Yoshiki, Hyde, Sugizo and Miyavi are joining forces to give fans worldwide a show that’s very likely to blow the roofs of concert halls away. Their new star-studded band The Last Rockstars is ready to perform, and to get Japanese music lovers a taste, they’ve released a teaser music video. Simply titled “The Last Rockstars” (lyrics by YOSHIKI, composed by YOSHIKI) and “PSYCHO LOVE” (lyrics by YOSHIKI / HYDE, composed by HYDE) are available to view, and the full tracks are coming very soon!
The band will also unleash their debut live performances on January 26 & 27 that Ariake Arena and January 29 & 30 at Tokyo Garden Theatre; fan club presale is available now. U.S. shows on February 4 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and February 10 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles are on sale now.
From the Press Release:
YOSHIKI (Hayashi Yoshiki) has several monumental accomplishments under his belt both as the leader of X JAPAN and as an accomplished solo artist. He has been named “one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history” by Consequence of Sound and has composed Hollywood film soundtracks, a concerto for the Emperor of Japan, and the official theme song for the Golden Globe Awards.
He has performed at the world’s greatest stages including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Coachella Music Festival, and Carnegie Hall. In addition to his music, YOSHIKI has been internationally recognized for his philanthropy, and was awarded a Medal of Honor by the Japanese government.
HYDE (Hideto Takarai) is internationally recognized as the vocalist for L’arc-en-Ciel, VAMPS, and as a successful solo artist. No matter what the project is that he or the band he’s with has done, the accolades are many, and the contributions to the anime industry is vast.
L’Arc-en-Ciel made their American debut at Otakon 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland and ever since then, the love keeps on growing. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide, headlined Madison Square Garden, and were also the first rock band to headline Japan National Stadium. HYDE has also had great success touring internationally as a solo artist.
SUGIZO (Yūne Sugihara) has worked and performed globally as a member of LUNA SEA, X JAPAN, and U.K.’s JUNO REACTOR, a group credited with creating psychedelic trance. He’s been performing since 1986 and despite joining other bands every few years or so, his contributions are something to take notice of, and for this latest venture, is something that will elevate The Last Rockstars to new heights.
As a solo artist he has been pursuing his unique style of electronic music while creating for multiple movie and theater soundtracks.
MIYAVI (Ishihara Takamasa) “The Samurai Guitarist” has enthralled the world with his transcendent unconventional “slap style” of playing his guitar, which has taken him around the world 9 times to tour in over 30 countries. In 2014 he made his debut as a Hollywood actor in Unbroken. He was the first Japanese public figure to be featured in GUCCI’s global campaign and has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNCHR, providing support for refugees.
With their illustrious experience in Japan’s most influential rock bands, remarkable sales records individually, and hit collaborations with global artists, these four musicians coming together is a monumental occurrence. The Last Rockstars are here to usher in a new legendary era of rock.
For information on fan presales and VIP packages, please visit THELASTROCKSTARS.net
THE LAST ROCKSTARS Tour Dates
- 1/26/2023 Tokyo, Japan Ariake Arena
- 1/27/2023 Tokyo, Japan Ariake Arena
- 1/29/2023 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Garden Theatre
- 1/30/2023 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Garden Theatre
- 2/4/2023 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
- 2/10/2024 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
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