X-Japan Star YOSHIKI to Perform Classical Set in London – 29 May 2014


Yoshiki ClassicalOne of Asia’s most influential artists, Yoshiki, has not only launched Yoshiki Classical – an album of new compositions (which just so happen to be of the classical persuasion) – but he’s also announced that he’ll be touring the world with the said compositions! And us lucky lot in London shall be able to experience them live on 29 May at the Royal Festival Hall. Tickets are on sale now, ranging between £30-£75. We’d recommend you book them using the venue’s site (by clicking here), as it allows you to choose exactly where you’ll be situated.

Known as the founder of Japan’s biggest rock band, X Japan, and credited as the creator of the flamboyant visual kei rock sub-genre, Yoshiki is a world-renowned classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer and musician.

The long awaited album Yoshiki Classical was released worldwide towards the end of 2013 and met with a tremendous response. It sees collaborations between Yoshiki and legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London 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. You can grab a digital copy right now from Amazon.co.uk by clicking here. Alternatively, there are a few imported CDs knocking about too, while stocks last.


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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