Famous solo pianist and drummer of the world renowned Japanese visual kei band, X-Japan, Yoshiki, began the first leg of his world tour, 'YOSHIKI Classical', on April 25, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California. With only two stops in the United States, fans on the west coast still have a chance to see one of the most widely known musicians in the scene play at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California.
The tour celebrates the release of Yoshiki’s third classical album, Yoshiki Classical, which became available on August 23, 2013 in North America on iTunes, and released digitally worldwide and on CD in North America on September 24th. On Japan’s music chart, Oricon, the album reached fourth on the list, Billboard Japan held the album at number three for Top Albums, and number one for three weeks on the Classical Albums listing. Yoshiki Classical was number one on iTunes’ Classical chart in ten countries, including Japan, Finland and Canada. The album reached the second position in the United States, fourth in Australia, sixth in France, and received a very cool reception in England at forty-four.
Yoshiki Classical includes such songs as Tears (Classical Version), originally a single released by X-Japan on November 10, 1993, and Forever Love (Classical Version), originally an X-Japan release on July 8, 1996. It also includes the theme written for the Emperor of Japan’s 10th anniversary and the Golden Globe Awards theme.
The one-night event is Monday, April 28, 2014, beginning at 7:30PM, with tickets still available between $55 - $100. Visit San Francisco Symphony’s website to purchase and reserve your seat. Following Yoshiki’s appearance in the United States, he is scheduled to play in Mexico, Canada, Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and concluding in Japan.
Location: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102