YOSHIKI definitely doesn’t want to slow down following the success of many recent endeavours. Not only is he the leader of THE LAST ROCKSTARS which had a stellar debut and show last February, he’s ready for more! Yoshiki Classical World Tour 10th Anniversary with Orchestra 2023 Requiem promises to be big, and he’s headed to Tokyo Garden Theatre (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theatre (L.A.), and Carnegie Hall (New York).
The details were announced last week and what’s revealed is that he’ll not only recreate the magic from classical composers Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff, but also play at these historic centres famous for their acoustics. This tour will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined at these venues (technically second for Carnegie), and this concert will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his Yoshiki Classical album which reached #1 on iTunes Classical charts in 10 countries.
The tour will also feature several special guest performers to be announced in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned at the official website.
YOSHIKI said, “Last year in May I lost my mother. 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 make this tour.”
Besides his groundbreaking world tour, YOSHIKI will release his latest single, Requiem, on July 21. X Japan’s first single in eight years, Angel, will be released on July 28.
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 Tour Dates and Ticketing Info:
Tokyo Garden Theater
Performances: October 7-9, 2023
Ticket information (Japan time)
YOSHIKI Card Holder and Membership-Only Pre-Sale:
6/12 12:00 – 6/18 23:59: Yoshiki Mobile / Yoshiki Channel / UDO Members
6/19 12:00 – 6/25 23:59: Overseas residents / Team Yoshiki / Lawson
Sat. 7/1 15:00 – General On Sale
Royal Albert Hall
Performance: October 13, 2023
Thursday, May 18 at 10:00am (UK time) – Royal Albert Hall Friends & Patrons pre-sale
Friday May 19 at 10:00am (UK time) – General on sale
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Performance: October 20, 2023
Tickets on sale: Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00am USA PT
Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
New York, NY, USA
Performance: October 28, 2023
Tickets on sale: Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm USA ET
This versatile musician gained international recognition for his work with X-JAPAN and since then, his career catapulted him to instant stardom, and ventures into television and film in later years. His endeavours to show that he’s more than a superstar, and to keep the love for music flowing, he’s constantly reinvented himself.
Fans who really want to know him are invited to check out the Disney+ documentary Yoshiki: My Music Story and on PBS, can get a taste of what the new concert may be like on PBS with Yoshiki: Live at Carnagie Hall. There’s also his talent show Yoshiki Superstar Project X became the #1 ranked variety show on Hulu Japan, leading to the upcoming debut of hot new boy Band XY.