X Japan Debut At Coachella; Yoshiki Appears Live On "Jonesys Jukebox" with Steve Jones
X JAPAN WILL HEADLINE COACHELLA’S MOJAVE STAGE AGAIN NEXT SATURDAY APRIL 21 AT 11:10 PM
OSHIKI of X JAPAN TO APPEAR ON “JONESYS JUKEBOX” WITH STEVE JONES OF SEX PISTOLS, LIVE, TUESDAY, APRIL 17 AT 1:00 PM PT
“…there was some perfect Beyoncé counter-programming in the form of X Japan, the only metal band of the entire otherwise largely rock-free weekend. Playing their first U.S. gig since the 2014 Madison Square Garden concert immortalized in their rockumentary We Are X, the Japanese glam legends performed a pyrotechnic, utterly unsubtle set featuring band leader Yoshiki playing a crystal piano while joined by Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, Guns N’ Roses’ Richard Fortus and--in a different sort of reunion--holograms of the band’s two deceased members, Hide and Taiji. …the adjective “epic” very much applied to their ferocious, face-blasting show.”
--Lyndsey Parker, YAHOO Entertainment (4/15/2018)
“…a masterful rock n roll performance.”
--Brett Callwood, LA WEEKLY (4/15/2018)
“X Japan landed in the Mojave Tent to deliver on the flash and melodrama that has made them hugely popular across the globe. …There were hard rock explosions and teary ballads… ‘Jade’ began with a speed metal riff and geysers of pyro, then shifted into an emotional glam melody and lyrics sung in English. The star behind the drums and piano was band mastermind Yoshiki, shirtless and wearing a leather neck brace. He ended the night with the band's traditional show of unity, shouting ‘We are! We Are!’ and their followers responding with a rousing ‘X! X!’"
--ROLLING STONE “The 18 Best Things We Saw At Coachella Weekend One” (4/16/18)
On Wednesday, April 18--between the two Coachella weekend performances--X JAPANhas partnered with the GRAMMY® Museum (800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015) for a screening of their award-winning documentary WE ARE X. The sold out event will be followed by an intimate discussion with YOSHIKI and Lyndsey Parker, managing editor of YAHOO Music. WE ARE X chronicles the exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history of the band over the past three decades--persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache--the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Noted as a “fascinating and assured documentary” by the New York Times, WE ARE X won awards at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals followed by theatrical premieres in over 20 countries and a worldwide chart-topping soundtrack. Watch the trailer for WE ARE X: https://youtu.be/T3yJhsrgg4g.
X JAPAN--the most successful rock group in Japanese history--has sold over 30 million albums, singles and videos combined, and has sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo dome a record 18 times captivating a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and the Japanese Emperor—all while pioneering a spectacle-driven style of fashion and visual rock called Visual Kei, a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. A testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide, X JAPAN--one of the only rock acts performing at Coachella--was named alongside Beyonce and The Weeknd in the Top 3 most-anticipated acts to catch at Coachella 2018 HERE.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/yoshikiofficial