Hollywood, CA – YOSHIKI, the iconic Japanese superstar, is set to make history by becoming the first Japanese artist to have his hand and footprints immortalized in cement at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. This ceremony is a prestigious honor bestowed upon just over 300 artists in the theatre's nearly 100-year history.
YOSHIKI joins a stellar list of Hollywood legends like Steven Spielberg, Marilyn Monroe, and Brad Pitt as he leaves his mark on Hollywood Boulevard. With over 30 million albums and singles sold and a record-breaking 18 sold-out shows at the Tokyo Dome with his band X Japan, YOSHIKI's influence is undeniable.
Adding to the excitement, "YOSHIKI: Under the Sky," a documentary directed by YOSHIKI himself and featuring stars like The Chainsmokers and St. Vincent, will premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 14. YOSHIKI will return to Los Angeles on October 20 for a classical concert at The Dolby Theater.
The ceremony, set for September 14, 2023, will include guest speakers Gene Simmons (KISS) and Lee Byung-hun (Squid Game). Fans can watch this historic event as parts of Hollywood Blvd. will be blocked off by the City of Los Angeles.
YOSHIKI's remarkable career spans composing Hollywood film soundtracks, performing at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden, and receiving a Medal of Honor from the Japanese Government for his philanthropic efforts. He's also established an annual grant of $100,000 for MusiCares® to support music creators and industry professionals.
YOSHIKI's legacy continues to evolve, and his documentary and upcoming tour, featuring historic venues like Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall, highlight his enduring impact on music and culture.
For more information, visit Yoshiki.net.