackberry
May 10 – Toronto, Ontario, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 21 – Moscow, Russia, Crocus City Hall
May 23 – Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
May 26 – Paris, France, Trianon
May 28 – London, England, Royal Festival Hall
June 6 – Beijing, China, Exhibition Hall Center
June 8 – Shanghai, China, Pudong Oriental Arts Concert Hall

Some shows are already on sale. Presales for Toronto begin Feb. 27 with the general onsale launching Feb. 28.  Visit Yoshiki.net for more information.