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X Japan Announce Return of Yoshiki at Coachella 2018

X Japan Returns to the U.S. for Coachella 2018 Debut

Band Leader & Drummer Yoshiki Makes Comeback in First Rock Concert After Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

X Japan
X Japan

Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN will return to the U.S. this spring (Saturday, April 14, Saturday, April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Returning to the states after major concerts at Lollapalooza (2010) and headlining Madison Square Garden (2014), Coachella 2018 will mark the dramatic return to drumming for the band’s creative leader YOSHIKI. After his emergency surgery last May to replace a cervical vertebral disc, YOSHIKI will perform his first major concert with X JAPAN since the group headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last March.

X JAPAN has sold over 30 million albums, singles, and videos combined, and has sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. WE ARE X, the documentary film about the band, was called a “fascinating and assured documentary” by the New York Timeswinning awards at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals followed by theatrical premieres in over 20 countries and a worldwide chart-topping soundtrack.

X JAPAN is currently in the studio completing their first full-length album in over 20 years, now set for release in 2018.

X JAPAN (L-R): Pata (guitar), Heath (bass), Yoshiki (composer, drums, piano), Toshl (vocals) and Sugizo (violin, guitar). Photo: http://tinyurl.com/j27grnn.

YOSHIKI Official Website: http://www.yoshiki.net
YOSHIKI Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial
YOSHIKI Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoshikiofficial
YOSHIKI Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial
YOSHIKI Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/yoshikiofficial
X JAPAN Official Website: http://www.xjapan.com
X JAPAN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XJapan
X JAPAN Twitter: https://twitter.com/xjapanofficial
X JAPAN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xjapanofficial

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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