November, 20th 2008
Yoshiki posted a new entry on
Here is a translation by Reila (thank you)
I would like to apologize. I am really sorry.
I don't really know how I should explain my feelings towards the fans who has
been looking forward to the X Japan concerts in Paris and Japan.
Even though I didn't make the decision, I take the whole responsibility.
This isn't something unimportant; no, I still take it with a heavy heart [not
quite sure how to word this xD]
I really don't want to see this pain our loyal fans had to experience, you
who have been supporting us all these years.
We are now working fast with new concerts, but the production company have
many problems they have to solve before we can start a new tour.
It is important that we meet all the expectations for a good tour [not sure
about this]. If we could be there, we would give you the best show[/spectacle
Sometimes I hate everything... I hate life... I hate myself too..
Hate me... Keep hating me.. But I will always love you.
Sometimes I wonder if I can open door with the name X Japan again, but at the
same time I don't know how to lock it either.
November, 8th 2008
There is now an official statement in French and Japanese. Its talking about management issues, they got a new management. Also the live in Paris and the christmas lives in Japan
are also postponed. The concerts in Asia take place, also the new year countdown. In spring the want to tour in Japan and after that come to Paris and some more dates in Scandinavia.
This is a translation of the statement:
Caution Concerning the management of X JAPAN and changes in
X JAPAN Production Management Committee has worked with the strong intention
of all members of X JAPAN, to begin world tour in Paris at any price.
However, to consolidate the success of this world tour, we made a partnership
with the largest management companies in America, namely AZOFF MANAGEMENT (with
Mr Irving Azoff as president) and Filament Inc., Led by the creator of the
company Warner Brothers Records, Mr Phil Quartararo to coordinate everything
with a comprehensive world view. We are also in late trade with the world's
leading concert promoters, AEG, for details of this world tour.
After several exchanges between the parties involved to achieve the success
of this world tour, it was decided that AZOFF MANAGEMENT play the role of leader
with full powers of decision-making side, working for the global promotion
of X JAPAN, INC. with FILAMENT.
AZOFF MANAGEMENT INC and FILAMENT. have agreed on the new strategy to push
the entire schedule until next year, which includes the concert in Paris on
November 22 and announced concerts on 24 and Dec. 25 at Saitama Super Arena.
Therefore, the tour will begin for the concert countdown to the end of the
year in 2008, although concerts in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taiwan and Korea will
take place as announced earlier.
The next spring, there will be a Japanese national tour which will be followed
by a concert in Paris to replace the November concert as well as additional
concerts in Scandinavia, including Sweden, etc.
For those who planned their visit to Paris and / or Saitama Super Arena, please
accept our apologies for this flat sudden announcement, although the reasons
behind these concerts repelled from the contractual situation involving international
Please give us a little more time to finalize the new
global strategic plans for X JAPAN. for X
translation by sayu: thank you!
November, 7th 2008
I just got an email from Avosbillets saying the the concert is canceled. There will be an
official statement by the X Japan management this afternoon.
November, 1st 2008
Finally there is the official information for the Paris concert:
Saturday 22 november 2008
Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, Paris, France
The ticketsale will start on november, 10th at 10am (french time)
Prices: arena (?) (40 euros + comission), seated (50 euros + comission)
It seems to be possible to preregister for tickets until November, 6th at avosbillets
October, 30th 2008
According to BxtE
the ticket sale for Paris will start on November, 10th. There is no official statement yet.
October, 28th 2008
There is still no üpdate on the Paris concert... -_-
but there is now an official Chinese webpage
October, 8th 2008
They added a second date for Korea, the 22nd of March... ticket
sales will start on November, 5th.
October, 5th 2008
Sorry for not updating but after returning to Germany I was very busy with work -_-
It seems that Suigizo is playing with X Japan in Paris, here you
can find an interview with him. A quote from that interview:
?: You played at the X Japan reunion too, right? I know there
were plans to do shows in Europe and in America, will you be involved in that?
Sugizo: Yes. First, at the end of November well go to Paris, and then maybe at the
end of this year we will play in Tokyo.
On the official site they say that the New Year Countdown will take place in the Asakasa BLITZ venue. This is a small livehouse which holds approcimatly 2000 people.
According to this X Japan will play on December, 24th and 25th at the Saitama Super Areana and the shows will
feature an orchestra. This is not official confirmed at XJapan.ne.jp, but at the press conference on September, 15th Yoshiki said that they plan something for christmas.
The rock opera film "Repo" is opening in 4 cities in America
(Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas) on November 7th.
Yoshiki is co-producing the film and the music. He composes one extra
song for the soundtrack.
He will also produce more jewelry with Kuwayama Corporation.
The album by Toshi with T-Earth, earth spirit, was sold out
in the cd stores in Japan in two days... He writes about this in his blog and
says that he "is sorry for the inconvenience". They will play in Brazil on October, 12th and in
Chile on October, 11th.
September, 15th 2008
Today was the press conference held by Yoshiki. There are some eXciting news:
* He confirmed that the concert in Bercy, Paris will happen. It will be the first time a Japanese band plays in such a large venue.
* There will be a X Japan December 31st count down concert in Tokyo. The place is not yet decided. Also he mentioned that
there will be concert at X-mas! It will be a concert of "X with ?". What the '?' will be is yet speculation though.
* Yoshiki also said that he composed a new (rock) song. He said that when they did I.V., the members of X Japan found out that Toshi still can go crazy singing those songs and they decided that it might be appropriate to release something more powerful. There was no release date mentioned.
