YOSHIKI AND THE GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST SOLO PERFORMANCE IN THE US
AN EVENING WITH YOSHIKI TO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 26th
On August 26th, Yoshiki - one of Asia's most influential musical artist and biggest rock icon - will appear at The Grammy Museum for an intimate performance and interview. An Evening with Yoshiki will give fans a chance to hear Yoshiki perform songs from his highly anticipated and long awaited new album Yoshiki Classical, plus experience a discussion between Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, about his varied career and new album.
American Express Pre-sale begins Thursday, July 25th. Pre-sale purchases will include a limited edition gift. Public Onsale begins 11AM Thursday, Aug 1st, which can be purchased with any method of payment.
Yoshiki will join past prestigious and iconic performers such as Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr with Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, John Legend and the Roots, by participating in this highly regarded series at The Grammy Museum. “I am so honored to announce my first solo performance in the US at such a prestigious venue like The GRAMMY Museum.” says Yoshiki.
Although known as the founder of Japan’s biggest rock band X Japan and credited as the catalyst for the flamboyant visual kei rock sub-genre, Yoshiki is a world-renowned classically trained multi-instrumentalist/composer/musician.
Yoshiki has made an impressive mark within the classical genre. Yoshiki’s talent has seen him compose the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, which is available in 111 countries. Listen to Yoshiki’s stunning Golden Globes theme song, set to Hollywood’s best moments here: http://www.goldenglobes.org/2013/02/yoshiki-video/
He’s also composed and performed an orchestral piece/piano concerto to commemorate the Japanese Emperor's 10th anniversary of his reign, along with the theme for the World Expo in Japan. Yoshiki’s double album "Yoshiki Presents Eternal Melody" remains one of Japan's top-selling classical albums.
Yoshiki Classical sees collaborations between Yoshiki and legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Quartet San Francisco.
With Yoshiki Classical and his widely known classical compositions, Yoshiki is continuing to bring and illuminate the beauty in classical music to rock audiences around the world.
Yoshiki Classical will be released digitally on August 27th, and physical release will follow on September 24th. For more information on Yoshiki Classical, please visit: http://www.yoshikiclassical.com
For a full list of accomplishments and upcoming activities on this extremely talented artist, please visit: www.yoshiki.net/
For more information on Yoshiki, please contact Steven Trachtenbroit at Big Hassle Media 212.619.1360 [email protected]