Good news for X JAPAN fans! For those who didn’t know yet, Yoshiki from X JAPAN will be coming to Europe this week to promote the film screening of WE ARE X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X JAPAN. The movie is produced by the same team that produced Oscar winning Searching for Sugar Man! Talk about epic.
X Japan, known for their visual rock, is very popular among the world and has sold over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, under the direction of Yushiki, who is the drummer, pianist, composer and producer.
The official website states: “Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades––persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache––the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted—but truly unstoppable—virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.” A true treat to all fans!
NHK Broadcasting Network from Japan will be videotaping a news special at the WE ARE X film screening! This means that fans have a chance to appear on TV Worldwide and show their excitement for X Japan and their pride as a fan. On top of this, Yoshiki himself will perform after all screenings!
The film will be shown to fans worldwide, with screenings in the USA and Europe, an luckily, the Netherlands was not left out! The film will be shown on the 17th of November in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Yoshiki will be performing afterwards.
To show his own excitement about seeing his fans, Yoshiki made a video essage for his Dutch fans!
Watch the video here:
At 20:00 the fanmeeting will start at De Melkweg.
At 21:00 the screening starts, which will be followed by Yoshiki’s performance.
You’re totally allowed (encouraged, even) to wear your favorite visual kei outfits or X Japan cosplays!
Bring any X Japan banner or sign with you! It will show appreciation and love for Yoshiki and X Japan, and might be shown on TV!
If you have the famous Yoshikitty, bring it along to the screening and performance!
If you don’t have tickets yet, you can buy them here:
Tickets will also be sold at the door!