Yoshiki’s giving fans across the globe a small taste of what’s to come at Carnegie Hall!
Earlier today, Yoshiki announced that he will host a special live interview and performance at New York’s Paste Studios. The event will be broadcast live on Paste Magazine’s Facebook page.
The broadcast kicks off at 4:30PM Eastern (1:30PM Pacific).
Yoshiki will host concerts at Carnegie Hall, on January 12 and 13, 2017. Much like the other shows in this series, the artist will be joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Yoshiki will perform original compositions with the orchestra, in addition to several traditional classical pieces.
Tickets to the concert, which will be held at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium, are on sale with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $105.
A pair of VIP packages are also available for both concerts. The standard VIP package, priced at $299, includes a “Great Parquet” ticket, a T-shirt, a tote bag, an autographed poster, and a “Yoshiki Exclusive Classical Picture Disk.”
The $999 “Meet and Greet” package includes all the items at the $299 level, in addition to a laminate lanyard, a metronome, a meet-and-greet session with Yoshiki, and admission to the sound check.
Yoshiki has been active in the music world since 1977, when he founded the band Dynamite (later Noise) with childhood friend Toshi. After Noise disbanded, the two joined forces again to form influential rock group X Japan. The group is widely credited as a pioneer of the visual kei movement, and also served as a launchpad for Yoshiki’s independent music label “Exstasy Records.”
Since X Japan’s dissolution in 1992, Yoshiki has maintained several solo projects, including Eternal melody and Violet UK. In the mid 2000s, Yoshiki played drums and piano in short-lived supergroup S.K.I.N.
Source: Resonance Media (Press Release)