X Japan to Play at NYC's Madison Square Garden on October 11

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Band last performed in North America in 2010

X Japan band leader YOSHIKI will reunite with his bandmates to perform at New York City's Madison Square Garden on October 11. YOSHIKI announced the reunion concert at his performance in San Francisco on Monday.

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.

[Via Anime Boston]

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