Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide. The band will be headlining the Mojave Stage on Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April 21st at 11:10pm. There will be a collection of special guests gracing the stage alongside X JAPAN including holograms of deceased members HIDE (lead guitar) and TAIJI (bass). Bandleader and illustrious drummer/pianist, YOSHIKI, will also be returning to the stage after his emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery less than one year ago, making the performance one you cannot miss. YOSHIKI asserts: “I’ll make rock mainstream again. After being nearly paralyzed and coming back, nothing is impossible!”
As the countdown to Coachella continues, legendary platinum-certified rockers and “visual kei” pioneers X JAPAN are excited to unveil a very special, deeply personal moment as a gift to fans. With HIDE and TAIJI joining the band on stage as holograms, the band’s hypnotic stage show will be transformed into an otherworldly experience, bringing the band full circle in preparations for their first full-length album in over twenty years.
X JAPAN is the most successful rock group in Japanese history. Led by composer, drummer, and pianist, YOSHIKI, the band has sold more than 30 million albums, singles, and videos combined, sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times. X Japan has also headlined major international stages such as London’s Wembley Arena and New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Between the two weekend performances, the band will be hosting a special screening of their award-winning documentary? WE ARE X with the Grammy Museum. The SOLD OUT screening will be followed by an intimate discussion with YOSHIKI. Noted as a “fascinating and assured documentary” by the New York Times, WE ARE X won awards at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals followed by theatrical premieres in over 20 countries and a worldwide chart-topping soundtrack. Watch the trailer for WE ARE X, here: