In a historic moment on September 14th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, global music sensation YOSHIKI became the first Japanese artist to etch his handprints and footprints in the theater's iconic cement, a tradition dating back to 1927.
Introduced by Gene Simmons, Lee Byung Hun, and Guy Oseary, YOSHIKI took a moment to express his gratitude to his fans and paid a heartfelt tribute to his late mother, dedicating the moment to her memory.
Adding a personal touch to the ceremony, YOSHIKI surprised everyone by imprinting his signature drumsticks alongside his handprints and footprints in the cement.
This milestone is an honor that surpasses even receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While the Walk of Fame boasts over 2700 artists, the TCL Chinese Theatre has honored just over 300, placing YOSHIKI in an exclusive list alongside legendary celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Johnny Depp, Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Hugh Jackman, and Vin Diesel.
The TCL Chinese Theatre commented, "It was an honor to host the renowned Japanese musical artist YOSHIKI for this iconic handprint and footprint ceremony, recognizing his incredible talent."
Following the ceremony, YOSHIKI premiered his documentary film, "YOSHIKI: Under the Sky," at the Chinese Theatre, showcasing powerful live performances by top artists.
YOSHIKI's future holds a dedication to his late mother with his upcoming classical tour, "REQUIEM," which will see him headlining in historic venues across New York, London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
For more updates and to follow YOSHIKI's journey, visit his official website, Instagram, and YouTube channel.
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