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. Before closing up, I am going to once again share my short video clip of Yoshiki playing some piano at a press conference that he held back in 2016 for the “We Are X” documentary film. Enjoy.