Yoshiki Extends First Ever Classical World Tour

YOSHIKIEmbarking on his first ever classical world tour this year, legendary X-Japan star and international rock icon Yoshiki has now announced four additional concert dates in Bangkok, Tapei, Tokyo and Osaka. Best known as the frontman of renowned rock band X-Japan, Yoshiki is a drummer, songwriter and classically trained pianist. His current tour follows the release of Yoshiki Classical, a solo album of original classical songs which debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Classical Music Chart in 10 different countries, as well as reaching the top 10 in four others.

Yoshiki’s past projects have included composing a theme song and conducting the Super World Orchestra at the World Expo opening ceremony in 2005, and recording a classical album produced by George Martin and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his musical success, he has inspired both a Hello Kitty product range, Yoshikitty, and a comic-book superhero created by Stan Lee. In 2010, he founded the Yoshiki Foundation America, a non-profit organisation that donates to a range of charities, including those supporting Japanese earthquake victims.

The classical world tour, which began in California on 25th April, covers North America, Europe and Asia, culminating in Yoshiki’s native Japan. On 21st of May, the tour hit European shores, and will be reaching the UK on Wednesday 29th May with a performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Full tour dates are listed below. To book tickets, visit www.yoshiki.net/tour.

April 25 2014 – COSTA MESA – CA Segerstrom

April 28 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Davies Hall

May 1 2014 – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Blackberry Auditorium

May 10 2014 – TORONTO, CANADA – Queen Elizabeth Theater

May 21 2014 – MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Crocus city Hall

May 23 2014 – BERLIN, GERMANY – Tempodrom

May 26 2014 – PARIS, FRANCE – Trianon

May 29 2014 – LONDON, UK – Royal Festival Hall

June 6 2014 – SHANGHAI, CHINA – Oriental Arts

June 8 2014 – BEIJING, CHINA – Beijing Exhibition Center

June 10 2014 – BANGKOK, THAILAND – Royal Jubilee Ballroom

June 13 2014 – TAPEI, TAIWAN – NK 101

June 16 2014 – TOKYO, JAPAN – Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

June 17 2014 – OSAKA, JAPAN – The Symphony Hall

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2 Comments

  1. Aiko WeareXjapan says:

    That #YoshikiClassical world tour
    will started you see, http://yoshiki.net/

    He’s composed the theme song for the Golden Globe awards, the emperor japan, the World Expo in Aichi.
    And work as a leader of super
    rock band X Japan still more not only piano he play the drum so hot!!

    Can you imagine the world
    integrate rock ‘n’ roll with classical music!?

    Yes I can say its awesome also
    beautiful show ‘coz he’s a very fine musician♪

    Hope to see Yoshiki ‘s classical
    and X Japan shows 2014 again!!

    #WeAreX!! (乂∀◕ฺ)<3

  2. Nage Drake says:

    really looking forward to this 🙂

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