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The Navigate Hollywood traffic website reports that all lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will be closed from Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 7:00 a.m. for "'X-Japan' Filming." This one-block stretch is in front of the popular Hollywood and Highland Center for entertainment and shopping. Among other locales, this block has Grauman's Chinese Theatre — the home of many world premieres dating back to Hollywood's Golden Age, the Kodak Theatre of Oscars fame, part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum, and Disney's restored El Capitan Theatre. Hikaru Utada made her first American appearance of 2009 at the Sephora store on this block.
BAM! Marketing, Publicity, & Promotions announced on Wednesday that the X Japan rock group will appear in Hollywood, California on January 9 for one night only. This would be the first American appearance by the group after their 2007 reunion and their canceled 2008 tour stop at New York City.
Thank you to shirou.sama for the news tip.
Update: The J Rock Nation website, via BAM! Marketing, Publicity, & Promotions, confirms X Japan's appearance and states that the group will film four music videos that evening. Interested attendees are asked to "dress to impress, bring signs," and sign up to receive more information by email from the website.
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