Monthly Archive: September 2018

Sep 22 2018

YOSHIKI and HYDE premiere full version of Attack on Titan theme Red Swan

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YOSHIKI and HYDE unveiled the long-awaited full version of the new Attack on Titan theme song, “Red Swan”, on Music Station Ultra Fes 2018, broadcast September 17 on TV Asahi in Japan. On the roof of the TV Asahi building at night, where it had been raining up until just moments before, the superstar musicians …

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Sep 19 2018

X JAPAN counts down to “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe with headliner performance at TV Asahi Dream Festival

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X JAPAN played a special concert as the headliner of TV Asahi Dream Festival 2018 at Makuhari Messe on September 15 in Chiba, Japan. The band gave the audience of 15,000 an advance look at the band’s energetic performance just two weeks before they kick off their three-day series “X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 …

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Sep 19 2018

YOSHIKI reveals YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 dates plus Sarah Brightman collaboration

YOSHIKI reveals YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 dates plus Sarah Brightman collaboration

YOSHIKI — composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock group X Japan — accepted an invitation to meet with the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on September 13, 2018, conducting the 90-minute conference entirely in English for the room filled to capacity by foreign news agencies stationed in Japan. YOSHIKI …

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Sep 12 2018

YOSHIKI donates 10 miilion yen to Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake relief

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YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. Upon receiving the news of the large scale damage caused by the Hokkaido earthquake on September 6, which brought more destruction to Japan following Typhoon Jebi two days earlier on September 4, YOSHIKI posted a message of support on …

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Sep 12 2018

SCANDAL brings the “Special Thanks” party to House of Blues Anaheim (Live Report)

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SCANDAL House of Blues Anaheim September 9, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen A healthy line of Scandal fans snaked in front of House of Blues in Anaheim Sunday night hours before the 8pm start time for SCANDAL from JAPAN US & Mexico Tour 2018 “Special Thanks” – they’d waited three years for the band’s …

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Sep 09 2018

YOSHIKI completes 5th Year Anniversary dinner concerts with 10 straight sold-out shows

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YOSHIKI completed his 5th Anniversary solo concert series on September 1st at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, bringing the total to 10 sold-out performances over 6 days. “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” ran from July 13th to 16th, with additional shows August 31st and September 1st, including six …

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Sep 07 2018

SCANDAL takes a bite out of the Big Apple (Live Report)

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SCANDAL Playstation Theater, New York City Live Report by Marc Bowie September 5, 2018 SCANDAL kicked off their “Special Thanks” 2018 North American tour with a furious show at New York’s PlayStation Theater on September 5th that entertained from beginning to end, powering through a nearly two-hour set peppered with old favorites and choice new …

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Sep 05 2018

URBANGARDE announces compilation album Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE

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Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has announced the release date of the their next album, Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE (“URBANGARDE of Love and Fantasy”). Due for release on November 21, 2018, the first-press limited edition of the album will also contain the DVD of URBANGARDE’s 10th anniversary concert “KEKKON SHIKI” recorded live at …

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Sep 05 2018

SYNC NETWORK JAPAN launches worldwide Japanese music initiative

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The newly-founded association SYNC NETWORK JAPAN has launched with the goal of delivering Japanese contents to the world. Located in Takeshiba Minato-ku Tokyo Japan, in an industry based on the foundation of Content x Digital, the CiP Association (Contents innovation Program) is taking a step forward. Their newly established organization,”SYNC NETWORK JAPAN,” functions as an …

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Sep 02 2018

HYDE kills it in Osaka during explosive solo tour (Live report)

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HYDE HYDE LIVE 2018 – ZEPP OSAKA BAYSIDE August 1st, 2018 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Takayuki Okada Opening on a huge matte painting of an alleyway in the neon hellscape of a near-future city, the stage was bathed in the light of matrix rain. HYDE climbed off of a large stone throne …

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