X Japan’s Yoshiki To Tour
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.
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.