At the 2014 SXSW Music and Media Conference global rock icon Yoshiki unveiled a never before seen classical concert performance at FLAUNT Magazine’s party celebrating its upcoming List Issue.  Yoshiki mesmerized the audience at Austin’s Qui as he performed a piano duel with a hologram of himself. The result was a dramatic musical experience celebrating the artistry of the multi-talented, classically trained musician. To watch the performance, visit Yoshiki’s YouTube channel HERE.

Yoshiki will kick off his first ever classical world tour April 25th in Costa Mesa, CA, performing music from his new classical album Yoshiki Classical.  Known worldwide as founder of the legendary band X Japan, arguably the most successful rock band to come out of Asia, Yoshiki has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. The Yoshiki Classical tour is a rare chance for fans of both his signature brand of rock and classical music to see him perform in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls. With Yoshiki Classical, Yoshiki is fulfilling his mission of bringing the beauty of classical music to rock and pop audiences around the world.

Billboard Magazine dubbed Yoshiki Classical “a collection of beautiful pieces of music with sweet melodies, soaring voices and vibrant strings.” Classic FM called the CD, “an enlightening exploration of one musical auteur's quest.”  Yoshiki Classical features collaborations with legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Quartet San Francisco. Yoshiki Classical debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world.

The first leg of Yoshiki’s highly anticipated world tour kicks off in the United States and includes classical concert performances in the following cities:


April 25th     Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 28th     San Francisco, CA Davies Hall

May 3rd       Mexico City, Mexico Auditorium Blackberry

May 10th     Toronto, Canada   Queen Elizabeth Theatre

May 21st     Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall

May 23rd     Berlin, Germany Tempodrom

May 26th     Paris, France Trianon

May 28th     London, England Royal Festival Hall

June 6th      Shanghai, China Oriental Arts

June 8th      Beijing, China Beijing Exhibition Center

June 10th    Bangkok, Thailand Royal Jubilee Hall

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