* Yoshiki is the executive producer for the introduction of the "Rockstar" sports drink in Japan. Rockstar is the sponsor of the U.S. "Rockstar taste of chaos"
* The video game "Rock Band 2" will contain X Japan music. It is also sold in America and Europe.
* In 2010 Yoshiki will be involved in a project in honor of the 100th birthday of Akira Kurosawa. The moderator mentioned that it is unusual for a Japanese rockstar like Yoshiki doing something for a Japanese director like Kurosawa outside Japan. There was no more information given.
This information is from BXtE. You can find pictures of the event there and the will publish a translation of the press conference.
September, 10th 2008
The sale of the tickets for the Paris concert has been postponed until the begining of October. Hopefully you will then be able to
buy tickets at http://www.ticketnet.fr
Also on September, 15th there will be a press conference held by Yoshiki. More information on XJapan.ne.jp
and on JRockRevolution.
Yoshiki is well again and he is allowed to travel again. So he will visit
Taiwan (September, 15th - 16th), Hong Kong (September, 17th), Bangkok (September, 18th) and Korea (September 19th).
There are new webpages too:
Its not as interesting as Yoshikis travel plans, but I'm traveling to the US today, meeting
with Chris (who helped getting me X Japan stuff ages ago and also with starting this page ^_^).
July, 12th 2008
There is now an official UK website of X Japan: www.xjapan.co.uk/
According to that site the tickets for Paris go on sale on September,
July, 10th 2008
X Japan playing in Paris on November 22nd!
X JAPAN WORLD TOUR TO START IN FRANCE / X JAPAN TOURNEE
WORLD TOUR DEBUT EN FRANCE
FRENCH CONCERT FIXED !
Saturday, November 22nd
Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy, Paris, France
Toshi with T-Earth has now a myspace page. You can listen to a song there.
The X Japan comitee anounced at Japan Expo that X Japan will
play in Europe this year, but there were no details mentioned. (JaME)
In a French magazine was a advertisment anouncing X Japan playing
in Bercy but without mentioning a date. You can find a scan of it here.
(Thanks to Soren)
It seems that there will be another signing session with Ra:IN in Paris, on monday, 5pm at St. Michel.
July, 4th 2008
There is now the offical France webpage: http://www.xjapan-france.com/index.php
July, 2nd 2008
Pata's solo band Ra:IN performs in Paris at Japan Expo on
The first album of Toshi with T-Earth comes out on August 8th
and on August 2nd they're performing at the Busan Rock Festival in Korea. The drummers will be
Levin from La cryma? christi and Shinya from Luna Sea. More about Toshi with T-Earth on their website.
thanks to Jess
June, 17th 2008
The world tour is officially cancelled. You can find the
information (in English)
Theres a short report about the press conference with Toshi, Heath and
Pata on JRockRevolution.
You can find more information about Toshi new project Toshi with T-Earth on
June, 11th 2008
Toshi did not talk about the X Japan World tour.
As a special guest Toshi brought Jun from Phantasmagoria and Toya from Charlotte.
I think they met at the hide memorial and decided to make a project together.
They will play a few concerts in the Zepp live houses in September and August..
It seems it is called Toshi with T-Earth.
June, 10th 2008
Toshi will make a radio apearance tomorrow (13:30 on June
11th, 2008, Tokyo time). You can listen to it through the internet and
there might also be a chat... Please be polite and respectful in the
chat. Toshi wrote about it in his Japanese
blog. More info
thanks to Jess
My post about the canceled tour based on a message on JRockRevolution
saying basically what I wrote yesterday. JRR now changed the massage saying
that we have to wait for an official anouncement. I just hope that this
June, 9th 2008
X JAPAN tour postponed
The rumors are true. Jrock Revolution has received
official confirmation from X JAPAN's management that the planned world
tour has been halted due to YOSHIKI's health.
June, 6th 2008
Yoshikis visit to Korea are postphoned. (Only the promotional events, not the concerts)
X Japan Korea
June, 5th 2008
It seems that there is an issue with the venue for Paris.
A member of Yoshiki mobile wrote about it in her blog. According
to her the Japan Expo venue is lacking in equipment so they have to
change venues. So now they're searching for a new one.
This is probably
the reason why there is no information about the ticket sale yet. But
there is no
about changes or tickets so far.
Yoshiki will travel to Korea next week and there will be
an anouncement on June, 8th.
June, 3rd 2008
After releasing their Taiwan
page X Japan now
publishes a Korean page.
There's the rumour that Yoshiki will travel to Korea next week to anounce a Korean show.
The other East
Still no news about Paris... I just hope they have not forgotten about it -_-
On Yoshikis Jewelry page is an anouncement that
there will be new Jewelry designed especially for the world tour and it will debut at the Paris show....
thanks to Jess for translating
People from outside Japan can now become members of Toshis
Fanclub Toshi.net. So far the content is all in Japanese.
Jess explained how to register in her Journal:
of the different kinds of membership
Payment and login
May, 27th 2008
There is now the official taiwanese X Japan homepage http://www.xjapan.com.tw/.
But there is still no information about the Paris concert -_-
First I have to say thank you to all the people who send
me their entry for the hide memorial contest... it's wonderful how many
people wrote and also fascinating how hide inspired or influenced people
from all over the world...
You can find all stories and pictures here.
Also for those of you who use iTunes, here is the direct link to
Toshis single. He is very busy at the moment and traveling through Japan
to promote it.
It seems the "leftover" merchandise from the
Tokyo Dome shows are now for sale through Lawson. Unfortunately only in
Japanese and in Japan. Here's the link.