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Tickets for X Japan's NYC Concert Go on Sale on Friday

posted on 2014-07-31 18:30 EDT
Band will also appear at New York Comic Con

Tickets will go on sale for X Japan's upcoming concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Friday, August 1.

X Japan band leader Yoshiki will reunite with his bandmates to perform the concert on October 11. The band will perform fan favorites and previously unreleased tracks. The group will also appear at New York Comic Con, where Yoshiki will attend a panel with Marvel's Stan Lee to discuss their collaborations, including the comic series based on Yoshiki, Blood Red Dragon. New York Comic Con will run from October 9-10.

Yoshiki will perform a solo concert at Baltimore's Otakon convention. The event runs from August 8-10.

X Japan toured North America in 2010. They signed a three-year contract with EMI Music North America in 2011, and released their first North American single, "Jade" that same year. Their single "Scarlet Love Song" was used as the theme song for the anime film Buddha: The Great Departure. The band's music was also used as the ending theme for the X anime film and X - X2 double X original video anime.

The band originally disbanded in 1997 but reunited in 2007. Original lead guitarist hide and bassist Taiji Sawada passed away in 1998 and 2011, respectively.


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