New Dates Added to Yoshiki Classical World Tour, Kicking Off at Segerstrom Center, 4/25
International rock icon Yoshiki has announced three new concert dates across Asia to his highly anticipated Yoshiki Classical tour. X Japan's founder and leader will bring his first classical concert tour to Taipei, Taiwan, as well as, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The newly added concert dates follow Yoshiki's recently announced Bangkok, Thailand performance. Yoshiki, Asia's foremost rock icon and multi talented music superstar, will embark on the Yoshiki Classical tour at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall before setting off across North America, Europe and Asia, culminating in Yoshiki's native Japan.
Yoshiki Classical will feature music from Yoshiki's latest album that includes collaborations with some of music's most renowned artists and legendary producers. Along with Billboard Magazine, MTV, Reuters and AOL, Classic FM applauds Yoshiki Classical as an "enlightening exploration of one musical auteur's quest to turn his music into something more than a series of rock ballads." Pianist Magazine went on to say Yoshiki Classical is a "true labor of love from a talented artist who's made an impressive mark within the classical and rock genres."
Single tickets, which start at $39, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
Yoshiki, considered to be one of Asia's most influential musical artists and its biggest rock icon, is honored to share his new collection of compositions titled Yoshiki Classical with fans around the world.
The long awaited album Yoshiki Classical was released worldwide in the fall of 2013 and met with tremendous response. It sees collaborations between Yoshiki and legendary The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Quartet San Francisco. Yoshiki Classical debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world and also saw a Top 10 debut in four countries.
Although known as the founder of Japan's biggest rock band, X Japan and credited as the catalyst for the flamboyant visual-kei rock sub-genre, Yoshiki is a world-renowned classically trained multi- instrumentalist/composer/musician. X Japan has sold more than 30 million singles and albums combined, along with several sold-out world tours, including selling out the 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome, a record 18 times.
Yoshiki composed the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, which is available in 111 countries. He also composed and performed an orchestral piece/piano concerto to commemorate the Japanese Emperor's tenth anniversary of his reign, along with the theme for the World Expo held in Japan.
Beyond music, Yoshiki has been celebrated in many unique ways. Some highlights include, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee created the music superhero comic book series "Blood Red Dragon" based
on Yoshiki. Madame Tussaud created and unveiled the Yoshiki wax figure. Additionally, Yoshiki has his own clothing and jewelry line, not to mention his own branded Yoshiki VISA Card and a line of wine called Y by Yoshiki. For the first time in history, a Hello Kitty product line was named after a person - Yoshikitty. And in December 2013, Yoshiki launched his very own YOSHIKI special edition headphone.