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YOSHIKI announces 2023 classical tour 'REQUIEM' and X Japan's first single in 8 years


Japanese rock artist YOSHIKI's highly-anticipated 2023 classical world tour was announced at the GRAMMY Museum on May 15.

During a press conference, YOSHIKI –composer, pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock bands X JAPAN and THE LAST ROCKSTARS – revealed details of the upcoming tour, titled 'Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 ~REQUIEM~.'

YOSHIKI will perform a series of classical concerts with orchestra this October, headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theater (L.A.), and Carnegie Hall (New York). This will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues.

The concerts will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his classical album which reached #1 on iTunes Classical charts in ten countries. He will perform his new compositions, orchestral performances of his chart-topping songs from X Japan and THE LAST ROCKSTARS, and pieces by classical composers Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. The tour will also feature special guest performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to his world tour, YOSHIKI will release his latest single "REQUIEM" on July 21, along with X Japan's first single in eight years "Angel" on July 28. 

YOSHIKI commented, "Last year in May I lost my mother. At that time, I couldn't do anything. I had to cancel my live TV shows, and I actually went to see a doctor, The tears kept coming for days. Then I started composing this song called 'Requiem'. I thought I should move forward, I shouldn't give up. To move forward and to really thank my fans who supported me, I decided to do this tour."


[Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 "REQUIEM"]

Saturday, October 7 - Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo)

Sunday, October 8 - Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo)

Monday, October 9 - Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo)

Friday, October 13 - Royal Albert Hall (London)

Friday, October 20 - Dolby Theater (Los Angeles)

Saturday, October 28 - Carnegie Hall (New York)

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