Yoshiki’s heading to NPR to discuss the here and now about his big Carnegie Hall concert series.
Earlier today, Yoshiki announced that he will appear on NPR’s Here & Now radio program. The musician will appear on the show later today, when it airs on WBUR Boston at 12:00PM Eastern. Broadcast times do vary from region to region, and WBUR has a full list of the 531 stations carrying the program on their website.
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 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)