When we last discussed the great Yoshiki here on PiercingMetal.com, it was to alert you to his Classical show being broadcast on PBS (discussed HERE if you missed it). More than a month has passed since the show broadcast but I think you can find it On Demand depending on what your local cable provider lets you access and now some great news about another unique performance. Read on down to the press release I recently received.
The Press Release:
YOSHIKI gave special performances of the songs “Endless Rain” and “Anniversary” and was interviewed on NHK World’s premiere episode of the show “SONGS OF TOKYO,” which debuted worldwide this week (April 22, 2019). Watch YOSHIKI on NHK’s “Songs of Tokyo” episode (link avail. through June 27, 2019): HERE.
“Anniversary,” the concerto composed by YOSHIKI for the 10th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s reign, was performed for the first time in full on national Japanese television. NHK World reaches 300 million viewers in over 160 countries, and YOSHIKI, backed by an orchestra for the special event, dedicated the song to the transition between the Heisei and Reiwa eras. Read more about Japan’s historic transition to the new Imperial Era of Japan starting May 1, 2019 HERE. Continue reading Yoshiki Dedicates TV Performance With Orchestra To Late Band Members→
The Press Release:
New York’s PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon. Watch the trailer for the PBS concert special “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall below.
“YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” features rock star and composer YOSHIKI as pianist joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing YOSHIKI’s compositions which have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Program highlights include YOSHIKI’s theme for the Golden Globes and his piano concerto composed for the Emperor of Japan’s 10th Anniversary, along with selections from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
Program information and broadcast schedule WNET THIRTEEN are HERE and HERE.
YOSHIKI recently performed his first U.S. guest appearance on Sarah Brightman’s HYMN U.S. tour at Radio City Music Hall in New York on (February 6) and he’ll join her on March 9 in San Francisco at the Masonic and on March 10 in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. The digital single “Miracle (Sarah’s Version)”–composed by YOSHIKI, performed by Sarah Brightman and featuring YOSHIKI’s performance on piano–was released in 2018, reaching the Top 10 on iTunes Classical Charts in 15 countries.
Last month, The H Collective announced their partnership with YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx action film franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. YOSHIKI will compose the theme song for the new film, spinoff TV series and collaborate on the film score. (Psst, hey you, yeah you, PiercingMetal shared that news in full on THIS LINK so check it out).
YOSHIKI’s film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, “The Golden Globe Awards,” and the hit anime series “Attack on Titan.” After receiving the Asian Icon Award from Classic Rock magazine (U.K.), YOSHIKI was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. YOSHIKI is the leader of Japan’s most famous rock band, X JAPAN, who played Madison Square Garden and last year’s Coachella festival. X JAPAN’s first studio album in over 22 years will soon be released.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ we just love all the wide variety of stuff that Yoshiki is involved in. We were even in attendance at one of the Carnegie Hall performances and found it to be absolutely stunning. It was so good that I cannot wait to own this on Blu-ray and watch the broadcast when it airs tonight. Make sure that you check your local listings and program your DVR or VHS Recorder if you still have one of those and it works because you don’t want to miss this. It was so darned good that I hope he decides to do something like this once again.
Fans of the incredible talent that is Yoshiki will be psyched about this news from his camp. Read on.
The Press Release:
The H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician Yoshiki on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. The film will feature a theme song with music written by Yoshiki. xXx 4 is in pre-production with casting currently under way, and principal photography set to commence this year.
In addition, The H Collective has invested in its first animated feature, “Spycies”, an action spy comedy produced by Chinese entertainment giant iQiyi. Yoshiki will be working on the theme song and music for the feature which has been animated in France by Lux Populi Production. Spycies will be released in theatres across China on August 8th, 2019.
Yoshiki is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the world-famous rock group X Japan, who has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. Yoshiki’s film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, “The Golden Globe Awards,” and the hit anime series “Attack on Titan.” After receiving the Asian Icon Award from Classic Rock magazine U.K., Yoshiki was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. Yoshiki is currently finalizing X Japan’s first new studio album in over 22 years. Continue reading Yoshiki To Score ‘XXX 4’ Film in Multi-Film Partnership w The H Collective→
I willing to bet that you never would have expected a post about Classical singer Sarah Brightman and her current tour here on PiercingMetal and honestly speaking, it’s not something I’d normally offer up to the readers. However, since the great Yoshiki did a composition with her and will be joining her for select appearances in 2019 we have to help spread the word. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Sarah Brightman has announced that YOSHIKI will join her live on stage for select dates of her 2019 HYMN World Tour, including concerts at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, The Masonic in San Francisco, and Yokohama Arena in Japan.